April 05, 2020

Six hopefuls file papers for Newport elections

NEWPORT — The deadline for nomination papers passed Tuesday afternoon with six candidates returning papers, according to Town Clerk Deanna Morse.

John Buckland, Richard Parlee and Hal Magnus will compete for two openings on the Board of Selectmen. Buckland currently holds a seat on the board and is seeking re-election. Selectmen are elected for three-year terms.

Other candidates seeking re-election are Lynn Cianchette to the SAD 48 board of directors; C. Wayne Spraggins to the sanitary district trustees; and Richard Banton to the water district trustees.

The school board and sanitary district representatives are elected for three years. The water district position is a five-year term. A second opening on the water district board does not have a candidate.

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