Stratford's new mayor has first day in office

Strafford's new mayor spent his first day on the job Tuesday meeting with new city council members and making good on a campaign promise.Mayor John

STRATFORD - Strafford's new mayor spent his first day on the job Tuesday meeting with new city council members and making good on a campaign promise.

Mayor John Harkins said throughout the campaign he would support an emergency order to buy two fire trucks for the town's fire department, a move his predecessor opposed. Harkins says he hopes to have the two new trucks within a month.

"They desperately need it," he says.

Harkins will officially resign from his position as a state representative Jan. 5. The secretary of state will then set a date for a special election to fill Harkins' seat.

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