Flooding raises official’s temper

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Foxborough’s building commissioner stormed into a Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, dropped a large, blue aluminum kayak before the officials, and demanded action on stalled discussions about a new town hall after a deluge of rain had again flooded the decrepit building’s lower level that morning.

“This was floating this morning in our basement,” William Casbarra said, about the boat that belongs to the town’s conservation department.

“I am disgusted,” he said, emotion shaking his voice. “This is no longer a joke.”

If not for the probability that he would be fired, Casbarra told the five-member board, he could by right issue an order to vacate the premises in 30 days, as the situation has become so dire.

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