Contractor sues Massachusetts city for $1M in unpaid work

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A contractor alleging breach of contract is suing a Massachusetts city for $1 million.

The MetroWest Daily News reports that Lupachino & Salvatore alleges Framingham illegally withheld payments related to the renovation of a city ice skating rink.

The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based company signed a nearly $6 million contract in 2017 for work on Loring Arena that was scheduled to finish last August.

The city says construction errors and poor workmanship delayed the full reopening. City attorney Chris Petrini says numerous construction items haven’t been corrected and Framingham is withholding payments to protect taxpayers.

The contractor says it completed all work obligations on schedule and addressed remaining items by the end of 2018, and Framingham refuses to pay for work the city request.