Southbridge councilors joust over funding language

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Substance abuse program money gets a second vote By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer Shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Intentions were questioned, definitions were debated, and amendments were offered in an acrimonious discussion related to a proposed substance abuse program. During Monday night’s Town Council meeting, councilors sparred over the language surrounding […]

Southbridge Town Council Candidate: Kristen Auclair

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Kristen Auclair Candidate for three-year term on the Southbridge Town Council Kristen Auclair, 32, is seeking re-election as her first term on the Town Council draws to a close. This election season, she hopes to return to the town’s governing body and hopes the next iteration of the Town Council […]

Councilors contest Chairwoman Clemence’s call for contractual counsel consultation

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Town Manager pact to be discussed with labor attorney By Kaitlin Servant Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — A vote to authorize Town Council leadership to seek legal counsel relative to the town manager’s contract resulted in flared tempers, departures, and a 5-0 affirmative vote. In a roughly two hour meeting, […]

Councilor Auclair will not further open meeting law complaint

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Neither Auclair, DiPietro in attendance for Council discussion By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Though neither the complainant nor alleged violator were in attendance, the Town Council reviewed an open meeting law complaint on Monday night. Town Council Chairwoman Denise Clemence will pen a letter attesting to […]

DiPietro cites learning curve in defense of open meeting law complaint

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Clemence says Council will review complaint By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Town Councilor Marc DiPietro denied intentionally circumventing open meeting law after filed a complaint with Attorney General’s office on Monday. Town Councilor Kristen Auclair contacted the Office of the Attorney General and formally filed a […]