Candidates emerge for Falmouth council, School Board races

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FALMOUTH — Political signs are already sprouting at intersections as candidates who filed nomination papers begin campaigning for two Town Council seats and three on the School Board.

Current Council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce is seeking re-election to a second consecutive three-year term. She is challenged by Patricia Kirby, a former FBI special agent and college professor; business owner Chris Orestis, and attorney and Zoning Board of Appeals member Jonathan Berry.

School Board Finance Committee Chairwoman Analiese Larson is also seeking a second, three-year term. Her challengers are Jan Andrews, Michael Doyle, Karyl Hazard, Eydie Pryzant and Lucy Tucker.

William Lunt III is running unopposed for re-election to the Portland Water District Board of Trustees, where he currently serves as president.

In addition to voting for candidates, town residents will decide three referendum questions:

• Question 1: Whether to spend $5.65 million to move Falmouth Memorial Library to Lunt School, create a community center in the Motz building and put the Plummer building up for lease.

• Question 2: Yes or no on the proposed $26.2 million school budget.

• Question 3: A proposal spend up to $1.995 million, $1.2 million of which would come from a bond or lease-purchase agreement, to install a woodchip boiler at the middle school.

Election Day is June 14.

Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.

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