Hovan hearing on hold as judge considers public access

Jan 10, 2022

WAREHAM — A justice on the state’s highest appellate court will halt the show cause hearing for Southcoast Health CEO Keith A. Hovan, originally scheduled for today, in response to The New Bedford Light’s motion for a stay in the proceedings. 

The hearing before a magistrate concerns dozens of allegedly illegal high-capacity firearms feeding devices found at Hovan's Rochester home in November after police responded to a 911 call about a domestic dispute.

The Light, a nonprofit media outlet launched in June of 2021, has asked that the magistrate's hearing be open to the public and the press.

Click here to read The New Bedford Light's story on the proceedings concerning the hearing.