DeLuca was informed, by a letter on June 4 from Town Manager Richard MacDonald, that his contract would not be renewed when it expires on Nov. 20. At a Board of Selectmen’s meeting June 15, the selectmen voted 2-1 to overrule MacDonald’s letter –– although the effect of that vote on the chief’s contract status remains unclear.

Also this week, Horne, in response to a public records request, disclosed that Selectman Christopher Donato had formally requested the personnel file of the police chief. She said he was not given the file, which is not public record, because DeLuca did not file a written release form.