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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Jab Over Schools
Tammy Daniels,
06:37PM / Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The future of the elementary schools was the main topic of Wednesday morning's debate between the three candidates for mayor on WNAW 1230-AM radio.

Incumbent Richard Alcombright and challengers Ronald Boucher and Robert Martelle agreed that jobs, growth and taxes were the major issues facing the city but the schools — and the failed Proposition 2 1/2 override — dominated the hourlong conversation.

While the tone and remarks remained cordial both on and off the air, the mayor and the City Council president


Boucher Thanks Supporters, Reminds Them to Vote
Boucher Campaign,
12:11PM / Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayoral candidate Ron Boucher would like to thank all supporters who participated in the campaign kick-off event on Sept. 14, and the Meet-The-Candidate Picnic on Sept. 18.

"It was really great meeting some new faces and hearing what you all have to say. I appreciate you taking the time to show your support for getting 'Back to Basics.' The turnout at these events clearly shows that residents in North Adams are unhappy," said Boucher, currently City Council president. "In the upcoming weeks, my campaign will be releasing press releases to the media each week regarding important issues facing this city, and I look forward to debating these issues


Boucher Kicks Off Campaign in Attack Mode
Tammy Daniels,
11:30PM / Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The so-far low key campaign of mayoral challenger Ronald Boucher shifted into high gear on Wednesday night as he came out swinging against the incumbent.

Boucher, a six-term councilor, described North Adams as headed in the wrong direction and floundering because of Mayor Richard Alcombright's lack of leadership and careless handling of finances.

"As mayor I will bring transparency and responsibility to city government and the taxpayers will know the true financial condition of this city," said Boucher to an enthusiastic crowd of about 100 at the American


Boucher Announcing Mayoral Candidacy
Campaign to Elect Ron Boucher Mayor,
10:37PM / Tuesday, September 06, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Citing the need to return "Back to Basics," Ronald Boucher will announce his candidacy for mayor on Sept. 14 at the American Legion in North Adams beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Boucher is six-term city councilor and is currently president.

"Having been a lifelong resident of North Adams, I am very concerned for the city's future. I believe I can bring the fiscal discipline required in these challenging economic times, in addition to bringing the leadership qualities to make the tough decisions," he said in a statement. "Also, my experience in the business industry will allow me to be more of a 'hands on'

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