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Mullard ponders life after public office


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HURLEY — After 42 years of service to his community Paul Mullard said his decision not to run again for mayor doesn’t mean he wouldn’t run again. He just hasn’t really made plans for retirement.

“It does make me a little nervous,” Mullard said, “I guess I will just do what I want and take it easy.”

Mullard was not on the ballot Tuesday as Hurley residents sought to choose from Jay Aijala or Thomas Conhartoski for the city’s next mayor. It will be the first time that Mullard has not held some sort of public service position or elected office since...