Selectmen’s trial postponed

MERRIMACK- A trial date in the dispute between a former and current selectman has been postponed from next week until the week of Christmas.

A two-day trial is now scheduled for Dec. 21 and 22 in the matter of Norman Carr vs. David McCray. The trial will take place in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua.

In his suit, Carr alleges McCray illegally divulged information from a nonpublic meeting in 2003 when both were members of the Board of Selectmen.

Carr is asking the court to remove McCray from office, arguing he violated state law when he released a chart depicting information on how a town employee’s pension plan was calculated. McCray’s attorneys have argued the chart was “hypothetical” and did not pertain to a specific employee.

If the court doesn’t remove McCray, Carr’s suit asks that it impose an injunction prohibiting McCray from divulging nonpublic information in the future.

Carr has said he’s pursuing the action on principle because he believes McCray should be punished for breaking the law. McCray said he did nothing but divulge “a sweetheart deal” that the former board attempted to cut an employee behind closed doors.