- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Latest on a Maine town’s decision to fire its white separatist administrator (all times local):

12:10 p.m.

A town administrator fired by a Maine town in the wake of his public espousal of pro-white views says he is getting a $30,000 payout for agreeing not to sue the town.

Town Manager Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZIN’-skee) says he’s going to keep working to “advance the case of white civil rights” after being fired on Tuesday morning.

Elected officials in the town of Jackman voted unanimously to fire Kawczynski. The town says its selectmen and Kawczynski have “agreed on the details of ending” his employment, but did not provide details.

Kawczynski says he’s unabashedly pro-white, but he feels his views have been mischaracterized. He says he intends to grow his pro-white group.

Kawczynski was hired in June and was paid $49,000 per year to serve as manager of Jackman, which is about 170 miles (275 kilometers) north of Portland.

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10:10 a.m.

Officials in a northern Maine town have fired a town manager who publicly espoused white separatist views.

The Board of Selectmen in the town of Jackman made the decision Tuesday after a closed-door executive session with Tom Kawczynski (kuh-ZIN’-skee).

He made comments bashing Islam and called for the preservation of white European heritage in northern New England. He also operates a website that touts racial segregation.

Social media users have been calling for Kawczynski to quit or be fired.

Kawczynski had refused to quit but said he expected to be fired. He served as town chair in Lisbon, New Hampshire, for President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

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