Adoption of G.L. Chapter 258, Section 13, or G.L. Chapter, 41, Section 100.

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the East Bridgewater Town Clerk of East Bridgewater, MA.


From: Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents which indicate the whether the Town of East Bridgewater has accepted the provisions of G.L. Chapter 258, Section 13, or the provisions of the predecessor statute, G.L. Chapter, 41, Section 100, and the date of any such acceptance.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute


Mary Connaughton (Pioneer Institute):

Please find the information you requested below:

BALLOT QUESTION: Voted to accept the provisions of Section thirteen of Chapter two hundred and fifty‑eight of the General Laws which provides that the Town shall indemnify and save harmless municipal officers, elected or appointed, from personal financial loss and expense including reasonable legal fees and costs, if any, in an amount not to exceed one
million dollars, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason of any act or omission except an intentional violation of civil rights of any person under any law, if the official at the time of such act or omission was acting within the scope of his official duties or employment.
YES 339 NO 157

I will consider your request complete at this time.

Susan Gillpatrick
Town Clerk
Justice of the Peace
175 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333<>
(508) 378-1606


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