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Following an evening of ribbon-cutting celebrations for both the Town Hall and the Fire Station, Patrick Purcell was sworn in as Westborough’s new Fire Chief during the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The BOS meeting was the first to be held in Memorial Hall in the newly renovated Town Hall which re-opened on Tuesday after nearly 2 years of construction. Memorial Hall was packed for the swearing-in, with many public servants in attendance, including many Fire Dept. personnel from Westborough and surrounding towns.
Fire Chief Purcell takes the reins following the August retirement of longtime Fire Chief Walter Perron, whom he gave credit to during his brief speech. Purcell, a former Captain with the Westborough Fire Department, was humble, appreciative and emotional during his swearing in. In addition to his thanks to former Chief Perron, he thanked his family and the members of the Westborough Fire Department saying he was “very honored to represent the men and women of the Westborough Fire Department.”