Former Dexter town manager hired for same post in Waldoboro

Linda-Jean Briggs in June.
Alex Barber | BDN
Linda-Jean Briggs in June.
Posted March 05, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
John Spear in November.
John Spear in November.

WALDOBORO, Maine — The town’s new manager will begin work Monday.

Linda-Jean Briggs, the former town manager in Dexter, was hired Tuesday night by selectmen, according to Chairman Craig Cooley.

She will succeed John Spear, who resigned last year to take a job as administrative assistant in his hometown of South Thomaston. Former state Rep. Wes Richardson has served as interim manager since Spear’s departure.

Briggs will be paid $70,000 per year, Cooley said.

Briggs resigned in October as town manager in Dexter after two years on the job. The town council reached an agreement with her to pay her six months’ salary as part of a negotiated separation agreement. Her contract was to run through July 1, 2014, with her annual pay rising to $63,000.

The reasons for the separation were not announced publicly.

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