Townsend will allow public comment, release police investigation, at selectmen's meeting

02/17/2017 03:24 PM EST
TOWNSEND -- One week after an overflow crowd of residents demanded the chance to voice their concerns, Townsend's Board of Selectmen will use a large auditorium to release information about an investigation into the police department and then hear public comments. 
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Townsend meeting arrested by angry, overflow crowd
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Townsend will allow public comment, release police investigation, at selectmen's meeting

02/17/2017 03:24 PM EST
TOWNSEND -- One week after an overflow crowd of residents demanded the chance to voice their concerns, Townsend's Board of Selectmen will use a large auditorium to release information about an investigation into the police department and then hear public comments. 
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LETTER: Eaton speaks out
02/17/2017 10:49 AM EST - The following was posted to the Townsend Police's Facebook page by Chief Robert Eaton on Friday after 5 p. Full Story

Lisio eyes return to Townsend selectmen
02/16/2017 09:07 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- Finance Committee member Sue Lisio has started the process of seeking a return to the Board of Selectmen. Full Story

Townsend meeting arrested by angry, overflow crowd
02/15/2017 09:52 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- A regularly scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting had to be canceled Tuesday night because too many residents showed up to voice concerns -- many about the town's relationship with its police department -- in a heated and contentious scene. Full Story

Former Townsend interim Police Chief Rock Barrieau dies unexpectedly
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Townsend protesters rally for police chief
02/13/2017 11:46 AM EST - TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees. Full Story

Townsend police chief placed on leave after slamming town officials
02/10/2017 07:35 PM EST - TOWNSEND -- Police Chief Robert Eaton was placed on paid administrative leave by the town Friday evening shortly after he issued a public statement blasting the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator's ongoing investigation into four police Full Story

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Townsend Conservation Commision member resigns
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Townsend police employee cleared
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