Canton’s ex-conservation agent defends work with town

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Former Canton conservation agent Robert J. Murphy, whose companies’ relationship with the town is under review by the state Ethics Commission, says he isn’t sure what prompted some members of the local Conservation Commission to call for his resignation last fall, and insists that he did nothing wrong.

The Ethics Commission is looking into Murphy’s ties to M&M Engineering Inc., a firm he leads that was involved in several projects in Canton, and Danena Inc., a consulting and engineering firm contracted by the town to provide Murphy’s services as conservation agent.

In an interview with the Globe Wednesday, Murphy talked about his work history with the Conservation Commission and his sudden departure in November from the job he held for 22 years.

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