Kingston City Council members said their goodbyes to longtime City Manager Jim Pinkerton at his last official council meeting, each in his own special way.
Then they set about appointing another city stalwart to fill his shoes until a permanent replacement is chosen.
“I’m going to miss not coming down to City Hall to give you a hard time,” said Councilman Norm Sugarman.
“So long, Pumpkin,” Councilman Kevin McClure added with a broad grin.
Pinkerton sat quietly, smiling.