McLaughlin Recognized in Final Selectmen Meeting [Video]

Former First Selectman leaves board after having served six years.


Durham Selectman James McLaughlin's service on the Board of Selectman came to an end Monday night when he made a motion to adjourn the board's meeting.

McLaughlin, a long-time Durham resident, served as First Selectman from 2005 to 2007 and spent the last four years as a selectman.

"It was my pleasure," he said before joking, "Now all the worries are yours."

McLaughlin did not run for re-election to the board on Nov. 8, but lost a bid join Durham's Planning and Zoning Commission.

First Selectman Laura Francis and Selectman John Szewczyk each thanked their fellow board member (see video).

"I thank you for your support over the years, for your knowledge, you've been instructive to us," said Francis, who presented McLaughlin with a cake.

"I think the thing I've learned most from you is to look at the big picture. I thank you very much for everything for the last four years," Szewczyk said.


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