Castonguay resigns as New Gloucester’s town manager

| Jane Vaughan – Lakes Region Weekly |

NEW GLOUCESTER — Town Manager Carrie Castonguay tendered her resignation Nov. 4 to the surprise of her Selectboard.

“It was unexpected,” said Selectboard Chairwoman Linda Chase. Castonguay notified the Selectboard of her decision in person at the board’s meeting.

Castonguay, who has been in the position for 2½ years, said personal reasons led her to resign.

But she also cited a challenging political climate, saying, “It is challenging. It’s in every town, every state. It’s on every political level.”

There is “such a societal shift” and “such a deep divide” that “it’s difficult to navigate,” she said.  Keep reading