Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper recycling and production equipment company, announced today that Brown is joining its board of directors. “During his time in public office, Senator Brown has gained a wealth of experience on local, state, national and international issues and I am pleased that he has agreed to join our board of directors,” Kadant President Jonathan W. Painter said in a statement. “His good judgment and pragmatic approach to solving problems will be a strong asset to Kadant as we continue to grow our business throughout the world. “Senator Brown’s appointment to our board reflects our strong ties to Massachusetts. Kadant was founded in Massachusetts, our headquarters is in Westford and one of our principal manufacturing facilities is in Auburn. Another former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Paul Tsongas, also served on our board of directors in the 1990s.” Brown said in the Kadant statement: “I am honored to have the opportunity to contribute to Kadant and learn more about the challenges of an international business .... Kadant has been on the forefront of designing and manufacturing equipment to recycle and produce paper for decades. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of this global leader.” Brown, a real estate lawyer and a colonel in the National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps, was elected U.S. senator in the 2010 special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s death. He was previously a state senator from Wrentham.
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