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Clarksburg Board Raps Town Administrator Over Treasurer's Office Fiasco

Frustrations over the financial quagmire in the treasurer's office boiled over on Wednesday when Select Board Chairman Ronald Boucher took the town administrator to task and she walked out of the meeting.

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Lanesborough Town Administrator Search Panel Gets Unexpected Feedback

The Town Administrator Search Committee has been soliciting feedback from residents through an anonymous survey and received some unexpected results. On Friday, the committee discussed three themes of concern that were identified in the responses: communication and transparency, taxes and finances, and personnel concerns.

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Williamstown Town Manager Search Group Sets Survey, Listening Sessions

The committee advising the Select Board on the selection of the next town manager is launching a multi-front effort to gather input from the community about its priorities for the next occupant of the corner office at Town Hall.

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Williamstown Town Manager Search Committee Refines Job Announcement

The search committee, which includes two members of the five-person Select Board, reviewed a draft job posting and draft survey questions compiled by GovHR, the head-hunting firm employed by the Select Board to guide the search process.

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Cheshire Selectmen Discusses Town Meeting Results, Considers Job Descriptions

The board discussed at its regular meeting Tuesday the results of the town meeting earlier this week. Chairwoman Michelle Francesconi said that Monday's town meeting brought "amazing news with the approval of the town administrator position."

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Cheshire Picks Jennifer Morse of Ashfield as Town Administrator

Jennifer Morse of Ashfield has been selected as the new town administrator for Cheshire. The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday night to pick between three candidates for the position.

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Cheshire Selectmen Interview Town Administrator Candidates

The finalists interviewed were Kathleen Degnan, former Pittsfield city solicitor; Alicia Fonash-Willett, assistant town clerk and information technology coordinator for the town of Durham, Conn., and Jennifer Morse, the current town administrator in Ashfield.

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Cheshire Selectmen Interviewing Town Administrator Candidates

The Selectmen will interview the three candidates for the post of town administrator on Thursday evening.

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Increased COVID-19 Cases Cause Adams to Slip Back Into Red

Board of Health Chairman David Rhoads is urging residents to stay vigilant as Adams slips into the red level designation for COVID-19.

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Williamstown Sets Interim Town Manager Interviews March 29

The Select Board plans to interview two candidates for the interim town manager position on Monday with hopes of picking a temporary occupant of the corner office on April 5.

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Cheshire to Form Town Administrator Screening Committee

Last week, interim Town Administrator Mark Webber rolled out his timeline for hiring a new permanent administrator and said the first step is to post the job and form a screening committee.

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Williamstown Select Board Charts Path for Town Manager, Interim Chief Searches

After nearly nine months of turmoil surrounding the Police Department which led to the departures of both its former chief and Hoch himself, he made it clear this winter that he wants the advice of a diverse group of residents before hiring a temporary replacement for former Chief Kyle Johnson.

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Williamstown Town Manager Stepping Down

Hoch has come under heavy criticism from many community members in the wake of a federal lawsuit that was filed in August against himself, the former chief of police and the town.

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Cheshire Interim Town Administrator to Begin Search For Replacement

He said input would help build a job description. For example, Webber asked if the selectmen wanted a full-time, part-time, or shared town administrator. He also wanted to know what kind of authority the new town administrator should have.

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Cheshire Hires Attorney; Considers Consultant for Administrator Search

The Selectmen on Tuesday voted to hire attorney Jeffrey Grandchamp to help during the town administrator search and looked toward hiring a consultant.

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Cheshire Debates Next Steps After Town Administrator Quits

The selectmen will hire special legal counsel who is not connected to former Town Administrator Edmun St.John IV. Town Counsel Edmund St. John III is the former town administrator's father.

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Cheshire Town Administrator Steps Down After Two Years in Post

Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV has stepped down immediately from his post. St. John said he'd been mulling the decision for sometime and that there was no single incident or situation that prompted his choice.

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Clarksburg Board Offering Town Administrator Post to Vermont Woman

Rebecca Stone, currently the town administrator of Otis, was one of two finalists selected by a search committee headed by James Stakenas.

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