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Selectman Who Criticized Town Manager Not Allowed to Speak

Chairman John Drobinski gave a statement on Maureen Valente's evaluation, but wouldn't allow anyone else on the Board to voice opinions.

Selectman Who Criticized Town Manager Not Allowed to Speak. Video by Robert Fucci
Selectman Who Criticized Town Manager Not Allowed to Speak. Video by Robert Fucci
Click on the video to hear Chairman John Drobinski speak on Town Manager Maureen Valente's evaluation.
Daniel W Murray January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Ah yes-the BS continues......
Kirsten VanDijk January 29, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Couldn't hear a thing. Lot's of cuts in the video stream. Seems more like anearly start on a smear campaign than anything else. Now let's count the seconds this comment remains on the screen for the people to hear a differing opinion.....
Sudbury Citizen January 29, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Kirsten, I see your store is closed. Rumor was you went bankrupt from selling too many wilted flowers. I thought you moved to Bristol, R.I.
Dr.Rosen-rosen January 29, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Yes, it's true. Fucci got the ax. Karma's a b*tch. Maybe all the salacious headlines and police blotter b.s. didn't get enough clicks after all...
Sudbury Citizen January 29, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Dr. Rosen-rosen, how is your drunk driver friend doing ? I think she was at Lavender's the other day having a few " drinks ".
SudburyCOP January 29, 2014 at 02:24 PM
Kirsten please go away. You are such a negative nasty person. Go to lavender and have a drink with Rosen-Rosen.
Thrice Rusty January 29, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Dr. Rosen how could you pour salt on the wounds of a father who just lost his job, yet you continuously stick up for a THREE TIME OUI offender? Hopefully Beth got that margarita machine fixed while she was in the clink so she can drink at home and stay off the roads where our kids are playing until the rail trail is built.
Sudburytoo January 29, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Dr. Rosen, you take pleasure in seeing someone lose their job and take on the stress of providing for their family? Someone who has worked so hard to provide a living. You are one twisted messed up person. It is no wonder that you fully support 3rd time drunk drivers as model citizens that us citizens need to rehabilitate. You should get your moral compass adjusted. It is seriously broken. Kirsten, Your flowers have wilted. Please stop your petty games. They don't work in this town.
JON999 January 29, 2014 at 07:34 PM
I'm confused. What happened in this video? Thx
Silence DoBad January 29, 2014 at 08:11 PM
Was Lavender delivering that night? What in the he ell was he saying. figure public speaking would be second nature now to the people that have been in office for so long. Move aside criminals.
JJoseph January 30, 2014 at 08:04 AM
This is exactly why it is time for Drobinski to leave the board of selectmen. He has his own agenda and anyone who disagrees with him does not get to express an opinion. This is NOT serving the people of Sudbury. Interesting how Lenny and Chuck have gotten in lock step with Larry and John. Time to vote Pat Brown on to serve Sudbury. These games need to stop in Sudbury.
Daniel W Murray January 30, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Thanks JJoseph. I could not have said it any better!
Mike Hullinger January 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM
The existing Town Manager contract expires on March 16, 2015. Section VI of the contract requires the BOS to give the TM one year advance notice of their intention not to renew. If they fail to deliver this notice by March 16, 2014, the contract automatically extends for an additional year. I wonder if the BOS Chair will permit discussion by the BOS about this matter prior to March 16, 2014? Has the BOS, in executive session, in the presence of the BOS Secretary (the TM), had any discussions about how to handle this notification requirement?
Silence DoBad January 30, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Maybe the Board can offer the community some classes following this session, on the proper implementation of driving-by-braille following a night of Partying.
barbara lettery January 30, 2014 at 05:37 PM
I was unable to see the video and I am quite interested on how he (Drobinski) can stop the other selectman from speaking. Is anyone else having a problem with the video?
Erich Waible January 30, 2014 at 06:27 PM
Yes Barbara! I finally for it working and is poor sound quality on my device. I tried to email Robert Fucci but was responded to by a reply he no longer is employed by the patch as of the 29th.
john baranowsky January 30, 2014 at 06:50 PM
The audio is clear using a PC connection, but not by television. Yes, Fucci was terminated. John basically read into the record a statement he testified represents the views of a Super Majority (4 out of 5) of the Board with respect to the Town Manager performance review based upon criteria established beforehand and approved by Town Council Paul Kenney. She scored 96 by the Super Majority, but 82 overall. Just John being John. He just does not feel comfortable with laundry washing.
Regina Letteri January 31, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Why would this surprise anyone,Politics as usual !
kdroop January 31, 2014 at 01:15 PM
I actually was there at the meeting and did not get the impression anybody was blocked from speaking. He was reading a report, and nobody indicated they had additional information or wanted to have further discussion. I think the Editor may have had the idea someone was going to speak, but chose not to.
Silence DoBad January 31, 2014 at 04:02 PM
I am beginning to think you are said Selectmen there KDroop. U are not fooling anyone.
Sudburytoo January 31, 2014 at 04:11 PM
Kdroop, That is hysterical! Do you really believe that Drobinski was going to be open and transparent? Just like with Lavendergate, the whole crew is very calculating. It is time for Drobinski to get off the BOS. He is not helping, he is only hurting Sudbury.

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