Candidate filing season opens

MOUNT DESERT — Nomination papers are now available at the town office for anyone wishing to run for a local office in the May 2 election.

Two seats on the Board of Selectmen are up for election. Incumbent Matt Hart said Tuesday he plans to run for another three-year term. Incumbent Tom Richardson said he will not seek another term.

Also up for election are two seats on the Mount Desert School Committee and two seats on the MDI High School Board of Trustees.

The deadline for submitting completed nomination papers to the town clerk is March 18.

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