AG Concurs with Ron Beaty, Rules Sandwich Selectmen Violated OML

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Attorney General Concurs With Beaty By Ruling Sandwich Board of Selectmen Intentionally Violated Open Meeting Law 

In a 5 page official determination issued on September 11th (see attached documents), the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Division of Open Government has ruled that the Town of Sandwich, Board of Selectmen has intentionally violated the Open Meeting Law.

The review and investigation resulted from a formal multi-faceted complaint filed by Barnstable County Commissioner Ron Beaty. 

Beaty stated, “I am happy to see that my ongoing pursuit of open, transparent and accountable government is yielding positive results.” 

Beaty further stated, “The public’s right to know regarding all levels governmental operations is of paramount importance. Moreover, I hope to serve as a role model to others to bring this same kind of dogged pursuit of transparency and accountability to federal, state, and local government as well.” 

For further details about the ruling, please reference the  images below for full text of the Determination. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on