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GROTON — The Board of Selectmen this week re-organized, following the town election, with Fran Dillon named as chairman, Joshua Degen named vice chairman, and rookie member Stuart Schulman chosen as secretary.

* In other business, the board recognized Paula Martin for 10 years of work for the town, chiefly as administrative assistant to the building inspector and on the Historic District Commission.

* Appointed David Raposa to the Groton Country Club & Recreation Authority after he was nominated by sitting members of the group. Raposa was recommended to selectmen on the strength of his marketing experience, which Selectman Peter Cunningham said was a good focus for the authority.

* Granted a one-day liquor license to the First Parish Church for a “retro prom” to be held there June 23.

* Learned from interim administrative officer Jeffrey Ritter that the official notice of a job opening for the positionof chief of police would soon be placed in the pertinent media. The notice was needed due to the imminent retirement of the current chief of police, Robert Mulhern. At an earlier meeting, the board authorized the creation of a search committee, whose membership would represent a broad spectrum of the community. Ritter scheduled the board’s meeting of June 1 as the deadline to set the final membership of the new group. — Pierre Comtois

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