MBTS COA Apologizes for Election-Related Newsletter Error


Dear COA Newsletter subscriber,

In the May 2023 issue, privately funded by the Friends of the COA and advertisers, a layout/editing error by Town staff resulted in incorrectly noting a letter as being from the Planning Board (PB).  It was not.  The letter was from a PB member running for re-election. The PB member has since agreed to pay the Friends of the COA.  Also, only one PB member is running for re-election, not two as stated in the letter.  Please know that neither the COA nor the Planning Board endorses candidates.   

We take responsibility for the error and apologize for the confusion.  A policy of no campaign letters or advertising in official Town publications will be implemented going forward.  In addition, the Town has filed a report with the MA Office of Campaign and Political Financing about this error.


Nancy Hammond, Director, Manchester Council on Aging

Gregory T. Federspiel, Manchester Town Administrator

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