Abington: Town Clerk retires, Asst. Town Clerk will likely fill position temporarily

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Linda Adams has a long history with Abington. She’s been a town resident for the past 40 years and has worked in several town departments from the Board of Health to the Town Clerk’s office, ultimately landing the elected position of Town Clerk eight years ago.

Rather than taking medical leave because of needed foot surgery, Adams decided to retire and recently submitted a letter to Abington Selectmen stating that her last day will be Friday, November 23rd.

Having been Town Clerk for three presidential elections, four county elections, and eight town elections, Adams says she’s going to miss the excitement of it all, “The planning and seeing the end result after the election, that’s what I like. It isn’t that I care about which candidate wins, I care about that it was well planned and all the numbers work out right at the end of the day.”

But she’s excited that her retirement will allow her to spend time with family. “I have four grandchildren, they live in Taunton.  So now I might be able to babysit once in a while [I’m] looking forward to that,” said Adams

Abington Selectmen have a vote scheduled in December to appoint the Assistant Town Clerk as the temporary Town Clerk until the town’s annual election in April.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.