From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Berndt Tardy did a competent enough job buying goods and services to remain acting director of the city purchasing department for 10 years and two mayors.
Then he drew some fire last year for his role in Mayor Bill Finch’s administration’s decision to pay contractor Manuel “Manny” Moutinho to build a no-bid driveway for Moutinho and some neighbors.
Now, whether by coincidence or design, Tardy faces demotion, and he is not doing so quietly.
“Berndt has done an excellent job,” said attorney Thomas Bucci, an ex-city mayor who is representing Tardy.
Full story here.