Stockholm, New Sweden to hold annual elections, town meetings in June

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Residents of Stockholm and New Sweden will elect new officials and vote on town budgets in June.

Stockholm will hold its local and state primary elections Tuesday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the community center, 62 School St. 

The annual town meeting will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the community center.

One three-year term on the town’s Select Board is open. Since no one returned nomination papers, that term will be filled through a write-in vote, said Town Clerk Katherine Whitson.

Residents will also vote on whether to validate the Regional School Unit 39 budget for fiscal year 2024-2025. Stockholm is part of that school district, along with Caribou.

In May, RSU 39 voters opted to increase the originally proposed RSU 39 budget by $90,000. That increased the new proposed budget from $23.3 million to $23.4 million. 

If passed, that budget would increase the local education share of the district’s mill rate by 2.16 mills. Stockholm would need to raise $132,781 in local taxes, compared to $124,066 last year, said Mark Bouchard, RSU 39 business manager.

New Sweden residents will also vote on June 11 as part of the local and state primary elections. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m at the town office, located at 50 Station Road., said Town Clerk Teresa Lamothe.

Residents will gather at the town office to vote on the town and school budgets Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. New Sweden is part of School Union 122, which includes Woodland and Westmanland and operates Woodland Consolidated School.

Robert Stedt is running for a three-year term on the town’s Select Board. School committee incumbent Melanie Lagasse is seeking another three-year term.