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Selectboard chairman resigns


October 06, 2010
CARROLL — Chairman Chris Hancock, who was elected to the board of selectmen two-and-a-half years ago, resigned his seat on Monday night, Sept. 27, at the end of a regular board meeting. His term would have been completed on March 9, 2011.

Reached by telephone on Sunday evening, Mr. Hancock explained that work pressures have increased to the point where he believes he cannot continue to spend so much time volunteering and still meet his job demands at the level at which he likes to function.

In addition, he said, the activities of his two children — a freshman daughter at WMRHS and an eighth-grade son at the Whitefield School — also limit the time he has available to hold public office.

Mr. Hancock works for the Littleton facility of the Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, which, he explained, has set its sights on doubling its business in the next three years. The company, which produces investment castings, primarily for the automotive, military, aerospace and "green" power generation, has never been busier, he said. Hitchiner's finish machining is done in its Littleton plant. The company employs over 1,300 people in New Hampshire, in both its headquarters facility in Milford as well as in Littleton. Worldwide, Hitchiner has over 2,000 employees.

At the same time, Mr. Hancock said, he very much wants to enjoy his children's teen years, including attending his daughter's field hockey games. "I want to be there for them; they're growing fast!" he said.

Mr. Hancock ended the conversation by saying that he anticipates that once both his youngsters finish WMRHS, he anticipates having the time to once again respond to the call of holding public office.

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