Monday, July 23, 2012
Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine writes that the East Arlington microburst showed how "strong and resilient" the Arlington community is.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor from Arlington Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine. Last Wednesday evening, as most of us were either heading home from work or preparing to sit down for dinner with our families, a powerful force of nature unexpectedly hit East Arlington and quickly caused a great deal of damage. Fortunately, this weather event known as a microburst did not seriously injure any residents or visitors of Arlington. However, it did cause trees to topple, limbs to break, wires to fall, and chimneys to collapse. In the aftermath of this event, a combination of Town and State resources were brought to bear in order to clear roadways, restore power, and begin the removal of debris left by the storm. As I am writing this message…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Arlingtonians are invited for a reception ceremony to meet Adam Chapdelaine, the town's incoming top administrator.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Editor's note: The following comes from a Town of Arlington press release. The Board of Selectmen is hosting a public reception to introduce Arlington’s new town manager, Adam Chapdelaine. Residents are invited to attend this reception on Thursday, March 8, 5-7 p.m., in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room at Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served. “We look forward to the people of Arlington getting to meet and know Adam Chapdelaine,” said Clarissa Rowe, chair of the Board of Selectmen. “He brings a wealth of government experience and expertise necessary for town business and a thoughtfulness and care for the overall quality of life for Arlington.” Chapdelaine has 10 years of government experience and has been the Arlington deputy town …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Find out the details of Adam Chapdelaine's employment offer with the town of Arlington.
Arlington's new town manager will make a salary of $158,000, the Board of Selectmen decided. The selectmen on Monday voted unanimously to approve Adam Chapdelaine's contract, with Selectman Diane Mahon and board Vice Chair Kevin Greeley not present. Arlington Patch received a copy of the contract on Tuesday. Chapdelaine will also be eligible for 20 vacation days per calendar year, retirement benefits and a town-sponsored car for professional and personal use—including insurance, fuel, maintenance and repair costs. He replaces retiring Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who was Arlington’s top administrator for eight years before announcing his retirement last year. In January, the Board of Selectmen offered Chapdelaine the job after a final …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Adam Chapdelaine was sworn it during a ceremony at the Town Clerk's Office.
It's official: Adam Chapdelaine has signed his paperwork and is Arlington's new town manager. In January, the Board of Selectmen offered Chapdelaine the job after a final round of interviews. Until then, he had been Arlington's deputy town manager. Chapdelaine on Friday signed his paperwork with Town Clerk Stephanie Lucarelli presiding. He will make his first appearance at the Board of Selectmen's meeting tonight, Feb. 27, 7:15 p.m., at Town Hall. Town officials are planning a meet and greet with Chapdelaine on March 8 at Town Hall. Chapdelaine replaces retiring Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who was Arlington’s top administrator for eight years before announcing his retirement last year. Selectmen Chair Clarissa Rowe has called Sullivan’s…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Adam Chapdelaine takes over this week, meet and greet scheduled for March.
Arlington’s incoming town manager will be sworn in this Friday at Town Hall. Current Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine will take the Town Manager’s Oath of Office at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 to become Arlington's new top administrator. The brief swearing in ceremony will be performed by Town Clerk Stephanie Lucarelli and held in her office at 730 Massachusetts Ave. In January, the Board of Selectmen offered Chapdelaine the job after a final round of interviews . Ashland Town Manager John Petrin was the runner-up. Town officials are planning a meet and greet with Chapdelaine on March 8 at Town Hall. Chapdelaine replaces retiring Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who was Arlington’s top administrator for eight years before announcing his …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A Middlesex prosecutor is honored for his service as a Marine, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy to open doors in town and more from this week's newsmakers in Arlington.
An Arlington High School student was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer after the student allegedly became disruptive, resulting in the use of pepper spray by police. Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Terence Kiernan was honored by local and state officials for his service as a Marine in Afghanistan, where he just returned from after serving since 2011. And town officials on Thursday threw a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and is set to retire later this month. Here are more of this week's essential news from Arlington Patch's coverage: BUSINESS Arlington will soon be home to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. Nate …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Town officials on Thursday will hold a celebration for Brian Sullivan, who retires later this month. Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine is set to fill his shoes starting on Feb. 24.
Town officials on Thursday will throw a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who is set to retire later this month. The event takes place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Town Hall auditorium. Brian Sullivan has worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and announced last year that he would retire. The Board of Selectmen chose Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to replace Sullivan. Chapdelaine will begin on Feb. 24. Selectmen Chair Clarissa Rowe has called Sullivan’s work “exemplary.” During his interview, Chapdelaine spoke about his expertise handling municipal budgets and explained his leadership style is highly participative. He said he is committed to supporting Arlington’s public …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Should Arlington merge financial operations between Arlington Public Schools and town government? Let us know your thoughts by voting on our poll and leaving a comment.
Arlington officials are seeking feedback on a proposal to consolidate town and school finances. The Board of Selectmen on Monday charged Town Manager Brian Sullivan with drafting an article for this year’s Town Meeting, after the Department of Revenue recommended the merger to improve effectiveness and accountability in town operations. Sullivan is looking for comments from town residents and officials on the DOR report. Comments should be submitted by Feb. 22 to email@example.com or via mail to Town Manager, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA, 02476. The town manager will use the feedback to make recommendations for this year's Town Meeting. Frederick Kingsley, chief of the DOR’s Municipal Data …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Those interested in celebrating Brian Sullivan's retirement have until Friday to reserve a spot to the event.
Arlington residents will have until Friday at noon to RSVP to a retirement party for outgoing Town Manager Brian Sullivan, who is set to retire later this month. The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16, 5:30-8 p.m., at Town Hal auditorium. Tickets are $40 each. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-316-3024. On Monday, the Board of Selectmen chose Deputy Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine to replace Sullivan as Arlington’s top administrator. Chapdelaine will begin on Feb. 24. Brian Sullivan has worked as Arlington’s top administrator for eight years and announced last year he would retire. Board of Selectmen Chair Clarissa Rowe has called Sullivan’s work “exemplary.” She said it would be a …
Town manager negotiating new program that officials say would save town money and provide better collection services.
Arlington residents could soon have weekly recycling and yard waste collection. Town Manager Brian Sullivan said the town is negotiating a new solid waste collection contract that would be more cost-effective than Waste Management, the town’s current service provider. “Our current vendor has been very good for us,” Public Works Director Michael Rademacher said. “But we found that, as the years went on, we were adding things a little bit here and there—and those were costing the town. We felt that, if we went out to bid, we could potentially get savings.” The name of the vendor is yet to be disclosed. Sullivan said he can’t discuss many details of the contract because of ongoing negotiations. Several selectmen said weekly recycling has been…