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    Assessors quit board; replacements sought

    The town is in need of volunteers for the Board of Assessors after the three members of the board quit. In a letter, the members resigned “because the Abington Board of Selectman refused to grant us special Municipal Employee Status.” That status is a designation given to some part-time or unpaid municipal positions to exempt them from some conflict-of-interest restrictions. “We appreciate their service to the town, and it’s unfortunate it happened like this,” said Michael Franey, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, in an interview. He said the town is looking to fill the positions temporarily until the April 26 election.