Wentworth School bond passes in Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved a $39 million bond to build a new intermediate school and elected a new town councilor along with all the incumbents in Tuesday’s elections.

They approved the plan to replace the 50-year-old Wentworth Intermediate School by an unofficial vote of 4,792 to 2,784. A similar plan was rejected by voters in 2006.

In a race to decide who would fill the remaining two years of retiring Councilor Michael Wood’s seat, voters chose incumbent Councilor Ronald Ahlquist over Planning Board member Kerry Corthell, 3,534 to 2,850.

In a four-way race for three seats on the council, incumbent Councilors Karen D’Andrea (4,757 votes) and Richard Sullivan (4,472), and newcomer James Benedict (3,774) were elected. Paul Andriulli  received 3,695 votes.

Christine Massengill and Kelly Noonan Murphy, both members of the Wentworth Building Committee, won two uncontested seats on the School Board with 5,305 votes and 5,658 votes, respectively.

Jason Greenleaf, Charles Andreson and Robert McSorely each won re-election to the Scarborough Sanitation District.

Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @riocarmine.