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State report says chief violated bidding laws

State investigators say former East Bridgewater fire chief Ryon Pratt, who left the job following the town’s controversial 2011 “Snowgate” incident, violated state laws when hiring a contractor to replace the fire station’s roof in 2007. 

“Instead of soliciting competitive bids for the roofing project, the fire chief hired a favored vendor to do the work,” the investigators said in a report recently released by the state inspector general’s office. Documents were faked after the new roof was already on to make it look like the bidding process had been followed, they said.

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