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Cheshire Selectman Threatens to Resign Over Town Administrator Candidate

The withdrawal of a favored town administrator candidate and the threatened resignation of one of the two remaining selectmen if he was hired has town officials wondering how to move forward.

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Cheshire Selectmen Split on Town Administrator Candidates

They went over some of their thoughts Tuesday regarding selecting one of the three candidates for the post but before their regularly scheduled meeting and agreed to hold off their decision.

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Cheshire Holds Town Administrator Interviews

The two members of the Board of Selectmen asked candidates Edmund St. John IV, Marion Carr, and Thomas Spiro a set of questions. The each were given a half hour to answer and some questions were asked to all three while others were candidate specific.

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Cheshire Holding Town Administrator Interviews This Week

After whittling down a list of nine applicants, the Selectmen announced the three final candidates Tuesday who will receive final interviews: attorney Edmund St. John IV, Marian Carr of Berkshire County Head Start and Thomas Spiro of Elms College.

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Cheshire to Begin Town Administrator Selection Process

Retiring Town Administrator Mark Webber told the board on Tuesday that now that the job posting has ended, the selectmen must start the town administrator selection process.

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Adams Hiring Consultant for Administrator Search

The board voted last Wednesday after an executive session to negotiate a contract not to exceed $10,000 with the Plymouth nonprofit that will aid the town with its so far unsuccessful town administrator search process.

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Cheshire Posts Town Administrator Position

Outgoing Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that his position has been posted in various media and an updated job description will be posted online.

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Cheshire Selectman Resigns To Apply For Town Administrator

The Selectmen read the resignation letter Tuesday from St. John, who was elected to the board in 2017 after representing the town for several years on the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee.

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Cheshire Town Administrator Sets Retirement Date

Webber informed the Board of Selectmen in June of his intention to retire but had yet to solidify a date. He has been with the town part time for almost 10 years.

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Lanesborough Looks Toward Upgrading Police Cruiser Fleet

Police Chief Timothy Sorrell is willing to shrink the size of the cruiser fleet, as long as newer vehicles are purchased. Sorrell has pitched the Board of Selectmen a concept of eliminating two cruisers in exchange for purchasing newer versions. Overall, the department would reduce from six cruisers to four - but the four would be newer.

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Adams Town Meeting Opts For Higher Administrator Salary Range

During Monday's annual town meeting, the 104 present members out 150 passed the bulk of the 25 articles in the first few minutes of the meeting that lasted just over an hour. However, they pumped the brakes on Article 6, the town administrator salary, which narrowly passed with 17 votes.

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Cheshire Town Administrator Planning to Retire Next Year

The Selectmen plan to hire a part-time town administrator to replace Webber but increased the salary to attract a candidate who would work more than the one day that he does.

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Lanesborough Selects Holland Executive as Town Administrator

The board felt no need to go to a second round of interviews Thursday evening and after interviewing two more candidates voted to hire Robbins, the executive secretary for the town of Holland, after about 15 minutes of debate.

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Lanesborough Town Administrator Interviews 5 & 6

It was at her college graduation some 20 years ago when Stacy Parsons was recruited to work in town government. She became the conservation agent and has been involved in a number of town government functions. Now she is the executive director at Head Start and she's looking to become the town's next town administrator.

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Lanesborough Continues Interviews For Town Administrator

Kelli Robbins, the executive secretary in Holland, used a vacation day to prepare and then drive to her interview for the open Lanesborough town administrator position. And by 10 a.m. she went to the Holland town hall to work. She describes herself as someone who will likely die at her work desk.

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Lanesborough Selectmen Interview Two for Town Administrator

The Selectmen interviewed on Monday two of the six finalists for town administrator to replace Paul Sieloff, who plans to retire. The first candidates interviewed were Tanya Stepasiuk and Kevin Towle

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Adams Finance Committee Completes Review of Fiscal 2019 Budget

A vote to approve the town administrator's personal services budget failed with a 1-9 vote because a majority of the committee felt the $95,000 salary cap for the town administrator's salary was out of line.

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Adams Selectmen Opt for Higher Administrator Salary Range

The 3-1 vote on Wednesday was prompted by a request by one member of the Finance Committee to deflate the town administrator's salary line item from $95,000 to $80,000 because the member feared the capped salary would only limit the hiring process.

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Lanesborough Town Manager Sieloff to Retire

Town Manager Paul Sieloff is retiring. Sieloff told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he plans to retire this summer after five and a half years with the town. He said he'll be working on a transition plan to the next manager.

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Adams to Post Administrator Position

With the departure of former Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco, the Selectmen have started the search process for a new administrator. Officials hope to have someone hired this summer.

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Adams to Post Town Administrator Job

Town Accountant Mary Beverly said the advertisements should be posted at the end of the week and that the advertising is being done in more places than in 2014.

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Adams to Begin Town Administrator Search

The Selectmen's personnel subcommittee has started to outline the town administrator search process and agreed it wants more selectmen involvement. The personnel subcommittee met with interim Town Administrator and Director of Community Development Donna Cesan on Thursday to discuss the town's next move in finding a new administrator.

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Williamstown Select Board Reviews Town Manager's Performance

In a special session called to wrap up the body's annual review, Town Manager Jason Hoch was complimented for his management style, innovation and continuing to keep the town on a solid financial footing.

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Cesan Appointed as Interim Adams Town Administrator

The Selectmen have appointed Director of Community Development Donna Cesan as the interim town administrator.

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Adams Selectmen Say Goodbye to Mazzucco

Tony Mazzucco attended his final Selectmen's meeting on Wednesday and was met with applause for his service to the town. The town administrator has taken the post of general manager of Norwood and is leaving to move closer to where he grew up.

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