copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015
by Joseph Gresser
NEWPORT — As Mayor Paul Monette listed those in attendance at Monday’s city council meeting he noted a milestone.
“For the last time John Ward is sitting as city manager,” Mr. Monette said.
Mr. Ward, who has served as city manager for 15 years, and was an alderman before that, will retire on July 15.
The council chose his replacement, Laura Dolgin, at a special meeting held Wednesday, July 1. She sat at the back of the council’s chambers Monday taking notes.
Mr. Ward’s impending departure was… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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