• Former Vt town manager to take case to state court
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     | August 23,2013
     

    ST. JOHNSBURY ó A former town manager of St. Johnsbury has lost a bid to get his job back, but heís planning to take his case to the Vermont Supreme Court.

    The town hired Ralph Nelson, a former Major League Baseball executive, as town manager in August 2010.

    Less than two years later, the Select Board fired him and took his laptop, which Nelsonís lawsuit says invaded his privacy.

    Nelson has been fighting to get his job back, relying on a state law setting out the terms for a town managerís employment by a Select Board.

    Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout concluded that not every select board has to justify its decision to remove a town manager, but Nelsonís attorney, Richard Cassidy, said he plans to challenge that.

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