Wentworth school bond wins easy approval

Scarborough voters approved a $39 million bond to build a new Wentworth Intermediate School Tuesday by a margin of 4,792 to 2,784.

Incumbents Karen D’Andrea and Richard Sullivan Jr. won re-election to the Scarborough Town Council along with newcomer James Benedict.

Voters also elected Ronald Ahlquist to fill the seat vacated by Michael Wood, who resigned in August for work reasons, two years before his term was due to expire.

Christine Massengill and Kelly Noonan Murphy ran unopposed for two three-year terms to the Board of Education.

In Town Council voting for three three-year positions, D’Andrea received 4,757 votes, Sullivan 4,472 votes and Benedict 3,774 votes. Paul Andriulli, the other candidate, fell 79 votes shy of Benedict with 3,695.


Phinney and Phillips win two Town Council seats

Incumbent Councilor Michael Phinney and newcomer Suzanne Phillips won a four-person race for two Town Council seats, with 2,180 and 1,899 votes respectively.

Noah Miner, who served one term on the council, lost his seat with 1,811 votes. Daniel LeVasseur, who has lost two bids for state representative, cames in last with 1,222.

In a four-way race for three seats on the School Committee, newcomer Sara Nelson won with 2,455 votes, followed by the current school board chairman Dennis Libby, with 2,443, and newcomer Anne Lawrence, with 1,769.

Timothy Burns received 1,510 votes.


Arno, Egan, DeGrandPre win Town Council races

Katherine Arno, Kristina Jane Egan and Richard DeGrandpre won the three contested Freeport Town Council seats.

Arno defeated Eric Pandora, an incumbent, for the District 2 seat, Egan beat incumbent Joseph Migliaccio for the District 3 post and incumbent Richard DeGrandpre defeated Marie Gunning in the councilor-at-large race.


Results unavailable late in two School Board races

Results in the race for two Freeport School Board seats were unavailable late Tuesday.

Candidates included Gurdarshan Gill and incumbents Nelson Larkins and Beth Parker.

Two seats on the sewer district board were also open. Timothy Whitacre and Michael Ashby, both incumbents, are running for the posts.


Gleason defeats Corey to take Town Council seat

Incumbent Councilor Thomas Gleason defeated challenger Patrick Corey, 2,036-1,800, in the one contested Town Council race.

David Nadeau and Dennis Welch ran uncontested Tuesday for two other seats on the council.

Winners of a three-way race for two vacancies on the Regional School Unit 14 board of directors were newcomer Dawn Perkins, with 2,595 votes, and Kate Brix, a nine-year board member, with 2,165 votes. Bethany-Ann Davis, with 1,767 votes, finished third.



Results unavailable late on council, ballot questions

A variety of local questions greeted Old Orchard Beach voters who went to the polls Tuesday.

Five candidates — Michael Coleman, Dana Furtado, Sharri MacDonald, Eriq Manson and Maria Pastulovic — were running for two two-year terms on the Town Council.

Gary Curtis ran unopposed for re-election to a three-year term on the Regional School Unit 23 board of directors.

Five referendum questions dealt with increasing the number of Town Councilors from five to seven, establishing term limits of seven consecutive years for town councilors, approving changes to the town charter and borrowing $2 million for an addition to the Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library.

Results were not available late Tuesday night.

RSU 23

Michaud, Johnston beat school board opponents

Roland Michaud and Elizabeth Johnston won four-year terms on the board of directors for Regional School Unit 23 Tuesday.

In Saco, Michaud, the outgoing mayor, received 2,641 votes and Johnston 2,173.

Shirley Jones received 1,781 votes and Alan Smith 1,754.

There were 3,381 ballots cast in Saco without any selections for school board and 36 write-in votes. Results are unofficial.

In Old Orchard Beach, Gary Curtis ran unopposed for re-election to a three-year term on the RSU 23 board.

Voters in Dayton approved by a 677-90 margin a change in the cost-sharing formula, a decision unanimously recommended by the Dayton Board of Selectmen.

Voters in Saco also approved the formula change, 4,109 to 1,389.

RSU 23 is made up of 375 students from Dayton, 839 students from Old Orchard Beach and 2,865 from Saco.


Beers, Spiller retain seats in uncontested council race

The two Town Council and two School Committee races were uncontested Tuesday.

Incumbents Gary Beers and Judith Spiller were each seeking re-election to the Town Council.

Incumbents David Batchelder and Kenneth Lemont were seeking additional terms on the School Committee.


Three each take no-contest, school board, council races

All of the City Council and Board of Education races were uncontested Tuesday.

Incumbent City Councilors Thomas Coward and Patricia Smith were running in Districts 1 and 2, respectively. Gerard Jalbert was running in District 5 to replace James Hughes.

Incumbent Karen Callaghan and Jeffrey Selser were running for two at-large seats on the Board of Education, one of which is being vacated by Ralph Baxter Jr. Incumbent Tappan Fitzgerald II was seeking another term in District 5.


Uncontested candidates win council, School Board seats

All of the Town Council and School Board races were uncontested Tuesday.

Incumbent David Sherman Jr. was seeking another term on the Town Council. Katharine Ray, a current School Board member, was running to fill the Town Council seat being vacated by Anne Swift-Kayatta.

Incumbent Mary Townsend, whose term expires in December, was running for the School Board seat vacated by Kim Monaghan-Derrig, who was elected to the state House of Representatives. The term expires in December 2013.

Joanna Morrissey and Elizabeth Scifres were running to fill the seats being vacated by Townsend and Ray.


Jamieson takes one of two new commission seats

Neil Jamieson won the District 1 race Tuesday with 46 percent of the vote, followed by Anna Lee Rosenblatt, with 33 percent, and Lisa Villa, with 21 percent.

The two additional seats were created in 2010, when county voters adopted a new charter.

In District 3, Stephen Gordon held a narrow 51-49 percent lead over Mark Grover, but the result was too close to call at press time.