Leaders to meet with white separatist town official in Maine

January 21, 2018 - 12:44 pm
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JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Leaders in a Maine town say they will meet with their town manager, who has come under fire for espousing white separatist views.

Jackman town manager Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZIN-skee) recently made public comments bashing Islam and calling for preservation of white European heritage in northern New England.

The Portland Press Herald reports local officials are scheduled to meet with him Tuesday. Town lawyer Warren Shay said Sunday the town manager's beliefs aren't shared by Jackman officials and "do not reflect the beliefs of the townspeople in general."

Kawczynski and Jackman town officials didn't return phone calls from The Associated Press.

The Jackman-Moose River Chamber of Commerce president says businesses in the area "do not condone" Kawczynski's views.

Many social media users are calling for Kawczynski to quit or be fired.

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