The upside of social distancing

Friends and supporters:

We’ve had a couple of weeks of social distancing and staying at home Now. The days are starting to go quickly and seem to be blending into one another. Sunday seems more like Wednesday or Friday. No church yet, no more Friday night Attleboro high boys basketball games, City Council on Tuesdays has been postponed twice, theater rehearsals with Norton Singers are cancelled, no more swimming at the YMCA or conversations with my clients at Morin’s, and lunches at the Senior Center are suspended unless I knock on the locked center to ask for a take out bag lunch. I only did that on St. Patty’s Day because those lunches are meant for someone else. I stay home and make my daily turkey burger instead.But I wonder how my many friends at the Senior Center are doing? I don’t hear anything about them now.

I have to hustle each morning to pick up my Boston Globe and Attleboro papers. Otherwise, I don’t have any idea what is going on in Attleboro. I make certain I catch part of Paul Healey’s morning show on WARA 1320 which is one laugh after another. I swear Paul is deliberately ignoring our pandemic and substituting laughter for our myopic despair and worry. Paul Healey is a spiritual lift for Jan and myself. Wish he was on the air on weekends!

So life has changed considerable, slowed markedly, and sometimes comes to a downright crawl. I have few reasons to wake up early lots more time to dream. For instance, this morning I dreamt that I was walking across the entire state of Montana. I need my full eight hours to trek huge distances in my dreams now. Every day is like New Years day minus the football.

So what the upside of social distancing?
1. Lots more time to clean up the leaves and overgrown backyard garden.
2. Lots of long phone calls with new and old friends. I even had great phone calls with my younger brothers in Missouri and New York City!
3. Regular strolls in the woods with Jan, Choey and no one else!
4, Reading the Boston Glove daily.
5. Time to eat dinner slowly and fall asleep on the couch with Jan afterwards.
6. More time to pet Cloey, as dogs are supposedly safe to touch.
7. Making lots of phone calls while running to be elected to the Mass. Democratic Committee…. meeting some fascinating people.
8. Shocking myself by learning how to use Zoom. I’ve been called a luddite…. unable to learn 21st century technology. But with help from Jan and friends on the phone…. I can learn new tech.
9. As a member of the Board of Directors of Attleboro Enterprises, Inc (A.E. I.) I am advocating for the best possible treatment of staff who had to be furloughed, via Zoom phone meetings.

I suggest making a list of how your life is changing. Examine what the positive upside is… caring for your pet, walks with your spouse and children, playing games with family in the house, long phone calls with far away relatives….

You’ll get through this crisis…. make your own list of surprises. What’s your upside?

Good luck, Ty

Bernie Sanders/Mass.

Friends and neighbors in Attleboro and beyond:

For the past two weeks I’ve been busy organizing and helping run the Bernie Sanders staging center in Attleboro, mostly servicing Foxboro, North Attleboro, Attlebor, Norton, Mansfield, Plainville and Taunton. We have had dozens upon dozens of volunteers… many from Attleboro and the burbs, and a surprising number of Rhode Islanders, mostly from Providence. I have been incredibly impressed by the dedication of the volunteers as they drive all over our region knocking on pre-selected doors. Lots of volunteers in their 20’s and 30’s. I haven’t seen young adults so excited by a presidential candidate since I was in college helping Bobby Kennedy!

Democrats have several good candidates and I sincerely respect both Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. But I believe Bernie Sanders is a special candidate. Bernie prioritizes the needs of the "average" person. He knows that it is almost impossible to live off two-part time jobs, especially when they are minimum wage. He totally understands the difficulties of finding good, affordable health insurance unless you work in a company or for a city/school system that buys into large group plans like Blue Cross or Harvard/Pilgrim, Tufts, etc.

But so many people have to settle for United Health Care and its counterparts, which offer 4 to 5 thousand dollar deductibles. I just met a man who only had medical care as a child when his family could afford to pay medical premiums… which was off and on. I met another man in the Sanders campaign who had a bike accident and had to pay the first $6,000 before his coverage kicked in. By the time he paid off his medical bills he owed several thousand dollars in back rent.

