Patch: Portsmouth administrator Driscoll to step down

Portsmouth Town Administrator Bob Driscoll told the Town Council last night that he would not seek to renew his contract, according to Portsmouth Patch.

I first met Bob Driscoll when the Town Hall was shoehorned into the shopping plaza on East Main Road, back in 1991, and I have found him to be a diligent, thoughtful public servant who always looked out for the best interests of Portsmouth. Our town has benefited greatly from his years of dedicated service. Thank you, Bob.

I will have more to say about the forces on the Council and in the PCC who have maintained a steady drumbeat of criticism of Driscoll, but now is not the time. Suffice it to say that in the past six months, we have lost both our Superintendent and now our Town Administrator. No one in Portsmouth should be happy about this pattern.