City attorney Joan Harris sent her letter of resignation to the mayor and council March 21 and cited her health as the reason. The letter stated that she was seriously injured in an automobile accident Jan. 11 and spent several weeks in intensive care.
Because of the the amount of time anticipated for her recovery, Harris stated that it was in the best interest of the city that she resign. She had served in the position of city attorney for more than 15 years.
At the city’s April 7 meeting, Councilman David Tufts said her resignation was accepted with regret.
Local attorney John Newberry was unanimously appointed as interim city attorney until the personnel committee can meet.
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