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John DeStefano

Glassman Ready To Start New Chapter After 16 Years As Simsbury First Selectman

SIMSBURY — Looking back on her 16 years in office, Mary Glassman sees her long service as the town's first selectman as one of life's biggest accidents. "It's kind of ironic; I came in as an accidental politician and I'm leaving in an unusual way," said Glassman, who will resign her position Jan. 2 in protest over the Republican-controlled board of selectmen's decision to cut her pay by 35 percent in July. Although the board has since reversed its decision, Glassman said she is still planning to resign. Democratic Selectman Lisa Heavner will become first selectman. Glassman, a former newspaper reporter and lawyer, was tapped to be the Democratic...