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, September 19, 2012
The residents and taxpayers of Attleboro have a winning combination hard at work day in and day out. By sending Rep. George Ross back to the Legislature, both he and I will continue to work for you and your family.
I have had the privilege and honor of serving the people of the city of Attleboro since 2002. During the last two years, I have partnered with Rep. George Ross in what has proven to be an extremely successful and productive alliance. I have watched as George has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He has shown incredible diligence and passion for serving not only the citizens of the city, but the residents of the commonwealth as a whole. During his first term in office, George championed legislation aimed at banning the sale of bath salts. Thanks to Rep. Ross' proactive approach to public safety, and his ability to work across the aisle, this piece of legislation—hailed by all public safety and …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Attleboro's state representatives say Deval Patrick "has dealt a severe blow to a city that wants nothing more than to regain its economic edge."
The city of Attleboro will not be receiving increased funding for education and economic development, at least not in the near future. Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday signed the state legislature's economic development bill, but he rejected an amendment that would have adjusted the standards to qualify for Massachusetts' Gateway Cities program so that Attleboro could be included. The action was met with harsh criticism from Attleboro's representatives in the state House—George Ross and Betty Poirier. "By vetoing a provision which would have allowed Attleboro to become Massachusetts' 25th Gateway Community, Governor Patrick has dealt a severe blow to a city that wants nothing more than to regain its economic edge," the representatives said in…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
State Representatives George Ross and Betty Poirier will hold offices Friday at Attleboro City Hall.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
State Representatives George Ross (R-Attleboro) and Elizabeth “Betty” Poirier (R-North Attleboro) will be holding office hours at the Attleboro City Hall Friday, March 2. If you would like to come and meet with them to discuss state government issues or any other matters of concern, join them from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All constituents are welcome and no appointment is necessary.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Conference at Bristol Community College to help support Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) education.
Attleboro will be host to a conference on Friday, April 8, that is intended to boost interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and to provide entrepreneurs with resources on how to protect their intellectual property. The LAUNCH conference is a program of the Museum at the Mill, a non-profit organization in Attleboro. Katherine Honey, chairwoman of LAUNCH, said the event will include more than 20 exhibits; a panel discussion on closing the STEM gap; and workshops on protecting intellectual property, business development and understanding public-private partnerships. During the conference, which will be held at Bristol Community College and is slated to begin a noon, there will be a panel discussion on …