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Adams Holds Town Administrator Interviews

The town has been without a permanent town administrator for more than a year. A first posting for the position failed to attract enough qualified candidates and the job was put on hold and reposted at the beginning of this year.

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Adams Selectmen to Interview Three For Town Administrator

Three candidates for town administrator are being brought forward for interviews with the Board of Selectmen later this month: Jay Green, an attorney and former North Adams administrative officer; Steve Neratko, who works in economic development for the town of Dover, Vt., and Greaty Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin.

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners to Register with State

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Adams Restarts Town Administrator Search Committee

The Selectmen on Wednesday voted to reform the Town Administrator Search Committee and have it begin reviewing applications immediately.

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St. John Attends First Meeting as Cheshire Interim Town Administrator

Retiring Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen that the majority of his workday was spent with St. John showing him the ropes.

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Cheshire Appoints St. John as Interim Town Administrator

The two selectman were unanimous on Tuesday in voting to hire Edmund St. John IV as the interim town administrator for four months. The agreement puts behind the discord that occurred over who to hire for the post, at least for the time being.

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Cheshire Selectmen Reach Agreement on Town Administrator Standoff

They discussed hiring an interim administrator who would carry them to the May elections when a third member could be seated for a tie-breaking vote if need be.

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Cheshire Selectmen Still Gridlocked on Town Administrator

The town's two selectmen continued to butt heads during a contentious meeting Tuesday over the town administrator post. Two weeks ago, they couldn't agree on one of the preferred candidates and this week could not agree on a temporary replacement.

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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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