Hello everyone, This is just a reminder that Ty Waterman’s swearing in ceremony will occur today at 4pm. All are welcome and invited.
Here is a video of MA Carpenters Union Representative John Manning toasting to Ty’s win last Friday with volunteers at Ty’s house. We hope you join us and continue to celebrate as we #TyAttleboroTogether. Thank you!
The Committee to Elect Ty Waterman would like to invite you to Ty’s swearing in ceremony on Friday at 4pm. It’s at City Hall in the council chambers. It’s open to the public. Please feel free to invite those who supported the campaign.
Please note this post was held back until we had the interview to share.
Today’s highlight was my radio interview on WARA
. It was really fun. We probably talked too long about baseball and my book, The Year the Red Sox Won the Series
. It was published 19 years ago about the 1918 world champion Red Sox. The host also raved about my social media page, which is primarily due to the skill of Jax Adele. I praised Jax at the end of today’s interview. Lots of fun!
Listen Here! Interview starts at 59:32
I surprised myself when I shared my views on marijuana. To sum it up: I don’t trust alcohol, pot, LSD, or anything which alters our mind. I grew up with an alcoholic father and was exposed to many a drunken episode by him and his friends. I spent countless weekends with my Dad in bar rooms from 10 to 14 years old. It took me a long time to get over that experience and led to my career as a social worker. I realize pot is not alcohol but it does affect a person’s view of reality. It also affects how we drive.
I voted against legalizing pot but will abide by the vote of Attleboro. I support the use of medical marijuana because it helps people in pain. However, I’m uneasy about our city making money off of recreational pot. That is the direction we have chosen to go. I just don’t want to see anyone life destroyed due to substance abuse.
As a city councilor, I will abide by the will of our voters.
I tried hashish in tea once when I was 20 years old. My cousin and I went out to a Washington D.C. all night eatery. I remember floating right up to the top of the ceiling and watching everyone eating below me. It was the weirdest feeling I have ever had in my life. I never did it again. Once was enough.
Jim Hawkins met with a well attended, enthusiastic crowd this evening at his kickoff event in Attleboro’s Industrial museum. I gotta tell you, Jim is exceeding my expectations. He is an extremely dedicated, tireless battler for social justice. If you measure a state legislator by how much he cares, how hard he works, and how effective he tries to be…. well, Jim is a 10.
I never thought I’d ever say this… but I am honored to have finished second to Jim in the state rep primary last winter.
When I am knocking on doors and meeting Attleboro folks day after day, hour after hour, it’s to get the opportunity to work with Jim Hawkins. Together, we can do our piece in making life better for citizens of Attleboro.
Thanks for all you are doing, Jim.
Ty Waterman performed in three shows this past weekend as the English butler in the acclaimed broadway musical, “Scarlet Pimpernel.” The show depicts a love story set in the height of the French Revolution, complete with a guillotine, a large cast of French peasants and revolutionaries, English noblemen, and the mysterious Pimpernel, an English nobleman who is determined to save the French from their own tyranny. The music is totally breathtaking, the costumes are out of sight, and Ty gets to join in the signature song “Into the Fire” as ten Englishman set off to fight their own private war in France.
Please check Norton Singers.com for the June 8-10 shows and the inexpensive tickets. There is a beautiful 15 piece orchestra for your enjoyment.
Ty has been performing with Norton Singers for the past 25 years. He also performed for the Attleboro Community Theatre in May, 2017, in an award-winning play, “The Boys Next Door”. Ty was the Social worker for four hilarious men living in a group home. Theatre has been a big part of Ty’s life, along with his with his wife, Jan, who is Norton Singers pianist/keyboard player and performs in the orchestra.
The Facebook Group Attleboro, but on Facebook asked the candidates for the State Representative to answer questions from group members. We’ve captured Ty’s responses to share with you on his website.