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Fort Fairfield appoints interim town manager after Powers resigns

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — Fort Fairfield has a new interim town manager following the resignation of Andrea Powers.

Dan Foster began work as interim town manager on Monday, Sept. 19. Foster served as town manager in Fort Fairfield for 15 years before retiring in 2013. 

He was not immediately available for comment on how long he might serve as interim manager.

The town clerk’s office confirmed Friday that the town council approved Foster’s appointment Sept. 7 soon after Powers resigned. Officials did not specify a reason for Powers’ resignation.

Powers became town manager in 2018 but has faced criticism for her alleged lack of transparency regarding town budgets and their potential impact on local taxes. She also spoke out against a new resident budget advisory committee that town councilors narrowly approved earlier this year.

The town council is expected to vote on the new mill rate and add Foster to the town’s bank accounts during its next regular meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28. That meeting will occur at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 18 Community Center Drive.

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