TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: GROTON FIRES SUPERINTENDENT

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:

The Groton Board of Education fired former Superintendent Paul Kadri in March, 10 months after he was placed on leave and an investigation ordered into claims he was harassing employees. The firing came after employees complained about being bullied and humiliated.

In 2010, former Assistant Superintendent Dottie Hoyt filed a complaint alleging she was wrongfully terminated and that Kadri's mistreatment of her caused an anxiety disorder. In 2012, another woman complained.

The board placed Kadri on leave and ordered an investigation that found more allegations. Kadri maintained he did nothing wrong. An arbitrator later ruled Kadri had engaged in conduct that warranted his firing. Kadri is challenging how the board handled his dismissal and whether it was legal.

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