New Methuen mayor has tall task

After bitter campaign, divisive police contract awaits

IT WAS the most explosive Massachusetts mayoral election north of the Taunton River. In Methuen, political newcomer Neil Perry trounced City Council Chairwoman Jennifer Kannan to take over a city still reeling from a decision made years ago under a previous mayor. Consternation over a police contract that would have given astronomic raises to superior(...)

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