Donnelly's officially in the mayoral race, having pulled papers yesterday.
He had a few things to say, but has yet to really present a platform. He does think the town needs a CFO, which given our recent bond rating issue makes sense.
That's about the only idea presented in the Sentinel piece though, aside from a vague (and somewhat naive) statement that places that can't stand on their own feet shouldn't necessarily get federal grant money to help them. Not sure what to think about that, but the thought requires more fleshing out before it can be either accepted or rejected.
Whatever the case, he should make haste on presenting a damn platform!
Dean Tran is also running for re-election to City Council. Like every other damn candidate for everything he thinks we need business growth.
He's also proud of his sex-offender law, which I already discussed back in October. Aside from his unhealthy obsession with sex offenders (which is hardly uncommon in politics these days), Tran seems like a pretty decent councilor. So good luck to him I guess.
On a non-election related note, I stumbled across the Sentinel's Locals reflect on four years of war article and was struck by this remarkably honest but geographically delusional quote:
Leominster resident Antonio DiGeronimo, 92, said he thinks the war is necessary.
"We have to protect our oil," he said.