Robert is presented a copy of the street sign that will mark the entrance to the Department of Public Works.
ADAMS, Mass. — The town acknowledged longtime Department of Public Works operator Larry Robert, who is retiring after serving the town for 39 years.
Residents, family members and coworkers applauded Robert on Wednesday for his service to the town and the Selectmen read a proclamation to commemorate his almost four decades of work.
"He has faithfully served the town of Adams for 39 years, he has served the town of Adams with dedication and distinction for 39 years and he has been a dependable and a highly-esteemed member of the department of public works," Chairman Jeffrey Snoonian said at Wednesday's meeting. "He has worked collaboratively and wholeheartedly with town departments and citizens alike."
Snoonian presented Robert with a plaque and said the road going into the DPW facility will now be known as Robert Drive. Robert was also given an eponymous street sign of his own to hang in his garage.
Snoonian went on to read a proclamation from the Selectmen.
"The Board of Selectmen of the town of Adams hereby recognize the remarkable achievements of Mr. Lawrence Robert throughout his time with the town of Adams and acknowledge the innumerable contributions to the maintenance of the community," Snoonian read. "The Selectmen join the citizens of Adams in expressing their sincere appreciation for his many accomplishments and extend their best wishes for a well-deserved and enjoyable retirement."
Robert plans to retire Jan. 15 so if the roads need plowing, the DPW will still have him on staff for a few more days.
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