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Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 11, 2007 10:25 AM

Selectwoman Jennifer Firth
(Boston Globe archive photo)


The release of a Norfolk County District Attorney's report that included the social security numbers of Selectwoman Jennifer Firth and former Selectman Greg Pazurchek has spurred Wrentham officials to reevaluate the town's privacy policies.

Selectmen are seeking input from department heads on a proposed policy that would require town employees to redact social security numbers and unlisted telephone numbers before releasing public records. After receiving the department heads' comments, selectmen plan to take up the issue again at their July 17 meeting.

The Wrentham Police union filed a state ethics complaint against Firth, saying she falsely accused an officer of making a threat against Pazurchek. Firth denied the charge. The DA's report, which concluded there was no actual threat against Pazurchek, was circulated to members of the media and others in February.

- Calvin Hennick

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