Aronstein leaving for top post in Dighton

Assistant town manager Mallory Aronstein, a familiar face in West Bridgewater’s town government, has resigned effective Nov. 28 to accept appointment as Dighton’s first town administrator.

Aronstein has worked for West Bridgewater for nine years, first as confidential secretary to the Board of Selectmen and since April 2016 as assistant town administrator.

“I’m so over-the-moon thrilled to have been part of West Bridgewater,” said Aronstein, an Easton resident. She said she was particularly grateful for the positive experiences she has had working with West Bridgewater residents, citing the cooperation she received from townspeople for a paper recycling program she initiated shortly after she arrived in town.


“It’s bittersweet to leave,” she said. “This is where I grew up professionally -- it’s kind of like my hometown.”

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Aronstein said she is excited about her upcoming new duties in Dighton, where she will be the first person to occupy the newly-created town administrator’s post.

“It’s a similar community to West Bridgewater in both size and demographics,” she said of Dighton, adding that the town is poised for growth.

West Bridgewater selectmen recently named Tracy Altrich, who has been confidential secretary to the board since July 2016, to succeed Aronstein as assistant town administrator.

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