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State Rep. Michael Marcello, D-Scituate (left) and State Rep. Nicholas Mattiello, D-Cranston. Credit: Rhode Island General Assembly
Rich Silva March 25, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Jack, you really need to re-read your posts. Your first makes no sense at all and the others areRead More not much better. And it's not auto correct .
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 08:23 pm
ahh rich who made you God? lol
Jack Baillargeron March 25, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Ok read them again and no clue what your talking about unless it is the grammar. Which again whoRead More made you God and ask me if I care lol
Michael Morin. Courtesy photo
Russell Archambault March 5, 2014 at 08:44 am
I think he will work hard for the city that he also lives in, remember!!! In all the fire stuff thatRead More I have to deal with, he always has been fair and honest and respectful to me. Yes, he is a union rep, and he does a great job for his union. Now he will have to play a delicate balancing act. You have to give him credit, he does not give up.
jack March 5, 2014 at 08:51 am
Mike will fit in well with the democrat team led by Gordon Fox. I am sure this year will be anotherRead More productive year for the taxpayers of Rhode Island.Buckle up and hold on to your wallets.
Mew March 5, 2014 at 04:35 pm
@Russ, balancing act, are you kidding,he will be in there fighting for his union guysRead More period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the taxpayers of Woonsocket will get it right up the WAZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!
jack January 26, 2014 at 06:33 am
Chris 12 normally you only need 3 voters, but in RI politics you have what is known as a stackedRead More deck.
Chris12 January 26, 2014 at 07:57 am
Jack- Voters/taxpayers have choices. They picked the stacked deck. NOW PAY FOR IT...
Nelson Aldrich January 26, 2014 at 08:55 am
« Wherever you go, go with all your heart. » Confucius
Michael Morin is the official winner of the Jan. 21 Democratic Primary for Dist. 49. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Ron January 25, 2014 at 12:22 am
Nelson, sad to say you are correct again.
Nelson Aldrich January 25, 2014 at 09:33 am
Thanks Ron. Hell, i didn't even get a chance to mention Raimondo's hedge...er, pension fund and howRead More he has a problem with that upcoming train wreck. Fodder for later discussions.
Common Sense January 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm
That's about all we will agree on. She (he) is a dirty thief of the highest caliber
Woonsocket firefighter Michael Morin has won the Democratic primary for Dist. 49, making him the only choice on the Feb. 25 ballot. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski/file photo
Nelson Aldrich January 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
As the old saying goes CS....don't forget to turn off the lights on your way out.
James Thompson January 23, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Big deal. The guy belongs to a Union. So do I. I've worked the in the construction area for years.Read More Like everyone else Unions have made concessions. You really think an Insurance Executive represents the average taxpayer? Give me a break. The main problem with this country is that corporate america controls all the wealth. I;m also old enough to remember Doug Brown involved in the Marquette Credit Union crisis. Its funny he doesn't remind everyone of that? Morin won so give him a chance. If Brown would have won we should have given him a chance.
Ron January 24, 2014 at 05:37 am
The way you make it sound Common Sense we need more than a new public safety director.Maybe theRead More national guard-better get that public safety efficiency report soon.
A big crowd celebrated a Mayoral victory at Stadium Theater with Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Nelson Aldrich November 7, 2013 at 07:57 am
Just a guess Chris 12, i think a lot of those 76% don't plan on staying.
Still Hope November 7, 2013 at 09:36 am
Just a note: the official tally from the primary shows registered voters at 23, 847. That's almostRead More 2,000 new voters in less than a month. Either the numbers are wrong or there is a story here. http://www.elections.state.ri.us/publications/Election_Publications/Election_Info/LocalElections/Woonsocket_10-8-2013.pdf
Dave Bostwick November 7, 2013 at 02:27 pm
Curious how many of thise "New Voters" were women??
Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt takes a call after delivering her Mayoral victory speech at Stadium Theater Tuesday night. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Michelle Higgins November 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm
It's a shame the campaign became so negative. There was so much outside negative influence done byRead More people that don't even live in this city.
Yvette M Ayotte November 7, 2013 at 06:35 am
Russ, I will never give up on Cass Park, I love that place!! It's been in my life since I was aRead More little girl. The wildlife at the park is beautiful, I've brought sick and injured to south county hospital along with a blue heron to Tuft's University. I will ALWAYS be there for my city. I am on the CDBG committee, Cass Park committee, I volunteer at Autumnfest, and help with other projects too, I will help clean our streets as long as the city wants me to. Doesn't matter who the mayor is, I love my city and will help with anything the city wants me to help with. Let's all work together and make this city the great city that it once was.
Russell Archambault November 7, 2013 at 06:56 am
Yvette, I commend you for your passion and love for the city and your commitment. You've won meRead More over. God bless, Russ.
