Matthew Deane of Camden, has been hired to replace Scott Bickford, who retired after 18 years working for the town.

Deane retired after a 23-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard, and currently fills the role of CEO/LPI in the towns of Hope and Cushing.

Deane is state certified. He is expected to be in town one full day each week for appointments, and to be available on an as needed basis on other days.

His first day on the job was Sept.1.