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Update: Creator of Mayor's Fake Facebook Page Identified

Attleboro Youth Commission President Adam Tellier created a Facebook page in support of Attleboro mayoral candidate Kevin Dumas.

When Adam Tellier, the newly appointed president, created a Facebook page in support of Mayor Kevin Dumas' reelection, he had no idea it would upset Dumas.

After reading about Dumas' effort to tell the community that it was a scam, Tellier deactivated the page. What he didn't realize is that his personal page clearly showed he was the one deactivating the page.

Tellier admitted to creating the page and said he'd be contacting the mayor directly to explain his actions. The high school student, who has volunteered his time at several fundraising events for the community including the , and , said his action had nothing to do with the commission.

"This was solely my decision that I believed would not amount to this, considering I simply created the page and did not 'add' anyone to said page," Tellier said. "I thought nothing of the fact that it would upset the mayor or the fact that it would upset the campaign process. However, clearly, I was far from correct in regards to that assumption." 

"This was a nonsense attempt to show my support for Mayor Dumas," he added.

"Adam is a very bright young man and wrote me a written apology," Dumas said. "He’s a really good person and was so apologetic.

"He’ll have a new post on the campaign," Dumas quipped.

Adam Tellier September 27, 2011 at 08:27 PM
There is no need to criticize the mayor. It was knee jerk reaction that his campaign committee had. Considering how some members of the public act during election season. For example, the dump Dumas webpage, and the DDD false rumors. I completely respect his opinion and completely understand why his committee reacted the way they did. The mayor and a handful of members from his committee personally called me and apologized for their reaction. Therefore before you jump to conclusions and issue accusations, please know the facts. Have a Good Day!
Sandy Miller September 27, 2011 at 08:39 PM
Sarah, the only thing bullying about this article is the first comment on here from you. You seem to be threatened by any story that has a positive ending. Ever since one negative City Councilor (not naming names) seemed to mysteriously vanish from the comment section on the Patch, you seemed to come out of nowhere to take over the job of unabashed negativity. Just one click on your name shows this. This, of course, is not including the posts that have gotten removed by you or someone you offended... and there have been a lot. You should follow Adam's lead and volunteer some of your extra time as it might brighten you up a bit.
DAN DEVINE September 27, 2011 at 09:18 PM
Well said Sandy! I've also noticed the the NEGATIVE CITY COUNCILORS comments seem to be M.I.A. lately.
tracie gaouette September 27, 2011 at 09:35 PM
I have gotten to know Adam over the past couple of years while helping out at the concession stand at Poncin-Hewitt baseball complex. He is an amazing young man who wants to make this city a better place for everyone. Adam volunteers alot through the city and should be commened for it. I wouldn't be surprised if he's the mayor someday!
Rick DiGiacomo September 27, 2011 at 09:53 PM
The Mayor should consider taking advantage of the fact that Adam created a nice page for him and use it for the campaign. I think it's more appropriate and the results will be better than using a personal FB page (if you click on the FB link on the Mayor's campaign page it sends you to his personal FB page).
Adam Tellier September 27, 2011 at 10:07 PM
That is a good idea, but the page is already deleted. However, it is easily created again. I am simply going to wait until this hole thing is over to propose anything to the mayor.
Adam Tellier September 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM
Thank You Tracie. The concession stand could not function without generous parents, like you, who graciously volunteer their time for the league! Thank you for your kind words as well! They are greatly appreciated.
Kim Penque September 28, 2011 at 03:21 AM
It is GREAT to see a youth in our community doing such positive things! In a world of so much anger and hurt, this is a breath of fresh air. I bet once Mayor Dumas sees this he will be grateful for your desire to help! Keep up the great work!
Sandy Miller September 28, 2011 at 03:41 AM
Sarah, the only thing bullying about this article is the first comment on here from you. You seem to be threatened by any story that has a positive ending. Ever since one negative City Councilor (not naming names) seemed to mysteriously vanish from the comment section on the Patch, you seemed to come out of nowhere to take over the job of unabashed negativity. Just one click on your name shows this. This, of course, is not including the posts that have gotten removed by you or someone you offended... and there have been a lot. You should follow Adam's lead and volunteer some of your extra time as it might brighten you up a bit.
Stephanie September 28, 2011 at 02:06 PM
Harnessing facebook as a campaign tool is a fantastic idea, and I commend Adam for his attempt to show support for the Mayor. I think the only real issue was that questions were posted to the FB page that the Mayor was not able to see/respond to since he was not aware of the page. Given the tenor of the campaign season thus far, I totally understand the Mayor and the committee's initial response, and I hope something can be worked out between the two. Keep up the good work, Adam!
DAN DEVINE September 28, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Looks like someone removed Sandys & my comments (I wonder who?) Could it have been the NEGATIVE CITY COUNCILOR we were talking about? I guess the truth hurts our "INDEPENDENT VOICE" on the council.
Sandy Miller September 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Noticed that too, Dan. When I have commented that Sarah Wilberg shares similarities to the Ward 1 City Councilor, they get flagged rather quickly... It is almost as if she has formed a "committee" to get the posts taken down. I think it takes 15 clicks and POOF, your INDEPENDENT voice is gone. Apparantly Ward 1 (and shudder to think she is now running AT LARGE) is only allowed one INDEPENDENT voice....
Dale Davenport September 28, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Dan gets it right again. Keep calling her out amigo, don't give up! Sarah needs to be stopped.
Sandy Miller September 28, 2011 at 03:48 PM
Noticed that too, Dan. When I have commented that Sarah Wilberg shares similarities to the Ward 1 City Councilor, they get flagged rather quickly... It is almost as if she has formed a "committee" to get the posts taken down. I think it takes 15 clicks and POOF, your INDEPENDENT voice is gone. Apparantly Ward 1 (and shudder to think she is now running AT LARGE) is only allowed one INDEPENDENT voice....
Jared S November 23, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Someone should expose the creepy person behind that terrible website t called "The Douchebag Report". Whoever is behind that website is a coward.

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