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 […]

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 […]

Town Council to vote on pay for employees on active military duty

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Local medic’s service is impetus for proposed change By David Koran Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — On Monday evening, the Town Council will vote to amend compensation of personnel on active military duty. As the Fire Department hasn’t had an active duty service member since the Vietnam War, until recently […]

Forklift payment dredges up charter debate

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Southbridge officials want clarity from Town Council By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — A contentious two-and-a-half-hour meeting this week featured finger-pointing, three town councilors leaving part way through discussions, and department heads unsure what fund-transfer procedures to follow going forward. The Town Council’s Department of Public Works […]