Changing of the guard

Allison Dispense (left) officially took over as the town of Pomfret’s new town clerk Friday morning after outgoing clerk Roberta Valentine read her the oath of office at the town hall. Valentine has served Pomfret for the past 24 years as councilwoman, deputy supervisor and, most recently, town clerk. The town board accepted her letter of resignation due to retirement at its recent regular meeting. Dispense served under Valentine as deputy town clerk.