The Windham Town Council seat vacated by the resignation late last year of Kaile Warren will remain unfilled until the November election after councilors could not agree on a candidate this week.

Over two sessions, on Feb. 10 and 24, councilors interviewed candidates behind closed doors. None of the six candidates – Peter Busque, Priscilla Cutts, Vincent Giannotti, Brad Saucier and Timothy Warrow – could gain the four votes required from the council to take the North District seat and serve until the November election.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, Town Council Chairwoman Carol Waig said she was disappointed that they could not come to a consensus on a candidate, and felt the council’s work will suffer as a result.

“But we have to go with how the majority of the council feels,” she said.

Warren’s term runs until 2010. Candidates for the North District seat will now be on the ballot in November to serve the remaining one year of the term. The North District is defined as the area bounded on the south by the centerline of Routes 35 and 115, on the east by the Gray town line, on the north by Raymond and Gray and on the west by Standish.

The council accepted Warren’s resignation Dec. 23. Warren said two heart attacks he suffered earlier in the month revealed a serious cholesterol problem that required his attention. He felt he could no longer devote the time needed to be an effective councilor while also running his business, the Rent-a-Husband home improvement company, and attending to his health.


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