Moderator Collapses After Harwich Town Meeting

by William F. Galvin
Harwich Moderator Michael Ford. FILE PHOTO Harwich Moderator Michael Ford. FILE PHOTO

HARWICH – Town Moderator Michael D. Ford collapsed shortly after the adjournment of Monday night’s annual town meeting.

Ford was treated by the fire department and placed in an ambulance. Ford, who is serving in his 49th year as moderator, was communicating with fire officials as he was taken from the community center on a gurney to the ambulance. No further information was available on his condition.

Town Clerk Emily Mitchell said Tuesday's session of town meeting will go forward. She said she hoped Ford would be at the meeting, but if not there are provisions to appoint a temporary moderator.

There are 17 articles left to be acted upon. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.