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Lyndeborough selectmen want police chief a part-time post to accommodate a retiree
According to town Administrative Assistant Cindi Hasty, the only thing the board is firm on at this point is that the new chief will be part time, limited to working 32 hours per week.
What the board would like to see are applicants who may have served in supervisory roles in law enforcement who have now retired from their full-time careers.
Selectman Fred Douglas, who is a former Milford police chief, has developed a vetting process for finding the right person to fill the new role, but the board has not yet approved that process.
Lyndeborough hasn't had a full-time chief since December 2008, when voters at a special town meeting did away with the position in order to end relations with then-chief James Basinas. Basinas had been fired by the board but was reinstated by the court, which led almost the entire police force to quit, retire or go on leave. While the case continued to work its way through the courts, Kevin Boette, who now serves as chairman of the Board of Selectmen, launched an effort to remove Basinas by simply eliminating the position of chief during a special town meeting.
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