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UGLY DOG BOOKS HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING

March 9th, 2012 · Uncategorized

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On a warm, breezy March 8, The United Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event at Ugly Dog Books, 75 Union St., Attleboro.

Many Chamber members, local representatives and community members attended the ribbon cutting to welcome the store to downtown Attleboro.

Pictured in the front row at the ribbon cutting (left to right) are: Jack Lank of The United Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jean Sousa of MJ Design Ventures, Ann Friedman of Jonathan’s Coffee Café, Barry LaCasse of the City of Attleboro, Diane Ward of Ugly Dog Books, Kim Ward Storch of Ugly Dog Books, Kurt Storch of Ugly Dog Books, State Rep. Betty Poirier, and Ed McDonough of Executive Coaching.

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March 7th, 2012 · Uncategorized

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WARA 1320 ON LINE

February 13th, 2012 · Uncategorized

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The Human Cost of the MA Budget Plan

Glen Gardner

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Groups which advocate for people with disabilities across the Bay State say the more than $32 billion state budget plan Gov. Deval Patrick released last week could carry a great human cost if enacted..

The budget would slash spending that supports thousands of persons with disabilities and their families. The spending blueprint calls for $5.5 million in cuts to family-support programs alone.

The governor has been sympathetic in the past, says Leo Sarkissian, executive director of The Arc of Massachusetts, but these proposed cuts are devastating.

“Basically, he’s historically been a strong Community First proponent, and for families, but this budget takes away funding for about 2,200 families.”

Sarkissian says 20,000 families across the state are eligible for assistance from family support. It’s cost-effective, he says, because it allows many adults to continue to live with families at home where care is much less expensive than other options.

The Turning 22 program also is targeted for about $3 million in cuts. Sarkissian says that program helps students who will require adult services after high school, with the proposed cuts potentially leaving hundreds scrambling for options.

“These students who have intellectual disabilities … will be facing a closed door – 500 of them, we think.”

Gary Blumenthal, executive director of the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, says these proposals are troubling but not final at this point.

“As revenues increase, we will ask the governor to reconsider these cuts and consider issuing a supplemental budget.”

Blumenthal also sees ample opportunity to change the budget in the House and Senate before it returns to Patrick for his signature

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SCOTT BROWN AND FAMILY

November 23rd, 2011 · Uncategorized

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