Lincoln Town Manager Fired 

The town manager in Lincoln is out after only a few months on the job. The town council voted 6-0 at a special meeting Thursday night to terminate the contract of Bill Reed, who was still on his six-month probationary period after being hired in June. Councilors did not give a reason for firing Reed, but council chairman Steve Clay said it was not related to the recent discovery of some $1.5 million in accounting errors in the last two town budgets. Police Chief William Lawrence was appointed to serve as interim town manager until a permanent replacement is hired.