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Disciplinary Hearing for Bar Continued

August 29, 2018

LEOMINSTER -- Any consequences the Columbia Tavern might face in connection with a shooting that took place there several weeks ago will be delayed until Sept. 10 after the License Commission chose not to take action on the issue Monday night.

Chairwoman Lynn Gaudet said the commission opted to give additional time to the matter after the bar’s owner was late to the meeting.

Gaudet did not comment on what consequences the bar might be facing after the Aug. 4 shooting in which one of the Columbia Tavern’s patrons was shot in the leg while standing in the bar’s parking lot.

The victim was brought to UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital for treatment. According to court documents, police were initially called to the bar that night because the victim was intoxicating and refusing to leave before he was eventually shot by a Fitchburg man who has since been arrested.

Town Hall ‘closing’ at noon Thursday

ASHBURNHAM -- Town Hall staff is asking residents and those who do business there to plan accordingly for Thursday.

The office will close at noon for staff to attend off-site training for the rest of the day, according to an alert on the town website.

Those who need to drop off a payment can leave it in the black mailbox at the front door.

The Town Clerks’s office will be open from noon to 5 p.m only for election business.

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