copyright the Chronicle March 19, 2014
by Bethany M. Dunbar
CHARLESTON — Town Clerk Jeannine Bennett retired at Town Meeting this year, after 30 years of service to the town.
Actually, she did not attend Town Meeting because she wanted to avoid a big fuss.
“They did the whole cake thing two years ago,” she said. Instead, she took a trip to Maryland to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Heath Wilson, and her 12-year-old grandson Jeff.
When Mrs. Bennett started working for the town, a lot of the town records were hand written.
“I knew shorthand. That’s one of the reasons I got hired,” she said. She also had excellent penmanship.