Eric "Chip"Cartier speaking during the Sept. 24 Candidate's Night. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Russell Archambault September 27, 2013 at 05:20 pm
Moves in Woonsocket 45 days ago, or so just in time to get on the council to save us all. How longRead More have you worked at cvs? Did your car break down and could not get back to Cumberland? Maybe you could carpool with mancieri to get around . TWO DOWN!
Still Hope September 27, 2013 at 06:02 pm
Chip is a pretty solid dude. Grew up in The Woon. Ran the Block Party. He's a regular face at Ciros.Read More I can't speak for his ability to manage a city, but his heart is in the right place. Attack his ideas, not his person.
Russell Archambault September 27, 2013 at 06:13 pm
SH. maybe the three of us could meet at ciros, and who ever gets stinking drunk first wins !
Results from the Oct. 8 2013 Woonsocket primary. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Keep Smiling November 5, 2013 at 09:34 am
Lisa Baldelli Hunt is the person we need leading this city. Leo Fontaine continued to throw outRead More misinformation and twisted information. He is a Mayor who needs to be re-elected so he can get a paycheck. Leo is not the nice guy everyone thinks he is. He's like a magician using smoke and mirrors to fool the people. He stooped to a new low. Shame on you, Leo
Tontre November 5, 2013 at 09:39 am
Pick your poison people! Hopefully, Woonsocket can stay afloat for 3 more years and a good mayoralRead More candidate emerges.
Keep Smiling November 5, 2013 at 04:58 pm
We can only hope
Here's a refresher on candidate profiles and Patch's coverage of the issues. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Tontre November 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm
The candidates should pass out lube at the polls!
RonW November 5, 2013 at 08:35 am
See ya, wouldn't want to be ya.
Nelson Aldrich November 5, 2013 at 08:36 am
I say make City Hall a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Russell Archambault November 1, 2013 at 07:28 pm
City Councilman Christopher Beauchamp, will get my well deserved vote.He has been serving the cityRead More well, long before he became a council person.
Tontre November 3, 2013 at 11:24 am
This guy has no ideas on how to help Woonsocket's economic problems except for privatization of DPW.Read More Privatization will line private companies pockets at taxpayer's expense. Why would a company take on the DPW??? To make $$$$, that's why. So why can't the city make that $$$ and cut out the middle man.
City Councilman Al Brien's comments during the Sept. 24 Candidates Night at Chan's. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Tontre November 3, 2013 at 11:46 am
No more unscrupulous politicians!! Please don't vote for this guy.
Marcel Foisy November 3, 2013 at 10:55 pm
Anyone can be named in a court proceeding. To my knowledge he has yet to be arrested, convicted orRead More have a judgement against him. The law is clear cut. If he had broken any I'm sure he would have had to answer to that.
David T November 4, 2013 at 09:40 am
Marcel, you are correct. No conviction, but still open. I think this case is important for peopleRead More to know about which is my point. The story broke after or around the time he was elected to the council so it might have gone under the radar. It's one of the most fascinating stories I've come across and it happened in our backyard. Hollywood couldn't write a better script with so many characters from the world of RI politics and corruption. And yes, a judge decides who meets the legal standards of wrongdoing here. And then you start to hear about other real estate dealings here in the city and you make your choice. That all.
Councilman Roger Jalette's remarks during the Sept. 24 Candidates Night at Chan's. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
David T November 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm
You're right Tontre, let me re-post. Mr. Jalette, I get why people like him. He's a great guy andRead More has done a lot in this city. He has served on the council a bunch of times. But at this point he is more of a follower of Albert Brien and Baldelli Hunt. This city needs more. And I have to mention this, no computer!
Russell Archambault November 3, 2013 at 04:45 pm
He may have no computer, but several new people running have no brain! AND he's no follower. YouRead More need to listen to more meetings. He sticks his neck out all the time for what he believes in.
David T November 3, 2013 at 06:52 pm
thank you russell, i needed that laugh (regarding no brains).
Council Vice President Dan Gendron's remarks during the Sept. 24 Candidates Night at Chan's. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Scott October 30, 2013 at 03:41 pm
He certainly has experience thanking cub scouts and congratulating basketball teams
James LaRoche October 31, 2013 at 11:34 am
Hmm. A vote for Dan is a vote for the status quo. Note that he has no answers except get moreRead More money from the state--which, by the way, doesn't have more money. It's why LBH and her cronies cut the funding! Instead of wishing for more money we can perhaps reduce costs? Privatize our utilities such as the wastewater and water treatment plants? Really take a look at unfunded mandates in the schools--our #1 expense? Embrace change, Dan.
Tontre November 3, 2013 at 11:56 am
His solution is to get the state funding back, but offers no plan to do this or alternatives.
