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August 23, 2013

Panella named city fire chief

NEW CASTLE — New Castle City Council confirmed the appointment of Mark A. Panella as fire chief last night.

Panella’s appointment is effective Sept. 1 when the current chief, Tom Maciarello, retires. His annual salary will be $67,048.

Panella, who has been an assistant chief, was sworn in after council confirmed him. He has been serving as acting chief in the absence of Maciarello who is on sick leave after undergoing knee surgery.

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