EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Latest News

February 25, 2014

Former police chief seeks selectman's seat

Consentino will challenge incumbent Friel

ATKINSON— Former police Chief Philip Consentino is throwing his name back in the political ring.

Consentino is challenging Selectmen’s Chairman William Friel for a one-year term.

Friel was one of the selectmen who voted to dismiss Consentino for “cause” last February, after an investigation.

Either Friel or Consentino will serve the remainder of Todd Barbera’s term. Barbera died from kidney cancer in October.

Voters will get a chance to question the candidates during the annual Candidates Night hosted by the Women’s Civic Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

Philip Consentino

Age: 73

Incumbent: No

Occupation: Retired

Elective experience: Selectman

What is the single most important issue facing selectmen? I will make sure all decisions are made during a public meeting. I will continue to make myself available to residents seven days a week.

William Friel

Age: 52

Incumbent: Yes

Occupation: Director of construction

Elective experience: Selectman, state representative

What is the single most important issue facing selectmen? The critical issue facing Atkinson is managing the process of providing a full level of quality services to the residents while maintaining a responsible budget.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News

AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Photos of the Week