New Market to appoint new town manager

The New Market Town Council will vote Monday to appoint its next town manager to replace Mike Ritchie, who served the town in various positions for nearly three decades.

Town council member Peggy Harkness said five candidates were interviewed from a pool of 21 applicants.

Ritchie was appointed town manager in 2014 after working for the town as wastewater operator, wastewater superintendent and public works director. In total, he worked for the town for 28 years.