Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The former school committee member and current Attleboro Redevelopment Authority board member unsuccessfully ran for the seat in 2011.
This year's election to determine the Ward 2 representative on the Attleboro City Council could be a rematch. City native Rick Correia, who unsuccessfully ran for the seat in a 2011 special election, announced this week he would try again this fall. His opponent in the contest two years ago was current seat holder Mark Cooper, who has not said whether he would run for re-election. Correia, 63, served four terms on the school committee and currently sits on the Attleboro Redevelopment Authority board. Correia said this experience makes him a good person to be on the top governing board for a changing city. "We are in a new era of revitalization and redevelopment in Attleboro," Correia said. "The council would benefit from a new view to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
No new law was needed. It came naturally.
Attleboro can now receive the benefits of increased funding for education and development from the state through its Gateway Cities program. The state's Executive Department Office of Housing and Economic Development announced Monday the city qualifies for the program because the median household income in Attleboro fell below the Massachusetts average of $65,981. State Rep. Betty Poirier and former state Rep. George Ross attempted to qualify Attleboro for the program last year by modifying the standards for inclusion. Their proposal was approved by both houses of the state legislature, but rejected by Gov. Deval Patrick. Attleboro and Plainville, which the state also announced Monday had become a Gateway City, join 24 other communities in…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Paul Heroux takes the oath of office.
Wednesday, January 2
Gov. Deval Patrick led a ceremony Wednesday morning at the State House to install the members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Among those taking the oath of office were newly elected Rep. Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro, all wards but 3B) and re-elected Reps. Betty Poirier (R-Attleboro 3B) and Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk). Heroux defeated incumbent George Ross in November. Howitt was elected to a second term with a win over Democratic challenger A. Keith Carreiro. Poirier ran unopposed. Also taking to the oath of office Wednesday were the area's state senators—James Timilty (D-Seekonk and Attleboro 3B, 4, 5 and 6) and Richard Ross (R-Attleboro 1, 2 and 3A). You can reach your elected officials at the following email addresses: Paul …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
He will meet with residents Friday at Attleboro City Hall.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Rep. George Ross may have lost his re-election bid last month, but he is still Attleboro's representative in the state House for another week. The Republican will host the final office hours of his term Friday at Attleboro City Hall from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. State Rep. Betty Poirier will co-host the session. The press release from Ross' office states, "If you would like to meet with them to discuss state government issues or any other matters of concern, please join them ... All constituents are welcome and no appointment is necessary." Democrat Paul Heroux, who defeated Ross in November, will be sworn in as the new state representative for most of Attleboro next week on Wednesday. Poirier, a Republican whose district includes Attleboro's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democrat wins by a wide margin.
The people of the 2nd Bristol District, which includes most of Attleboro, will have a new representative in the state House. Democratic challenger Paul Heroux defeated Republican incumbent George Ross Tuesday night with 58.15 percent of the vote. Many people expected this to be a close election, but it wasn't. With 70.2 percent of registered voters participating, Heroux won all 11 precincts in the district—all by wide margins. This came as a surprise to many people, including Heroux. "I really didn't think I was going to win," said Heroux, speaking in a private room during his victory gathering at his home on Mechanic Street. "I thought I was going to lose by about 1 percent, 2 percent. I knew I had a chance, I had a shot, but I didn't …
A roundup of election coverage on the issues.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
If you haven't heard, there's an election today. Attleboro and Seekonk voters are headed to the polls to determine, among other items, who will serve the next term as their representatives in the state House and Senate. If you're still trying to make up your mind, or want to brush up on the candidates' stances on a variety of issues, click through the links below in our roundup of coverage of local races. Be sure to read Attleboro-Seekonk Patch throughout the day for information on where to vote, reports from the polls and election results once the polls close at 8 p.m. State Senator for Bristol and Norfolk District (Seekonk and Attleboro Wards 3B, 4, 5 and 6) Sen. James Timilty faces challenger Jeff Bailey State Representative for 2nd …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The newspaper endorsed Democratic challengers Paul Heroux and A. Keith Carreiro in the local state House races? What do you think about those choices?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Local newspaper The Sun Chronicle is calling for change with its endorsements for the two local state House races. In an editorial that appeared in the Tuesday edition titled "New Faces Needed in Mass. House," the newspaper recommended voters choose Democrat Paul Heroux in the election for the 2nd Bristol District (which includes most of Attleboro) and Democrat A. Keith Carreiro in the contest for the 4th Bristol District (which includes Seekonk and several other communities). Both Democrats are facing Republican incumbents coming off their first terms in the House, with Heroux challenging Rep. George Ross and Carreiro taking on Rep. Steven Howitt. Regarding the incumbents, The Chronicle wrote, "Both have had lackluster first terms and now…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Incumbent George Ross says he was making a dismissive hand motion and not an obscene gesture.
Democratic challenger Paul Heroux has accused Republican state Rep. George Ross of giving the audience the infamous one-finger salute at the debate between the two men Thursday at Attleboro High School. Ross said this did not happen. Heroux issued a statement to the media during the weekend saying Ross, who represents the 2nd Bristol District (including most of Attleboro), should issue an apology to every resident. This is not the first demand for an apology by a candidate in this race. Ross demanded Heroux apologize to veterans during the debate for his statement in a Patch article that he had not voted from 2004 to 2008 because no race piqued his interest. This comment led to some boos from the Heroux friendly audience, and then the …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Candidates George Ross and Joe Kennedy III stop by the Attleboro Farmers Market on its final day.
The final hour of the final day of the 2012 Attleboro Farmers Market season included a visit from congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III. The Democrat and his staff purchased items late Saturday morning and he posed for photos with various people, including market President Heather Porreca and her family. Kennedy also spoke with City Councilor Jonathan Weydt, who said he has a picture of him with his daughter from when they were 8 years old. A group of Kennedy supporters held a banner and signs across the street from the market. City Councilor Jeremy Denlea stood with the group. State Rep. George Ross was at the market earlier in the morning. He and his supporters later moved down to the corner of Park and Pleasant streets to hold signs …