Politics

November 6, 2012

Cape Elizabeth voters reject money for new library

By Kelley Bouchard kbouchard@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

CAPE ELIZABETH — Town voters soundly rejected a proposal Tuesday to borrow as much as $6 million to build a new Thomas Memorial Library by a vote of 3,566 to 2,696.

They also overwhelmingly approved a charter change that will require citizens to vote on capital projects costing more than $1 million. The vote was 4,157 to 1,372.

Incumbent School Board members John C. Christie III, David C. Hillman and Mary K. Williams-Hewitt were re-elected, receiving 2,629 votes, 2,245 votes and 3,236 votes respectively.

Challengers Michael G. Goulding and William H. Gross III received 1,477 votes and 1,753 votes respectively.

Christie, an executive with SINU, an IT services company; Hillman, a lawyer with the Verrill-Dana firm; and Williams-Hewitt, the owner of The Children’s Nursery School in Portland; all said their experience on the board during a time of federal and state aid cutbacks would suit them well if they were re-elected.

Houlding, a chiropractor, said a background that included teaching would provide him with valuable experience on the board, and Gross, a retired engineer, wants the school district to try new approaches to teaching, particularly in math and science.

Two incumbent town councilors – Jessica Sullivan and James T. Walsh – and one newcomer, James R. Wagner, were unopposed for three seats on the Town Council.

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