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Saturday, December 2, 2006

Medway nearing counsel choice

MEDWAY

Wanted: legal eagles who will do a good job representing the town of Medway. Selectmen selected three applicants from a pool of six for the position of Town Counsel at a recent meeting.

Weighing the town's need to keep costs low but to be well-prepared for things like development disputes, selectmen considered the depth of experience as well as expertise of several firms that applied.

Town Administrator Suzanne Kennedy noted that one-third of the counselor's duties are likely to be labor issues and negotiations. Finalists include the firms of Petrini & Assoc., Brackett Lucas, and Mirick O'Connell.

Medway was advised last summer that longtime counselor and former town moderator Richard Maciolek planned to retire by Nov. 30; selectmen may hold a special meeting on a Saturday to interview the candidates in order to avoid a prolonged period without adequate counsel.

-- Alison O'Leary Murray

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