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Wakefield council interviews new city manager candidates


January 16, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

AS THE FIRST candidate to interview for the position of Wakefield's city manager, Robert Brown, Jr., right, faces the scrutiny of the Wakefield city council at a special Monday evening meeting. From left are mayor pro tempore Amy Tarro, mayor John Granato and city clerk Sue Ahonen. City manager Richard Brackney plans to retire in the spring after three years on the job.


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WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council interviewed its first candidate for city manager at a special meeting Monday evening.

Robert Brown Jr., of downstate Belding, answered a predetermined list of questions for the council in a session that lasted about one and one-half hours.

Mayor John Granato said three remaining candidates, none of whom are local, will be addressed the same questions at another special meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m.

"That will conclude it," he said in a Tuesday phone call, adding he hopes the council will make a decision by the e...

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