Red-capped street lights were turned off in 2010 to save the City money. Now, mayoral candidates have competing plans to restore the lighting. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Russell Archambault October 30, 2013 at 03:24 pm
There is a program for business from national grid. Im sure we could be the first city to apply. TheRead More city is a business. Something from the state house on buying the street lights from nat grid. No talk on price per light fixture from anyone. No one ever states the full picture on any topic. What a way to solve anything.
jack October 30, 2013 at 04:24 pm
I wonder if National Grid pays the City a yearly fee for wire and pole easements. If so that shouldRead More cover the cost of lighting.
Russell Archambault October 30, 2013 at 06:00 pm
Each pole is taxed. Every square foot used by any utility company is taxed.
Red-capped street lights were turned off in 2010 to save the City money. Now, mayoral candidates have competing plans to restore the lighting. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
jack October 29, 2013 at 08:11 am
After reading Rob's article it seems like if you combine Lisa's and Leo's solution to turn theRead More lights back on it would be possible at no extra cost to the taxpayers. Now that is teamwork. Also Chris12 has a good idea.
Nelson Aldrich October 29, 2013 at 08:17 am
Which clown do you want Woonsocket? Take your pick.
David T November 1, 2013 at 08:09 pm
There is one thing I am sure about, REGARDLESS of who is elected. The lights will be turned on. IfRead More Lisa gets in (and I know 60% of you are screaming, "When!") she probably will not pay for it in the way she has talked about it during the last month, but now that she has said she will do it she will find a way. And Leo, IF he gets back in there, there is a huge mandate for him to get this done, that he too will find a way. Calling the blackout stupid is an understatement. In the grand scheme of things, $175,000 savings seems like such a slap in the face, especially after walking around last night with children in the dark. Shameful.
From left, Mayor Leo Fontaine, and Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, (D-Dist. 49) CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Daniel Kaffee October 25, 2013 at 08:36 pm
Baldelli-Hunt has been late on so many campaign finance reports that it is laughable she is makingRead More this an issue. This is just her way of trying to distract voters from the Mayor's success on the campaign trail in recent weeks. She is playing "Beat the Clock."
Hey Leo your fired October 26, 2013 at 09:35 am
@ mr kaffee, surely you are kidding...... The mayors recent success on the campaign trail ??????Read More Even he said on WNRI,that he is desperate !!!!! A few more weeks he carless,jobless and the city will hopefully be back on track to prosperity again! He better hope so because with no job he will find it tough to pay the tax bills he has left this city for his legacy!!! I will guess another house soon for sale on Tara lane!!
Russell Archambault December 13, 2013 at 07:43 pm
Its time to stop all the crap talk. We should thank all who served our city, and wish the best forRead More those who will serve. there's only one thing at stake," OUR CITY WOONSOCKET "
City Councilman Marc Dubois' remarks at the Sept. 26 Candidates Night at Chan's. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Nelson Aldrich October 25, 2013 at 10:30 am
Ex-cops, ex-firefighters, ex-teachers, ex-school committee members, they all lead to oneRead More thing........you guessed it!
David T November 2, 2013 at 10:13 pm
With so many new choices for council, this is our time to vote this nice man out. Sorry Mr. DuboisRead More but your time on the school committee would have been forgettable if not for your blunder of not checking the contract for Ms. Busby. It was your most important job as the head of the SC. Then you got on the council due to name recognition, before the messes and the truths of the WED budget that you were responsible for became front page news. But now we know and you haven't done anything while on the council to make up for your sins on the school committee that we didn't learn until after you were elected to the council.
Tontre November 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm
This member of pention paradise has been a career "public servant" and union supporter.Read More He was the head of a school committee that fell asleep at the wheel. Why should we keep him around? Oh, to get an anchor store at Diamond hill. OK. I'm gonna get a manufacturing facility to employ 3000 people too. I don't know how, but I think taking down abandoned buildings should help.
City Councilman Bob Moreau during the Sept. 24 Candidates Night at Chan's. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
lorrie scullin October 24, 2013 at 11:21 am
I don't call laughing at Judge Flanagan when he did the Taxpayer's Coalition meeting last year atRead More the Elk's Club with Mr. Gendron and Mr. Ward "the voice of reason." I call that "the 3 stooges." I cannot vote for somebody who has no respect for somebody while the speaker is at the podium and laughing and giggling while at the bar the entire time this gentleman was speaking. Sorry, Mr. Moreau, Mr. Gendron and Mr. Ward. Woonsocket is the laughing stock of RI, don't need to keep 3 stooges in office. Lost my respect that evening.
lew pryeor October 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm
I willvote for you again(did at the primary at Fairmont apts. believe it was your sister there).Read More Please stick to working together with elected council members and the mayor on searching for grants. Work with our state reps. if they are not helpful work with other reps. Best wishes.