Former Pittsfield Town Manager Takes Over in Fairfield 

Catherine Pegram

The retired town manager from Pittsfield is back on the job – filling the role left open by the recent death of the town manager in Fairfield. 52-year-old Paul Blanchette died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday.He’d been the Fairfield town manager for 10 years.Town councilors held a special town meeting Monday to hire Dwight Dogherty to act as interim manager.Dogherty retired in 2002 as the Pittsfield town manager after 18 years on the job. Since then he’s served as interim town manager in Norridgewock and Clinton. Funeral services for Blanchette are Friday at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary church in Fairfield.