Great Barrington Housing Authority ousts director

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Housing Authority has reached “an amicable separation” with its now former director Vera Cartier in an executive session Tuesday afternoon, according to a stark press release from the authority’s chairwoman, Karen Smith.
The announcement came less than 24 hours after residents issued an outpouring of support for Cartier during Tuesday’s meeting, as well as calls for chairwoman Smith to step down.
Housing Authority board member and resident Jacqueline Sinico spoke in support of Cartier, saying that she was kept in the dark about the matter of Cartier’s position.

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