Bucksport voters OK charter change

BUCKSPORT — The proposed change to the town charter, increasing the referendum funding requirement from $250,000 to $300,000, passed Tuesday in a 1,460 to 1,216 vote on Referendum Question 2.

Voters also authorized the town to borrow $560,000 as its share of costs to replace two major culverts on Bucksmills and Jacob Buck Pond roads in a 1,863 to 861 vote on Referendum Question 1. 

Running unopposed, incumbent town councilors Mark B. Eastman and Peter L. Stewart were re-elected to three-year terms, garnering 2,088 and 1,958 votes, respectively, according to Town Clerk Jacob Gran. 

In addition, incumbent Regional School Unit 25 School Board Chairman Thomas R. Foster ran unopposed, receiving 1,397 votes, while newcomer Abigail Foster was elected to a three-year-seat on the board, landing 2,015 votes. 

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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