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CommunityYearBoardWho won?PenaltyNotes

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Abington2013Conservation commissionBoard

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Abington2013Conservation commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Abington2013Conservation commissionBoard

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Abington*2012Planning boardComplainant (Tedeschi's Food)Board member must review the Open Meeting Law guide and certify in writing that he has done it within 30 daysPlanning board member Rangel sent email to other five members critical of proposal, saying he would vote against it

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Acton2011Zoning board of appealsBoard

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Acton2013Morrison Farm committeeBoard

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Acton-Boxborough2012Regional school committeeComplainantOder immediate and future compliance, must complete and approve better minutes within 60 daysDidn't keep sufficient minutes

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Adams2011Selectmen Board

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Ahsfield2013Selectmen Board

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Ahsfield2013Board of healthComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't include sufficient detail in meeting notice

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Amherst2011Selectmen Board

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Amherst-Pelham2012Regional school committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDiscussed matters in executive session that weren't appropriate

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Arlington2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board must amend the minutes within 30 daysBoard didn't include a list of documents used at the meeting in the minutes

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Arlington2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceSubcommittee did not post public meetings, board acknowledged and fixed, decline to nullify,

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Arlington2013Redevelopment authorityComplainantno actionFailed to provide minutes in response to request within allowed time period, board has since fixed

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Arlington2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, release minutesImproper executive session, didn't do periodic review of minutes

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Arlington2013Cemetery commissionBoard

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Arlington2014Redevelopment boardDeclinedFiled too late

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Ashby2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMet at a time other than what was posted in meeting notice

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Ashby2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceFailed to post meeting notice 48 hours before. Can't nullify

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Ashby and Ashburnham2012Selectmen Board

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Ashfield2013Board of healthComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting Law, revise executive session minutesDiscussed an improper topic in executive session, didn't follow procedure for going into executive session, minutes

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Ashfield2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance with Open Meeting Lawdidn't create and approve meeting minutes in a timely manner

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Ashfield2013Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Ashfield2013Selectmen ComplainantNo actionDeliberated outside a public meeting, took appropriate steps to fix it by disclosing details in properly posted meeting

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Ashfield2013Board of healthBoard

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Ashfield2013Board of healthBoard

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Ashfield2013Board of healthBoard

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Ashfield2014Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Ashfield2014Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliancenot enough detail in meeting notice, failed to approve meeting minutes in timely manner

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Ashfield2014Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Ashfield 2013Board of healthDeclinedDon't apply to Open Meeting Law

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Ashland2013Selectmen Board

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Auburn2011Selectmen Board

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Ayer2013Planning boardComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice didn't include sufficient detail

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Ayer2013Selectmen Board

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Barnstable2012Town councilComplainantOrdered to fix insufficient minutes

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Barnstable2012Conservation commissionComplainantOrder commission to revise minutes to include a summary of discussionsMinutes are not complete

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Barnstable2014Town councilBoard

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Barnstable County2013Regional commissionersOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice wasn't sufficiently specific, was not intentional

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Barnstable County2013Retirement advisory councilBoard

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Barstable2012Town councilComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceHad an improper executive session on two occassions, failed to include enough detail in meeting notice,, failed to announce status of executive session minutes,

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Barstable2012Town councilBoard

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Barstable2012County commissionersBoard

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Barstable2013County commissionersComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDeliberated outside a public meeting,

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Becket2011Selectmen Board

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Becket2012Selectmen Board

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Becket2012Selectmen BoardOK to not allow public comment

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Becket2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't announce purpose of executive session

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Becket2013Selectmen Board

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Billerica2014Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedSubcommittee met outside properly posted meeting

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Blackstone2013Council on agingComplainantNo action, council fixedAllowed a member to partiicpate remotely without a quorum physically present

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Blandford2011Selectmen ComplainantReferred for a hearing and recommend $1k fine, immediate and future compliance, attend Open Meeting Law training, review and release executive session minutes, publicly release all emails sent or received that were part of this investigation** FINE Intentional violation: deliberated outside a posted meeting, also failed to follow procedure for executive session

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Board of boiler rules2013Board of boiler rulesDeclinedcomplaint doesn't fall under Open Meeting Law

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Bolton2011Board of healthDeclinedFiled too late

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Boston2011Mass. Dept. of Early Education and Care Provider Working TeamDeclinedDetermined not a public body

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Boston2012Selectmen on bikes program advisory boardBoardThey're not subject to the Open Meeting Law

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Boston2012Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector AuthorityBoard

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Boston2013Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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Boston2013Board of Registration in PharmacyBoardFiled by Boston Globe, was exempt by statute from Open Meeting Law

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Boston2013Board of Registration in PharmacyOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't list a topic with sufficient specificity in meeting notice and didn't foolow required procedures to go into exec. Session, filed bo Boston Globe

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Boston2013Board of Registration in PharmacyBoard

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Boston2013Public safety board of appealsComplainantOrder board to best of its ability to create minutes within 30 days, immediate and future compliance, Mistakenly believed it was not a public body,

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Boston2013Redevelopment authorityBoard

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Boston2013Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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Boston2014Board of boiler rulesComplainantinformal actionDidn't keep sufficient minutes

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Boxford2013Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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Boxford2013Maconomet Regional School CommitteeComplainantOrder immediate and future complainceDidn't respond to Open Meeting Law complaint within 14 days

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Boxford2014Zoning board of appealsComplainantinformal action, board fixedFailed to approve minutes in a timely manner

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Brewster2010Archives committeeBoard

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Brewster2013Finance committee budget subcommitteeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must release all emails within 30 daysDeliberating over email, don't believe intentional, members now aware of obligations under the law

