EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

February 28, 2013

Chief placed on leave earlier

Selectmen mum on reasons, surprised by announcement

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“I’ve been dreading the day that this man retires,” said Ellen Muller, 73. “He’s done wonders for the town and for me.”

And many seniors are worried about the future of the elderly affairs department.

“We are all worried that the selectmen will not honor the legacy and the standards that he has established,” said Kay Galloway, 73.

For others, shock was the first reaction.

“I was surprised to hear that he would be retiring,” said Connie Bartlett, 73. “He’s been a part of this town for so long.”

Selectmen Bill Friel and Todd Barbera, and town attorney Sumner Kalman did not return phone messages yesterday.

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