Up for grabs this year at town meeting elections on June 10 are one three-year seat each for selectmen and assessor, and two school board slots.

Town Clerk Christen Mason said the only contested race is Selectman incumbent Reggie Brown’s seat. Brown, who is seeking re-election, is running against Francis Dumont.

Assessor Arlan Jodrey’s term is expiring and he opted not to seek re-election. Robert Everett is the lone candidate for Jodrey’s position.

Incumbent SAD 44 School Board Directors Robert Everett and Becky Cummings are seeking re-election to three-year terms.

– Terry Karkos

President, senator wish town well

While ensconced in celebrating its 200th anniversary, the town of Dixfield got noticed nationally.

Town officials received greetings from President George W. Bush and Maine Sen.Olympia J. Snowe congratulating the town on its bicentennial birthday.

“I am pleased to send greetings and congratulations to the residents of Dixfield, Maine, as you mark its 200th anniversary,” President Bush stated. “Laura (Bush) joins me in sending best wishes on this special occasion.”

Snowe also sent the town a letter and spoke about Dixfield’s Town Capsule efforts.

“Indeed, with this time capsule, Dixfield’s residents of tomorrow can experience an invaluable connection to their roots,” Snowe stated. “Understanding what has come before will help better inform their own vision for the future – and they will undoubtedly have a greater appreciation of how fortunate they are to live in Dixfield!”

The town is seeking family pictures of residents and other memorabilia for inclusion in the time capsule.

“If you would like to join President Bush and Ms. Snowe with an addition to the time capsule, please drop off your items anytime at the Dixfield Town Office,” said event co-organizer Charlotte Collins.

Dixfield, which became the 147th town in Maine on June 21, 1803, will host a re-enactment of the first town meeting at the T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School at 9 a.m. on June 7.

The ceremony will precede the annual town meeting.

– Terry Karkos

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