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Nelson Aldrich July 24, 2014 at 09:56 AM
Always Yvette! In good times and bad.
Russell Archambault July 23, 2014 at 05:59 AM
Will there be free cocktails and snacks? We need to have a slogan, here's one. SEND THEM BACK, SEND Read MoreTHEM BACK, SEND THEM BACK, or another idea I have, Im going to get some of my tattoo artist friends to show up, so we can tattoo, print a number on their forehead, so we can document them. This way after we send them back, and they show up again we will have already have documented them. I say we do a numbering system like the library uses.
Still Hope July 23, 2014 at 01:48 PM
If Woonsocket had some kind of plan and something to market, then I would recommend outsourcing aRead Morene w website. For instance, take Providence, dates and times for events like Waterfire are important to showcase since they've become a cultural hub and tourism is profitable. A business directory, traffic alerts, and online transactions make a full service website vital for managing growing city. Woonsocket is not in that category. People would rather cram their car into an undersized parking lot, cross a busy street with heavy blindspots, walk up two flights of stairs, and wait in line to pay a bill. There is nothing to market, therefore there is no measurable value to a new website.
Nelson Aldrich July 24, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Agreed SH, just about the only thing this City could market would be affordability and confidence.Read MoreW e both know that it's woefully short in both areas.
Nelson Aldrich July 24, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Agreed SH, just about the only things this City could market would be affordability and confidence. Read MoreWe both know that it's woefully short in both areas.
give me a break July 23, 2014 at 05:54 AM
steve from want I've read even if the senior service leaves the city will stil have to maintainRead Morethe building because it is a emergency shelter building, so whos trying to stick it to who
Keep Smiling July 23, 2014 at 01:36 PM
It's time Bob Picard stopped upsetting the senior citizens. SHAME ON YOU. Stop shaking your head no Read Moreand sit down with the administration. What part of we're making cuts don't you understand. The Mayor has always supported the senior citizens so stop your nonsense.
Steve July 23, 2014 at 03:45 PM
KS, for once we're seeing eye to eye here. If you look at the overhead of this facility, it'sRead Moreamazin g they can't pay their own utilities! I haven't seen one response to my yearly budget or headcount numbers of this facility, or their work hours to boot. And they can't cut 5%? What questions were brought up when they made their budget proposal to the City Council, NONE! The City Council is totally clueless when it comes to expendatures. But I guess we wouldn't expect anything less from a government run facilities right? Again, unreal...........
Nelson Aldrich July 15, 2014 at 09:40 AM
Yea, the mailman's doing a great job delivering mail to my door and the local deli's doing a greatRead Morej ob slicing my cold cuts to just the right thickness. Bottom line...they're doing what they're being paid to do, no more, no less. We've got saints everywhere in Woonsocket and they come with a very high price tag.
Woony the Pooh July 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Nelson - these streets that were recently striped have been neglected for years and years. As wellRead Morea s the warn out sidewalk crossings. Nobody was making under the belt comments. But now that you are negative as usual - I guess whoever held that roll before wasn't 'doing what they were paid to do'. Streets weren't swept until Fall, the equipment was left to depreciate, the roads slowly got to the point where they are now and all the lines in the road disappeared. That's a fact, not an opinion. Good thing LBH can have people actually do what she hired them for. Point proven between the old and new.
Oreo July 15, 2014 at 02:20 PM
All it takes is Money!! I mean more tax dollars! I mean my discretionary income! Yes, it is aRead Moreno ticeable improvement!
Yvette M Ayotte July 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM
At least what I post on here are the facts, that can be researched, you might not like it andRead Morethat's just too bad but that recall can be researched and the facts stated. What I put on here are NOT lies!!!! You're a LIAR!!!! Get the facts!!! No more comments to you, you're not worth my time. I just want others to know that you just don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Oreo July 15, 2014 at 06:50 PM
she may have posted about it, but I remember it was that asinine vote to implement FDK thatRead Moretriggere d.
Woony the Pooh July 16, 2014 at 08:06 AM
Ya because putting kids in school nowadays isn't the right thing to do.
Yvette M Ayotte July 15, 2014 at 06:30 PM
Like I said before, you don't know what you're talking about. I did own a house in Woonsocket. Read MoreLIA R!!!
Yvette M Ayotte July 16, 2014 at 08:24 AM
I never lived on OAKLEY!!! LOL!!! Get your facts straight. :)
Yvette M Ayotte July 16, 2014 at 08:28 AM
I NEVER lived on OAKLEY, LOL!!! Like I said earlier, you don't know what you're talking aboutRead Morebeca use I don't know YOU and you don't know ME. But if you'd like to know all about me, give me a call or better yet, I'm on Facebook, you can find out all about me there. Then YOU can write down some truth.
Still Hope July 09, 2014 at 02:38 PM
^There's my point again. Municipal finance. The city doesn't get revenue directly from activeRead Morebusine sses. The city taxes the commercial property that the business occupies. The vacant Lowes and Walmart is still generating 100% of the taxes it used to. Same thing with apartments, even if you have a vacancy, you are still paying the same property tax. Now, if you want to make a case for indirectly stimulating the local economy and securing future finances, then we have a discussion.
Woony the Pooh July 09, 2014 at 02:45 PM
If we can draw in 1 or 2 more restaurants like a Panera or Olive Garden then that would help boostRead Moreo ur Meals and Sales tax revs. People in Woonsocket love to eat we know that.
