Falmouth School Board election draws 4 candidates; council uncontested

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FALMOUTH — Monday’s filing deadline for candidates in the June 11 town election produced uncontested races for the Town Council and a four-way race for two School Board seats.

Three residents filed nomination papers for three Town Council seats.

David Goldberg, Claudia King and Russ Anderson will be on the ballot, Town Clerk Ellen Planer said. Barring any successful write-in campaigns, all three are expected to be elected to three-year terms.

They will replace Town Council Chairwoman Faith Varney, who is not seeking re-election, and Councilors Tony Payne and Bonny Rodden, who have reached the term limit of six consecutive years.

Anderson ran unsuccessfully for the council in 2012.

Caryn Bickerstaff, Susan Coughlin, Michael Doyle and Clare Harrington returned papers and will compete for two, three-year terms on the School Board, Planer said. The seats are being vacated by Chris Murry Jr. and David Snow.

Doyle ran unsuccessfully for the board in 2011.

Voters in June will also decide several referendum questions:

• The proposed $30.2 million School Department budget for fiscal 2014.

• Two infrastructure improvement projects, estimated to cost $5 million, at Falmouth Middle School.

• And a Route 1 infrastructure improvement project valued at $11.7 million.

Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.