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Bill the 1st July 16, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Dphs18, are you running for office? There were lots of uncontested races in this State. Nothing willRead More change unless there is a real grassroots initiative to rally the troops and field candidates. Problem is, it has become generational. On the daytime baby-daddy shows, the 42 year-old grandmother who had a kid at 15 is there with the 27 year-old mother to confront the 13 year-old kid because she's sleeping around and pregnant. The masses in this State are the trashy, selfish, idiots who elect the Dem. GA because their trashy, selfish, idiot parents did. And the parents do it because their parents did it. The sad thing is that all this was born of real, genuine hardship and deplorable working conditions, and outright abuse of the least fortunate. And it was born from the heroes who faced evil in World War II. And it was born of the innovators who revolutionized the World with technology. Oh, how far we've fallen.
K-Stick July 17, 2014 at 10:21 am
The state of Rhode Island will benefit if either Block or Fung make it to office: a necessary stepRead More to offset the GA's recklessness. I agree with Bill that we need new candidates to challenge the incompetency in our State "Leadership" but there seems to be a defeatist attitude in the voters in that we keep elected the last guy to continue us on our path to ruin...what we need to do is encourage people run against the seated officials, and when there is a challenger to VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT THE LAST ONE. Hopefully, this will encourage change and to show the seating officials they can lose and that new ideas and different leadership can win.
K-Stick July 17, 2014 at 10:23 am
The state of Rhode Island will benefit if either Block or Fung make it to office: a necessary stepRead More to offset the GA's recklessness. I agree with Bill that we need new candidates to challenge the incompetency in our State "Leadership" but there seems to be a defeatist attitude in the voters in that we keep electing the last guy to continue us on our path to ruin...what we need to do is encourage people run against the seated officials, and when there is a challenger to VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT THE LAST ONE. Hopefully, this will encourage change and to show the seating officials they can lose and that new ideas and different leadership can win.
Buddy Cianci on Wednesday announced he's running for mayor of Providence. File photo.
Sandy Lukowicz July 9, 2014 at 08:26 pm
In a heart beat!
Rod Wilson July 10, 2014 at 07:47 am
You make a deal with the devil-you lose-always.
Lt Bil Drat July 10, 2014 at 07:58 pm
I don't live there but I would vote for him if I did. With his background I think he would be pickedRead More for the Obummer administration cabinet.
Patch file photos.
EG June 18, 2014 at 09:33 am
Tracking record speaks for itself.
Cranston Voter June 19, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Getting an endorsement from Lincoln Almond is like being in the water drowning, and someone throwsRead More you an anchor instead of a life saver! Lincoln Almond was a lazy empty suit Governor that accomplished nothing! The more Almond comes out for Fung the more votes Fung will lose. Go Block. Cranston Voter
NKAcres July 18, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Block here as well.
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.
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.
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