Here’s our roundup of news and notes from around the Westford area for Aug. 1, 2014. E-mail your news for the Roundup at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update from the Attorney Generals of New Hampshire and Massachusetts on Market Basket
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster informed the executive leadership of Market Basket on Thursday that they have been receiving an uptick in complaints from towns like Westford lately regarding questions about labor laws.
Thus, they sent a letter reminding the company of the two states’ laws on terminating employees, which Market Basket has threatened to do on Monday if protesting employees do not return to work.
For a copy of the letter, see this link on New Hampshire Public Radio.
Update on Rochon Controversy
The Attorney General’s office recently reported that the Town of Westford violated Open Meeting Law regarding an additional $25,000 paid to former Westford Fire Department chief Richard Rochon, discovered through a complaint by Samantha Allen of the Lowell Sun.
For more, see the full story in the Lowell Sun.
New Officers On The Tax Possession Sales Committee
Recently the Tax Possession Sales Committee elected new officers, with Bill Harmon
stepping down as chairman for Don Costley, along with Denali Delmar as vice chair and Steven T. Sadowski as clerk.
Former Westford Water Department Manager Has New Job
Marco Philippon, former Westord Water Department operations manager, was hired to oversee the Water Treatment plant in Concord, NH recently.
For more, see the full story on Patch.
Daily Word of Encouragment from Pastor Steve of the Lowell Assembly of God
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to Me,
for I have redeemed you.”
Isa 44:22 NIV