Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Duff White, Kimberly Allard and Cherie Felos were honored for their service during their final city council meeting Tuesday night. William Bergevine was also remembered.
Three outgoing Attleboro City Councilors were recognized for their service Tuesday night during their final meeting. Kimberly Allard, Cherie Felos and Duff White were honored by President Frank Cook and Vice President Walter Thibodeau with a presentation of a plaque and the opportunity to speak. "This is always one of those nights that is both happy and sad," Cook said. "We’re sad to see people go but we’re happy that they served." Allard, who is Attleboro's longest standing city councilor after serving 10 years, thanked her family and friends, particularly her sister, Bonnie. She also thanked her fellow councilors, including William Bergevine, who died suddenly earlier this month. "I’ve served with some great people," she said. "I was …
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 …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Cherie Felos is running for Attleboro City Council At-Large.
Attleboro City Councilor Cherie Felos wants to shape up the city, but needs the city's support to do so, she said at a reception and fundraiser held at Moose Steakhouse on Saturday afternoon. The attorney and mother of eight, who currently represents Ward 1, wants another opportunity to serve the city, only this time as Attleboro City Council At-Large. As councilor, Felos serves as the chairwoman of the City Ordinance, Elections, and Legislative Matters Committee. "I voted against the mayor's raise. I voted to reduce taxes on business. Now, I need your support on Nov. 8," Felos writes in her campaign literature. Felos had a room full of supporters including her campaign manager, Grace Baptist Pricipal/Pastor and Attleboro Police …
Friday, May 20, 2011
There is so much going on in the 'Boro this weekend.
There's a mulit-home yard sale going on today from 2 to 6 p.m. at 22 Westfield Road and again on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of La Salette has kicked off the Attleboro Spring Festival, which runs until May 30. The festival opens weekdays at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at noon. The Committee to Elect Ward 1 City Councilor Cherie Felos as Councilor At Large is hosting a fundraiser and reception Sat., May 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is open to the public and is being held at the Moose Cabin Family Steakhouse. Attleboro High School's 15th Annual One Act Festival is being held Sat., May 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the high school's auditorium. Strike Out Cancer Fundraiser is being held at North Bowl Lanes Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
After a long, drawn-out debacle, the City Council voted 7 to 3 to approve the Mayor's wage increase.
Nearly one month after an objection was made to stop the City Council from further discussing and voting on a decision that would enable the city's Mayor to participate in his salary rate, the council voted 7 to 3 in favor of the measure. The decision means a second-term mayor, such as Dumas would be if he wins re-election, would earn $101,305. 25 annually, which is $15,000 more than the existing Mayor's $85,000. A third-termer would receive $107, 474.76, according to the city's non-union except employee salary table. The ability to vote on the ordinance was halted in November after City Councilman Richard Conti stopped a previous city council meeting dead in its tracks by way of a charter objection. The objection was made because of a …