By MIKE CHAIKEN
Last week began with the council meeting once again with attorney Michael Rose behind closed doors to determine what to do about claims the mayor had sexually harassed Councilor Jodi Zils Gagne.
And as the week went on, the issue exploded when Gagne’s husband Steve Gagne posted an article on the website of his online radio station Bristol Beat (since removed) detailing a conflict between the mayor, himself, and his wife over a decision to invite Ellen Zoppo-Sassu as a guest on his station’s Sunday morning talk show. Steve Gagne also posted screenshots of the texts between himself and Mayor Ken Cockayne (also removed), in which the mayor fired off expletive after expletive regarding Steve Gagne’s decision. Within the texts, the mayor also invoked the Republican Town Committee, saying they were not happy with Steve Gagne’s decision. (Steve Gagne is not a member of the RTC.)