Incumbent Castine Selectman Constantino “Gus” Basile squeaked out a win in Tuesday’s election. PHOTO BY CHARLES EICHACKER

Castine selectman narrowly wins re-election

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.

Charles Eichacker

Charles Eichacker

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Charles Eichacker covers the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Castine, Verona Island, Penobscot, Brooksville and Dedham. When not working on stories, he likes books, beer and the outdoors. [email protected]

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