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New interim manager starts in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont town of St. Johnsbury has a new interim manager.

Merelise O'Connor of Plymouth, N.H., started this week.

She tells the Caledonian-Record her most pressing priority is building a municipal budget before the end of the month.

O'Connor was town administrator in Plymouth. She also was deputy director of the Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services under former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.

O'Connor most recently served as assistant executive director of the New Hampshire Municipal Association.

She was provided to St. Johnsbury through Municipal Resources Inc., which selectmen voted to hire last week.

The community was without a full-time one since former manager Ralph Nelson was fired in April. No reason was given publicly.

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