Kingsbury wins Fryeburg selectman’s race, marijuana ordinance passes

June 14th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

FRYEBURG, Maine — Close to 800 residents turned out at the Fryeburg polls on Tuesday to decide on races for selectmen, school board, the state primary, ranked-choice voting and a local marijuana ordinance.

The polls, held at the American Legion Hall on Bradley Street, closed at 8 p.m.

In a closely watched race, longtime resident Tom Kingsbury, 70, won the open three-year selectman’s seat with 396 votes, beating opponent David Brown, 58, who received 332 votes.

Article 3, which included a marijuana product manufacturing ordinance and a marijuana land use-related ordinance, passed 368-289.

The ordinance does not affect medical marijuana, and retail sales remain illegal.

Final drafts of both marijuana ordinances are available on the Town of Fryeburg website,

Winners for the two three-year terms on MSAD 72 school board were top vote getters Allison Leach, with 477 votes, and Mary Di Nucci, with 276 votes. Nicole Goggin came up just short with 242 votes, but with 42 write-ins was named alternate.

Kimberly DeVries ran unopposed for a two-year term as MSAD 72 School Board Director with 540 votes.

With two open seats available, Fryeburg Water District trustee candidates Jessica Knowles Lane and David West moved onto the trustee board with 104 and 91 votes, respectively.

Knowles Lane said she admires the Water Trustees board and enjoyed working on several of their projects.

“One of the big things I hope to focus on is expanding the area that the Water Trustees serve. Concern about the water spreads much further than the borders we currently have. … Just because

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