Elections take place June 10 at the American Legion Hall.

RUMFORD – Because of competition for nearly all local offices, voters will have a lot of decisions to make when they go to the polls in June.

Veteran Selectman and Chairman of the Board James Thibodeau is being challenged by James Adley, a retiree who lives on Congress Street, and by Albert Cyr, a self-employed carpenter who lives on Falmouth Street. Thibodeau, a contract employee with MeadWestvaco who lives on Penobscot Street, is seeking a fifth three-year term.

For a seat on the Rumford Board of Assessors, Craig Chamberlain, a SAD 21 employee, is seeking his first full 3-year term. The Swift Avenue resident has served one year, finishing a term left vacant by Peter Perry. Chamberlain is running unopposed.

Also unopposed is local real estate broker Louise M. Horne, a resident of Hall Hill Road, who is running unopposed for the one year remaining on Rick Rinaldo’s term.

For the two open Rumford seats on the SAD 43 Board of Directors, four residents have returned nomination papers. They are: Michael E. Matthews, a MeadWestvaco employee who lives on Isthmus Road; Michael Papsadora, a MeadWestvaco employee who lives on Somerset Street; Diane E. Paterson, a member of the St. Athanasius and St. John School board and a clerical employee who lives on Franklin Street; and Richard Gauvin, a social worker who lives on Blanchard Street.

The two three-year seats on the SAD 43 board are being vacated by incumbent board members David McKivergan and Rosie Bradley, who both chose not to seek second terms.

Deputy Town Clerk M. Jane Giasson, of Swift Avenue, and Cynthia L. Kelley, of Pine Street, are each running for the one year remaining in Town Clerk Mary Ann Prue’s two-year term. Prue will retire in June after 19 years service to the town.

Elections for local candidates and state questions take place June 10 at the American Legion Hall.


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