I am very fortunate. I managed to live till 65 and am covered by Medicare Part B. When I was hospitalized for prostate surgery two years ago, medicare paid for my entire surgery and 48 hours at Brigham and Women’s hospital. I didn’t owe a single penny and my life was saved. But if I had been 63 years old with cancer, I might have been dead broke, or dead as a doornail, if it wasn’t for my wife’s great medical plan through the Framingham school district.

No one should be avoiding medical care because of bad health insurance or no insurance at all. Bernie wants everyone to have an equal opportunity for affordable, excellent health care!

I think Bernie will pay for Medicare for All by eliminating the generous tax breaks that millionaires and billionaires are currently receiving. By the way, I don’t know anyone who admits to being better off with Donald Trumps tax breaks. No one that runs in my crowd.

Medical care alone is enough for me to vote for Bernie.

How about climate change? The good old USA is doing next to nothing as a federal government to address rising temperatures, violent storms, and vast changes in precipitation across our land.

The good old USA isn’t working with the rest of the world to address climate change. Australia burns away, Europe has record heat waves, the ice caps on both poles are melting, the oceans are rising, fish are dying,
and Donald Trump’s version of science is to ignore everything and call it all a hoax. Boston will eventually by inundated by salt water, especially along the harbor. The Cape will have houses slip into the ocean. Attleboro will be forced to find permanent cooling centers for people who cant afford the cost of air conditioners.

Bernie Sanders will bring the good old USA back into climate change discussions with European nations, maybe even the United Nations. We use 8% of the world;s energy but we don’t seem to care what the rest of the world is doing to save our planet.

Bernie cares. Bernie will act and join up with the rest of the planet. We don’t have much time or it could be too late to change our fate. Bernie will immediately begin fighting for the life of Planet Earth! Many younger voters understand Bernie’s passion to save our world.

Please consider Bernie tomorrow in the Massachusetts primary. Bernie will fight for your rights…. you have the right to good health care and a healthy climate. Is this too much to ask for?

All my best…. Ty Waterman

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Attleboro canvassing for Bernie this weekend!

Friends and neighbors of greater Attleboro and Rhode Island:

You are invited to come to 200 Robert Street in Attleboro this weekend, Monday and election day to help elect Bernie Sanders. We will train you, give you some information on your smart phone, and prepare you to knock on friendly doors, or make phone calls to invite folks to vote for Bernie in the Massachusetts primary!

This campaign is a movement for better wages, universal and excellent health care for everyone, a sensible approach to slowing down climate change, universal public colleges with a goal of free education (like California already has), fair and humane treatment of immigrants, and equal justice for all Americans regardless of race and creed.

We haven’t seen such a movement since FDR in the 1930’s and 40’s, and JFK during the early 60’s! We have a lot of fixing to do in America and you can be part of the big fix this weekend right here in Attleboro, the former jewelry capital of the world!

BERNIE SANDERS TRULY WANTS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! Join me in this American crusade. BERNIE HAS A DREAM.

We’ll be open at 200 Robert Street at 10 am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday…. and holding signs for Bernie from 7 am to 8 pm on election day.

You can reach me at 508-577-1412.

ON THE TRAIL WITH BERNIE

Friends: After five trips to New Hampshire to canvass for Bernie we are setting up:

BERNIE’s CANVASSING CENTER – 200 ROBERT STREET, ATTLEBORO!

OPENING DAY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd at:10 AM, NOON, 2 PM SHIFTS… EACH SHIFT LASTS APPROXIMATELY FOUR HOURS.

WE WILL TRAIN YOU, GIVE YOU BERNIE MATERIALS, A MAP AND LIST OF SELECTED HOMES/VOTERS ON YOUR PHONE.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO DIRECTLY HELP BERNIE SANDERS KNOCK DONALD TRUMP OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!

BERNIE IS AHEAD IN ALL THE POLLS… BERNIE CAN WIN IN MASSACHUSETTS AND IN THE USA!!

THE ATTLEBORO SITE (Roberts St.) WILL BE OPEN DAILY FROM FEBRUARY 22 thru ELECTION DAY, MARCH 3RD.

