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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Holliston health board chief "saddened" by demotion

HOLLISTON

The Holliston Board of Health member who initiated the demotion of chairwoman Elizabeth Theiler says she did so because of Theiler’s managerial style.

‘‘She has many wonderful qualities,’’ Anita Ballesteros said. ‘‘Administratively, it seemed that things were being run in a very random, disorganized fashion.’’

Ballesteros made a motion at last week’s meeting for the board’s other member, Richard Maccagnano, to assume the leadership, and Maccagnano seconded the motion.

Ballesteros said she did not coordinate the move with Maccagnano before the meeting. Theiler said she was "saddened and surprised" by the move, but she plans to stay on the Board of Health. "I hope we can put these petty squabbles behind us and move foward for the betterment of the town," she said.

-- Calvin Hennick

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