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A second Wakefield selectman resigns

October 03, 2018
WAKEFIELD — Last Friday, Sept. 28, Selectman Vinton Wallace submitted a letter of resignation from the Wakefield Board of Selectmen, according to a statement released Monday by Town Administrator Kelley Collins.

Wallace wrote to his fellow selectmen, "Please accept this Letter of Resignation as a member of the Wakefield Board of Selectmen. I have recently taken a position in the private sector that has effected my ability to help manage the prudential affairs of The Town of Wakefield. I feel that It be a selfish disservice to the Townspeople for me to remain on the board. This has not an easy decision, but I feel it's the right one. I want thank all of that have supported me during these past several months."

Wallace, who was elected last March, replacing two-term Selectman Charlie Edwards, is the second selectman to resign from the board. Selectmen Chair Lino Avellani resigned on Aug. 22 for health reasons.

Vice Chair Connie Twombley is the one Wakefield selectman remaining from the original board that took charge following the March election. She was elected Chairman of the Board of Selectmen by Wallace, who joined her in appointing Denny Miller to serve in Avellani's place until next March.

Miller participated in his first selectmen's meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Collins' statement follows:

"Selectman Vinton Wallace resigned his position with the Wakefield Board of Selectmen on Friday, September 28, 2018. The Board is accepting letters of interest for the open position until close of business (4:00 p.m.) on Friday, October 5, 2018. Please send your letter of interest to 'Board of Selectman opening,' Town of Wakefield, 2 High Street, Sanbornville, NH 03872, hand-deliver to Town Hall or email townadmin@wakefieldnh.com."

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