On Tuesday Town attorney Donna MacNicol filed an “answer” to the lawsuit filed by Library Override supporters against Shutesbury election officials and the Board of Registrars claiming they erred by discarding a contested yes vote for the new library, yet allowed two contested no votes at the January 25 recount, leaving the tally at a 522-522 tie, meaning the measure fails.
Attorney MacNicol, in a feisty rebuke requesting dismissal, wrote: “The Plaintiffs’ Complaint is wholly
insubstantial, vexatious, frivolous and not advanced in good faith...The Board
of Registrars...reserve their right to move, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 231, Section
6F and Mass. R. Civ. Pro. 11, for sanctions, an award of counsel fees, costs,
and expenses incurred in the defense of this action.”