State official suspended over July 4th party flap resigns

BOSTON (AP) — A top state Department of Conservation and Recreation official suspended for using taxpayer resources on a private Independence Day bash has resigned

Matthew Sisk, a deputy commissioner at the DCR, resigned his $112,000 a year job effective immediately, a department spokesman said late Friday.

No reason was cited and Sisk didn’t respond to requests for comment Saturday.

Sisk and DCR Commissioner Leo Roy had been placed on unpaid leave for a week after it was revealed they had organized a party at the Boston home of GOP national committeeman Ron Kaufman on July 3.

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said at the time he wasn’t aware of the party. An agency spokesman said the use of state resources was “entirely inappropriate.” Roy and Sisk later reimbursed the state.

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