CONTACT: TY WATERMAN: 508-577-1412 or JOHN CORRIGAN (774-219-5574)

ON THE TRAIL FOR BERNIE!

The Massachusetts Democratic Primary is rolling towards us on Tuesday, March 3rd and Bernie is definitely on a roll! I would never knock any of the Dems. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Kobuchar, or Mayor Pete all have their strengths and are essential leaders in our country. But, for me, Bernie Sanders burns the brightest. I’ve liked Bernie ever since I lived in Bellows Falls, Vermont, back in the 1980’s when he was the fantastic mayor of Burlington, Vermont. My roots in Burlington go deep…. the ancestral home of my stepfather, the site of many vacations when I was growing up. Vermonters are a hardy, practical breed of Americans and they have learned to appreciate and trust Bernie for the last 40 years as a mayor, a congressman and three terms as their United States Senator.
So I’ve thrown my hat in the ring for Bernie. I signed up and am trying to become a Bernie delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this July. I’ve campaigned in New Hampshire five times in the past month for Bernie along with my wife, Jan, and my cousin, Paul, who lives in Peterborough, NH. We’ve knocked on hundreds of doors in Jaffrey, Peterborough, Hudson and Merrimack, New Hampshire. We’ve joined with a lot of excited young adults (20’s and 30’s) and a solid core of older folks who truly believe Bernie will reset the moral, health and economic compass of the United States.
Most of the folks we’ve met at NH doors told us Bernie is their first or second choice for President. No one slammed the door in my face. New Hampshire folks realize they are making one of the most important votes of their lifetime!
I asked NH voters if they want to know why I traveled 100 miles to campaign for Bernie. Almost everyone nodded positively and listened politely while I took a couple of their precious moments to share why I support Bernie.
1. Bernie will stand up to Donald Trump while debating on a stage this year. He won’t be intimidated, won’t back down, and will appear very presidential. (Everyone agreed with this vision)
2. Bernie will immediately start fighting against climate change. He will go to the international climate change gathering of nations in Glasgow in November. He will fight big oil, gas, and make climate change the number one issue in the United States and the entire world. He will be a world leader in the Green Revolution. (everyone agreed with me at the doors).
3. Bernie will fight hard for everyone to have good health insurance and the best possible medical care. He won’t stop fighting for your health and welfare. He will insist that wealthy millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share of taxes so everyone else can afford excellent health care. You can bet your bottom dollar on this! (Everyone I spoke to agreed with me.)
4. My uncle, Peter Waterman, worked for the US Government for four presidents. Uncle Peter developed the solar energy program in the 1950’s and 60’s for the U.S Navy. His son and my first cousin, Paul Waterman, built and taught students how to make solar cars and competed with M.I.T and other prestigious colleges with their solar car programs and races.. Solar energy is real, it is possible, and it is a lot cheaper and safer than big oil, and will heal the Earth! Bernie Sanders will support development of solar energy….. I guarantee he will do this.
Vermonters supported Bernie for the U.S. Senate in 2018 with 68% of their votes. Vermonters are not radical, not communist, not even socialists…. Vermonters are genuine, pragmatic, hard-working, friendly folks who value their natural beauty, clean air, clean water, and good social services. I lived part of my adult life in southern Vermont and know that their winter climate is very important to their economy. Bernie will fight against climate change, Bernie will fight for economic justice, he will ensure that the rich pay their fair share of taxes, and he will inject a strong dose of common sense and decency into our federal government.
Vermonters believe in Bernie…. I trust Bernie…. and I will be helping him throughout the Massachusetts primary and beyond.
Like I said to the New Hampshire folks at their doors… thank you for listening to me. If you want to help Bernie call me at 508-455-1918 (H), 508-577-1412, or at tywaterman1018. I’ll be sending "On the Mass. Trail" with Bernie and Ty over the coming weeks.

All my best to you …
Ty Waterman, Attleboro City Councilor

City Council Highlights: 2019

Ty’s CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS – 2019 – A PEAK INTO THE FUTURE.

JANUARY, 2019 –
* CATHERINE FEERICK WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AS ATTLEBORO’s NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR!

