by Sarah Craighead Dedmon
In a letter addressed to interim town manager Bill Kitchen, Machias Police Chief Todd Hand resigned his position on July 13, effective Sunday, July 18. Hand assumed the position in January 2020.
Kitchen read Hand’s resignation letter aloud to the Machias Board of Selectmen at their regular meeting held Wednesday, July 14. When asked by selectman Carole Porcher if he had tried to dissuade Hand from resigning, Kitchen said that during his short tenure as interim manager, the chief and Kitchen had numerous conversations.