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March 28, 2014

DPW's Waelter retiring after 25 years on the job

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Selectmen were also sad to hear of the town’s loss, voting unanimously to send Waelter a letter, thanking her for all her work and wishing her well.

As for Waelter, she can’t figure out what all the fuss is about, wanting to be “low key” about leaving. She was a bit appalled that Levesque — whom she called an “old softy” — would make such a public announcement.

“I’m a person who likes to stay in the background,” she said. “I don’t like a lot of attention. But you know, if you can work somewhere for 25 years and consider your co-workers your friends, how nice is that? It’s been great. I’m going to miss everyone here. We’ve worked together very closely and we’ve gotten things done. It’s like a family here.”

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