June 21, 2018
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Greenville appoints school superintendent to economic development panel

By Bill Pearson, Piscataquis Observer

GREENVILLE, Maine — The board of selectmen has appointed Greenville Superintendent of Schools Beth Lorigan to round out the 13-member economic development committee.

The board voted 4-1 on Dec. 19 to appoint Lorigan to the committee. The selectmen were looking to appoint someone from the town’s educational community to provide input about economic development.

“The selectmen wanted to add an educational component to the EDC. It’s nice to have someone with her experience on the committee because education is a big part of what we need to pay attention to if we are going to keep our kids here in town,” said Town Manager Gary Lamb.

Selectman Bruce Hanson was the only one who voted against the appointment. He believed other candidates were better suited for the committee because they had lived in town longer.

In other action, the board was notified that University of Maine graduate student and resident Amber Simmons was prepared to deliver a study regarding the possible demolition of the Nickerson building. The school committee stopped using the building more than a year ago. She planned to deliver the study’s finding during the board’s Jan. 2 meeting.

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