about bob

Bob is a Bellingham native, and has been a resident of Blackstone for 53 years.  He is married to the former Patricia Maxwell for 4 years and is the son of the late Julien and Florida (Landreville) Dubois.

Bob graduated from Blackstone-Millville Regional in 1971, received his Associate Degree from Quinsigamond Community College and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Bryant College.  He is currently employed by the Worcester County House of Correction, where he has worked for the past 22 years, and is the owner of B&P Taxes.

Municipal and Civic Service:

  • Elected to the Blackstone Board of Selectman 1986-2004, 2005-2011
  • Chairman of the Board of Selectman from 1992-2002, 2010-2011
  • Chairman, Democratic Town Committee 2004-2012
  • Past member, Blackstone Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Past member, Blackstone Capital Outlay Committee
  • Past  liaison, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
  • Past liaison, Massachusetts Central Transportation Advisory Board
  • Past member, Worcester County Selectmen’s Association
  • Massachusetts Housing Opportunity Partnership
  • Past President, Friends of the Council on Aging
  • Past member, Planning Board  

Here are a few of the achievements that Bob supported as a member of the Blackstone Board of Selectman:

  • Spearheaded the efforts to bring the ANP power plant to Blackstone
  • Led the efforts toward the new sewer projects in the Millerville and High Rocks sections of town
  • Spearheaded the purchase of 33 acres of land on Federal Street for the proposed new school, which the Hartnett Middle School currently sits.
  • Closed landfill at no cost to taxpayers
  • Supported the use of ANP funds to help build the new library on Main Street
  • Supported and led the efforts for a full-time fire department
  • Supported police department with additional manpower and updated equipment
  • Saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars over the  years by not using the full tax levy allowed under proposition 2 ½
  • Supporter of the Blackstone Valley Recycling Center
  • Recipient of the Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor Hero Award, 1996, for helping to save the Federated Church