PARIS  — A former Bethel town manager has been chosen to be the new administrator for Oxford County.

Oxford County Commission Chairman David Duguay said Scott Cole will begin orientation on Oct. 13 to replace county administrator Carole Mahoney Fulton, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Cole was unanimously selected by a five-member panel consisting of the commissioners, Fulton, and Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant.

Cole has worked in public administration for 18 years, including 10 years as town manager of Bethel.

He has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics and master’s degree in public administration, and also served in the U.S. Army for six years.

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