In May, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette filed two complaints with the Sturbridge, Mass., Board of Selectmen – one over an executive session and the other over remote participation in an open meeting.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette files 2 Open Meeting Law Complaints against Sturbridge selectmen in May
By Richard Lodge, editor, MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, Mass. Almost a year after a change to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law allowing remote meeting participation by city or town officials – under special circumstances – fewer than a dozen Bay State communities have adopted the idea. In MetroWest, Franklin, Natick, Southborough, Wayland and the [...]
By Linda L. Segal, former Wayland selectman The Wayland Board of Selectmen’s egregious violation of the Open Meeting Law on July 8, 2010, shocked residents who watched it unfold before their eyes on live cable TV. It was unimaginable that minutes before the board meeting began, then-chairman Steven Correia huddled with colleagues Thomas Fay, Susan [...]