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Fall River City Council selects new president during special meeting



Photo courtesy of City of Fall River

On Friday evening the Fall River City Council voted in a new president.

During a meeting that began at approximately 6:15 p.m., Joe Camara was voted to be the new president until the end of the year.


Shawn Cadime: Dionne
Joe Camara: Camara
Michelle Dionne: Dionne
Brad Kilby: Camara
Pam Laliberte: Dionne
Leo Pelletier: Camara
Linda Periera: Camara
Andrew Raposo: Dionne
Washington: Camara

Michelle Dionne is maintaining her role as Vice-President.

Linda Pereira requested there to be a unanimous vote for Camara after the vote was taken to show unity as a council, however, Dionne and Laliberte was opposed.

Camara stated after his win that he respected all of the councilors and said that “as a city councilor you have to ask yourself four questions. Is it a blessing? Is it a curse? Can it get any better? Can it get any worse? The answer is yes, yes, yes, yes.” Camara also said what matters is how we act in between all of those.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, a letter of resignation was read from Laliberte stating that she would not be able to give the attention of president that it deserves. Vice President Michelle Dionne served as president at Tuesday’s meeting with Laliberte not present.

Pam Laliberte was scheduled to be arraigned last Tuesday on charges concerning Criminal Harassment, Annoying Telephone/Electronic Communications, and 2 counts of Intimidation of a Witness that has since been moved to October.



  1. SheriffJohnBrown

    September 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Joe Camara is a mumbling fool!

  2. DelightfulDemocrat

    September 19, 2022 at 8:55 am

    It’s a shame Ms. Laliberte is being railroaded by a Trumpian-style Kangaroo court. She is a tireless legislator who has thrown her whole being into advocating for citizens, especially children. Just another example of the patriarchy out to silence a strong womyn.

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