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Kingston split over administrator search

The sluggish search for Kingston’s next town administrator has heated up, with several former officials throwing their support behind a longtime town employee and a group of residents pushing for a formal search.

On Tuesday, selectmen tried to satisfy both camps, voting to hire a professional recruiter to conduct a candidate search, while allowing Nancy Howlett, assistant to three past town administrators and currently the interim town administrator, to be in the running.

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