NEW GLOUCESTER — Officials are continuing their search for a town manager after the top candidate withdrew from consideration earlier this month.

“On behalf of the Board of Selectmen, I regret to announce that negotiations with our top candidate for town manager have not resulted in a mutually acceptable employment agreement,” selectmen Chairman Steve Libby wrote in a Feb. 13 email. “We started with 64 applications, had great first-round interviews, invited four citizens to assist with second-round interviews and had a great candidate that unfortunately just didn’t work out.”

Libby did not name the candidate.

David Barrett of the Maine Municipal Association is assisting the town with a list of possible candidates for board consideration.

Town Manager Sumner Field III retired Feb. 14 and Town Planner Paul First was named acting manager.

The town manager search started in October.

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