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Pelham CAO absent

Town of Pelham CAO Darren Ottaway at a December 2017 Town Council meeting. VOICE PHOTO

 

BY VOICE STAFF

Town of Pelham CAO Darren Ottaway has not been into work for approximately the past two weeks. Ottaway’s current employment status is unclear.

Town Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Marc MacDonald would not say why Ottaway was not at work, nor when he would return. “I do not know when the CAO is scheduled to return to the office,” responded MacDonald. “The Treasurer, Teresa Quinlin, is Acting CAO during this time.”

Neither Ottaway nor Mayor David Augustyn responded to requests for comment.

 

UPDATE: In a series of emails to the Voice on Saturday, Nov. 3, Mayor Augustyn asserted that his comment had not been requested. In fact, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, the Voice emailed both Town Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Marc MacDonald and Mayor Augustyn the same query. On Saturday, Augustyn appeared to assert that because he was not specifically named in the email salutation, he was exempted from responding. Despite being asked repeatedly to confirm this assertion on Saturday, Augustyn replied that he would not provide comment until the Voice made a “fix” to our original story.

 

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