SKOWHEGAN — Don Skillings was reappointed chairman of the Skowhegan Board of Selectmen on Tuesday night and Paul York was reappointed vice chairman. The votes, taken during the first regular meeting of the board since the Town Meeting and election earlier this month, were unanimous.

Skillings was elected to a three-year term on the board in 2014. Incumbent Selectmen Betty Austin and York were returned to office in the election this month to fill two open seats on the five-member board. The term of office for each seat is three years.

Austin was elected for a fifth consecutive term. York was returned to the board for a second term.

Austin also is running as a Democrat for the open seat in House District 107, which is being vacated by Rep. Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan, because of term limits.

Rounding out the five-member Board of Selectmen is Darla Pickett, who was elected to a one-year term in June 2014 and re-elected in her own right last year; and Soren Siren, who was elected to a three-year term in 2015.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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