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Maynard Fire Department gets first female captain

The Maynard Fire Department has appointed its first female captain. Angela Lawless replaces Captain Peter Morrison, who announced his retirement after 32 years of service in Maynard. “We are extremely pleased to announce Angela as our next captain and first female officer,’’ said Fire Chief Anthony Stowers. “She has been a tremendous asset to our department from the day she started here, and I am looking forward to seeing her thrive in her new role.’’ Lawless, who has been with the department since 2012, officially began her new role Jan. 26. She lives in Holliston and has worked as a call firefighter and EMT there since 2003. Both her father and stepfather worked as firefighters.

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Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com