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Brockton2011Water commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, attend Open Meeting Law training, create and release meeting minutes for previous executive session, consult with city solicitor before each time going into executive session for 2 yearsBoard didn't provide proper notice, improperly went into executive session, failed to create meeting minutes Not intentional, but "lack of attention to the law in the face of a clear warning to be a serious error in judgment"

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Brookline2011Runkle School CouncilComplainantNo actionFailed to publish meeting notices, fixed it themselves

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Brookline2012High school councilDeclinedNot filed porperly

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Brookline2014Runkle School councilBoard

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Cambridge2012City councilBoardFiled by Cambridge Chronicle, said improperly refused to release executive session mins

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Cambridge2012Historical commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Cambridge2013City councilComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, revise minutesDeliberated outside a public meeting, failing to include sufficient detail in minutes

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Cambridge2014City councilDeclinedFiled too late

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Cape Cod2012Governing boards of the Cape Light Compact and the Cape Vineyard Electric CooperativeComplainantNo action, board fixedStatement for the purpose of going into executive session during multiple meetings in 10 and 11 were inadequate, board has taken sufficient remedial action

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Cape Cod2013Directors of the Cape & Vineyard Electric CooperativeDeclinedFiled too late

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Cape Cod2013Cape & Vineyard Electric CooperativeBoard

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Cape Cod2013Executive committee, Cape & Vineyard Electric CooperativeBoard

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Cape Cod2013Cape Vineyard Electric CooperativeDeclinedFiled too late

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Cape Cod2013Governing Board of the Cape Light CompactBoard

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Carlisle2013High school building committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Carver2012Zoning board of appealsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceGot the minutes he requested but not in 10 days

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Carver2012Planning boardBoard

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Carver2012School committee, selectmen Complainant (RE School committee)Order immediate and future compliance, Filed by Paul Johnson

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Carver2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, amend executive session minsLawyer said board didn't respond to request for mins in 10 days, create mins in timely manner, release mins, review them, produce sufficiently detailed mins

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Carver2013Selectmen Board

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Carver2013Selectmen Board

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Carver2013Zoning board of appealsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice and chariman's statement prior to entering into executive session was not sufficiently specific, didn't find violations on other allegations

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Carver2013Conservation commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future complainceDidn't include time and date of posting for meeting notice

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Carver2013Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late (38 days)

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Carver2013Selectmen Board

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Carver2013Zoning board of appealsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't respond to request for open and exec. Session meeting minutes within 10 days

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Carver2013Selectmen Board

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Carver2013Zoning board of appealsComplainantDe minimus, no actionChairman didn't announce meeting was being recorded

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Carver2013Redevelopment AuthorityBoard

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Carver2013Website committeeDeclinedCommittee was disbanded

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Carver2013Redevelopment authorityComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, "infromal action"sent an email to quorum of members

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Carver 2013Selectmen Board

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Carver*2011Selectmen ComplainantOrdered immediate and future compliance, decline to nullify the board's vote to approve the town administrator's contract, recommend they vote again in open sessionRatified town manager's contract in executive session, meeting notice not specific about executive session topic, didn't state the purpose in open session, ratified contract in executive session.

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Charlemont2011Board of HealthDeclinedWasn't filed in time

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Charlemont2012Board of healthBoard

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Chatham2011Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Chatham2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, review and amend executive session minutesDidn't provide sufficient detail about executive session for 13 meetings,

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Chatham2012Town manager search committeeBoardFiled by Cape Cod Chronicle RE: search committee

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Chatham2012Planning boardBoard

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Chatham2012Golf advisory committeeBoard

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Chatham2013Selectmen Board

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Chester2013Selectmen DeclinedAllegations not covered under Open Meeting Law

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Chicopee2012City councilComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review executive session mins, release as much as possible, Considered topics in executive session that weren’t covered by stated purpose, didn't give sufficient notice of purpose of executive session, failed to state that talking in open would hurt litigation

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Clarksburg2013AssessorscomplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, create and approve minutesDidn't post a notice or convene a meeting during BoS meeting

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Clinton2012Selectmen ComplainantNo actionBelieve the town will comply in future

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Cohasset2011Water commissionDeclinedComplainant, town arguing over fee for records, Attorney general said to file complaints with supervisor of public records in the Secretary of Commonwealth's public records division

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Cohasset2011Water commissionersBoard

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Cohasset2012Selectmen DeclinedWas improperly filed

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Cohasset 2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review mins and release, Didn't ID which union or non-union personnel it would be discussing in executive session, discussed a topic in executive session that should have been in open

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CommunityYearBoardWho won?PenaltyNotes

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Concord2013Natural resources commissionBoard

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Concord-Carlisle2013Regional school committeeBoard

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Concord-Carlisle2013Regional school committeeBoard

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Conway2013Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Conway2013Town administrator search committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must appove and release minutes, Open Meeting Law trainingDeliberated outside public meeting, didn't comply with requirements to convenene executive session, failed to keep open session minutes, "serious misunderstanding" of the law

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Cotuit2011Fire commissionersBoard

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Cotuit2011Fire commissionersDeclinedMatter already reviewed and resolved by District attorney's office

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Cotuit2012Fire district policy advisory committeeComplainantNow complying, must come up with minutes for those meetingsDidn't keep meeting minutes for eight meeting minutes because believed it was not a public meeting

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Cotuit2012Fire commissionersDeclinedNot covered by Open Meeting Law, had to do with how long to hold onto records (Sec. Of State)

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Cotuit2012Fire district prudential committeeBoard

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Cotuit2013Fire district prudential committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, draft and approve minutes within 30 days, review Open Meeting LawDidn't include sufficient detail in minutes or notice, deliberated outside public meeting