This has been a big success, in my opinion. Catherine is a full-time promoter of Attleboro. Her presence and hard work is leading towards the positive developments on Union Street. Attleboro is scheduled to have two new apartment buildings on Union Street in the near future, plus an additional apartment building on the corner of Olive and South Main Street. She is promoting Attleboro daily. I wish her all the best as Catherine will be having her first child in February!

* PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE APPROVED:
This ordinance went into effect across the city in October, 2019. Everyone seems pleased that we are no longer using the thin, single use plastic bags that were getting thrown into our recycling bins and gumming up the works! This is a positive step towards cleaning up Attleboro’s environment.

FEBRUARY, 2019 –
*CYNTHIA (Cindy) AMARA APPOINTED AS OUR NEW CITY SOLICITOR

Cindy is in City Hall on Tuesdays and is a friendly, dedicated, excellent addition to our city workforce!

*APPROVED FUNDING TO REPAIR THE TWIN VILLAGE POOL IN DODGEVILLE.
I was very sorry we couldn’t afford to replace the pool at the Memorial Park in South Attleboro. The council tries our best to keep pools and parks in good shape and adequately funded. The Dodgeville pool was open this past summer.

MARCH, 2019:
*APPROVED FUNDING TO HELP BRING THE VIETNAM MOVING WALL TO ATTLEBORO –

Many thanks to Ken, our Veteran’s Agent, for doing the work, with many volunteers, to bring the Vietnam Wall to Attleboro this past September. This was the highlight of the year in Attleboro. This wall united the entire city in giving our Vietnam veterans their due respect.

APRIL, 2019:
*** APPROVED FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT’S NEW GEAR WASHER!
The City Council, with support from the Safety Committee, voted to purchase a gear washer & drier for the fire department on Union Street. The old washer was 24 years old and badly in need of replacement. The Council learned how crucial a modern gear washer is for protection of firefighters from cancer causing chemicals. I learned that fire fighters live to an average of their late 50-s due to a high rate of cancer. Later on in the summer, with the help of Senator Paul Feeney, a second new gear washer was approved for the South Attleboro fire station. I am hoping it arrives soon. Our fire fighters put their lives on the line to protect us. It felt real good to help protect them!

*** APPROVED FUNDING FOR READ STREET WATER MAINS AND RESTORATION:
The Council approved two million, seven hundred thousand dollars to replace the water mains on Read Street., totaling 8,800 feet of water mains. This money was borrowed. This is one example of projects in Attleboro to keep our roadways and water mains solid. It’s expensive but we need to take care of our roads and our residents all over the city. This project should go forward when warmer weather arrives.

*** APPROVED A STABILIZATION ACCOUNT TO FUND SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR THE ATTLEBORO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The City Council is committed to provide a solid special education program for Attleboro students. This new stabilization account provides coverage if Attleboro’s special education needs grow beyond our budgeted amounts. This acts as a rainy day account when new students enter the Attleboro school system during the year, requiring special needs education. I was very proud of our Mayor, the Council, the School Committee and the citizens of Attleboro for this stabilization account.

MAY, 2019:
*** THE BUDGET PROCESS WENT SMOOTHLY WITH NO MAJOR ISSUES. ATTLEBORO IS IN GOOD FISCAL SHAPE. THE SCHOOLS ARE HOPEFULLY GOING TO GAIN EXTRA FUNDS FROM THE RECENT EDUCATIONAL BILL PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED HOW THE COUNCIL’S BUDGET CHAIRMAN, (JAY DeLUSIO), HANDLED THE HEARINGS AND STEERED THE COUNCIL THROUGH THE VOTING PROCESS. THE COUNCIL COMPLETED THE BUDGET IN THREE WEEKS!

JUNE, 2019:
*** THE CITY COUNCIL ENTHUSIASTICALLY CONFIRMED THE APPOINTMENT OF JULIE HOBSON TO THE POSITION OF CHIEF ASSESSOR. I VERY IMPRESSED WITH JULIE’s LISTENING SKILLS. SHE KNOWS THE JOB AND WILL DO WELL.

