SELECTMEN NEWS New Finance Director Town Accountant Appointed

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — At a meeting last week, the Wilmington Board of Selectmen appointed Bryan Perry, the current City Auditor for Lowell, as the town’s next Finance Director/Town Accountant, by a 4-1 vote.Perry beat out fellow finalist Jennifer Finnegan, the current Town Treasurer/Collector for Tyngsboro. Both were publicly interviewed by Selectmen on May 15.“I think both candidates did an outstanding job and have great resumes,” said Selectman Mike McCoy. “I was impressed by both, but was more impressed by Brian Perry,” said Selectman Kevin Caira. “He has Munis experience and was part of a conversation. He’s also familiar with the Board of Assessors. He’s an auditor. I think either candidate is good. We win with either one of them. For my flavor, I’m partial to Brian Perry.”“Mr. Perry has well-thought out answers to questions he couldn’t have been prepared for in a setting that was not your typical job interview,” added Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony. “What really differentiated the two is that Mr. Perry is currently managing a $300 million+ budget for the City of Lowell, which is three times our budget.”“I was partial to Mrs. Finnegan,” said Selectman Jonathan Eaton, who noted Finnegan has nearly 20 years more experience in municipal finance than Perry. “I felt the fraud she uncovered in her prior employment was very impressive. I do feel that she would fit in with the other finance offices here than Mr. Perry might… Experience matters a lot. I’m not going to go home disappointed if Mrs. Finnegan doesn’t get the position. I do think she’s my preference.”“I agree these were two highly qualified candidates. Very educated. Impressive resumes… They’re pretty equal when you look at them side by side. Both did well in the interviews,” said Selectmen Chair Greg Bendel. “I thought Mr. Perry had the edge when it came to interviewing. We can’t wrong with either one.”“Both could perform the job very well. They offer a different set of strengths. Mr. Perry’s municipal accounting experience and as a member of the Board of Assessors gives him a bit of an edge with respect of understanding the Board,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull, when asked for his opinion. “In terms of learning curves, Mr. Perry does not seem to be familiar with the municipal borrowing process, which is certainly something that can be learned… There will be an adjustment for Mr. Perry from going to a city-form government to a Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen… [Mrs. Finnegan] has been a Treasurer/Collector and Town Accountant, which perhaps gives her a greater breadth of experience as Mr. Perry, so there’s pluses and minuses on both sides…. In the end, whichever way the board goes, we’re in a good situation.”On a motion made by Selectman McCoy and a second on Selectwoman O’Mahony, Brian Perry received 4 votes. Selectman Eaton was the lone no vote.Hull told Selectmen he will discuss the terms and conditions for employment with Perry. Perry’s term will expire annually.Current Town Accountant Mike Morris is retiring on July 12.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance Director/Town Accountant On Wednesday NightIn “Government”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Finance Director Bryan Perry (Part 2)In “5 Quick Questions”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Finance Director Bryan PerryIn “5 Quick Questions”last_img read more

From Lucifer to Puli Murugan here is the list of highest grossing

first_imgHow Malayalam movies perform in Tamil Nadu.PR HandoutMalayalam movies have been finding its audience in Tamil Nadu and especially in Chennai in the recent years. Not just Malayalis, Tamils in urban places in the state have started watching Mollywood movies which has turned out to be a good sign for the film industry.At this stage, Mollywood films are majorly attracting Malayalam-speaking audience and Tamil youths in urban centres who won’t complain watching the films with sub-titles. Here, we are listing out top five movies which have done notable collection in Tamil Nadu:Movie Name: Lucifer Release Date: 28 March, 2019 Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran’s directorial debut Lucifer, which has Mohanlal in the lead, is in the numero uno position at the list of highest grossing Malayalam movies in Tamil Nadu. The action-packed mass entertainer has grossed over Rs 2.1 crore in the state.Movie Name: Premam Release Date: 29 May, 2015 Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran’s romantic comedy remains a landmark movie as it ran for over 300 days in a multiplex in Chennai. The movie had blown away the youths with its visually-arresting songs, content and the performance of the actors. Especially, the people had fallen in love with the performances of the female leads. The film had earned around Rs 2 crore in the state. Remember, the film had earned when the ticket prices were less compared to now.Movie Name: Odiyan Release Date: 14 December, 2018 VA Shrikumar Menon’s Odiyan was a fantasy drama based on the legend of the Odiyan clan. Mohanlal and Manju Warrier played the leads in the flick, which raked in Rs 1.26 crore in Tamil Nadu.Movie Name: Bangalore Days Release Date: 30 May, 2014 Romantic movies being favourite genre of Chennaities, multi-starrer Bangalore Days won the hearts of the youths, again. Anjali Menon’s creation had earned Rs 1.20 crore in Tamil Nadu.Movie Name: Puli Murugan Release Date: 7 October, 2016  Mohanlal’s Puli Murugan was an action-packed film directed by Vysakh. The presentation, content backed by some fine VFX works were enough to attract the audience. The film earned Rs 95 lakh in its lifetime in the state.last_img read more

Military Families Are Facing Financial Hardships In Houston And Across The Nation

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /03:31 X Florian MartinReda Hicks is an attorney and advisory board member at the Military Family Advisory Network.The 2017 Military Family Support Programming Survey by the Military Family Advisory Network finds that most American military families, 92.5 percent, are in debt.Sixty percent said they don’t have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses; 15 percent said they have experienced food insecurity.Reda Hicks, a Houston area attorney and advisory board member of the Military Family Advisory Network, says a lot of it has to do with having to move frequently.Click on the play button above to listen to the interview.last_img read more