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Cotuit2013Fire district prudential committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting LawDiscussed inappropriate topics in executive session, didn't follow procedure for going into executive session, failed to include discussion topic in meeting notice, deliberated outside public meeting

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Cotuit2014Fire district prudential committeeComplainantNo actionDidn't provide open session minutes within 10 days of a request, failiing to approve its minutes, failing to respond to complaint

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Dartmouth2012Town meetingDeclined Open Meeting Law doesn't cover town meeting procedures

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Dartmouth2012Town meetingDeclinedOpen Meeting Law doesn't cover town meeting procedures

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Dartmouth2012Fire district prudential committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, remind board can't conduct evaluations of the professional competence

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Dartmouth2013Fire district 1 prudential committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting Law guide, certify that members have done so in writingDidn't provide meeting mins within 10 days of request, not intentional

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Dennis2010Selectmen DeclinedHappened prior to Attorney general jurisdiction

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Dennis/Yarmouth2012Regional school committeeBoard

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Department of Environmental Protection2012Department of Environmental ProtectionDeclinedNot a public board

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Dept. of Corrections2012Various committeesBoard

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Dighton2012Selectmen, police station committeeBoards

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Dighton2013Police station building committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice was insufficient, did NOT violate by posting an agenda with incorrect date

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Douglas2011Conservation commissionComplainantWarningImproper executive session

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Dudley2011Selectmen ComplainantOrdered BOS members to read decision and guide to Open Meeting LawSaid board had cured violation since improper executive session

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Duxbury2013Town counsel search committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance with Open Meeting LawMember send electronic communication to a quorum of committee, not intentional

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East Bridgewater2012Capital improvement planning committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Easthampton2011Economic development and industrial commissionBoard (UNCLEAR)Said the board provided missing meeting mins to complainant who is now satisfied

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Easton2014Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Egremont2012Finance committeeBoardDiscussed a political ad

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Egremont2013Selectmen Board

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Egremont2014Selectmen Board

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Egremont2014Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceRequired a notice of recording from an individual before the start of the meeting

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Egremont2014Selectmen Boardinformal action

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Essex2014Selectmen DeclinedDidn't file in time

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Fairhaven2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting LawWent into executive session without stating purpose

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Falmouth2011Historic district commissionDeclinedHad to do with conflict of interest not Open Meeting Law, referred to State Ethics commission

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Falmouth2012Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedDidn't keep minutes of executive session

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Falmouth2012Selectmen UnclearOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't comply with Open Meeting Law certification, appears town has taken appropriate steps

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Falmouth2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Falmouth2013Selectmen Board

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Falmouth2014Selectmen DeclinedWasn't properly filed

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Fitchburg2013Airport commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, disclose emailsDidn't include notice for topics discussed, deliberated over email

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Fitchburg2014Municipal airport commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, release executive session minutesWent into executive session for improper purpose

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Foxborough2011School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, decline to nullify actions taken in executive session, ordered to create and release minutes Open Meeting Law trainingDidn't announce why going into executive session, didn't ratify in public a contract agreed to in executive session with school superintendent, not disclosing what documents they used, for four months

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Foxborough2012Selectmen, capital improvement planning committeeBoards

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Foxborough2012Selectmen UNCLEARResolved with "infomal action"Board has since released the executive session minutes, complainant is happy

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Foxborough2012Selectmen complainantNo action, board fixedBoard didn't respond to request for executive session mins in 10 days, DID NOT violate by not providing a document that was requested

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Framingham2013Special education parent advisory councilBoard

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Franklin2013AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't respond to Open Meeting Law complaints

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Franklin2013AssessorsBoard

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Franklin2013AssessorsComplainantOrdered to certify wihtin 30 days that they have received a copy of Open Meeting Law, certify that ith as complied, order immediate and future complianceDidn't fill out certification forms for members

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Franklin2013AssessorsComplainantOrder immediatea and future complianceBoard didn't follow procedures to go into executive session, didn't keep good minutes

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Freetown 2011Soil conservation boardComplainantWarning, ordered to comply in future

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Freetown 2012Soil conservation boardDeclinedFiled too late

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Freetown 2012Soil conservation boardBoardBoard limited public participation

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Freetown 2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must disclose emailsent an email to quorum of members

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Gardner2010Gardner Municipal Golf Course commissionBoard

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Gill-Montague2013Regional school committeeBoard

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Gloucester2010Trustees, Gloucester Community Arts Charter SchoolComplainantImmediate and further compliance, all members must attend Open Meeting Law training, submit copies of all meeting notices to Attorney general, review all unreleased exec. Session minutesStrongly worderd decision

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Gloucester2011City council planning and development committeeComplainantWarning, order immediate and future compliance, release of emails

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Gloucester2011Trustees of the Gloucester Ccommunity Arts Charter SchoolComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, better meeting notices, all members review Open Meeting Law, written certification all members have read and agreed to abide by this orderImproperly held an emergency meeting

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Gloucester2013Community Arts Charter School trustees and governance committeeUNCLEARComplainant made an agreement with board, if he gets the minutes, will drop

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Granby2014School committeeBoard

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Great Barrington2011Zoning board of appealsDeclinedAllegations don't apply to Open Meeting Law

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Great Barrington2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't follow procedure to go into executive session, didn't keep sufficient detail in executive session mins

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Groton2012AssessorsDeclinedFiled too late, because someone told complainant to leave the room during a meeting

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Hadwick2012Planning board, selectmen BoardsComplaintant was New Cingular Wireless

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Hamilton-Wenham2012Capital management committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceFailed to post meeting notice

