No contests, not enough candidates in North Yarmouth

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NORTH YARMOUTH — Write-in votes will be required on June 10 to fill the Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee.

Mark Girard of Timber Lane is running for a second term as selectman, while Darla Hamlin of New Gloucester Road, also finishing a first term, is not seeking re-election.

No one submitted nomination papers for her seat by the April 24 deadline.

Hamlin said Tuesday that she has enjoyed her time working with the board and town. But she noted that her husband became ill and passed away soon after her election, and with running a business and volunteering, her time has been especially tight.

The board “takes an incredible amount of time, and anyone who runs for (it) needs to know that,” Hamlin said. “It’s not a couple meetings a month. It can be several meetings a week.”

She called the board “a good experience,” but added that “I do think in order to do a good job at it, you have to have more time than I have.”

Martha Leggat of Mountfort Road, meanwhile, is unopposed for a second term on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors.

Incumbent Pam Ames of Gray Road is the only person to seeking election to one of two open Budget Committee slots. The recently approved Town Charter reduced the committee from nine members to seven, so two seats are available instead of three. Donna Palmer and Carol Burgess are not running again, leaving one seat open.

Joy Malloy of Royal Road is unopposed for another term on the Cemetery Commission.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or 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.