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Search Committee gives it another try

Bringing three administrator candidates to selectmen

February 07, 2010
STURBRIDGE — For the third time in recent history, selectmen will hold a meeting anticipating a presentation of three finalists from the Town Administrator Search Committee.

Chairman of the Town Administrator Search Committee James Ehrhard said Friday three candidates will be brought forward tonight, though his committee will not take an official vote until moments before meeting with selectmen, in an attempt to avoid any premature exposure of information.

"We'll just have that meeting to make sure that we're not required to reveal the names," Ehrhard said.

Going into the meeting, Ehrhard said he has full confidence in the abilities of the candidates they will be presenting — as he did with the last round of three candidates.

Of the last three candidates that were presented to the board — John D'Agostino, Pamela Nolan and Donald Crawford — selectmen could not reach a consensus on any one person, charging the search committee with finding three new suggestions for them to choose from.

D'Agostino was the only one of the three candidates to receive any semblance of support from the board last time around, being backed by Selectman and Search Committee member Scott Garieri and Selectman Thomas Creamer, who said he would have supported either of the other candidates had another board member expressed interest in one. Selectmen Hal White, Ted Goodwin and Chairman Mary Blanchard were not comfortable with anyone.

For more on this story, please see Monday's Southbridge Evening News.

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