Was Bangor’s city manager treated badly?

Posted Nov. 02, 2009, at 3:59 p.m.

The Bangor City Council has accelerated the retirement of long-time City Manager Ed Barrett. Was he treated fairly? Is the council acting responsibly? Does it have the right to bring in new leadership to help achieve its vision? Do councilors have a new vision for the city, and does it conflict with Mr. Barrett’s skills? What should Bangor aim to be in the coming years?