*** THE CITY COUNCIL GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED THE ARIELLA MARIE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION’S DONATION OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT FOR USE AT THE TILDA E. STONE PLAYGROUND. THIS WILL BE SET UP VIA THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT, LED BY DENNIS WALSH. OUR REC DEPT. REALLY CARES FOR THE YOUTH OF ATTLEBORO!

*** APPROVED $43,050 FOR THE PURCHASE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR SEVEN NEW RECRUIT FIREFIGHTERS. AS OF JANUARY, 2020, THE ATTLEBORO FIREFIGHTERS ALL HAVE TWO COMPLETE SETS OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. MANY THANKS TO OUR FIRE CHIEF, MAYOR HEROUX, AND FIREFIGHTER PAUL JACQUES FOR PROTECTING OUR FIREFIGHTERS.

JULY, 2019:
*** THE CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE GENEROUS DONATION OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT FROM THE WILLETT PTO TO THE WILLETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. NICE WORK, WILLETT PTO’ers!

*** THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE STRETCH CODE, A STATE PROGRAM TO PROMOTE ENERGY CONSERVATION. ATTLEBORO HAS OFFICIALLY BECOME A GREEN COMMUNITY AND WE WILL BE MAKING A CONCERTED EFFORT TO SAVE ENERGY THROUGHOUT OUR CITY. THIS STRETCH CODE APPLIES TO NEW HOUSING AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.

*** THE COUNCIL AGREED TO REIMBURSE 17 FIRE FIGHTERS FOR THE COST OF TUITION AND BOOKS FOR SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING COURSES IN A FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM.

AUGUST, 2019:
*** THE COUNCIL HELD HEARINGS OVER THE SUMMER TO CONSIDER SELLING THE RICHARDSON SCHOOL AT 95 PINE STREET. THIS SCHOOL HOUSES SEVERAL SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS

INCLUDING WIC, THE INTERFAITH COLLABORATIVE (formerly the Council of Churches), MASS HIRE, A CLOTHING PROGRAM RUN BY MEMBERS OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, AND SEVERAL OTHER WORTHY SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS.
THE COUNCIL IS SUPPORTIVE OF RETAINING THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDING AND THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS. I COMMEND CITY COUNCILOR SARAH REYNOLDS AND THE CITY PROPERTY COMMITTEE FOR THEIR ADVOCACY. NOW WE CAN RETAIN THE SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS IN ONE LOCATION.

SEPTEMBER, 2019:
*** THE CITY COUNCIL COMPLETED AN INVESTIGATION OF THE GAS LEAK ON TORREY STREET. WE SPOKE TO NEIGHBORS WHO WERE EVACUATED, TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO SPEAK WITH COLUMBIA GAS, AND WE SPOKE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE WATER DEPARTMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO SHARE OUR FINDINGS WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES. I WANT TO COMMEND CITY COUNCILOR TODD KOBUS FOR CHAIRING THE GAS LEAK INVESTIGATION.

*** THE COUNCIL GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED THE DONATION OF FOUR NEW BACKBOARDS AND RIMS WITH A VALUE OF $5,000 FOR HYMAN FINE AND HILL ROBERTS SCHOOLS. IN ADDITION, THE ATTLEBORO YOUTH BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION ALSO DONATED 100-200 NEW BASKETBALLS TO EACH SCHOOL FOR GYM AND RECREATIONAL USAGE. THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF THE STRONG CIVIC SPIRIT ATTLEBORO HAS FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND YOUTH!

OCTOBER, 2019:
*** $35,000 WAS APPROVED TO FUND A STUDY JOINTLY CONDUCTED BY THE COUNCIL ON AGING AND THE INSTITUTE OF GERENTOLOGY AT UMASS BOSTON OVER THE NEXT YEAR. THIS WILL AID THE COUNCIL ON AGING IN FUTURE PLANNING TO ADDRESS THE EVOLVING NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF ATTLEBORO’S SENIORS. THIS STUDY IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE ALMOST 25% OF ATTLEBORO’S RESIDENTS WILL BE SENIORS BY 2030.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 2019:
*** $6,199 WAS APPROVED FOR THE ATTLEBORO POLICE. THIS INCLUDES THE POLICE ACADEMY TUITION AND NEW UNIFORMS.

