The town of Shirley has paid $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an elected official who was barred from town property two years ago after he made comments about shooting at a public meeting.
The ban was lifted against Robert Schuler, and he can again attend meetings at town offices, according to his lawyer.
During a May 2, 2011, meeting of Shirley’s Finance Committee, Schuler, — who also serves on the town’s Sewer Commission, said: “The only question I have about the budget is what have the selectmen done with this, if anything? Don’t tell me they haven’t done anything with it, or I’m going to pull my gun out and start shooting or something. It drives me nuts!’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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