Mooring Controversy in Newbury, MA
March 23, 2011
Newburyport Times: The Massachusetts state inspector general’s office has issued a report harshly critical of the Newbury Board of Selectmen and the way commercial activity on the Parker River is being managed.
The report questioned the conduct of Board of Selectmen Chairman Joseph Story for what it said appears to be conflict of interest relating to his financial operations on the waterfront. Story owns property that abuts the river, and the report said that he should not be voting on matters that affect that sector of town.
The 98-page document, titled “Assignment of Moorings to Private Business in Newbury, MA,” was undertaken last March following a complaint raised about the fairness of the town’s assignment of multiple moorings to private businesses on the river. The individual who filed the complaint was not identified.
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