Staff report

Carrie Spear

Selectboard member and Spear’s Corner Store owner Carrie Spear signed off for the last time as a public official last week. After serving two three-year terms on the board, she is moving on, but not without the thanks and appreciation of her colleagues. At both the Feb. 22 and March 1 meetings, she was lauded for her dedication and spirit.

Louise McCarren said she wanted to thank Spear for “all of her incredible hard work and all of her community support…and how important it is to the town.” She noted that the “Town Hall of the East” will still be in full effect at Carrie’s store and that she intended to keep stopping by to get the scoop on Friday nights.

The rest of the board and Town Administrator Dean Bloch echoed her thanks and acknowledged Spear’s hard work. Board member Jim Faulkner said, “I have to say, it’s going to be hard to replace Carrie, because nobody cares about Charlotte the way that she does.”