MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon school board member since January, Paula Barone recused herself from Wednesday's executive session, which was held to discuss the civil suit filed by John Freshwater against the school board and others.



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2 Responses to “New board members recuse themselves”

  1. Paul Burnett

    Good for Steve Thompson for also recusing himself. As a founding member of “The Community Council For Free Expression” which declares itself to be “a non-profit corporation (which) has developed a Legal Defense Fund to help with John Freshwater‚Äôs legal expenses,” the community knows where Thompson’s sympathies lie – even though the website has been recently doctored to remove his name.

  2. Jacob

    Good for Paula Barone–she is an ethical and honest person–but I don’t think there would have been a problem had she not recused herself. This is a small community, and people are bound to know and interact with one another.