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Hamilton-Wenham2012Regional school committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Hamliton2013Finance and advisory boardComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't announce being recorded

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Hampden-Wilbraham2012Regional school committeeDeclinedComplaint didn't fall under Open Meeting Law

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Hampden-Wilbraham2013Regional school committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceQuorum held a private discussion, breif, not an intentional violation

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Hanson2013Conservation commissionDeclined

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Hardwick2013Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Harvard2011School committeeComplainantOrdered release of executiv e session minutes and other documentsSaid purpose for executive session was resolved

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Harvard2011School committeeComplainantOrdered release of exec. Session minutes and other documents

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Harvard2013Historical commissionBoard

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Hingham2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, order BoS to create minsDidn't post or convene a meeting during meeting of the Municipal Light Board,

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Hinsdale2013Selectmen Board

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Hinsdale2013Selectmen Board

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Hinsdale2013Selectmen Board

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Holbrook2010Selectmen ComplainantWarning

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Holbrook2012Selectmen Board

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Holland 2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDeliberated over email

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Holland 2014Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixed

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Holliston 2011Planning boardBoard

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Holyoke2013Board of healthComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice didn't contain sufficient detail, not intentional, board corrected before complaint filed

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Hubbardston7/4/2014Selectmen Board

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Hubbardston2013Capital improvement planning committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't provide meeting minutes within 10 days of request,

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Hubbarston2011Selectmen DeclinedOpen Meeting Law doesn’t apply to content of warrant articles, only process to approve them

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Hubbarston2012Parks commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Ordered to release executive session mins, decline to nullify action taken by the boardMins stated purpose went into exec session specifically to avoid public discussion, Failed to sufficiently list topics in meeting notice, discussed improper topics in executive session

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Hull2013Selectmen Board

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Ipswich2011Finance committeeBoard

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Kingston2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review old executive session mins, Discussed something in executive session that doesn't fall under exemptions (disciplining an employee (the complainant))

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Kingston2013Green energy committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board fixedDidn't provide minutes within 10 days of request

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Lee2012AssessorsDeclinedFiled too late

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Lee2012Energy efficiency committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, create minutes for past meetingsTown Administrator acknowledged no minutes kept, promised to start and elect a chairperson

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Lee2013Selectmen Board

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Leicester2011Selectmen BoardHad to do with a meeting notice and agenda

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Lenox2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Lenox?2013Kennedy Park committeeBoard

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Lexington2012School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, did not order nullification of contract extension (See Open Meeting Law 2011-28)Voted to extend super's contract in executive session, did not state in meeting notices whose contract they would discuss

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Lexington2012Minuteman Regional school committee chairwomanComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, encourage all members to review Open Meeting Law guideChairwoman deliberated by email,

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Lexington2013Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School CommitteeComplainantNo actionFailed to list an executive session topic with sufficient specificty on meeting notice, took rememdial action following complaint

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Lexington2013Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School CommitteeComplainantNo actionDidn't notify person who was going to be discussed in executive session, didn't include enough on agenda

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Lexington2013Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School CommitteeBoard

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Lexington2014Minuteman Regional Technical School CommitteecomplainantOrder immediate and future compliance One member violated, second time a member has violated in this manner, not intentional

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Littleton2013Board of healthBoard

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Longmeadow 2014Selectmen Board

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Lunenburg2012Selectmen Board

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Lynn2013Water and Sewer commissionBoard

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Malden2013City councilBoard

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Manchester2011Zoning board of appealsBoardDirected complaint about no audio recordings to Secretary of Commonwealth's Public Records Division

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Manchester2012Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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Manchester2012Zoning board of appealsDeclinedDoesn't apply to Open Meeting Law, RE: how long board kept minutes

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Mansfield2013Selectmen BoardFiled by Attleboro Sun Chronicle

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Mansfield2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceStarted a meeting before the posted time

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Marblehead2011Selectmen Board

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Marion2013Zoning board of appealsBoard

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Marlborough2012City councilComplainantNo actionQuorum of council met and deliberated during Finance committee meeting but did not post a notice

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Marlborough2013Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School trusteesComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, create minutes for eight executive session Didn't respond timely to a request for executive session minutes and failing to create and maintain minutes for meetings

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Mass. Board of Registration in Medicine2012Data repository committeeBoard

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Mass. School Building Authority2012Mass. School Building AuthorityBoardTook "informal action" to resolve

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Mattapoisett2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting Law, certify, within 30 daysDidn't respond to Open Meeting Law complaint within 14 biz days, but did not violate on initial complaint

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Medford 2012Housing authorityBoardResolced with "informal action"Email did not constitute deliberation outside a meeting

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Melrose2011School committeeComplainantWarning, order immediate and future compliance, release of minutesDeclined further action requested by complainant -- nullify contract

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Melrose2013Housing authorityBoard

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Melrose2013School committeeBoard

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Melrose2013School committeeBoard

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Melrose2013School committeeBoard

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Melrose2013School committeeBoard

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Melrose2014School committee, AldermenBoard

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Melrose**2012School committeeBoardWhere, as occurred here, a public body takes corrective action in response to a complaint filed with that body, we strongly encourage complainants to reconsider whether further reivew by this office remains necessary. Board fixed the problem

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Melrose**2012School committee superintendent search committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, did not require public apology as complainant asked, board corrected itAgain: people should think twice about filing if board took corrective action, Guy claimed he was shut out of public meeting. Board didn't make sure public could get in during public portion of meeting

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Mendon-Upton2012Regional school negotiations subcommitteeDeclinedFiled too late

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Mendon-Upton2012Regional school committeeBoardResolved with "informal action"

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Mendon-Upton2012Regional school committeeComplainantResolved with "informal action"Board took appropriate action to fix

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Mendon-Upton2012Regional school committeeDeclinedFiled too late, complaint said they approved super's contract in executive session, didn't ratify in public

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Mendon-Upton2013Regional school committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board fixedDidn't post a meeting notice in time that included the date and time, satisfied the committee

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Mendon-Upton2013School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't list a topic with sufficient specificity on meeting notice (had to do with another Open Meeting Law complaint)

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Mendon-Upton2013Regional school committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceImproper executive session

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Methuen2010City councilComplainantOrdered to create and release minutes of improper exec. SessionBrought by Lawrence Eagle Trib?

