North Yarmouth nomination papers due April 23

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NORTH YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal election are due at the town clerk’s office on Friday, April 23.

Two seats are available for three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Selectman Robert Wood has taken out papers, but Selectman Anne Graham, who is running for election to the state House of Representatives in District 109, said on Monday that she is unsure about seeking re-election to the board.

Resident Steve Palmer has also taken out papers for one of the board seats.

Incumbent Virginia Dwyer has taken out papers for re-election to her three-year seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors. Martha Leggat has also taken papers.

Budget Committee Chairman Clark Whittier was the only person as of Monday to take out papers for that panel, which has three seats available for three-year terms. The terms of Mike Lovering and Philip Potenziano also expire this year.

Cemetery Commissioner Richard Baston is the only person to have taken out papers for his five-year position.

Office Manager Debbie Grover said some people have returned their papers to the clerk’s office, but petition signatures have yet to be certified.

Nomination papers are due by 1 p.m. on April 23.

Alex Lear can be reached at 373-9060 ext. 113 or

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.