Duxbury: Donato says farewell after one term as Selectman

After three years, Chris Donato attended his last meeting Monday night as a Duxbury Selectman.

The father of three teenage girls said he ran in 2009 to get involved in the community but now it’s time for someone else to step up to the plate, “I feel that more people need to get involved. A new voice, a new vision for the town is good for the town to have different opinions and different viewpoints brought in.”

With his children in the public school system, he noted that he’s proud to have been included in the process and approval of a new co-located middle-high school, “To be involved in the town during getting a new school, a new police building, fixing the fire department, redoing the crematorium, to be a part of all that was great for me and will be a long lasting memory.”

Donato has chosen not to run for reelection after one term.

There’s only one slot available on the three-member Board of Selectmen though Paul McCormack and David Madigan are both hoping to fill the vacancy. Duxbury’s annual election is this Saturday at the Middle School from 8AM to 8PM.

(left to right: Theodore Flynn, Shawn Dahlen, Chris Donato)

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