October 17, 2017

Five Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan for the Attleboro Public Schools

At Last night’s School Committee Meeting, Superintendent Sawyer and I presented our “Five Year Fiscal Sustainability Plan” for the Attleboro Public Schools. This is the first of its kind initiative in Attleboro, where the School Administration and the City Administration have partnered to create a 5-year financial plan to grow and optimize the educational value for invested funds. The Road …

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October 10, 2017

Bringing Government to You: The Water Department

Recently I sat down with Paul Kennedy, acting Superintendent of the Water Department (and full-time Superintendent of Wastewater Department) and Kourtney Wunschel, the Assistant Water Superintendent to talk about some of the capital improvement projects we have going on in the city as regards our water systems. Projects we discuss include: The Luther pumping station The new 6-bay water facility …

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October 7, 2017

Kane & Company: Interview

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Kane to answer questions that he and his callers had regarding questions they may have about Attleboro or my administration. Topics that we discussed included what indirect costs from departments are and who oversees them, our water system, the senior tax credit program, my stance on sanctuary cities, and …

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September 28, 2017

Bringing Government to You: Recent Projects spearheaded by the Planning & Development and Public Works Departments

Recently, I took a few minutes with Gary Ayrassian, the Director of Planning and Development and Lance Hill, the Superintendent of Public Works to talk about projects in Attleboro that were spearheaded by those two departments, including: Riverfront Drive, the new DPW Building, the cantilevered walkway that will connect Balfour Park to the new Robbins Park, the improvements to Angell …

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September 25, 2017

Bringing Government to You: Conversation with Scott Lachance, Attleboro Fire Chief

I took some time this week to talk to Scott Lachance, the Attleboro Fire Chief regarding what Attleboro is working on in his department. The biggest initiative underway is working towards creating a Joint Dispatch center for both Fire and Police. With that consolidation, the Fire Department will be working on the same dispatch system. Currently, communication between Police and …

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September 18, 2017

Working hard to make sure our city is always improving

When I was sworn in as Attleboro’s youngest mayor in 2004, I pledged that a new chapter was about to be written in Attleboro’s history. That was a tall order, considering we were facing a $1 million fiscal dilemma as I was being sworn in. But I said that evening that Attleboro will have many more good and prosperous times …

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September 8, 2017

Attleboro school board chairman endorses Dumas

I am honored to have received the endorsement of Attleboro’s School Committee Chairman, Stephen Withers. My administration, the School Committee and the Administration have been working hard over the last year, partnering to craft a plan that will reduce the structural fiscal deficit in the school system. That plan includes the capital improvement projects already underway and the new high …

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