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In Clinton, A Contest, In Waterville, 1 Short

Interest in being a member of the Clinton Central School Board exceeds the three spots available, while in the Waterville Central School District, only one person is running with two seats on the ballot.

Residents in districts around the state will vote Tuesday, May 17 for Board members, their district’s proposed 2022-23 budget and other propositions as presented.

At CCS, current Board member Erica Shaw is running for another term. Current Board member Mary Lou Lauchert is not running for another term.

Also running are Sam Catterson, Marie Constantino, Lisa Magnarelli and Mary Kay Vatalaro-Tyksinski.

While two of the seats are for three years, an unexpected third seat came up with the resignation of Megan Burdick. The person with the third-highest vote total will fill the remainder of her term from May 18 through June 30, 2023. The first-and-second highest vote totallers will begin their terms July 1 through June 30, 2025.

Although two long-time members of the Waterville Board of Education are stepping down, only one person filed a petition to serve on the Board. Daniel Nichols will be the only candidate on the ballot.

The second seat could be filled by someone getting the highest total of write-in ballots. Both seats are for three years.

Leaving the Board are members Susannah Quayle and Russell Stewart, who both were first elected in 1987. Quayle took several years off the Board while she ran the Waterville Public Library before returning.

Stewart took three years off before returning to the Board; his tenure of 32 years is the longest anyone has been a member of the Waterville Board of Education.

In Brookfield Central School, Board member Dawn Brean is the only one running for the five-year seat.

Note: Anyone submitting Letters to the Editor or advertisement information regarding Board races need to send that by 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 to be in the May 11 issue prior to the May 17 vote.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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