Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Kevin Dumas is running for mayor and Brian Kirby is running for at-large city council. Both men are seeking a sixth term.
Attleboro's fall election has its third and fourth official candidates. Mayor Kevin Dumas and at-large City Councilor Brian Kirby qualified for the ballot this week after submitting candidate papers to City Hall along with the required number of signatures from Attleboro voters. They are both seeking a sixth consecutive two-year term and were first elected in November 2003. Dumas is the first candidate to qualify for the mayoral election. He could have a familiar opponent in Ronald Churchill. The former fire chief, who unsuccessfully attempted to unseat Dumas in 2011, pulled papers this month for the mayoral and at-large council contests. Churchill has declined to speak to the media. Dumas released a statement April 17. "I look forward …
Friday, March 8, 2013
She is the first official candidate.
Attleboro has its first official candidate in the at-large city council contest for the fall election. Attleboro Farmers Market manager Heather Porreca's nomination papers were certified Thursday, the Election's Department confirmed. "I am happy that my nomination papers have been certified and I will officially be on the ballot for city councilor at-large this fall," wrote Porreca in an email to Attleboro Patch. "I am encouraged and grateful for the support that I have received as I take the first step toward representing our community." She added, "It would be an honor to serve on the council and be a voice for the citizens as we make great strides and progress into the future. As many of you know, I am passionate about Attleboro and I …
Friday, February 8, 2013
More than 500 sandwiches, 10 gallons of soup and chips are ready for the snowplow drivers, emergency personnel and others involved in the city's effort during the snow storm.
Rapid sandwich making was on the agenda for a small gathering of Attleboro leaders Friday afternoon at the home of Sue Blais, vice chair of the Attleboro Republican City Committee. The sandwiches are for the snowplow drivers, emergency personnel and others involved in the city's effort during the snowstorm. Soup and chips are also being provided. All the food is being provided for free and nobody is paid to prepare it. The food is needed because stores are closed during most of the time while the city is handling issues with the snowstorm, Blais said. Those helping with the sandwich making were Mayor Kevin Dumas, City Councilors Jay DiLisio and Brian Kirby, city administrator Barry LaCasse and Attleboro GOP Chair Howard Bibeault.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sara-Lynn Reynolds says a recently approved cash reserve policy is "fluff." This angers Council President Frank Cook, who sources say yelled at Reynolds and Councilor Jonathan Weydt after the meeting.
The city could get specific on its savings policy if the City Council approves a measure proposed by Councilor Sara-Lynn Reynolds. She faces opposition from the council president and the head of the budget committee. Although the council approved a measure last month calling for the city to increase targets for cash reserve accounts, Reynolds said at last week's meeting this was "kind of just a fluff policy, there was nothing really set in stone." She has proposed the outline of an ordinance that she said would "put more teeth to it." Reynolds' proposal states, "The city of Attleboro requires and must maintain a cash reserve policy that includes stated targeted balances for the stabilization fund and other reserve funds or a percentage of …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Melodie Kirby is the Attleboro coordinator of Jeff Bailey's campaign for state Senate.
Melodie Kirby, wife of Attleboro City Councilor Brian Kirby, has joined Republican Jeff Bailey's campaign for the state Senate seat of the Bristol and Norfolk District, which includes Attleboro and Seekonk. Kirby will serve as the Attleboro town coordinator, Bailey's campaign announced in a press release issued Thursday. The campaign announced Wednesday that Seekonk High School senior David Orleck would be the Seekonk coordinator. "Our city is unique," said Kirby, according to the press release. "It requires a proactive senator. That's why I am supporting Jeff Bailey. As a longtime resident of Attleboro and having been involved within our community for decades, no one knows better the needs of Attleboro. We can count on Jeff to fight …
Friday, September 30, 2011
City Councilor Brian Kirby shares his beliefs on why the City Councilor cannot work independently of the city's administration.
Friday, September 30, 2011
To the editor at Attleboro Patch: I have never seen a more negative campaign season. I have already responded to Ms. Felos’s columns. This is the same individual who worked on my first campaign, voted “absentee" for me and donated to me. And I in turn helped her move back into her house after law school. Unfortunately, she is now my political opponent and she is attacking me without any facts. Tip O’Neil had said that “all politics are local,” But what I have learned in Attleboro is that all local politics are personal. A City Councilor cannot work independently of others. A councilor builds a consensus and offers compromises in order to advance legislation. We do not work in a vacuum. But we …