Town Meeting opts for compromise in Southborough Eight reimbursement

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. Read the full article → from Town Meeting opts for compromise in Southborough Eight reimbursement

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

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. Read the full article → from Selectman says he’ll consider releasing ‘Southborough Eight’ meeting minutes

MWDN: Former Southborough selectman challenges legal bills

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. Read the full article → from MWDN: Former Southborough selectman challenges legal bills

In the media: Board frustrated about Southborough town planner probe

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. Read the full article → from In the media: Board frustrated about Southborough town planner probe

Town employees say they tried mediation in Pizzeria Uno incident

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. Read the full article → from Town employees say they tried mediation in Pizzeria Uno incident

No decision on whether to reimburse legal fees for town employees

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. Read the full article → from No decision on whether to reimburse legal fees for town employees

Selectman regrets investigation; board considers reimbursing town employees

“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.” Read the full article → from Selectman regrets investigation; board considers reimbursing town employees

Breaking news: Town employees cleared of all wrongdoing

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. Read the full article → from Breaking news: Town employees cleared of all wrongdoing

MWDN: Town hasn’t handed over legal bills

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. Read the full article → from MWDN: Town hasn’t handed over legal bills

A bit more on the ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation

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.” Read the full article → from A bit more on the ‘Southborough Eight’ investigation

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