The East Hampton School Board contests should be lively this year, with three seats opening and five new candidates throwing hats in the ring. As of the end of Monday, the deadline to file nominating petitions, six candidates had entered the fray: J.P. Foster, Wendy Geehreng, Nicholas Boland, Mary Ella Moeller, Rich Wilson and Alison Anderson.
Ms. Anderson, an incumbent who's finishing out her first three-year term, had been on the fence about whether to seek another term, but this week said she would. The board's president, Dr. George Aman, and board member Lauren Dempsey announced earlier this spring that they would not seek reelection.
Mr. Wilson, who is retired, was a science teacher and coordinator for 30 years in the Sag Harbor School District, served on a citizens advisory committee formed... more