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Before we start the new week in earnest, we take a look back at the week that unfolded and the stories that made the news with Taunton Daily Gazette readers.

Our main story last week was about the sudden resignation of Berkley Council on Aging Director Amanda Blais and how her departure led to the ousting of another official.

Other important stories included a look back at the life and career of Tauntonian and the recently deceased NFL coach Dave Magazu; the suspension of a lawyer suing West Bridgewater and Bridgewater-Raynham over mask warrants; as well as our last pet of the week.

Rounding out our Top 5, a list of snow-related cancellations, as Friday’s blizzard was certainly on everyone’s mind at the end of last week.

These are the main stories from the past week, according to Gazette readers:

Berkley COA director’s resignation leads to dismissal of civil servant

Following the sudden resignation of Berkley Council on Aging director Amanda Blais in early December, the seniors center programs continue, but the centre’s progress stalled until a new director be found. This was the main message Council on Aging Chair Margaret Moroff gave to elected officials at a meeting on December 21, as the two boards reflected on the direction the board and the center for. older people should take to get ahead. Both councils ended up preparing the council and the future of the center in a dramatic fashion, removing Vice-President Nancy Thompson from the council altogether.

Moroff said what was wrong with Blais’ tenure was that she would have plans, and then several times someone would guess her, and Blais felt that Thompson was one of the people who had her. treated that way.

Read the full story here.

Discord at COA:The director wanted to make the Berkley senior center a ‘home away from home’

Remember Dave Magazu

Family and friends remember Tauntonian and NFL coach Dave Magazu for his compassion and zest for life.

Magazu recently passed away suddenly at his home in Mooresville, North Carolina. He was 64 years old.

Carolina Panthers offensive line coach and Taunton native Dave Magazu looks at a clock during a game in 2009.

“He was caring, fun and a loving teacher,” said his younger brother Doug. “He firmly believed in the faith and loved his family. “

Gazette Sports editor-in-chief Steve Sanchez looks back on Magazu’s life and career.

5 notable Tauntonians:From the NFL, to the big screen, to distant galaxies

NH Supreme Court suspends lawyer suing West Bridgewater, BR

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has suspended the license of attorney Robert Fojo, who has filed five lawsuits against local school districts for mask warrants, including Bridgewater-Raynham and West Bridgewater. The court suspended Fojo’s attorney’s license on Dec. 21, barring him from practicing law in New Hampshire. The move comes after allegations he mismanaged nearly $ 100,000 in client funds.

Fojo has yet to win any of his cases related to mask warrants and COVID-19 policies in schools, none of which relate to why his law degree was suspended.

Confirmed mandates:Judge maintains school mask warrants in prosecution

Pet of the week

Each week, an animal available for adoption at the Taunton Animal Shelter is featured as the Pet of the Week. This week a dog named Patches captured the hearts of many readers and made our Top 5 stories.

She is a Portuguese Podengo, about 3 years old. She’s nervous and shy, but once she gets to know you, she snuggles up. She is looking for a house full of love and patience; Learn more about adopting fixes here.

Pet of the week is Patches, a Portuguese Podengo female of around 3 years old.  The Taunton Animal Shelter recommends knowledge of the breed and a house with a fenced yard in which she can run and play.

Be sure to check out TauntonGazette.com every Sunday for the last pet of the week. You might meet your new best friend!

Pet of the week:Patches finds his place in a loving and patient home

The list of cancellations occupies the readers of the Gazette

Rounding out our Top 5 stories from last week is our list of snow-related cancellations, compiled before Friday’s snowstorm.

Taunton Daily Gazette / Herald News editor and digital producer Kristina Fontes can be reached at [email protected] Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Herald News and Taunton Daily Gazette today.