July 31, 2009

Gill hails progress on wellness clinic

Press release from Republican mayoral candidate John Gill, in reaction to this story:

Gill: Hospital and City Working to Save Senior Clinic

Despite the recent and sudden closure of the Senior Wellness Clinic this week, Republican Mayoral candidate John Gill is pleased to see the two entities recognizing the need for the clinic to remain open.
“While this may seem to be a small service to some, it is important to our seniors. I am encouraged by Mr. Barwis’ initiative to engage the city in discussions to resume the services provided by the wellness clinic. ” Gill said.
Earlier this week Gill had raised this issue citing the failure of the City to respond to this situation. “The lesson learned here, I hope, is that the City must stay in touch with the hospital routinely to assure continued services for our seniors such as these. Perhaps a liaison position needs to be created either through the Bristol Burlington Board of Health or our elected officials.” Gill suggested.

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30 comments:

gill-a-gan said...

maybe gill can do it after november when he has an abundance of time on his hands after he loses the election.
nice to see that he is back in town, haven't heard from him in a week.

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

Um he's claiming credit for this? Seriously? As if he was the only one consciously aware of what was happening.

Seriously?

Anonymous said...

WWW...at least Gill people's attention, including yours! got n and it now appears that Wardie boi is running for cover AFTER the fact. All those years of experience got us what...high taxes..a closed senior clinic and I can't think of much else....oh yeah...nice contract raises for his unionites.

floundering gill said...

where oh where has my little gill gone? does this gill guy think that he can serve as a mayor in absentia?
I've heard about do-nothing politicians but not even being in the arena?

Anonymous said...

Is Barwis playing games?

Anonymous said...

Stortz would have been on top of it!

Anonymous said...

What a hoot...

Maybe Gill should actually do something before he pats himself on the back.

Anonymous said...

Really? The initiative came from Kurt Barwis? I think both he and the mayor caved to public pressure, brought on by the stories in the Press.

Anonymous said...

anonwestconn:

shut up for cryin' out loud. You're nothing and no one cares what you think you moron.

Anonymous said...

Yeah billy boy we need more self centered idiots like you.
Thank Gog your not on the ticket you washed up old has been

Anonymous said...

4:26 PM,

Nice try! All those years of experience are paying off. From what I understand, not only did Ward save the wellness clinic, but he did it at no cost to the city. Gilligan was ready to fork over our $$$. Believe me, he's got our attention alright. GGG (Gill's gotta go!!!)

Anonymous said...

"Liason position"????

Pretty free with our money, ain't ya Gill?

Anonymous said...

Gee, sounds like anonwestconn touched a nerve. Guess the truth hurts, huh 4:26 PM?

Anonymous said...

WWWG - WHO, WHAT and WHERE is GILL?

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

9:57 AM

Um...NO!

Anonymous said...

How long before Gill bails out?

Republicans have a reputation for doing that.

Too bad some of the "leadership" doesn't bail out.

Anonymous said...

Ward had no clue about the Clinic 's closing. The 11:40 poster who thinks a liason is a $$ issue is typical of the union hacks running this city...these guys get 15 minutes paid to take relief for god's sake. A city councilman or the Health department can FREELY provide this valuable service. Try to think like a taxpater instead of with your greedy union pea brain.

Anonymous said...

Stortz, Your in a dream land! Your not wanted by anyone and the few people you talk to in D & D in the morning are only being polite.

The only one who thinks you did a good job as Mayor is yourself. Do us all a favor and fade away into the dark.

heal the wound said...

8:21 - chill pill, chill pill or else you are going to need the full services of the medical staff @ Bristol Hospital.

Anonymous said...

I think Stortz did a good job and I hope he doesn't fade away.

And I don't go to Dunkin Donuts.

Anonymous said...

Stortz runs, I most assuredly will work for him!!!

Anonymous said...

9:47

It is beter to be there than at Sporties.

Anonymous said...

6:59

I think I'd take Sporty's anytime over Stortz' dream land (more like a nightmare for Bristol).

Anonymous said...

7:38

YOU sound like someone with a real hate: what didn't you get for yourself?

Anonymous said...

9:13 Real hate? Please, enough with the drama. Stortz' time has come and gone, and I think even he knows it.

Anonymous said...

As has been said by other posters, Stortz, who has not said ANYTHING about running seems to be a mjor concern to at least a few, people, probably some of the republican leadership.

Clearly there are people that would have liked to see him have run in 2007, and some of us would like to see him run this year.

But whatever the outcome, he doesn't deserve the crap he is getting from a few posters.

He has served the city well, served the city for many years, and is still contributing in many ways.

Should he decide to run I am sure many people will come forward to help, for he was and is the best chance the Republicans have.

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is: Ward would never have called Barwis if Gill hadn't made an issue of it. Ward has never been proactive on anything in his life. He's a "bookmark" mayor, just marking time to get his three best years at $100,000 so he can retire from the VA with an inflated pension.

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is the clinic was saved (by Ward) at no expense to the City. The inexperienced Mr. Gill was ready to ante up our hard earned tax dollars...I'll take our "bookmark" mayor over the unknown, inexperienced, do nothing, know nothing newbie anytime.

BTW, the mayor's pension is really none of your or my business...again, sounds more like a personal problem.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I take it "personal" when a bureaucrat connives to pad his pension at my expense. If it were someone else you would too, but you're obviously a member of the "Arty Party".

Anonymous said...

3:56, Nope, not a member of the "arty party," but I do understand that Ward is getting the same pay and pension as anyone else doing the same job. You're the one who seems fixated on it and that definitely sounds like a personal problem to me.