Ronald San Angelo interviewed yesterday for the Town Administrator position in Brewster. Last week San Angelo was offered the position of Town Manager in Southbridge.
Mr. San Angelo, the former mayor of Naugatuck, Connecticut, and a former Connecticut legislator, said he called Southbridge Town Council Chairman Shaun M. Moriarty to let him know that he would be interviewing in Brewster because the process had been months in the works.
Mr. Moriarty said in a text message Monday that Mr. Knapick and Mr. Embury, who competed with San Angelo for the Southbridge post, were both told on Thursday that someone else was chosen for the job, pending successful contract negotiations, and that Southbridge would like to revisit them "if something fell through." One of the candidates expressed an interest in that possibility; the other did not respond, according to the chairman.
Mr. Moriarty said he was not at liberty to say with whom Mr. San Angelo is negotiating, because that was decided by the council Thursday in executive session.
In Brewster, Mr. San Angelo is contending against Harwich Town Administrator Christopher Clark, who was Southbridge manager from 2008 to 2013, and Mr. Embury. San Angelo and Embury were interviewed last night and Clark will be interviewed this evening.
San Angelo told Brewster Selectmen that he has already been offered the Town Manager’s job in Southbridge. He stated that he is in the process of negotiating a contract with that town. He told them that since he had no contract yet, he was following through with Brewster. He also emphasized that he decided to continue with the interview process in Brewster because he is still interested in the position.