Dear Constituents and Citizens


Please allow me to apologize for what I said on Monday evening at the city council meeting. I never should have said what I did. I was totally out of line and I hope you can forgive me.

My behavior was extremely inappropriate, immature, and lacked the respect you as citizens deserve and expect from me as your representative. I’m not sure what made me think it was OK to say that Word. It wasn’t. It was embarrassing, but I learned that nobody appreciated my poor behavior. In the future, I have every intention of curbing my thoughtless actions and learn to adjust my behavior befitting the environment and situation. 

Again, I am sorry for my actions and I hope that we can put this matter behind us. I look forward to continuing to do the good work for the people I serve here in Woonsocket.





Richard J. Fagnant

City Councilman


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