Home » News » Public Safety
Lyndeborough close to announcing new police chief
According to Selectman Kevin Boette, the board was set to vote to appoint the new chief at their regular board meeting on Tuesday night, but fellow Selectman Fred Douglas missed the meeting. The vote of the three-member board was held off until next Wednesday, Boette said.
Lyndeborough hasn’t had a police chief since 2007, when former Chief James Basinas was ousted from the role when the town voted in a special meeting to eliminate the position of police chief. Basinas had been placed on paid administrative leave early in 2007, but challenges in court dragged out through the year, and in December, a special town meeting was called to end the legal fighting by making the position of police chief go away.
In March, townspeople voted in favor of reinstating the position of police chief, a move opposed by the board of selectmen at the time, including Boette. But the new board, including Boette, Arnold Byam and newly elected Fred Douglas, followed the decision of the voters and began working toward re-establishing the chief’s position.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Faulty lamp caused Manchester blaze - 0
- Burning baton twirler attracts Manchester fire truck - 0
- Another plane hits frozen Alton Bay - 0
- Police investigating crash after truck reportedly loses tire in Concord - 1
- Derry firefighters extinguish Jeep fire - 0
- Chemical spill in Newington business sends 6 to the hospital - 0
- Officials investigate suspicious Manchester blaze - 0
- UPDATED: Mass. man charged after hitting barrier at Bedford toll plaza - 2
- Massachusetts woman injured in Milan snowmobile crash - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Excess school money may target crowded classes in Manchester - 0
- Nashua board members apologize for signingCommon Core letter - 0
- Sen. Shaheen participates in all-night climate change ‘talkathon’ - 0
- Ian Clark's On Hockey: Monarchs' Derek Forbort in the right place at the right time - 0
- Educators, advocates speak to new standards for use of force - 0
- Two Manchester health clinics working on merger plan - 0
- Manchester CrimeWatch: City woman connected to fatal crash in court again - 0
- Franklin’s newest police recruit, a German shepherd pup, can smell trouble - 0
- VFW still eyeing old Crown Hill fire station in Nashua for new home - 0
Allenstown rejects town and school budgets
Crowley elected in Northfield
John DiStaso's Granite Status: Shaheen among speakers at Senate Dems' climate change 'talkathon'