School committee, library seats contested in Edgartown election


Edgartown spring elections will feature a three-way race for a school committee seat, and a three-way race for two library director seats. Voters go to the polls on April 12 to elect town officers.

Newcomers Megan Anderson, Carlene Gatting, and Alexander Rentumis will run for an open three-year seat on the school committee.

Veteran Edgartown school committee member Les Baines will not seek reelection.

The only other contested race is for the Edgartown Library board of directors.

Mr. Rentumis, and incumbents Denise Searle, and Carl Watt have taken out nomination papers to compete for two open seats. Selectmen appointed Mr. Watt and Ms. Searle to the library board last year to fill vacancies.

The winning candidates will serve for two years, to complete the terms of those who left the board.

Incumbents Herbert L. Foster and Julie L. Lively will run unopposed for separate three-year terms on the library board

Art Smadbeck will run unopposed for reelection to a three-year term on the board of selectmen.

Larry Mercier will run unopposed for reelection to the board of assessors.

Veteran finance and advisory committee member Tom Durawa will not seek reelection, leaving three candidates running for three seats on that board.

Incumbents Morton Fearey Jr. and Barbara Shriber will run for reelection. Mr. Rentumis is also a candidate for the finance and advisory committee.

Town clerk Wanda Williams, collector Melissa Kuehne, and wastewater commissioner Tim Connelly will all run unopposed for reelection.