Former Foxborough manager a finalist for new job

Kevin Paicos agreed to step down a year early from his job as Foxborough’s Town Manager. He is collecting his salary of $211,000, which is already in the budget.
Kevin Paicos agreed to step down a year early from his job as Foxborough’s Town Manager. He is collecting his salary of $211,000, which is already in the budget.Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe/file

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Just two weeks after agreeing to leave his job a year early and still get paid, former Foxborough town manager Kevin Paicos has been named one of two finalists for a part-time, temporary town administrator job in Northfield, a small community in the Berkshires.

A decision is expected to be made on Sept. 3, according to selectmen there.

Paicos confirmed his candidacy in a phone interview on Wednesday. He said the severance agreement that sends him on his way from Foxborough with $211,000 in pay and benefits – and requires him to be on call to finish municipal tasks – does not consider his taking another job “double-dipping” because it specifically allows him to seek other employment.

“And I’m doing that,” he said.

Foxborough officials have not discussed whether Paicos left voluntarily or was shown the door.

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