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Methuen2011City councilComplainantNo actionCouncilor emailed other councilors, asked if they would support an agenda item, they made it public, released the email, corrected the situation

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Methuen2013City councilBoard

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Middleborough2013Gas and electric commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must release minutesDiscussed topic in executive session that should have been discussed in open

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Middleborough2013Gas and electric commissionersComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, certify within 60 daysInappropriate executive session discussion, not enough detail about purpose, failing to vote on non-union personnel contracts in public, failing to review and release executive session mins

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Middlefield2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Middlefield2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't include all topics on agenda

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Middlefield2013AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't post proper notice, discouraged individual from recording an open meeting

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Milford2012School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board fixedCommittee deliberated outside of a public meeting

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Monson2011Selectmen DeclinedWasn't filed in time

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Montague2012By-law review committeeComplainantOder immediate and future complianceDidn't post meeting notices or hold public meetings, was not intentional, board "reasonably though incorrectly" interpreted Open Meeting Law to believe it was not a public body

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Montague2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Montague2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late (36 days)

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Montague2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, decline to void any decisions made by board in executive sessionresolved with "informal action"

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Montague2012Selectmen Board

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Montague2013Planning boardComplainantDidn't announce they were being recordedConsidered de minimus

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Montague2013Selectmen Board

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Montague2013Selectmen Complainantinformal action, board fixedMinutes were insufficient, board took remedial action

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Montague2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceFialed to reivew executive session minutes within 30 days of a request

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Monterey2012Selectmen Board

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Mount Washington2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late, complaint: BoS deliberated outside public meeting

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Nahant2014Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedBoard met in area that was not ADistrict attorney compliant

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Nantucket2011Selectmen Board

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Nantucket2011Selectmen Board

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Nantucket2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance

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Nantucket2012Selectmen, planning boardBoard

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Nantucket2013Energy study committeeBoard

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Nantucket2013Energy study committeeComplainantIf the committee reconstituted, immediate and future compliance, members must go to Open Meeting Law training in 60 daysDeliberated outside a public meeting to develop a video presentation, allowed a member to partiicpate remotely

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Nantucket2013Selectmen Board

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Nantucket2014Historic district commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future compliancedidn't include date and time in meeting notice

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Natick2011School committeeComplainantWarning

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New Bedford2013Southeastern Regional Planning and economic Development BoardComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, do Open Meeting Law training, certify that have completedThis was a serious violation of the law. However, we find that the board took appropriate remedial steps to address the complaint.Didn't follow procedures for going into executive session, didn't provide complainant with info that she would be discussed

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Newburyport2011Trustees of the River Valley Charter SchoolBoard

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Newburyport2013Redevelopment authorityDeclinedFiled too late

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Newton2011License commissionersComplainantNo action

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North Adams2013City councilBoard

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North Attleboro2012Selectmen UNCLEARNo action (happened before Attorney general jurisdiction)Found no violation in actual complaint, uncovered one during investigation, didn't properly post subcommittee meeting

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North Attleboro2013Conservation commissionBoard

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North Berkshire School Union Committee2012School committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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North Brookfield2012Town meetingComplainant (BoS member)No action, board fixedDid not notify subject of an executive session to discuss a complaint against him

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Northampton2011City council committee on public safetyBoard

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Northampton2012School committee, city councilComplainant (Daily Hampshire Gazette)Order immediate and future compliance

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Northfield2013Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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Northfield2013Zoning board of appealsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice didn't include open session

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Norwood2013Selectmen DeclinedDidn't apply to Open Meeting Law

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Oakham2011Selectmen ComplainantNo actionCured it themselves, discussed a topic in executive session that was beyond the scope of the purpose

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Orange2011Cemetery commissionBoardUrged town to release executive session minutes ASAP, may review the issue again in the future

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Orange2011Special town meetingDeclinedOpen Meeting Law doesn't cover town meeting procedures

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Orange2013Cemetery commissionBoard

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Orange2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board fixedDidn't respond to requeset for minutes within 10 days, didn't create or approve executive session minutes in a timely manner

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Orange2013Cemetery commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't specify in meeting notice that it would hold a public hearing

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Orleans2012AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, amend minutesKept inandequate minutes, didn't include a summary of dscussions,

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Orleans2013AssessorsBoard

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Orleans2013AssessorsBoard

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Otis2011Selectmen ComplainantReferred matter for a hearing, recommend $1,000 fine, ordered future compliance, all members must attend Open Meeting Law training**FINE Intentional violation, met twice without posting notices

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Peabody2011Zoning board of appealsDeclinedComplaint didn't fall under Open Meeting Law

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Peabody2012School committeeUnclearOrdered to do a fresh review of executive session minutes, after that make an announcement at a public meeting

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Peru2014Selectmen Board

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Phillipston2012Selectmen Board

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Pittsfield2013School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDeliberated by email

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Pittsfield2013Reid Middle School community outreach subcommitteeComplainantNo action, board fixed, "informal action"Met in a location that was inaccessible to the public

