Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
Just a little more than two weeks until the primary election to see which Democrat and Republican will go head to head to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Monday night, U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) met in their second debate which contained few fireworks. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched on a variety of issues, on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. On Wednesday night, it was the Republicans’ turn as they went face to face in the WBZ-TV studios moderated by the station’s Jon Keller. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Donna Bouchard offers her thanks to Wayland voters who went to the polls last Tuesday, April 2.
Friday, April 12
Dear Wayland friends and neighbors, Thank you to everyone who voted in last Tuesday’s election. I am grateful for the opportunity to represent you on the Wayland School Committee. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to all those who contributed their time, energy and resources to my campaign. Hats off to my family, friends, and loyal supporters for so generously volunteering their help! Thanks, too, to Jeanne Downs, my opponent, for running a very positive campaign and for her tireless volunteer work in our town. I greatly admire her enthusiasm and dedication. It has been a privilege to talk with many of you over the last two months. I will continue to listen to your ideas and concerns and I also welcome your input and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
If you want to vote in the April 30 U.S. senate primary, today is the voter registration deadline.
The April 30 U.S. senate primary is less than three weeks away. If you want to vote in that primary, however, the registration deadline is today, April 10. You can register to vote by going to the town clerk's office at the Wayland Town Building. Or, you can register to vote at a number of state agencies, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transitional Assistance, according to the Secretary of State's Website. If you want to register to vote by mail, your application must be postmarked April 10. You can download a form online and mail it in to the Elections Division. If you moved recently to a new town, you must re-register to vote in that town at your new address. If you moved within the same town, just let …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched on a variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …
Monday, April 8, 2013
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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua, N.H., that he wouldn't rule out a run for Senate in New Hampshire. "I'm not going to rule out anything right now," he said. Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2009 to 2012, owns a vacation home in Rye, N.H., so it's not that far-fetched. His announcement drew an immediate response from Democrats, who flooded the Twitterverse with comments and jokes about the former Massachusetts Senator's prospects should he choose to take on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in 2014. What do you think? Should Scott Brown run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014? Or should he stay in Massachusetts? Tell us in the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve done …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Boston Herald reported that Lynch said party leaders are discouraging people from donating to his campaign.
U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) took aim at his party leaders for getting behind U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden) in the primary fight, reported the Boston Herald. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch told the Herald about the Democratic leaders. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” Lynch faces an uphill battle as the party bosses have backed the Malden Democrat. A recent WBUR poll found that Markey has a 11-point lead over Lynch (35 percent to 24 percent). The two men square off on April 30 in the Democratic primary to replace former Sen. John Kerry. Read the full …
Below are the unofficial Wayland Town Election results, broken down by precinct.
Wayland Town Election was held Tuesday, April 2, with the unofficial results being announced last night. In contested races, wins went to Tony Boschetto for Board of Selectmen, and Donna Bouchard for School Committee. Despite losing the races, Selectmen candidate David Cliff and School Committee candidate Jeanne Downs picked up wins in precincts 4 (and 1 for Downs). However, Boschetto and Bouchard edged their opponents with big wins in precincts 2 and 3. A total of 2,766 residents cast ballots in the election, representing 29 percent of Wayland registered voters. The following unofficial results, provided by Town Clerk Lois Toombs, break down how each precinct voted.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Wayland Town Election unofficial results are in.
The races for Wayland Board of Selectmen and School Committee came down to the wire in today's Wayland Town Election, with the unofficial results crowning Tony Boschetto and Donna Bouchard as winners. For the Board of Selectmen seat, Boschetto garnered a total of 1,512 votes for all four precincts, to 1,223 for David Gordon Cliff. In the other contested race, for School Committee, it was a tight race with less than 150 votes separating the candidates. Unofficially, Bouchard got 1,443 votes, while Jeanne Downs got 1,306 over all four precincts. A breakdown by precinct of the vote totals will be posted early Wednesday morning.
What number voter were you?
A steady steam of voters arrived at Wayland Middle School this morning to cast their votes in today's Wayland Town Election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the middle school for precincts 2 and 3, and at the Wayland Town Building for precincts 1 and 4. Find all the election info you need in our election guide. As of 9:15 a.m., 100 people had voted at the middle school in precinct 2, with 75 residents casting votes in precinct 3. The warden noted turnout was about normal for a town election. Did you vote today? Let us know in the comments what number voter you were.