Friday, May 24, 2013
Most families plan to swim in areas without lifeguards this summer, but
lack basic water safety knowledge, results of a Red Cross poll show.
The following is an edited release from the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts : Even though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don't know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. The Red Cross poll found 63 percent of families with children plan on swimming in an area without a lifeguard this summer. Nearly half of those polled had never taken swimming lessons. Nearly half of Americans say they have had an experience where they were afraid they would drown, according to the findings. Overall, four in 10 (41 percent) say they know someone who was in …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
State police will operate a checkpoint "Friday into Saturday" during "varied hours" on a "public way."
Massachusetts State Police announced this week a sobriety checkpoint will be set up "Friday into Saturday" during "varied hours" on a "public way" in Bristol County "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public's awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways," states a police press release. The release further states, "The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety." Funding for the checkpoint is provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety …
The money will be placed in a trust fund and used for the purchase of medical equipment or an ambulance.
One of former Attleboro resident Margaret Santurri's final wishes was to dedicate her money to the Attleboro Fire Department as a sign of appreciation for the medical care provided to her husband in 1973. The city's trust fund committee announced the creation of a new trust for the fire department with $203,000 from Santurri's estate. Santurri died at age 90 in 2010 as a resident of Cumberland. Her will states all her money, minus funeral expenses, should go to the fire department "in appreciation of the fire department personnel's care for persons in need of ambulance transportation to medical facilities." Austin W. McHoul, attorney for Santurri's estate, wrote in a letter to City Treasurer Ethel Sandbach, "Although Margaret's husband …
Lori Scales has been a member of the Attleboro Special Education Parent Advisory Council for 10 years.
While the number of official city council candidates grows for Attleboro's fall election, the school committee races have been slow to form. Lori Scales became just the second certified candidate this week. She is challenging Brenda Furtado, who has represented Ward 4 for two terms and was certified for the election earlier this month . Two other women have pulled papers for the Ward 4 contest, but sources say neither is expected to return them. This will likely be a two-person race. Scales responded to four basic questions from Attleboro Patch this week about her candidacy: Attleboro Patch: Why are you running? Lori Scales: As a resident of Attleboro for 22 years and a parent of two children who have gone through the Attleboro public …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
He is seeking a seventh term as an at-large city councilor.
City Council Vice President Peter Blais became the fifth official councilor at-large candidate this week after election officials certified his papers. Blais, who chairs the council's committee on public works, is seeking a seventh term. The other at-large candidates certified for the fall election are incumbents Richard Conti, Jay DiLisio and Brian Kirby as well as challenger Heather Porreca. Three others (Bert Buckley, Ronald Churchill and Stephen Kane) have pulled papers, but not returned them as of Wednesday afternoon. The deadline to enter the election is July 30. The top five vote-getters in the at-large contest will earn seats on the council. The fall election will also include contests for the six ward representatives on the …
Outgoing lieutenant governor said recent controversies had nothing to do with decision to resign.
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said none of the controversies that have dogged him during his tenure on Beacon Hill contributed to his decision to announce his resignation. In a press conference at the State House Wednesday, Murray said his final day on the job will be June 2. The next day he will take over as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce where his salary will reportedly be around $200,000. In January, Murray said he had no intention of running for governor when Gov. Deval Patrick's term expires in January 2015. "This has been a very difficult but empowering decision," Murray said. "It has been an honor to serve as lieutenant governor." Patrick called Murray an "outstanding partner" during his time in …
CBS Boston reports Murray has a new job lined up already.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: The Massachusetts Republican Party was quick to jump on the reports about Murray's resignation, saying Murray is trying "to outrun the scandal that dogs him" in a statement on their website. MassGOP attempted to liken Murray's exit to that of former House Speaker Thomas Finneran, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2007. “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but in this case it looks like Tim Murray is following the same path as a previous, disgraced Democratic official,” said Nate Little MassGOP Executive Director in the scathing statement. “Only time will tell if Murray follows the Finneran playbook to the end, complete with indictment and guilty plea.” UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Boston.com has updated their …
The April rate is lower than the rate in March and April of last year.
Fewer Attleboro residents were out of work looking for jobs in April than were on the hunt in March, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The April unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, down from 9.3 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April of last year. The number of unemployed people looking for work in April was 2,022, according to the state. The number was 2,284 in March. Statewide, the unemployment rate also dropped. It was 6.3 percent in April, while it was 6.8 percent in March. The April 2012 unemployment rate was also 6.3 percent.
Sun Kim, 90, of Attleboro, died May 17, 2013.
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Wednesday, May 22
Obituary from Duffy-Poule Funeral Home. Sun R. Kim, 90, of Attleboro, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Golden Living Center, Garden Place, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Jong Sang Lee. Sun was born in Paju, Korea. She was the proud owner and operator of her own dress shop, making custom dresses in Korea for over 20 years. She loved flowers and was known for always helping others in need. She was a very caring person and devoted daughter in law. She was well loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all. Sun is survived by her children Soyoung Lee and her husband Kwang Il Lee of Korea, Monica Chae Lee and her husband Gerard Brousseau of Attleboro, Pilyoung Lee and her husband Sun S. Yoo of Attleboro, Seiyoung …
Raymond C. Amadio, 89, of Attleboro, died March 19, 2013.
Wednesday, May 22
Obituary from Duffy-Poule Funeral Home. Raymond C. Amadio, 89, of Attleboro, passed on his birthday Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. He was the husband of the late Gwendolyn M. (Merrill) Amadio who passed on May 20, 2011. Born in Attleboro March 19, 1924, Raymond was the son of the late Charles and Attila (Dugas) Amadio. A lifelong resident of Attleboro, Raymond was raised on Pine Street and educated in Attleboro schools. He left high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. on March 26, 1943 and served as an airplane and engine mechanic at with the 353rd Headquarters Air Base Squadron during WWII and was honorably discharged on March 3, 1946. Raymond was employed at the Robbins Company in Attleboro…