ROCKLAND — Two candidates stepped forward for the single seat on the Rockland City Council that will be on the ballot this fall.

Incumbent Councilor Ben Dorr of James Street took out nomination papers Aug. 17 for the three-year seat. Henry Hustus III of North Main Street took out papers the following day.

Dorr is the co-owner/operator of Curator on Main Street. He is completing his first term on the Council.

Hustus is superintendent of the Rockland Cemetery Association which oversees four local cemeteries. He also operates a home occupation as a gunsmith.

Hustus said Aug. 18 with age comes wisdom and the 37-year-old man said he wants to do what he can to help Rockland.

No other candidates have yet taken out papers.

Nomination papers must be filed with the city by Sept. 20.

The election is Nov. 2 although absentee ballots will be available during the previous month leading up to election day.

One person took out papers for one of three school board seats that will be on the November ballot for Rockland.

David Martz, who was appointed last month to the seat vacated earlier this year by Gerald Weinand, took out papers for the remaining one-year on the seat he now holds.

Incumbent RSU 13 board members Tom Peaco and Doug Curtis Jr. said they would not run again.

Rockland has five seats on the 10-member RSU 13 Board.

One seat on the Rockland Port District is also up for election. A seat held by Noah Barnes is up for election. The term is for five years.

Henry Hustus

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