Search firm may be decided Monday

Selectmen hope to name a search firm during their Monday night meeting to help the town find a new executive assistant, said board chairman Joseph Durant. At their meeting on June 3, selectmen named nine residents — Charles Corley, Donald Garcia, Allyson Hay, George Luoto, Jim McKenna, John Parent, Justin Provencher, Charles Randall, and Barbara Rose — to a committee that will aid in the search. Durant said the committee will likely gather community input on what attributes are desired in a new executive assistant, and will recommend finalists to selectmen. The position serves as the town’s top administrator, working with the Board of Selectmen. Durant said he hopes that a new executive assistant can be named by early October, while admitting that timeline could be optimistic. Paul Blazar is retiring from the position July 4, and the town’s finance director, Christopher Sandini, will fill the role on an interim basis.