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Controversial Wilton Fire Chief Candidate Drops Out Of Race

Wilton firefighter Matthew Marcarelli has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next chief.
Wilton firefighter Matthew Marcarelli has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next chief. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- Matthew Marcarelli, a firefighter who was under consideration to become Wilton's new chief, has withdrawn his name from the list of candidates, according to thehour.com.

Marcarelli made news in 2009 as part of the "New Haven 20," a group of white firefighters who won $2 million in damages in a state Supreme Court case after results from a 2003 promotion test were thrown out due to poor scores by minorities, thehour.com reported.

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