No contests for Topsham selectman, School Board candidates

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TOPSHAM — Candidates for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors are uncontested this year.

Selectman Marie Brillant of Val Halla Drive, who is completing her first term, is seeking re-election. But Jim Trusiani of Main Street – who served three prior terms on the board and returned in January to complete the term of Andrew Mason, who resigned after his election in state House District 60 – is not running.

Bill Thompson of Arbor Avenue, who lost January’s special election, is seeking Trusiani’s seat. Thompson serves on Topsham’s Finance Committee.

Scott McKernan of Barrows Drive and Holly Kopp of Beechwood Drive are unopposed incumbents for the School Board. Kopp filled an unexpired term before being elected to one of her own, and McKernan has served two terms.

Town Clerk Ruth Lyons estimated Wednesday that this is the first time in about six years that there have been unopposed candidates for both the Board of Selectmen and School Board.

“I think people are fairly happy … with how the town is going, and being run,” she said.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.