BILLERICA -- One of Town Manager John Curran's strongest critics is now the chair of the Board of Selectmen, two days after Curran's two strongest supporters were ousted off the board.
Selectman Mike Rosa was named chairman at Monday's selectmen meeting, the inaugural meeting for newly-elected Selectmen John Piscatelli and Dan Burns.
Selectman George Simolaris, who strongly advocated against Curran's $14 million plan for the town center, was voted vice-chair on Monday.
With the board's overhaul Saturday night, when Selectmen Dave Gagliardi and Bob Accomando lost their re-election bids, Curran said it's made him "a little anxious."
Rosa and Simolaris voted against his three-year contract last month.
"I'm not going to tell you I'm not a little anxious with the change of the board. Anybody would be," Curran said before Monday's meeting. "But I don't see any cause for the board to look for a new town manager. I'm happy to work for the town, and I'm really interested in what's going on in this town and helping it be better than it already is."
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