CAMDEN — Thomas Hedstrom with 713 votes has been elected to the Camden Select Board, edging out incumbent Marc Ratner who received 675 votes in the election Tuesday, June 14.

Thomas Hedstrom

Stephanie French received 677 votes, beating Robert Lawson who received 542 votes for a two-year seat on the Select Board that was vacated when Matt Siegel resigned.

Stephanie French

Rebecca Flanagan was elected with 1,044 votes and Taylor Pohlman with 519 to three-year terms on the school board.

Residents voted down article 15 by a tally of 871 to 618. The article would have given the Select Board power to dispose of tax-acquired property, including the former tannery site.

Camden townspeople voted down article 16 by a tally of 900 to 628, which asked if residents would allow the Select Board to negotiate to sell the tannery property for development at a price of no less than $250,000. The project would have conformed to the Cranesport plan put forth by Mike Mullins, having a central pavilion, workshops for “makers,” and guaranteed access for the farmers market.

Residents approved by a vote of 1,162 to 334 the proposed moratorium on piers and docks in the outer harbor.

Residents voted 943 to 498 to approve changes to the charter to vote via secret ballot rather than open town meeting to approve the budget.

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