*** APPROVAL OF $27,200 TO ALLOW THE ATTLEBORO CULTURAL COUNCIL TO GIVE GRANTS TO CITY CULTURAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS. THIS INCLUDES MONIES TO AID THE ATTLEBORO COMMUNITY THEATRE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE CULTURAL GROUPS IN THE CITY.

*** APPROVAL OF $8,500 TO REPAIR THE TRACKS ON A BULLDOZER FOR THE WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT.

*** APPROVAL OF $55,750 TO REPLACE 50 COMPUTERS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE ALSO APPROVED NEW COMPUTERS FOR THE COUNCIL ON AGING.

*** APPROVAL OF $29,157.05 TO REPLACE A 2003 FORD RANGER FOR THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT.

*** APPROVAL OF $150,267 TO REPLACE A SIX WHEEL DUMP TRUCK RECENTLY TAKEN OFF THE ROAD, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

*** ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO THE REGISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE OF VACANT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. I COMMEND CITY COUNCILOR DIANA HOLMES AND MAYOR HEROUX FOR THIS EXCELLENT LEGISLATION.

*** ADOPTION OF A MOTION TO UPGRADE THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE SENIOR CITY CITIZENS PROPERTY TAX WORK-OFF ABATEMENT PROGRAM FROM 120 TO 150 PARTICIPANTS.
I COMMEND THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR TAX ABATEMENT REVIEW FOR THIS LEGISLATION.

*** I COMMEND THE COUNCIL AND THE SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chaired by Peter Blais) FOR APPROVING A LOAN ORDER OF ONE MILLION, FIFTY-FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PURCHASE AND EQUIP NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT VEHICLES, INCLUDING TWO FIRE ENGINES.

It was a very busy, productive year. The city of Attleboro is solvent and looking forward to a new and prosperous decade. The City Council concluded far more business than I listed. I hope you had a happy holiday and New Year. Look forward to hearing from you in 2020.

All the best, Ty Waterman, City Councilor At-Large

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My Post election thoughts

Friends: Thank you so much for your strong support for me in the City Council at-large race! I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I didn’t expect the most At-Large votes and all the congratulations you’ve given to me. Yet, I am trying to spend more time with Jan (my wife). She directed my wonderful volunteers superbly. Jan deserves more of me now.

Over the past two weeks I’ve focused on these City Council duties:
*Tuesday evening council meetings,
*Visits to the senior center, meeting with Madeleine (COA director, participated in an extensive interview by Umass as part of the Council on Aging study.
*A lengthy visit with the mayor to learn more about his second term priorities. A very positive visit.
*Attended our moving Veteran’s Day ceremony in South Attleboro’s memorial park. Kudos to Ken, our terrific veteran’s agent!
*Working on three constituent issues regarding speeding, parking, and a residential issue.
*A special council visit at the DPW headquarters with Mike Tyler, superintendent. Discussed need for new trucks to replace old, rusting, and unusable trucks.

My advice is to give time back to your spouses and families whenever you get the opportunity. That’s what I’m starting to do now. I just finished my third citywide campaign and election in the past two years….
a state rep campaign in winter, 2018 …. a special election campaign for city council from June to November, 2018; …. and the 2019 city council campaign/election.

I’ve been campaigning for 10 of the past 22 months! It’s been wonderful. I lost 15 pounds and now fit into size 32 pants. I feel like I am in my 20’s again…. and God knows that was a very long time ago.

But it’s time to put my bike away for the winter. Call me with your concerns. I’ll respond and we’ll figure out the issues together.

One more thing in my life. I have met our future person seeking to succeed Joe Kennedy in the 2020 congressional election. Her name is Becky Grossman and I hope you get to meet her before the 2020 primary elections. Becky has been to Attleboro twice recently and will be back many times. She has pledged to keep the congressional office in Attleboro. I intend to help her get to Washington, DC to represent us.
Becky is in her second term right now as a city councilor in Newton. Let me know if you want to meet her.

More to come. I don’t sit on my duff very long. I want to stay in my size 32 pants.

All the best,
City Councilor Ty Waterman

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