Fire Chief interviews in process this morning (Updated – Achilles selected)

There isn’t often a live broadcast of at Board of Selectmen meeting during the day. There is this morning and it’s an important one. A few minutes ago, selectmen opened their meeting to interview finalists for the new Fire Chief.

Thanks to Southborough Access Media, the broadcast is available via streaming here. It’s also viewable on the public access station, Verizon-37 and Charter-192. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. Click here to see this week’s schedule with rebroadcast times. (Videos of recorded meetings are also usually made available through their YouTube channel by the following morning.)

There is no public comment during the interviews. Chair Lisa Braccio explained that selectmen are taking turns asking one question at a time. The board is interviewing Neil McPherson (the Wayland Assistant Chief, also working for Sherborne and Ashland) followed by Steven Achilles (the Portsmouth Chief). You can view their resumes here.

Updated (3/15/19 9:13 am): The unanimous decision was just made to hire Portsmouth, NH’s Chief Steven Achilles. Stay tuned for a more detailed post.

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