Still Hope July 09, 2014 at 02:47 PM
The beauty of what Heavy G just did, is he brought his concern up in a discussion forum. He didn'tRead Moreh op on the mic and yell at the city council, then angrily wait for a response to a question that can't simply be answered. This would be a great opportunity for the Woonsocket Tax Coalition to educate the citizens on this kind of stuff. Their last advertised meeting was 2012, when they tried to sue the city.
Nelson Aldrich July 07, 2014 at 04:53 PM
He should have stuck one up his keister while he was at it. Is that the correct spelling forRead Morekeister ?
Heavy G July 02, 2014 at 01:42 PM
I know what to do here is a list of self procliamed sanctuary cities in the United states. LetRead MoreCambr idge MA in particular house and feed the refugees.. Washington, D.C.; New York City (see also Illegal immigration in New York City); Jersey City; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Santa Ana; San Diego; San Jose; Oakland; Salt Lake City; El Paso; Houston; Detroit; Chicago; Minneapolis; Miami; Denver; Baltimore; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; New Haven; Somerville; Cambridge; Portland, Maine; and Tulsa.[3] These cities have adopted "sanctuary"
Russell Archambault July 01, 2014 at 06:11 PM
I may be confused, but this is a picture of a naked girl. More naked women, ,IM ALL FOR THAT. ButRead Morewo uld life really be easier if naked women were walking around the city all naked? I personally feel this would cause more problems than what its worth. I say everyone keep their cloths on, and only take them off to take a shower. I would suggest Yvette that you do stop using incomplete sentences in your titles.
Yvette M Ayotte July 05, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Idiot!!!
Still Hope June 30, 2014 at 05:14 PM
I've said it before, I actually appreciate Russell's point of view. I don't always agree, but atRead Morelea st he seems to back it up with some sort of logic or insight...even if he is grasping at straws. He is blunt, direct, and often rude, and if you don't know that by now then i question your ability to reason. With that said, ever since Yvette jumped ship, she has posted nothing but empty rhetoric. How many times do we need to here how evil the mayor is, how liberals are poisoning the Earth, and that life in Massachusetts is 107 times easier and cheaper than living in the Woon. At this point it would make sense for Yvette to go team up with the anti-pit bull guy so I can just skip both pieces of garbage at the same time. Otherwise, if you have something constructive to add...by all means. Until then, be ready for Russell to fire back at your pathetic lobs for attention.
William Perry June 30, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Everyone reading and posting here should understand that there are very sensible reasons for ourRead Moreimm igration laws. That there is a huge difference between "legal" and "illegal immigration". That illegal immigration IS illegal and nullifies to the very good reasoning for the laws having been established. The U.S., like every other country on earth, has established immigration laws to protect the sovereignty of the country as well as meet the wants and needs of the country and its citizens. Our immigration laws need to be enforced. Can the process for legal immigration be streamlined and improved? From what I hear there is plenty of room for improvement. Should our immigration laws be scrapped our ignored because they are not perfect? Not just NO, but HELL NO!
Heavy G July 01, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Face the facts we have no southern border. Obama does not want a border. Nancy Pelosi is downRead Morethere saying this is great!! She is a delusional chucky doll. The border is gone and executive order will be used to grant amnesty and obtain more votes for the liberals.
John Ward July 01, 2014 at 11:21 AM
HEY! The troll re-emerges. Actually, WTF, I did do a hell of a good job! Far better than anythingRead Moreyo u could ever hope to do, who/what ever you are. Now go back to digging for grubs.
Heavy G July 01, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Woonsocket Residential property tax $35.94 per 1,000 Commercial $39.99 per 1,000 NorthRead MoreSmithfield R esidential property tax $15.86 per 1,000 Commercial $17.57 1,000 No wonder North Smithfield has all the stores now and everyone is losing their houses or moving out. Hey how about we use the train station for a commuter rail line to Providence and create an entertainment district on Main Street. And make Woonsocket a bedroom community for people who commute to providence. And if that works we can have the train go to Worcester and save the city. And how about we don’t pay for the medical and Dental expenses for retired city employees that has been promised. We have this thing now called Obamacare they can get that. Stay classy Woonsocket!!
Woony the Pooh July 01, 2014 at 04:53 PM
John Ward - the biggest loser! lol Did you even campaign during election season? You get what youRead Morepu t in. And thats nothing! That's why Woonsocket is where it is now. You and lonely Leo. Godspeed! See ya never!
Russell Archambault June 17, 2014 at 01:39 AM
Its about time. I've been writing about her for four years now that she should be fired. I hateRead Morethis phrase but "that's a no brainer" She has been nothing but a con artist. Here's the real problem ahead of us, this stupid school committee like chapmen will hire a new idiot with a doc. degree for more money, thinking that will solve the problem. Donoyan = idiot, bunch of school committee= plural idiots.
donna coderre June 17, 2014 at 03:37 AM
First of all, she hasn't been here for four years. Second it wasn't the school committee. Mr.Read MoreNega tivity!
Russell Archambault June 17, 2014 at 09:29 PM
3 years I know, but i'm correct about her. The schools should be run like a business not likeRead Morenothin g more than political BS. There is no negativity about me. Schools committees have been a problem for years, and superintendents a bigger problem. Try to look back if you dare! Don't worry about me, try looking at most of the kids coming out of school being stupid. Who's fault is that, the tax payers? or just plain old me?
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