Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Voters put five new faces on the Attleboro School Committee.
The race for Attleboro School Committee turned out close results with two veteran School Committee members, Jim Stors and Bob Hill replaced by newcomers Bill Larson and Christopher O'Neil. Also new to room 178E as a committee member is Kenneth Parent. Parent, who decided to run after being fed up with members' responses to the adding full-day kindergarten, beat out Michael Levinson for the Ward 6 seat. "Mr. Levinson ran a very strong campaign and I feel very fortunate to have won. I thank all the residents who came out to support me," Parent said. "After all the hard work I put into the last couple of months, I now look forward to a collaborative effort of the new school committee." "I'm just looking forward to working with the new …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The unofficial results show that Sara-Lynn Reynolds and James DiLisio won seats on the Attleboro City Council.
Two newcomers ousted two incumbents for at-large seats on the Attleboro City Council. Based on unofficial results pending absentee ballots, Sara-Lynn Reynolds and James DiLisio appear to have won seats, ousting Cherie Felos and Kimberly Allard. They will join incumbents Richard Conti and Brian Kirby, who finished within one vote of each other, and Peter Blais. “I’m humbled. Without a doubt humbled,” said Jay DiLisio, the newly elected City Council At Large Councilor. It is an honor that voters of Attleboro have put their confidence in me.” “We talked about the local economy and bringing business in, creating jobs and building relationships.” DiLisio said he plans to stick to his promise to bring in Project 350. “It is certainly something …
Attleboro voters are choosing their next mayor, city council and school committee.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Attleboro voters went to the polls today to select their next mayor, city council and school committee. Follow along as Patch reports from election headquarters and out in the field where candidates are awaiting the results. P.S. If you can't see our live blog, please go to http://www.coveritlive.com/ and keep up with Attleboro Patch updates there (or download the coveritlive app.)
Monday, November 7, 2011
Stors is running for re-election in Ward 2 against Bill Larson.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Name: James Stors Seat: School Committee Ward 2 Education: BS in Applied Science and Engineering Technology Jim Stors is running for re-election to the Ward 2 School Committee seat. As a member of the School Committee Stors has served as the executive secretary, a member of the finance, facilities and procurement sub-committee and chairman of the policy sub-committee. "I am especially proud of how the committee was able to get through two of the most difficult budgets in the history of the Attleboro Public Schools, with less reductions and loses to programs than could have been expected" Stors said in a written statement. Stors has been a resident of Attleboro for 15 years, and is a research and development engineer. His two children, …
Friday, November 4, 2011
A letter with several allegations against Mayor Kevin Dumas is circulating through the city just days before the November election.
A letter loaded with negative statements attributed to Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas about employees at City Hall and his friends has circulated throughout the city. More than 30 people are mentioned in the letter, including this writer. "He thinks that Patty Resendez from the Attleboro Patch is a poor reporter that lies about things she has reported," the letter states. "He has actually had people follow her to try and get something on her to use against her." Asked about the statement made in the letter, Dumas said: "Patricia, you should know me better than that. It's just not true." One of the letters, which have a Boston postmark and are addressed to people by their legal names, was also mailed to Dumas on Thursday. In response to the …
A complaint was filed with the State Ethics Commission against David Murphy.
A complaint questioning the residency of Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy was filed with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission on Oct. 11, but the Commission found that there was no violation of the conflict of interest law. Murphy has come under fire recently because he made public that he was leasing an apartment in Boston, the same city where his employer, Nixon Peabody, is located. Murphy has denied allegations that he does not live in Attleboro. In fact, Murphy said his legal address is his parents' home in Attleboro, but that he also leases an apartment in Attleboro. "I am an Attleboro resident," Murphy said. "We have conducted a review of the information you furnished to the State Ethics Commission via an online…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday was the first public debate between Attleboro mayoral candidates.
A large crowd packed the council chambers at Attleboro City Hall on Wednesday to witness the first public debate between Attleboro's two mayoral candidates: current mayor, Kevin Dumas, and his opponent, Ronald Churchill. The debate forced both candidates to answer tough questions about the city's viability, the controversy over the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority and what their vision is for Attleboro if they were to be elected as mayor. Both candidates started the debate with a clean slate, after Dumas apologized to Churchill for calling the retired Attleboro Fire Chief and Vietnam veteran's actions "cowardly." Churchill told the crowd that not all of what they read in the news is true. In his introduction, Churchill talked about his …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Attleboro City Councilor Duff White has announced he will run for re-election in the Ward 5 race.
Attleboro City Councilor Duff White has announced he will run a sticker campaign for re-election. The Ward 5 City Councilor sent a press release to Attleboro City Councilors, Mayor Kevin Dumas and the City Councilor Clerk today saying he changed his mind about running for the seat after last week's candidates forum. "After months of rethinking what I expect of the job and how I approach the position and the withdrawal of Howard Levine, I am announcing that I will be conducting a sticker campaign for re-election," White said in the release. Attleboro residents of Ward 5, who will be casting their vote at La Salette Shrine between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, will have to either add a sticker with White's name and address on it to the ballot …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Howard Levine, candidate for Attleboro City Council, Ward 5, has pulled out of the race.
Attleboro candidate Howard Levine has withdrawn his name from the race for Attleboro City Councilor, Ward 5, just one day before a candidates' debate and one week away from the preliminary election. Levine was running against former City Councilor Jerry Chase and a newcomer, Jeremy Denlea, for a seat in the council chamber horseshoe. The Ward 5 resident attributed his decision to withdraw on medical issues. "I having a medical problem," Levine said. "Because of it I’m lacking getting out there and going door to door. I felt it was the right thing to do at this time." Levine said his medical issue is the only reason for withdrawing from the race. "It has nothing to do with political pressure at all," Levine said. "I think I would have won…
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Candidate for Attleboro City Council, Jay DiLisio says no one wins in a mud-slinging election.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Over the past few months, some residents of Attleboro have received unsigned letters regarding various elected officials in our city. The most recent letter, “The Attleboro Observer,” falsely affiliated my campaign with this letter. I am openly asking Jerry Chase: Are you the author of the “Attleboro Observer,” “Fruitfly Express,” and the “Horse's [expletive] ” letters? I ask, not to stir the pot, but to put an end to the series of demeaning anonymous letters which have dominated the 2011 campaign. As an Attleboro resident, I am embarrassed by the author’s very poor attempt to drag everyone down to the mud-slinging level at which the author apparently feels comfortable with. As a candidate, I am enraged and offended at the the author's …