Originally published in
Castine Patriot, January 10, 2013
Residents needed to participate in annual election process in Penobscot
Nomination papers for open municipal and school board seats were released in mid-December and so far in Penobscot there are few takers for those seats.
Incumbent Paul Bowen has taken out papers to run for a three-year seat on the board of selectmen. Bowen currently serves as board chairman.
Bill Hutchins have taken out papers to run again for a three-year term as road commissioner.
As of press time, no one has taken out papers for two open school board seats, which are three-year terms or two open seats on the finance committee, also three-year terms.
Papers can be obtained from the town clerk during regular business hours and must be returned to the town hall by the close of business Thursday, January 17.
Town meeting will begin with the election of officers on Monday, March 4 (poll time yet ot be determined); the business portion of the meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at the Penobscot Community School.