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Resident angered over petition

'I was dumbfounded when I heard about it'

Sandra Cole. (click for larger version)
September 21, 2011
STURBRIDGE — Sandra Cole has several concerns about the way things are run in her mobile home park, but some residents no longer want to hear them.

Cole became aware last Thursday, Sept. 15, that Celine Chamberland, a resident of First Street, had presented a petition to several park residents seeking their support in asking the park's Board of Directors to express in writing to Cole that her actions in recent months violated the Sturbridge Retirement Cooperative Corporation's regulations. The petition describes Cole as having continually harassed the park manager and jeopardized residents' investment in the park.

"The woman who presented this petition has never spoken to me before. I was dumbfounded when I heard about it," said Cole, who has lived at the park for 10 years. "How can you dislike someone you've never even met?"

Cole consulted her lawyer regarding the petition, and she plans to issue a cease-and-desist order to prevent it from being disseminated to additional residents. Although her lawyer said the petition carries no legal weight, Cole remains upset that members of the park described her decision to express her concerns as having jeopardized other residents' investment in the park.

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

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