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Pittsfield2013Reid Middle School community outreach subcommitteeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance,

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Pittsfield2014School Buiding Needs commission, Design SubcommitteeBoard

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Plainville2013AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't provide adequate notice for a meeting

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Plamer2013Redevelopment authorityDeclinedDidn't file in time

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Plymouth2012Manomet Village steering committeeComplainantResolved with "informal action", order immediate and future complianceChairman sent email to other members stating his opinion on a matter under board's jurisdiction

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Princeton2013Light commissionersComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice was not suffifcient

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Provincetown 2012Historic district commissionDeclinedNot properly filed

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Provincetown 2012Historical district commissionBoard

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Provincetown 2012Historical district commissionComplainantOrder immediatea and future compliance, amend executive session minutes within 30 daysDidn't provide sufficient detail in purpose for executive session, do not believe intentional

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Provincetown 2012Historical district commissionBoard

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen DeclinedOpen Meeting Law doesn't cover failure to respond to public records request

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen Board

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, amend minutes, informal actionDidn't include purpose for executive session on meeting notice, didn't include all purposes

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen ComplainantResolved with "informal action", board fixedFialed to include sufficient detail about executive session topic in meeting notice

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedFailed to timely respond to a request for executive session minutes

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, "informal action"Board didn't respond within 14 days of receiving compliants

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Provincetown 2013Selectmen Board

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Provincetown 2014Historic district commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Randolph2012Town councilDeclinedInsuficient filing

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Randolph2012School committeeBoard

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Rehoboth 2011Planning boardDeclinedFirst complaint said minutes weren't provided, then said they weren't sufficient but didn't include in original complaint

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Rehoboth 2012Selectmen Complainants (x3)Order immediate and future compliance, can't nullify because election has already happenedPosted 90 minutes before, improperly held an emergency meeting, was no emergency

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Rehoboth 2013Finance committeeComplainantResolved through "informal action"Didn't include a summary of a discussion in minutes, board fixed

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Rehoboth 2013Selectmen Board

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Rehoboth 2013Selectmen Board

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Rowe2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Rowe2012Selectmen Board

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Rowe2012School committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must publicly disclose those emialsFormer chairman violated Open Meeting Law by sending out emails toa quorum of the committee regarding public business under committee's jurisdiction

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Rowe2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't keep meeting minutes

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Rowe2013Selectmen Board

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Rowe2013Selectmen Board

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Rowe 2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly disclose emailsBoard deliberated over email, has acknowledged the violation and says it won't happen again

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Rowley2012Municipal light commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Russell2013Selectmen DeclinedNot properly filed

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Savoy 2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late (33 days)

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Savoy 2013Selectmen complainantOrder immediate and future complainceBoard deliberated outside of a public meeting when signed a warrant to change the date and location of Town Meeting

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Scituate2013Selectmen BoardFiled by TPL

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Scituate**2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting Law guide, certify within 30 daysFailed to state with sufficient specificity purpose for mutliple exec. Sessions, didn't list documents in minutes that were used during open session, failing to approve multiple employement contracts in public

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Seekonk2011Selectmen DeclinedBoard of health brought complaint against selectmen for not including health board on agenda, then discussing

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Seekonk2012Board of healthBoardBoard wouldn't let complainant use cable access equipment to tape meeting

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Seekonk2013Selectmen Board

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Seekonk2014Animal shelter building committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Sheffield2012Planning boardDeclinedFiled too late

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Sheffield2012Selectmen Boardcomplaint: board met in executive session to talk about reappointment of building commissioner, Attorney general found did meet in public

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Sheffield2012Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedDidn't include a discsussion in meeting mins

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Sheffield2013Zoning board of appealsBoardinformal action

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Sherborn2011Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Somerset2011Planning boardDeclinedFiled too late, not covered by Open Meeting Law

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Somerset2012Playground and recreation committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Somerville2011Mayor and various city officialsDeclinedNot a public board

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Somerville2012Retirement boardBoardComplaint: board member interfered with posting emergency meeting

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South Easton2013Southeastern Regional school committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review Open Meeting Law training video, certify in writing within 30 daysHeld improper emergency meeting

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Southborough2011Municipal facilities committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Southbridge2011Town councilDeclinedFiled too late, but urged board to comply in future, said it didn't properly respond to complaint

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Southbridge2012Town council education and human services subcommitteeOrder immediate and future compliance, order subcommittee to review the minutes and amend them within 30 daysDidn't have sufficent detail in meeting notice or minutes

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Southbridge2012Town councilBoard

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Southbridge2013Board of healthBoard

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Southbridge2013Liquor licensing boardBoard

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Southhampton 2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, attend Open Meeting Law training, create and release meeting minutes for previous executive session, consult with city solicitor before each time going into executive session for 2 yearsWent into executive session for improper purpose

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Southwick2013Selectmen Boardresolved with "informal action"

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Southwick2013Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedFailed to approve minutes in a timely manner

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Southwick2013Selectmen DeclinedComplaint not covered by Open Meeting Law

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Southwick2013Selectmen ComplainantNo action, board fixedFailed to approve minutes in a timely manner, failed to provide minutes within 10 days of request

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Southwick2013Selectmen ComplainantDidn't approve minutes in a timely manner

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Spencer?2013David Prouty School building committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance,Meeting notice lacked specificity, didn't include timie and date on revised meeting notice

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Sterling2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Sterling2013Personnel boardComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training in 60 days, certify that training has been completedSeriousness of the violations Held executive sessions to discuss complaints against individuals without providing them their rights under the law

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Sterling2013Selectmen ComplainantOpen Meeting Law training, declined to nullify votes on contracts because town meeting approved money for htemSerious violations

