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
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 …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy said Attleboro is his home, always has been.
Attleboro School Committee candidate David Murphy, an attorney at Nixon Peabody in Boston, wants to set the record straight about his residency in Attleboro. Murphy, who was raised in Attleboro and attended elementary, middle and high school in Attleboro, said he is a resident in Attleboro, despite what others have suggested otherwise. According to the Attleboro Election Office, any registered voter in Attleboro can run for elected office. There is no minimum requirement at the local level on how many days out of the year that they need to reside in Attleboro, according to Elections Office Manager Maryann Draine. Murphy has come under fire lately because he has an apartment in Boston, a place where he retreats to after working long hours …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Shawn Moran today pulled papers to run a sticker campaign.
Attleboro School Committee candidate Teri Enegren will no longer be running unopposed in Ward 1. Just days after candidates for Attleboro School Committee participated in a public debate, Shawn Moran went to the Attleboro Election Office to run a sticker campaign against Enegren for Ward 1 School Committee. Moran told Attleboro's election manager Maryann Draine that there are some wards that don't get enough interest from people who want to run for the seat including Ward 1. Running for school committee is nothing new for Moran who served as Ward 2 School Committee Member before being unseated by Jim Stors. Moran's move is similar to what Attleboro City Council candidate Duff White did during the preliminary election for Ward 5. Enegren …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Members of the Attleboro City Council and Attleboro School Committee met with Junior Troops 993 and 198 to talk about local government.
Attleboro Girl Scout Junior Troops 993 and 198 received a visit from some special members of the community recently. Attleboro City Councilors Cherie Felos, Shannon Heagney and Bill Bergevine along with School Committee Members Brenda Furtado and Jim Stors talked with the troops, consisting of 30 girls, about their roles and responsibilities. "We wanted to show them at the city level how things effect them by bringing it down to the local level," Girl Scout Troop Leader Kendelle Aronson said. "The kids asked a couple of questions." "The girls were working on requirements of their Inside Government Badge," Aronson. Additional requirements of the patch include an election of each troops "Troop Crest" which symbolizes the overall …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A debate between candidates for school committee will be held Thursday, Oct. 20 at Thacher Elementary School.
The Attleboro Democratic City Committee is organizing a public debate Thursday, Oct. 20 between candidates for Attleboro School Committee and is inviting the public to attend. Candidates will face off and debate the critical issues facing the City of Attleboro’s school system beginning at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) atThacher Elementary School auditorium. Panelists include former State Representatives and community leaders Max Volterra and John Lepper. The moderator is long-time Attleboro resident and radio personality, Peter Gay. While the Attleboro Democratic City Committee's (ADCC) is organizing the event, organizers say the event is non-partisan. The only role members will play in the debate is to handle the logistics of the event…
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, October 10, 2011
What would you do if you had the power?
If you had the chance to sit in the corner office at Attleboro City Hall, what changes, if any, would you make to the way in the City? We recently spoke with Jeff Hillman, an Attleboro resident of 11 years, who was was having lunch with his daughters Janie and Olivia at Capron Park. Hillman said he'd like to see trouble makers do community service that would benefit the city's recreational and industrial parks. "I'd take people who have to do public service and make them clean up trash as punishment," Hillman said. "The (Attleboro) Industrial Park on County Street is full of trash. There's litter everywhere." "I know other towns do it, but I never see it around here," he added. "They always keep this park and the one in Dodgeville clean." …
The first public debate between incumbent Mayor Kevin Dumas and his opponent, Ronald Churchill, is set for Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.
After nearly two weeks of back and forth banter between the camps of Attleboro Mayor Kevin Dumas and his opponent, Ronald Churchill, both candidates have agreed to a public debate to be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Attleboro City Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Questions for the debate, sponsored by United Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Sun Chronicle, can be submitted to the paper by emailing them to email@example.com; submitting them online at thesunchronicle.com/cww; or they may be dropped off at the newspaper's office on South Main Street. Only four questions will be chosen. Entries must be received before midnight tonight, according to organizers. Moderating the four-round debate is Chris Bond, who is a business broker and does …