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Chicopee Mayor Posts Rant on Facebook, Blasts City Officials

Chicopee (WGGB) – Social media is taking center stage in Western Mass.’ political scene.  Chicopee’s Michael Bissonnette posted a rant on his wall against another city official late Tuesday night, saying….

So i guess city councilor Dino Brunetti doesn’t like me. I can live with that. But please stop tying up necessary city business with personal attacks and putting services like ambulance, fire protection and trash pickup at risk. The city council has become dysfunctional under George Moreau and seems to be stuck. Time for some new blood that will check their egos at the door and put the city first.

The post resulted in a ton of responses… Including a few from the mayor himself.  Saying in part….

How do you work with people who have no desire to work together?

Then Bissonnette goes on to add…

I swear that if i pulled the four troublemakers out of a burning building they would claim i set the fire!
The council is one of the main obstacles to Chicopee achieving its full potential.

A majority of residents supported the mayor both on his wall and through our Facebook Feedback this morning.


  • edsel

    Bissonnette is the primary political “arsonist” in Chicopee. He creates a fire-storm behind the scenes then brags how only he can put out the “fire”. He’s one of the most dishonest people I know and I wouldn’t trust him with anything I valued.

  • b.j.newton

    Facebook is the Mayors ‘bully pulpit’, I have been deleted twice from his page because I challenged him on his spending habits and his push for ‘sustainable development.’ This is not the problem with the City Council this is a problem with a Mayor in the middle of a fiscal cliff, raising taxes, and more state aide cuts coming wants to spend money and more money. Mr. Mayor the only trouble maker is you sir, if you can’t work with the rest of the council please submit your resignation NOW!

  • edsel

    Note to ABC 40 newsroom,

    This is an inaccurate conclusion to your news story…. “A majority of residents supported the mayor both on his wall and through our Facebook Feedback this morning.”

    The majority of Bissonnette’s Facebook “friends” are not residents of Chicopee. Also note that this is the Mayor’s personal Facebook account, he has complete control over who posts what on his Facebook page.