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Hinsdale Voters Remove Select Board Member From Office

Jim Levulis

Voters in Hinsdale, Massachusetts removed a town select board member during a recall election Saturday. The efforts cap more than a year of acrimony in the town.Three hundred seventy-nine people voted to recall select member Bonnie Conner, who until earlier this month was board chair. Two hundred ninety three people opposed the move. Voters in the town of about 2,000 approved the ability to recall elected officials last year after the board fired police chief Nancy Daniels, who claims Conner has a vendetta against her. Conner says she’s disappointed by the outcome.

“Our hands have been tied and I think a lot of people were misled,” said Conner.

Voters elected former selectman John Genzebella to serve Conner’s remaining 11 months. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined Daniels’ firing was retaliatory.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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