Town Officials Installed

by Christopher O'Brien

 

Over 100 people were on hand while three local officials were sworn in on Veteran's Day

Over 100 people were on hand while three local officials were sworn in on Veteran’s Day

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Kate Anderson hugs Mayor Dunn after beginning his 6th term

By Chris O’Brien

On a cold Tuesday, the Town’s newly elected leaders were sworn in to their new offices before about 100 townspeople and supporters.

Besides Mayor Thomas G. Dunn who was re-elected for a sixth term, Darlene Tynan was sworn in by former Mayor Edward Wilensky.

Anthony Marino, the first new Town Treasurer in 18 years was also sworn in.

Each of the officials introduced their staff members at a recent Town Council meeting. Dunn introduced Amy Desaulniers as his new office assistant. Tynan servd as the town’s municipal agent for seven years, but her move to the Tax Collector’s office resulted in a vacancy. Mary Morrone will fulfill her duties assisting residents with social services. She will also seek out grant opportunities for the town.

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Former Mayor Edward Wilensky swears in Darlene Tynan as Tax Collector

In the Tax Collector’s office, the new Tax Collector has elected to keep her current two staff members, Michele Bonacassio as Assistant Tax Collector and Sandy Watts as Tax Clerk. “They do a great job with everything and I want to keep them on hand,” Tynan told the Council.

Anthony Marino thanked outgoing Treasurer Roger Levesque for his many years of service and for his and Bonnie Castriciano’s assistance in transitioning the Town’s books over. He introduced CPA Steve Slater as his Deputy Treasurer.

Anthony Marino (l), the newly elected Town Treasurer with Deputy Treasurer Steve Slater (r)

Anthony Marino (l), the newly elected Town Treasurer with Deputy Treasurer Steve Slater (r)

The new Town Council took their seats on November 6th, re-electing Dave Valletta as their Chairman. Joe DelBuono (D-3rd District) is the only new member of the Council which will serve a two year term.  Republicans hold a 6-3 majority on the Council. Gale Mastrofrancesco was selected as the majority leader and Charles Marsella to lead the Democratic caucus.

The Board of Education also seated new members at a November 12th meeting. Newcomers Thomas Buzzelli, Gloria Clair and Art Lerz were welcomes and sworn in by Mayor Dunn.

The Board unanimously selected Patricia Najarian for another term as Chairman, and Gloria Gubitosi as Vice Chairman. Cynthia Mancini was also elected secretary.

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