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Town Meeting opts for compromise in Southborough Eight reimbursement

April 13, 2011 08:02:44 AM

Reading the comments on this blog, you might have expected fireworks on the floor of Town Meeting when it came time to discuss the question of whether to reimburse town employees for legal fees incurred during the Southborough Eight investigation. That’s not how it turned out.

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Selectmen release Southborough Eight executive session minutes

April 8, 2011 04:22:58 PM

Earlier this week Selectman Bill Boland said he would consider releasing a “less redacted” version of the minutes from a key executive session held at the start of the Southborough Eight investigation. Last night the Board of Selectmen voted to do just that.

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Selectman says he’ll consider releasing ‘Southborough Eight’ meeting minutes

April 6, 2011 11:36:39 AM

At Town Meeting next week, voters will be asked to decide whether to reimburse the legal fees of employees involved in the so-called Southborough Eight investigation. Some of you have said before you can make a decision on the issue, information previously undisclosed needs to be released. Selectman Bill Boland said last night he’s considering releasing at least some of it before Town Meeting.

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MWDN: Former Southborough selectman challenges legal bills

April 5, 2011 09:25:33 AM
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When the question of whether to reimburse four town employees for legal fees incurred during an investigation into remarks made at Pizzeria Uno in 2009 first came before the Board of Selectmen last June, then Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf declined to take a position on the issue saying it would be up to Town Meeting to decide.

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MWDN: Board backs reimbursing acquitted Southborough employees’ legal fees

March 24, 2011 02:23:08 PM

From the sounds of it, there were some fireworks at last night’s Advisory Committee meeting over the issue of whether to reimburse legal fees for town employees involved in the so-called Southborough Eight investigation last year.

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Residents submit warrant article to reimburse ‘Southborough Eight’ legal fees

February 8, 2011 12:26:29 PM

Two Southborough residents have submitted a warrant article to reimburse more than $14K in legal fees incurred by town employees during the so-called Southborough Eight investigation.

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In the media: Board frustrated about Southborough town planner probe

August 10, 2010 12:04:23 PM

For the past four months, the Planning Board has been trying to hire a new town planner after former Town Planner Vera Kolias resigned last April. The board met with Selectmen last week to talk about the position, in a conversation that was at times heated.

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Town employees say they tried mediation in Pizzeria Uno incident

July 1, 2010 11:52:28 AM

If you’re thoroughly sick of hearing about the Pizzeria Uno investigation — and I know many of you are — I suggest you read no further. But for those of you who have wondered why the town didn’t try a path like mediation before launching the 7-month investigation that cost the town at least $13K in legal bills, the Metrowest Daily News has the answer.

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No decision on whether to reimburse legal fees for town employees

June 30, 2010 11:45:04 AM

The Board of Selectmen again last night considered whether to reimburse $14K in legal fees incurred by town employees as part of the so-called Southborough Eight investigation. While two selectmen — Bill Boland and John Rooney — said they were strongly in favor of doing so, the board ultimately deferred its decision.

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Selectman regrets investigation; board considers reimbursing town employees

June 9, 2010 11:43:18 AM

“I wish this whole thing never happened,” Selectman Bill Boland said last night. He was referring to the 7-month long investigation of Southborough town employees that stemmed from comments made last September at an after-work gathering at Pizzeria Uno in Westborough. “I wish it went away. But I can’t do anything about that.”

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Executive summary of ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation released

May 7, 2010 03:40:35 PM

An executive summary of findings from the ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation has just been released by the town. I haven’t gone through it will a fine-toothed comb yet, but I know many of you are interested in reading it for yourselves, so have at it.

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Breaking news: Town employees cleared of all wrongdoing

May 6, 2010 12:45:29 AM

UnoGate is officially over. At an executive session on Wednesday night that lasted more than four hours, selectmen discussed the investigation of comments made by town department heads at an afterwork gathering at Pizzeria Uno last fall. A statement issued by the Board of Selectmen after the executive session said the investigation concluded there was no wrongdoing on the part of the town employees, and no further disciplinary action would be taken.

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MWDN: Town hasn’t handed over legal bills

May 4, 2010 09:36:10 AM

The Metrowest Daily News reported this morning that they have yet to receive copies of the legal bills they requested related to the Southborough Eight investigation. By law the town had until the end of last week to comply with MWDN’s Freedom of Information Act request, or provide a reason why they couldn’t.

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A bit more on the ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation

April 27, 2010 10:07:36 AM

The Metrowest Daily News ran a story today on Selectman Sal Giorlandino’s recent statement defending the investigation of eight Southborough town employees. It’s largely the same information you’ve read here, but reporter Evan Lips did get the chance to ask Giorlandino if the investigation was in any way related to commenter “Marty.”

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