FREEPORT — The Freeport municipal ballot on Nov. 4 will feature three contested races for one seat on the Town Council and two school board positions.

For the Town Council, incumbent Richard Degrandpre is running against William Rixon.

Degrandpre is a 12-year veteran of the council and owner of R&D Automotive in Freeport. He was also a member of the Freeport Withdrawal Committee, which negotiated a proposed agreement to leave Regional School Unit 5.

Rixon, a retired science teacher at Greely High School, is running for the first time.

Two sitting Freeport representatives on the RSU 5 school board, Chairman Nelson Larkins and Beth Parker, face challenges from Charly Haversat Matheson and Lindsay Sterling.

Haversat Matheson was one of the main forces behind the initial vote last year to withdraw from RSU 5, and Sterling advocated last year for a bond to renovate Freeport High School.

Should Freeport vote next week to withdraw from RSU 5, its seats on the RSU 5 school board would expire at the end of the 2014-15 school year.


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