Hope planning reception for new town manager

The town of Hope will be holding a public reception for its new town manager on Monday night.

J.T. Doane took office earlier this week, after a hiring process that saw the first hired candidate back out at the last minute. The town will hold the reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Town Hall on the north side of the Town Square. That will be immediately followed by a Town Council meeting.