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Wright official accused of taking 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel

Former highway superintendent faces felony, misdemeanors

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Town officials say they began to notice a scarcity of 55-gallon drums around the highway garage in the waning days of Harry Beninati’s term as highway superintendent. Then after Beninati left office in January, some of Wright’s highway workers reported that the one-term superintendent had told them to stop logging their fuel usage nine months earlier. The tidbit of information seemed to coincide with town records, which showed the Highway Department spending far more on ...

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