Barrington’s town manager is searching for a part-time “director of leisure services” to take the place of the part-time recreation director. (See Patch story.)
Several members of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the retiring recreation director lashed out last week at the change in title and broader responsibilities for the position. (See Patch story.)
They were particularly perturbed because the recreation commission has been proposing that the part-time recreation position be made full time.
Meanwhile, Town Manager Peter DeAngelis Jr. has decided to hire a leisure-services chief to create new arts, cultural and other programs for a broader segment of the community while creating stronger partnerships with existing youth sports and other Barrington organizations, such as the business association.
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