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Letter: Consentino retirement marks end of an era

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Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:05 am

To the editor:

An era has ended in Atkinson; Chief of Police Philip V. Consentino has retired. He will be missed.

Our town has changed so very much over these past decades, but a feeling of small-town homeyness, of being a warm and comfortable place to live and raise children, has survived.

Chief Consentino has played a large role in maintaining that je ne sais quoi.

I’m sure the town will remain a good place to live, but something valuable and irreplaceable will be lost with the chief stepping down.

I’ve worked for the chief, as a former part-time police officer and prosecutor, and with him, as a former selectman, through most of these past 40 years.

The chief deserves our appreciation and gratitude for doing well a job that was often not easy and, at times, quite difficult indeed. He handled it all with competence, wisdom and patience.

Congratulations, chief, on a tenure you can look back upon with great pride, and best wishes to you and Jody in your retirement. Your shoes will be hard to fill.

William M. Bennett

Atkinson

 


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