Seats for fire district commissioner are up for the vote this coming Tuesday across the North Fork, and a couple are contested this year — two candidates are running for one seat in both the fire districts of Cutchogue and Orient.
In Orient, fire department members Bill Wysocki and Richard Milligan are running for a seat to left vacant by incumbent Robert Scott. In Cutchogue, incumbent commissioner Sanford Friemann is being challenged for the first time in 10 years for a five-year term by Jeff Smith, a Cutchogue resident and former Mattituck School Board member.
Voting takes place Dec. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at local firehouses.
Candidates up for the vote for seats on North Fork fire departments’ boards of commissioners are as follows:
Mattituck: Incumbent Lloyd Reisenberg
Cutchogue: Incumbent Sanford Friemann, challenger Jeff Smith
Southold: Incumbent Chairman William Sawicki
East Marion: Newcomer Laura Fauteux is running unopposed
Orient: Newcomers Richard Milligan and Bill Wysocki are both running for one vacant seat.
(NOTE – Greenport Fire Department's election takes place in April.)
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