by Sarah Craighead Dedmon
Machias Town Manager Christina Therrien has confirmed that Machias Police Chief Grady Dwelley is no longer employed by the town of Machias, effective Friday, June 28.
Therrien said only that it is a town personnel matter and therefore she is unable to comment, but the town will now begin the search for a new police chief.
Dwelley said he would not comment "on the termination," but that he has consulted an attorney.
"There's a protocol by which I can follow up and appeal and that's what I'm doing," said Dwelley.