Races for seats on local school boards are mostly uncontested this year on the North Fork.
will have the only contested race for two available seats, with newcomer Alison Lyne, an Orient parent, running against incumbents Linda Goldsmith and Krista de Kerillis.
, on the other hand, has only one incumbent — Dan Creedon — running with two seats available. Incumbent Lisa Murray will not seek another term, and no one else signed up to run, said Greenport’s superintendent Michael Comanda. The board will have to appoint someone to fill the seat for one year, and that seat will be up for grabs again next year.
“This hasn’t happened in Greenport in quite some time — at least not since I’ve been here,” said Comanda, who worked for years as the school’s principal before becoming superintendent.
In the school district, incumbents Laura Jens-Smith and Douglas Cooper will run again, as will newcomer Sarah Hassildine of Cutchogue to fill the available three seats on the board. Longtime board member Jeff Smith chose not to seek re-election for 2012-13.
Board President Paulette Ofrias and incumbent member John Crean will run again to fill the two seats open on Southold’s board.
Three seats are available on with incumbents Stephen Gessner and Mark Kanarvogel and newcomer Marilynn Pysher running for the school board.
administrators were not immediately available to comment for this article.
Voting will take place on May 15.