Frieman, Milligan win fire commissioner seats

In the only two contested fire commissioner elections in Southold Town, Cutchogue incumbent Sandy Frieman and Orient’s Richard Milligan each won five-year terms Tuesday.

In the heaviest voter turnout in Cutchogue in recent years, Mr. Frieman, chairman of the fire department’s board of commissioners, easily fended off a challenge from Jeff Smith, a former Mattituck school board member, winning 319 to 133. Mr. Frieman has served as commissioner for 20 years.

In Orient, Richard Milligan defeated William G. Wysocki, 56 to 40.

Mr. Milligan will replace Bob Scott, a town assessor, who did not seek reelection. Mr. Scott was elected in 2010 to fill the unexpired term of Joseph Wysocki, who became chief.