EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Latest News

March 26, 2013

Salem selectmen's meeting becomes heated

Who's the boss in Salem?

(Continued)

Selectmen discussed addressing such an issue when they review their bylaws.

But Lyons became angry, saying he was tired of discussing certain matters in nonpublic session and then being asked to vote on something different than was discussed earlier.

“What’s going to trump bylaws is state law,” he said, referring to the Right-to-Know Law. “I am frustrated with the lack of transparency in this process. ... We need to clean up our act.”

Keller defended his reputation, insisting he never acted out of line.

“I said, ‘No comment. It’s against the law.”’

After the board moved on to other issues, selectmen were joking with each other — including whether someone had to be dead to have a town building named after them.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News

AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Photos of the Week