Local elections on Tuesday feature several contested selectmen’s races and ballot initiatives.

In Paris, one incumbent selectman is vying with three residents familiar in the local political scene for two seats.

Selectman Ryan Lorrain, Planning Board member Michael Risica, Janet Jamison (a member of the Norway-Paris Community TV board and Budget Committee) and former police officer Harry Sims are each vying for a three-year term.

Matthew Dieterich and Raymond Lussier are looking for the two seats as Public Utility District trustees, and George Coffren and Henry Raymond are running for two positions on the SAD 17 Board of Directors.

Voters also will decide whether to approve amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance that would expedite the application process for contractors.

Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the fire station at 137 Western Avenue.

In Oxford, George Gardner III and incumbent Roger Jackson are locked in a race for a single selectman’s seat.

Also on the ballot are William Frye Jr. for Oxford Water District Trustee and David Dunn for SAD 17 director.

All positions are three-year terms.

Voters will be asked to change the fire chief’s position from part-time and elected to full-time and appointed. Town Manager Michael Chammings said the move is intended to cope with increasing regulations and a growing number of commercial and residential buildings.

The election will be held the public safety building at 701 Main St.


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