Fire chief applicant interviews tonight

  • Charlemont town sign. PAUL FRANZ

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CHARLEMONT — The Selectboard is planning on holding a special meeting tonight, Dec. 21, to interview two finalist candidates for an interim fire chief’s position.

The interviews will be held at the Hawlemont Regional School. Kenneth March will be interviewed at 7 p.m. and Dennis Annear will be interviewed at 7:45 p.m.

March was fire chief in Wilmington, Vt., from 2009 through May of this year, according to the Brattleboro Reformer. Before that, he had been fire department captain and public works director in Boxborough, Mass.

Dennis Annear is the former fire chief for Charlemont and he served as fire chief in Orange for nearly 23 years before his retirement in 2015.

The board hopes to hire an interim fire chief to serve from Jan. 1 until June 30. Meanwhile, the town is looking at options for sharing a full-time fire chief position with neighboring towns.