Town’s head custodian retires after 35 years

THANKS FOR YEARS OF SERVICE — Honoring Mike Fitch (middle) for the years of service to the town of Bridgton at his retirement party were (left to right) Selectman Ken Murphy; Mike’s wife, Cheryl; Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Bernie King; and Bridgton Town Manager Robert Peabody.

THANKS FOR YEARS OF SERVICE — Honoring Mike Fitch (middle) for the years of service to the town of Bridgton at his retirement party were (left to right) Selectman Ken Murphy; Mike’s wife, Cheryl; Chairman of the Board of Selectmen Bernie King; and Bridgton Town Manager Robert Peabody.

The Bridgton Town Office has seen many changes over the past 35 years from new personnel to structural renovations.

One constant has been Mike Fitch, who has served as building superintendent and head custodian.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 17, the staff of the Bridgton Town Office held a barbecue to recognize Mike’s retirement after 35 years of dedicated service to the town of Bridgton. Robert “Bob” Peabody, town manager, manned the grill of burgers, hot dogs and chicken for all attendees to enjoy.

Bernie King, chairman of the board of selectmen, presented Mike with a plaque and a gift card on the selectmen’s behalf. The Police Department presented Mike with a photograph, framed and matted, of Moose Pond, while the municipal staff recognized Mike’s many years of service with a gift card.

Mike and his wife, Cheryl, have plans of moving from Bridgton to Fort Fairfield. Mike’s commitment as an employee for the Town of Bridgton and his vast knowledge of various skills kept the municipal complex running effortlessly — he will truly be missed. The entire staff wishes him the very best in his retirement. It was also a surprise because it was his birthday too!

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