Town hires new planning coordinator

Middleton recently announced the appointment of its first town planning coordinator, Katrina O’Leary. O’Leary, currently town planner in Rowley, previously worked in the planning offices in Beverly and Salisbury during a 13-year career. In her new position, approved at Town Meeting earlier this year, O’Leary will work with the staff to organize and administer planning, land use, and community development functions, provide technical assistance in the evaluation of proposals brought before the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, and offer technical support for town boards.