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, […]

Southbridge struggles with little state aid, funds lost to charter school

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Underperforming schools hindered by fiscal constraints By Laurie Schlatter and Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — The town has a double-prong problem hampering its spending plan for the coming year in the barest increase in state aid and a hefty drop in state money to cover the town’s costs […]

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 […]

Appointments, promotion made after lengthy meeting delay

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Salisbury earns his sergeant stripes in Southbridge By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Robert Salisbury was promoted to sergeant for the police department with a unanimous vote by the Town Council on Monday night. Deputy Police Chief Jose Dingui said Mr. Salisbury started as an auxiliary police […]

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 […]