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Ambulance Service to Change in Hermon 

The town of Hermon is changing the way it handles emergency services.At a meeting Thursday night, town councilors decided to transition to a fire-based medical service.Town Manager Clint Deschene says ambulance services will now be through the fire department, and be paid for by the town.The volunteer unit has been in place for more than forty years, but it’s a separate entity from the town and has never had a contract.Residents had a chance to weigh in on the changes at Thursday night’s meeting, and several bids from private ambulance companies were also discussed.