Saturday, November 12, 2011
Newly elected Attleboro City Councilor Jonathan Weydt ready to serve his residents.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I want to extend my thanks and utmost appreciation to the voters of Ward 4 for electing me to serve as your council representative. I appreciate the trust you have in me and I consider this opportunity an honor and a privilege. The time has come to put the differences of the campaign season behind us and come together to meet the challenges that lie ahead. I will work hard to accomplish the goals we discussed throughout the campaign. Improving our business climate, our environment, our schools, keeping Briggs Corner fire station open and staffed with paramedics and standing up for the interests of Ward 4 will be priorities. Thank you for your confidence and support. Jonathan Weydt Attleboro City Councilor-Elect
Former Providence and now Attleboro resident Joe Lazzerini shares his thoughts on the newly elected council.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Editor's Note:Mr. Lazzerini submitted this letter to the editor with a Providence, RI address, but has sinced told Patch that he no longer lives in Providence and is now a resident of Ward 1. To the editor: Attleboro voters elected a diverse City Council this past Tuesday and I'm proud of the Council make-up. The City Council At-Large is made up of Richard Conti, Brian Kirby, Peter Blais, Sara-Lynn Reynolds, and Jay DeLisio. This was my prediction for the Council At-Large and I'm for the most part happy with it. A lot of issues come to mind when choosing who I support for public office and that is even at the local level because in the future these our the candidates for State Rep and State Senate and I want candidates running for those …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas did not give up his seat in the corner office for Ronald Churchill.
Ward by ward, Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas posted the number of votes he garnered as a large crowd gathered behind him at Colonel Blackinton Inn. Dumas won the race with 4,635 votes over Ronald Churchill's 3,213 votes for a total of 59 percent of the votes. Dumas beat Churchill in five of the six wards. When the final tally came in Dumas and his campaign manager, Joe Solis, hugged and physically jumped for joy saying "we did it" as the crowd of friends, family and City employees cheered him on. It was an upset for long-time veteran and Attleboro retired Fire Chief Ronald Churchill, but Churchill took the loss with grace and dignity. When he walked in the door, someone in the crowd shouted that the "best man didn't win," but Churchill …
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
Voter turnout was slow on Tuesday morning and early afternoon.
After many debates and months of campaining candidate in Attleboro's Mayoral, City Council and School Committee election all agree on one thing–to get voters of Attleboro to polling locations to cast their votes. Signs were peppered throughout the city as reminders to get Attleboro residents to one of the city's six polling locations. Ward 6 Elk's Lodge #1014 887 South Main St. (Rt. 152) Attleboro, MA 02703
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new mayor, city council and school committee.
Attleboro Mayoral Candidates: Kevin Dumas, Ronald Churchill Attleboro City Council Candidates: Ward 1 Walter Thibodeau Ward 2 Mark Cooper Ward 3 Frank Cook, Tom Dowling Ward 4 Jonathan Weydt, Wiliam Bergivine Ward 5 Jeremy Denlea, Duff White Ward 6 Shannon Heagney At Large: Kimberly Allard, Peter Blais, Burt Buckley, Richard Conti, Jay DiLisio, Cherie Felos, Brian Kirby, Anthony Parziale, Sara Lynn Reynolds, Attleboro School Committee: Ward 1 Teri Enegren, Shawn Moran Ward 2 Bill Larson, Jim Stors Ward 3 Bob Hill, Christopher O'Neil Ward 4 Brenda Furtado, Helen Johnson Ward 5 Laura Dolan, Francis Zito Ward 6 Kenneth Parent, Michael Levinson At Large: Barbar Craw, Raymond DiCiaccio, Robert Geddes, David Murphy, Michael Tyler, Gregory Stevens
Monday, November 7, 2011
Where in the 'Boro will you cast your ballot?
Here's a list of polling locations/where to cast your vote: Ward 6 Elk's Lodge #1014 887 South Main St. (Rt. 152) Attleboro, MA 02703 Wonder how many elephants and donkeys are in Attleboro?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Geddes wants to incorporate change on the School Committee.
Name: Robert Geddes Seat: Attleboro School Committee At Large Education: Bridgewater State College, 2001; Masters in Education, Suffolk University He was the mascot at Attleboro High School, the school where he graduated, and is all about Blue Pride. Meet Attleboro School Committee Candidate, Robert Geddes. Geddes spends his time between his job at Lesley University' Student Accounts Office in Cambridge and being a husband to Stephanie and father to his two daughters Emily, 10 and Amelia 7 weeks. A huge sports fan, Geddes keeps busy with a number of fantasy sports teams and when he has time he takes to the pavement for a run. "I try to run as often as a I can, but don't run often enough." Offerings: With a Master's in higher education …
Blue and white election signs for School Committee Candidate Brenda Furtado have disappeared off lawns.
Attleboro School Committee candidate for re-election, Brenda Furtado had to pull her election signs from the lawns of her supporters in Ward 4 just days before the election. Why? According to Furtado she began pulling signs Friday night after they were disappearing frequently. "This election year has been very negative, together with the personal attacks and defamation of people's character," Furtado said. "This is uncalled for." Furtado said she was tipped off to Phase I of her opponent's campaigning strategy, which was to pass out a negative letter signed by Helen Johnson, Ward 2 Candidate Bill Larson and Ward 1 Candidate Shawn Moran. "This letter was to be distributed out in their wards attacking the three incumbents," Furtado said. …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Not all candidates for Attleboro School Committee responded to request for answers.
Each election cycle the Attleboro Education Association (the teacher's union) sends out a questionnaire to all candidates to gaige their answers on issues. Only 10 of the 17 candidates running in uncontested Attleboro School Committee races provided responses. This year, with every School Committee race being contested, with 17 people running, 10 candidates submitted their responses including are Laura Dolan and Frances Zito (Ward 5), Brenda Furtado (Ward 4), Michael Levinson and Ken Parent (Ward 6), Jim Stors (Ward 2), and Michael Tyler, David Murphy and Barbara Craw (At-Large) and Teri Enegren (Ward 1). The lack of participation by candidates in the questionnaire was not a surprise to AEA President Adeline Bee. "I don't know why the …