FREEPORT — The Town Council has chosen Peter Joseph, town manager of Lincoln, N.H., to be the next town manager of Freeport, according to an announcement posted today on the town’s website.

Joseph was one of two finalists for the job, including Bethel Town Manager James Doar.

Joseph will replace Dale Olmstead, who has been Freeport’s town manager for 30 years and is expected to retire in October.

Joseph will start on Sept. 17. Councilors have started negotiating terms of Joseph’s contract, but no details were included in the announcement.

The council is scheduled to vote on the contract on Aug. 7.

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