In all fairness, Weymouth didn’t burn down during those five days

After retiring as mayor of Weymouth this January, David Madden returned to his old job as fire chief and served all of five days before retiring again. (The town replaced him with the guy Madden had replaced a few days before.) As the Patriot Ledger reports, "Retiring as chief allowed Madden to retire as a public safety rather than municipal employee, permitting an earlier retirement age and higher levels of benefits."

Sadly for Madden, the state’s retirement commission has expressed reservations about the town’s decision to let him retire as fire chief rather than mayor. Will the Weymouth Retirement System accept the state’s "suggestion" to reclassify Madden’s retirement?

(Thanks to the Pioneer Institute blog for the tip.)