Town Manager Paul First, who told selectmen privately last week he is resigning effective April 4, announced it publicly at Monday night’s board meeting.
“It has been a difficult decision for me,” he read from a news release. “New Gloucester is a wonderful community. I’ve been given tremendous opportunity, first as town planner, then as manager, and I’ve enjoyed working with all of you this past seven and one-half years. I’ve decided it’s time to adjust priorities.