Abington: Town Manager’s future could be decided tonight

The town of Abington may soon be looking for a new Town Manager.

Town Manager John D’Agostino’s contract is up in April and a decision could be reached as early as tonight on his future.

Selectmen are scheduled to vote whether to reappoint him when they meet at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

D’Agostino got himself in hot water with the town when he applied last April for a job in Key West, Florida, as city manager, without getting permission from the selectmen.

That, selectmen say, is a violation of his contract with the town.

D’Agostino’s contract with the town pays him more than $120,000 a year.

Last spring, the Board of Assessors gave D’Agostino a no-confidence vote because of disagreements over the town’s budget.

Just last week, the Finance Committee got involved and members were scheduled to meet this past weekend concerning D’Agostino’s reappointment.

That meeting was abruptly cancelled with no explanation given.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.