New town manager selected for Rangeley

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RANGELEY – A Franklin County native residing in Vermont is the selectmen’s pick for the new town manager.

Timothy Kane, a pre-k-12 principal and athletic director for the Concord School District in northeastern Vermont, has accepted the offer to be town manager here. His first day is May 9.

Kane was born and raised in Wilton and attended MSAD 9 schools. He graduated from Mt. Blue High School, then The University of Maine at Augusta with an undergraduate degree in criminal justice, University of Maine at Farmington with an undergraduate degree in community health, Thomas College with a masters degree in education, and is currently attending Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, working on his doctorate in Leadership Studies.

“Along with running a small rural school comes with wearing many hats. I am also the food service manager, transportation coordinator, school/community relations coordinator, to name a few,” Kane said. He is married and has two children and a third child due next month.

He’s said he’s glad to be coming back to Franklin County, Maine.

“This is my true home. I have spent a lot of time in Rangeley over the years. What a great opportunity to return home, and to be close to our family. My wife and I have strong roots in Rangeley and the surrounding areas. I am looking for another challenge where I can put my education and experience to use, serving my community,” he said.

Kane said in his new job, the first thing he wants to do is to get to know the office staff, the department heads and all of the town employees. “I want to know from them, what’s working, what isn’t, and any concerns they may have. After all, we are all part of the same team and by working together; we can accomplish whatever we set out to do. We can do it effectively and efficiently and all celebrate in our success.”

According to Karen Olivieri, the town’s tax collector and treasurer who has been serving as interim town manager since Perry Ellsworth resigned in mid-January, selectmen are in the process of writing up a contract for hiring Kane. They meet next on May 3.

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