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Sterling2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly release all emailsDeliberated over email

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Sterling2014Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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Stonoeham2012Finance and advisory boardComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review minutes, release portionsImproper discussion in executive session,

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Stoughton2011School committeeComplainantDraft and approve new executive session meeting minutes within 30 daysExecutive session minutes weren't sufficiently detailed

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Stoughton2012Selectmen BoardComplaint said voted on an item not listed on agenda

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Stoughton2012AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't post a sufficiently detailed meeting notice, didn't state purpose for executive session, discussing matters in executive session that weren't appropriate for executive session

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Stoughton*2011School committee/superintendentComplainant (teachers' union)Warning, order immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, revise minutes, recommend nullifying contract extensaion and voting on it in open session.Didn't provide sufficent detail about purpose for executive session in meeting notice and when it convened, didn't raitfy a contract extension with Superintendent in open session

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Stow2012Elementary school building committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly disclose emails, encourage members to review Open Meeting LawIndividual member sent emails deliberating outside of open meeting, committee did not violate

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Sturbridge2011Selectmen DeclinedWas also filed too late

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Sturbridge2013Selectmen ComplainantOrdered to release minutesDiscussed a topic inappropriate for executive session

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Sturbridge2013Selectmen Board

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Sturbridge2014Selectmen DeclinedDoesn't fall under Open Meeting Law

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Sturbridge2014Conservation commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Sudbury2011Selectmen Board

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Swansea2012Selectmen, assessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceWould not allow a member of the public to video record their meetings

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Swansea2012Selectmen BoardNo violation for discussing topic during meeting that wasn't on agenda because chair didn't anticipate it

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Swansea2012AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, must review executive session mins, Discussed matters in executive session that weren't appropriate for executive session, didn't follow procedure to go into executive session consistently, didn't include enough detail in executive session meeting notices

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Swansea2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, disclose emailChairman sent email discussion public business under board's jurisdiction

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Swansea2013Planning boardComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't approve minutes in a timely manner

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Swansea2013Recreation commissionDeclinedComplaint was about a previous commission

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Swansea2013Recreation commissionComplainantNo action, board fixedfailed include date and time of meeting on notice

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Swansea2013Public access oversight committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, review minutes and release where appropriateDiscussed inappropriate matters in executive session, failed to provide sufficient detail in meeting notice failed to review Open Meeting Law complaint before sending a response

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Swanswea2013School committeeDeclinedDidn't fall under Open Meeting Law

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Swanswea2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, "informal action"Member emailed that violated Open Meeting Law, not intentional

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Taunton2012School committeeComplainantFailed to announce reason for executive session

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Taunton2013City councilComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceCouncil deliberated over email on letter sent by complainant, do not believe intentional, advise not to use email except for distributing agendas

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Templeton2010Conservation commissionDeclinedHappened prior to Attorney general jurisdiction

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Templeton2011Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting posting didn't have accurate info about starting time, didn't follow proper procedure for executive session

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Templeton2011Selectmen ComplainantOrdered immediate and future complianceBoard didn't announce it would reconvene in open session after executive session

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Templeton2012Sewer commissionersComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, fix minutes from past meeting,Didn't take complete minutes

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Templeton2012Conservation commissionBoard

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Templeton2012Conservation commissionComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice wasn't detailed enough

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Templeton2012Municipal light and water plant commissionersDeclinedFiled too late, alleged improper executive session discussion

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Templeton2012Selectmen Board

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Templeton2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't follow procedures to go into executive session

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Templeton2013Municipal light and water plantComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, do Open Meeting Law training, certify that have completedFailed to follow procedures for going into executive session, failed to include sufficient detail in meeting notices

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Templeton2013Selectmen Board

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Templeton2014Municipal Light and Water commissionBoard

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Townsend2013Selectmen Board

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UMass2011Board of trusteesComplainantImmediate and future compliance, certify that each member of board received this determination, undergo Open Meeting Law training before process starts, submit copies of all meeting notices and to Attorney general, review all unreleased executive session minutes, redo past meeting minutes Numerous violations during search process for new president

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Uxbridge2013Conservation commissionDeclinedFiled too late

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Uxbridge2013Charter review committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Uxbridge2013Conservation commissionBoardResolved by "informal action"

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Uxbridge2013Planning boardComplainantde terminus, "informal action"Didn't have a roll call vote to go into executive session

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Wakefield2011School committeeComplainantProblem was already cured, ordered to release any other pertinent email exchcanges

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Wakefield2013Selectmen Board

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Wakefield2013School committeeBoard

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Wakefield2013Interim school superintendent subcommitteeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly release email, watch video training on Open Meeting LawDeliberated outside a public meeting, didn't meet notice posting requirements, didn't provide minutes within 10 days of a request

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Wales2010Selectmen ComplainantNo action, order immediate and future complianceBoard did not post an agenda in time

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Walpole2010Selectmen Board

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Waltham2012City council, traffic commissionDeclinedFiling was insufficient

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Wareham2011Fire district prudential committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, release minutes ASAPImproper executive session

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Wareham2012Board of health subcommitteeBoardSubcommittee is not a public body

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Warren2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, amend minutesDid not provide reasonable accomodations for people who require mobility aids

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Warren2013Board of healthDeeclinedFiled too late

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Washington 2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, make copies of email publicDeliberated by email,

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Washington 2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't include sufficient info on meeting notice RE executive session

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Wayland2010Selectmen DeclinedDistrict attorney had already investigated

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Wayland2010Selectmen Board

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Wayland2011Selectmen ComplainantWarning

