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Council lauds Winseck

GREENFIELD — “This town is better because you have had this job,” said Town Council President Mark Wisnewski during the council’s heartfelt goodbye to Town Clerk Maureen Winseck this week.

This week’s council meeting was the last Winseck will attend as town clerk. She will leave the position on Jan. 24 to take a job as a real estate broker, and Assistant Town Clerk Deborah Tuttle will act as town clerk until a permanent one is hired.

“This is a sad time,” said Wisnewski. “The town clerk’s office has always run smoothly. I’ve never in all my years here heard a complaint about your office.”

Precinct 5 Councilor David Singer said he has always been impressed with the hard work Winseck has done over the years.

Helpful, professional and available were some of the adjectives councilors used to describe Winseck.

“I admire you,” said Vice President Hillary Hoffman. “I admire your skill, poise and professionalism.”

The council gave Winseck her send-off with a bouquet of roses.

“The public sector’s loss is the private sector’s gain,” said Precinct 4 Councilor Steven Ronhave.

Winseck told councilors that is was a difficult decision, but one that needed to be made. She said she will miss them and the entire town, but hopes to continue to run into people on the streets.

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