Peter Starostecki believes other councilors and staff at Town Hall viewed Kris Tucker 'as a detriment to the status quo' and says the termination in a 6-1 vote was 'a total snow job.'

STANDISH — The lone councilor who voted against firing Town Manager Kris Tucker said Tuesday that the termination was “a total snow job.”

The council voted 6-1 during Monday night’s special meeting to terminate Tucker’s contract without cause, meaning he is entitled to severance and health care payments. Tucker had been on the job for less than eight months.

 

Councilor Peter Starostecki said by phone Tuesday morning that he believes other members of the council and staff at Town Hall view Tucker “as a detriment to the status quo.”

“I’m pretty upset about it,” said Starostecki, who called Tucker a “terrific town manager” and claimed that the termination was “a total snow job.”...

 

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His lawyer says 'something stinks' about the vote to terminate Kris Tucker without cause.

 

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Maine is green in so many ways, and not just because it’s one of the places where the political Green Party is so active. Just look at some of its top-five rankings in the WalletHub study:

  • No. 1 for the rate of recycling at 48%, according to Snews.
  • It’s tied for No. 1 for the percentage of renewable energy consumption.
  • Maine is No. 3 for highest water quality.
 

Next: A small state making a big commitment to going green...

 

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https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/greenest-american-states.html/

The board will consider a resolution Tuesday that would support a proposal to allow noncitizens like refugees or asylum seekers to vote in local elections.

 

 

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The Maine People's Alliance released its annual legislative scorecard, highlighting votes taken by lawmakers in the second session of the 128th Legislature.

For the first time ever, the scorecard includes a second, separate "Will of the Voters" score which compiles votes from across the entire 128th legislative session to indicate whether legislators supported implementing referenda passed by voters and opposed legislation to weaken the citizen initiative process...

Representatives who received a 100% score this year:
... Rep. Ralph Chapman (G-Brooksville) ...
Senators and Representatives who received a 100% Will of the Voters score:
...Rep. Ralph Chapman (G-Brooksville)...

 

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https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/maine-people-s-alliance-launches-new-online-legislative-scorecard/105933

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