Town Manager Jim Lathrop resigns

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 6:45pm

Jim Lathrop, who began his tenure as the Town Manager of New Shoreham last November, has handed in his resignation.

The Town Council voted unanimously to accept Lathrop’s resignation at a meeting today, Wednesday, Feb. 8.

First Warden Ken Lacoste said “the parties mutually agreed that this was not the right fit. We wish Mr. Lathrop well in his future endeavors.” Lacoste said he had talked to Lathrop by phone right after the meeting to alert him of the vote to accept the resignation.

Lacoste said a joint statement will be released on Thursday, Feb. 9.

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