Richford Town Hall, Richford, 8-28-2020

Richford’s historic town hall looms over Main Street during an August afternoon.

RICHFORD — Richford Selectboard Chair Andy Derby has submitted his resignation to the board. The resignation was confirmed Friday afternoon by multiple members of the Richford selectboard.

Derby, who had two weeks left in his term, was elected in 2019.

Linda Collins, who has held a seat on the Richford Selectboard for 12 years, said she will take over as chair until Town Meeting Day.

Collins was previously the chair 10 of those years and has been serving as the board’s assistant chair as well as the chair of the town’s parks, playgrounds and cemeteries commissions.

The Messenger spoke to Derby by phone Friday night. He declined to comment, only to say that he’s been mistreated.

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It should be said that richford vt select board is the worst group of judgemental , bias, caddy, trouble making group of people assembled in one location that I have ever seen, this town board does not look to help towns people, rather they look to restrict or inhibit in anyway they can. Linda Collins, mistreats towns People she Comes in contact with based on reputation alone neverminding merit of said individual.

In my experience they seek to hold the town back instead of further the town for the better.

Derby is probably sick of being stabbed in the back by these people and I don't blame him for resigning.

Richford vt select board will turn on its towns people in an instant if the opportunity arises.

I used to live in richford and have experienced them violating my own rights, had I not known my rights they would have done all they could to cause harm vs good.

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