THEY SAY… SHE WAS WRONGLY FIRED…..
SELECTMEN TOLD PEGGY MORGAN LAST WEEK… NOT TO COME INTO WORK ANYMORE… AFTER MORE THAN 30-YEARS ON THE JOB…..
NOW IT TURNS OUT THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A LEGAL DECISION…..
SOME IN TOWN AREN’T HAPPY…..
":she’s done a lot for this town over the years and she doesn’t deserve what they’re doing to her.":
TOWNSPEOPLE HAD A RALLY MONDAY…TO SHOW THEIR TOWN MANAGER HOW MUCH THEY SUPPORT HER.
":and for the selectmen to know we have many questions that still need answered.
QUESTIONS LIKE…WHAT’S THEIR JUSTIFICATION FOR FIRING PEGGY MORGAN AFTER 32-YEARS ON THE JOB…AND WHY WASN’T THE PUBLIC MADE AWARE OF THEIR DECISION
":i was furious…i was really angry because peggy has helped me quite a few times":
THEY SAY MORGAN’S HELPED THEM FIND JOBS, HOUSING…AND HELPED GROUPS IN TOWN…
":if there’s issues we’re not aware of…make us aware of them.":
":i think it’s very unfair to see her going, especially in her time of need.":
MORGAN FOUND OUT SHE’D BEEN FIRED AFTER RETURNING FROM A 2-MONTH MEDICAL LEAVE WITH CANCER… THE SELECTMEN RECINDED THAT ORDER AFTER QUESTIONS WERE RAISED ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THEIR ACTION. SHE’S NOW ON PAID LEAVE WHILE THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED.
":she’s always been there for all of us and I think it’s time we’re there for her.":
SELECTMEN HAVE SAID SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN *TOO COMPASSIONATE…NOT STRICT ENOUGH WITH THE TOWN’S MONEY.
":i don’t agree with that at all…i think she’s very businesslike. She has a wonderful heart, but she also has a wonderful mind. She knows what this town needs and how to make sure we have it.":
SUPPORTERS MARCHED THROUGH THE NIGHT TO MORGAN’S HOUSE.
":it’s overwhelming for me – a lot of wonderful people":
SHE SAYS SHE STILL DOESN’T KNOW WHAT SHE’S BEEN ACCUSED OF…ONLY THAT SHE WAS TOLD NOT TO COME BACK TO WORK.
":it’s really sad, the effect of it, it’s not only hurt me, it’s hurt this community. And I kind of take offense to that.":
SELECTMEN PLAN TO EXPLAIN THEIR DECISION… DURING A TOWN MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT…..