Fired St. Johnsbury Town Manager Seeks Return To Job

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The fired town manager in St. Johnsbury is asking a judge to give him his job back.

Town Manager Ralph Nelson was fired earlier this month following a no confidence vote by the board, but no reason has been given publicly.

Nelson has sued to get his job back.

The complaint says Nelson and the board had a difficult relationship after two new members joined the board after Town Meeting Day.

The complaint says some members of the board were upset with the way he handled a disciplinary matter involving a police captain.

St. Johnsbury Attorney Kyle Sipples tells the Caledonian Record the town is ready to defend itself.

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