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December 12, 2013

Anderson's trial delayed two months

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“It is hard to understand how Mr. Anderson could have known the salesman to be affronted or alarmed during an incident that occurred within the privacy of his own home,” Rosenberg said in a court motion.

The rescheduling will give Anderson and his attorney more time to seek information from DIRECTV as they seek to prove the former town administrator’s innocence. The two did not return calls seeking comment.

Their motion, filed in late November, asks the court to order the company to provide information on its policies, procedures and training manuals. DIRECTV declined to supply the information sought through an earlier subpoena.

Assistant County Attorney Kirsten Wilson, who is prosecuting the case, has objected to the request as well, saying it is irrelevant.

Anderson, who earned $124,962 as town administrator, remains free on $2,000 personal recognizance. He was awarded more than $40,000 in severance pay by the town and had been on paid leave for five weeks until the council placed him on unpaid leave Aug. 20.

Anderson had been town administrator since October 2010. He was previously the town administrator in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

The seven-member council is divided on plans to seek a new administrator.

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