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Wayland2011School committeeComplainantAdvised committee to redo its minutesCouldn't enforce remedial action because happened before law changed

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Wayland2011Selectmen ComplainantWarning, must create new minutes, Order immediate and future compliance

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Wayland2011Selectmen ComplainantReferred matter for a hearing, recommended $1k fine, ordered immediate and future compliance, attend Open Meeting Law training**FINE Intentional violation, deliberated before the start of a hearing

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Wayland2012Public safety building advisory committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't post a meeting notice

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Wayland2013Selectmen Board

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Wayland2013Board of public worksComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly disclose emailsMember sent emails expressing his opinion on matters under board's jurisdiction

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Wayland2013Selectmen Board

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Wayland2013Town center green design advisory committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law trainingDidn't provide meeting minutes within 10 days of request, didn't create minutes in timely manner, didn't respond to this complaint

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Wayland2013Surface water quality committeecomplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't list topics with sufficient specificity on meeting notice, didn't follow procedures for remote participation

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Wayland2013Selectmen BoardResolve with "informal action"

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Wayland2013Finance committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, publicly release emailsDeliberated over email, didn't respond to Open Meeting Law complaint

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Wayland2013Finance committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't include enough info on meeting notice, failed to keep accurate minutes, didn't follow procedure for going into executive session

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Wayland2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceMeeting notice was not sufficient

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Webster2012Fire department board of engineersBoard

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Wellfleet2013Historic Review BoardComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, fix minutes within 60 daysFailed to create and approve minutes

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Wendell*2011AssessorsComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, attend Open Meeting Law trainingBoard deliberated outside a posted meeting where it removed the chairman, didn't post sufficiently detailed list of topics to be discussed

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Wenham2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't list topics of discussion

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Wenham2013Audit committeeComplainantNo actionFailed to provide minutes within 10 days of request, has since provided

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Wenham2013Audit committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceCommittee didn't review complaint

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Wenham2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceImproper executive session, didn't periodically review minutes

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West Boylston2012Zoning board of appealsDeclinedFiled too late

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West Bridgewater2013Selectmen ComplainantImproper executive session, took remedial action

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West Brookfield2012Zoning board of appealsBoardOpen Meeting Law doesn't require boards to allow public participation, Complaint: Board wouldn't let public speak, wouldn't accept citizen petition

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West Newbury2011Housing authorityBoard

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West Newbury2011Selectmen Board

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West Newbury2011Selectmen Board

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West Newbury2012Selectmen DeclinedFiled too late

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West Newbury2012Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceBoard met in executive session for imporper purpose

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West Newbury2013Community preservation committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, disclose emailsDeliberated by email

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West Newbury2013Conservation commissionBoard

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Westfield2011City councilBoard

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Westfield2012City councilBoardComplaint: council allowed assistant city solicitor to address them during meeting

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Westfield2013City councilComplainantinformal action, board fixedMember sent email to quorum

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Westminster2011Crocker Pond recreation area committeeDeclinedFiled too late, cites state supreme court case for deadlines

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Westminster2012Crocker Pond Recreation Area CommitteeComplainantAll committee members have resigned, if more join, they must do Open Meeting Law trainingMet in executive session for improper purpose, didn't follow procedure to go into executive session, failed to list a topic with enough detail in meeting notice

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Weymouth2011Town councilDeclinedFiled by Linda McDonald RE: town solicitor contract

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Weymouth2012School committeeBoardFiled by TPL

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Wilbraham2013Selectmen ComplainantOrder immediate and future complianceDidn't respond properly to Open Meeting Law complaint

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Williamstown2013Selectmen Board

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Williamstown2013Affordable housing committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, release the emailsDeliberated by email

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Williamstown2013Affordable housing committeeDeclinedFiled too late

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Wilmington2012AssessorsDeclinedinsufficient complaint

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Winchendon2010Selectmen DeclinedFiled by a newspaper, happened prior to Attorney general jurisdiction

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Winchendon2012Public safety development committeeComplainantNo action, board fixedMember sent a letter to all other members expressing opinion on issues before the committee

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Winchendon2012Selectmen, Board of healthBoardHeads of boards did not violate law by holding informal info sharing meetings

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Winchester2010Directors, Winchester Community Access and MediaBoardDeemed not a public body

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Winchester2012Audit advisory committeeComplainantOder immediate and future compliance, must create and approve minutes of all meetings since 7/1/10 within 90 daysCommittee did not keep minutes of its meeting

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Winchester2013Town manager advisory recycling committeeBoardDetermined not a public body

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Worcester2013City councilBoard

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Worcester2013City councilDeclinedFiled too late

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Worcester2013City councilBoard

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Worcester?2013Burncoat Pond Watershed District management committeeComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Open Meeting Law training, must certify within 60 daysChairman sent email to quorum, failed to respond to Open Meeting Law complaint, declined to nullify action taken,

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Worthington2013Selectmen DeclinedNot covered by Open Meeting Law

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Wrentham2011Selectmen DeclinedSaid happened before Attorney general took over but District attorney had moved it up to Attorney general GOT LOST IN THE SHUFFLE

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Wrentham2011Selectmen Board

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Wrentham2013Building commissioner search committeeDeclinedBody no longer exists

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Yarmouth2011Selectmen memberComplainantReminded member of responsibilities under Open Meeting LawFound that one member violated, board did not because they did not reply to emails she sent

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Yarmouth2012Housing authorityComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, Ordered to review executive session mins and release where possibleHeld executive session for improper purpose

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Yarmouth2013Housing authorityComplainantOrder immediate and future compliance, board fixedInsufficient detail in executive session minutes, but board took appropriate remedial action in response to this complaint