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SELECTMEN. The name of certain officers in several of the United States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various powers.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Selectman Ferguson and his friends have inflated that number on occasion to sensationalize the problem.
In other business raised by selectmen but not acted upon this week, a motion to reorganize the board passed by a vote of 3-1, with Selectman Timothy Rice, chairman, opposed.
But Selectman Lance Anderson could not get a second to his motion to appoint Selectman Jennifer Modica to chair the board.
"It's always a bad idea to do these things on the spur of the moment without discussion,'' Selectman Peter Baghdasarian said.
Selectman Lance Anderson warned his fellow selectmen that they needed to improve their ability to function before professional management staff decided to leave, creating turmoil and expense for the town.
Chamberland said he was "shocked" to hear Selectman Priscilla C.
"This kind of strong arm and bullying tactics have no place in the operation of our town and I am totally appalled by Selectman Gimas's words and threats towards long-serving public servants," Mr.
Granted, there is a connection this time, the soldier was related to a selectman, but it wasn't done for lack of effort.
Attending the ceremony are (from left): Cariglia's mother, Grace Wood, his wife, Amanda, Cariglia, his step-father, Selectman James Wood, Selectmen Chairman Kenneth Sydow and Selectman Matthew Mecum.
Selectman George Barrette added that while he visited both sites, he needed more time to consider the properties and visit with the neighbors.
Selectman Denzil Drewry said Habitat for Humanity is a good cause, but his first priority is for the neighbors.