BREAKING NEWS: Milford Mayor Jim Richetelli just announced that he won't seek a sixth term in office.
Sources close to the mayor report that he will accept a position within the Milford school system described as "Director of Operations" for a salary estimated to be $130,000.
Some members of the Milford Democratic Town Committee question the news, as several say they've never heard of a "Director of Operations" in the Board of Education, stating that there is a Superintendent of Schools position, which apparently has already been filled.
More news will be posted as it comes in.
UPDATE: The position is being described as "Deputy Superintendent of Schools".
UPDATE II: The Milford Mirror says "Richetelli will take the job of Deputy Superintendent of Operations under School Supt. Elizabeth Feser."
UPDATE III: Appointed by the Republican majority Board of Education, beating out 33 other applicants, despite having absolutely ZERO experience in education. I wonder if any of the other applicants have been inside a school since they graduated from high school?
UPDATE IV: A person commented that "His new position does not involve teaching or educational administration -- but rather: 'In his new job, Richetelli will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of all school facilities, budget preparation and student transportation, among many other duties'. Source: Milford Mirror." Fair enough.