: one of a board of officials elected in towns of all New England states except Rhode Island to serve as the chief administrative authority of the town
Recent Examples on the Web And, the other night, local selectmen awarded a $1.1 million contract to a Peabody construction company, Campbell Construction Group LLC, which will place staging around the tower, rebuild its core, and reconstruct the lighthouse’s top. —Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2023 This ambivalence was highlighted in 2019 — even before the committee’s rightward lurch — when Republicans became apoplectic over a sudden sprouting of campaign signs linking Mr. Trump with Fred Camillo, their candidate for the mayor-like position of first selectman. —Dan Barry, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2022 Jayme Stevenson, former first selectman in Darien and Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Connecticut’s 4th district, expressed skepticism about the approach. —Erica E. Phillips, Hartford Courant, 8 July 2022 Simmons served as first selectman in his hometown of Stonington after Congress. —Christopher Keating, courant.com, 29 Aug. 2021 Stemming from a lawsuit filed against the town of Southborough, Mass., by a resident who said selectmen had silenced her unlawfully, the decision pushed back against attempts to mandate good manners. —Jenna Russell, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2023 Kolenda, who is no longer a selectman, could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. —John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Mar. 2023 The section of the town’s website that links to the first selectman’s office was offline Monday afternoon. —Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 20 Feb. 2023 Her husband Ian Underwood, a town selectman, proposed slashing the town’s school budget by half. —Dan Barry, BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2022 See More
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