CASTINE — Incumbent Selectman Constantino “Gus” Basile won a close race against challenger Ted Lameyer in Tuesday’s election for a three-year selectman’s term.
It was the second year in a row that Lameyer — an architect who is part of a group that has sued the town over a construction project now under way on Main Street — has sought a seat on the town’s three-person Board of Selectmen.
Last year, he lost by eight votes to incumbent Selectman David Unger. This year, he lost by even fewer: the final tally was 172 for Basile and 168 for Lameyer.
Two candidates won uncontested elections Tuesday: Kathryn MacArthur for a three-year School Department seat and Dorothy Knapp for a five-year term as Witherle Memorial Library trustee.
Voters also approved three municipal items by wide margins: a $350,000 bond for upgrades to the town’s water filtration system and changes to the town’s waterfront and water service protection ordinances.