A municipal official accused a selectman of creating hostile work environments in Skowhegan has led to him being under investigation.
Harold Bigelow is accused in an email he sent to local officials, which contained a lewd comment on a woman. According to the Morning Sentinel.
Bigelow stated to the Lewiston newspaper last month that the complaint he received last months was the second time in six months that he had been asked about his behavior.
One of the complaints against Bigelow was a letter he sent to one the towns department heads, the manager of the town and a few selectmen. It contained an inappropriate description about a woman.
According to a copy of the email that the Sentinel obtained through a Freedom of Access Act request, Bigelow made allusions in the email to a Bingham man he used to know who used to go with a big, blonde with monster boobs.
On Thursday, Bigelow explained to the newspaper that the email was intended to be sent to one recipient and not the whole group.
Bigelow also said to the Sentinel he believed the complaints were an attempt of Christine Almand (the Town Manager) to have him removed from the position. He also believes that Almand’s outspoken nature is a reason he should be forced to vacate his office.
Almand confirmed to Waterville paper that she was involved in an active investigation. Bigelow was also involved, but she was unable give details on Thursday.
Bigelow took office last June after defeating incumbent Roger Staples.
He was also a member of the Skowhegan-based School Administrator District 54 for two terms before being elected as a member of the select board.