Veazie Town Council Fires Manager of 19 Years 

Veazie’s town manager was fired Monday night after nineteen years on the job.Bill Reed says he was caught off guard when the council voted to terminate him.Reed was up for a council evaluation last night, but was not expected there to be a motion to remove him.Councilors evaluated Reed’s performance based on a number scale.Reed says he received some poor evaluations, but those came without an explanation.He believes they were driven by tense relationships he had with some of the councilors.Reed will receive a $100,000 severance package.Tuesday, the council will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the transition process.