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Hartford Fire Chief and Interim Town Manager Resigns

The town of Hartford is bidding farewell to yet another notable figure as fire chief and interim town manager Steve Locke announced Thursday that he is resigning from both rolls.

Locke – who has been a firefighter in Hartford for 23 years and chief since 2008 – told town officials Thursday that he has accepted a position as fire chief up in Burlington.

Hartford has now lost four key administrators since the beginning of the summer, with its tax assessor, finance director, and longtime town manager having all called it quits in recent months. Locke’s final day in Hartford will be Jan. 29, before he begins his new position in Vermont’s largest city on February 1st.

Locke was one of 19 candidates who applied for the Burlington position, where he is slated to make a little over $100,000 dollars per year.

Locke is originally from the Burlington area, but told town officials he will miss the relationships he built in the Upper Valley.

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