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December 6, 2013

Board disputes job changes for veteran firefighters

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But at a meeting last Tuesday, Pearson had a slightly different recollection. According to him, Mead had said that the firefighters would wear vests and be called something else, but their responsibilities wouldn’t change.

Blais questioned Pearson’s recollection, saying, “That’s not what was said. I think (town counsel) has been consistent all along.”

She then reiterated for selectmen that when she contacted the town’s insurance company about the possibility of liability associated with the town’s current practice, its response was clear.

“They told me ‘we recommend that you follow the law,’” Blais said.

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