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Hartford Selectman Suing Town After Fall

A sitting member of the Hartford Selectboard is suing the town he serves as the result of a fall suffered in a municipal-building stairwell back in 2013.

65-year-old Alex DeFelice was hospitalized with serious injuries after the incident, which took place before $4.9 million-dollar renovations to the building had been completed. According to a press release from town officials, the suit was filed in Windsor Superior Court earlier this month, with DeFelice and his wife – Mary Lou DeFelice – seeking unspecified compensation and punitive damages from the town.

The selectboard’s press release made no mention as to whether the town plans to fight the suit, only that the board is confident in their ability to continue working together throughout the process.

DeFelice is in the final year of his second, three-year term on the board, and has not announced whether he’ll seek a third term come March elections.

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