Nashua Historical Society, ex-president reach settlement
The legal action between the society and its former head, Terry Romano, has been “amicably resolved,” according to a statement from the group’s new president, Joanne Ouellette.
Romano, who was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the nonprofit group in May of 2012, was ousted by the society’s board of directors in April 2013 following several disputes.
As part of the settlement, the society is awarding Romano the title of Past President Emeritus through 2016, according to a statement from Ouellette.
Romano, along with some members of the Nashua Historical Society, previously argued that the board lacked authority under the bylaws of the organization to remove Romano as president, according to court records.
Romano said previously that the organization was divided, alleging she received resistance and was let go after trying to push for more accountability and transparency within the society’s operations.
Previously, a Hillsborough County Superior Court judge denied preliminary and permanent injunctive relief directing the society to reinstate Romano as president. The court dismissed Romano’s petition, maintaining it did not justify court intervention of the society’s internal affairs. That ruling prompted the prior appeal at the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
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