Duxbury: Town Counsel fired after 26 years of employment

Duxbury Selectmen held a two-minute long public meeting Tuesday night before going into executive session where Chair Ted Flynn announced Town Counsel Robert Troy’s termination:  “The board voted unanimously to discontinue the services of current Town Counsel and have all functions involving the town to be turned over to Special Counsel for the immediate future effective 5/29/2012 (today).”

In April, Selectmen asked Troy to withdraw as Duxbury’s representative  in four lawsuits against the town: one federal suit filed by former Police Chief Mark Deluca, one case involving the North Hill Golf Club, and two discrimination lawsuits.

The cases were then taken over by Duxbury’s insurance counsel as well as Arthur Kreiger, the town’s Special Counsel, who will now assume all of Troy’s responsibilities.

But Chair Flynn explained their unanimous vote to let Troy go was their ruling, “This is a decision of the board not on the recommendation of either legal counsel. I’d like to publicly thank Bob Troy for his 26 years of service to the town. It was in the best interest of the town to go in a different direction and so we have voted to do just that.”

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.