In an unusual, contested election at the Board of Education’s annual reorganization meeting, Beth Behrend was elected president and Greg Stankiewicz vice president. Two other board members were also nominated: Bill Hare for president and Deb Bronfeld for vice president. Behrend received seven votes and Stankiewicz received six from the 10-person board.

Two candidates have announced they will run for town council in the 2019 election. Michelle Pirone Lambros has served on the Zoning Board, the Merchants Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Arts Council. Her newest venture, Princeton Promotions, will launch Princeton Restaurant Week March 10 through 17.

Adam Bierman, a Princeton native with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international affairs from Rutgers, has served as union steward for the Communications Workers of America. He hosts two shows on Princeton TV.

In a move expected to cost $800,000 a year or more, Princeton Council is considering the conversion of the fire department from all-volunteer group to a combination of volunteers and fulltime, paid firefighters.