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|Consolidation of veterans’ agent job is news to them|| |
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- SEEKONK - When the board of selectmen voted not to re-appoint former town veterans’ agent Donald Kinniburgh earlier this month, they said they had a plan. Both Town Administrator Michael Carroll and former selectmen chairman John Turner said they’d talked to town officials in Rehoboth who would be willing to regionalize and split the position of veterans’ agent between the two towns. Mr. Carroll said Rehoboth veterans’ agent William Saunders would be retiring in four months and Seekonk could save upwards of $30,000 by consolidating the position.
But if you ask Mr. Saunders and Rehoboth Town Administrator David Marciello, they’ll both tell you they have no idea what Seekonk officials are talking about.
“It’s not going to happen,” Mr. Saunders told The Star.
“I don’t know what’s going on in your town. There’s some rumor flying around and I think people are overreacting to it,” Mr. Marciello said. “The town of Rehoboth is not consolidating any position with anybody.”