Former Maine fire chief sues city amid effort to recall selectmen

  • Source: Central Maine
  • Published: 12/03/2018 12:00 AM

The former Ogunquit fire chief has filed a complaint in York County Superior Court seeking to appeal his firing earlier this fall. Mark O’Brien had served with the Ogunquit Fire Department for 37 years before he was placed on leave, investigated and ultimately fired by the town manager, who had concerns about his ability to lead the department. Within weeks, upset residents launched a campaign to recall the three selectmen who had voted to uphold O’Brien’s termination. In the complaint, O’Brien alleges that Town Manager Patricia Finnigan suspended and then fired him after he made multiple reports of violations of law or dangerous practices and that she never gave him the chance to respond to her concerns about his management style.


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