Philip wins Vinalhaven school board seat

By Kim Lincoln | Jun 11, 2014

Vinalhaven — Bruce A. Philip was elected to serve a three-year term on the School Administrative District 8 board at the polls June 10.

He was being challenged by Kelsey Barker for the seat.

Residents approved a $2.7 million school budget with a vote of 140 in favor and 98 opposed. The budget is unchanged from this year.

For two seats on the Board of Selectmen, Emily Lane and Larry Hopkins received the most write-in votes, gaining 38 and 17 respectively. Lane has accepted the position, but town officials have yet to hear from Hopkins on his acceptance, said Town Clerk Darlene York June 11.

Katherine Warren received 15 votes for the seat, Pat Lundholm received 8, Jake Thompson and Phil Crossman each received 6 votes, Linda LaPointe received 4 votes and 14 other people received two or three votes each.

Pamela Alley was reelected to her seat on the water district.

The annual town meeting is set for Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.

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