Thursday, May 9, 2013
We'll start updates at approximately 7:30 p.m.
9:49 p.m. - Three union agreements have been met with town unions. School union agreements are not brought to Town Meeting according to state law, says Cohen. 9:47 p.m. - Finance Committee and Selectmen recommend against this article, same as 32. It is moved to question immediately. 9:44 p.m. - The Assistant Town Engineer was not present during the Parkerville School clearcutting incident to oversee while that happened, but Paul Cohen says that like other organizations, the Town of Chelmsford sometimes makes mistakes too. Town Counsel says that procurement by the town is strictly enforced by state law. 9:40 p.m. - It's asked why Van Liew is still at the podium while other presenters have had to leave the podium, DeFreitas says it's because…
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 2013 Chelmsford Spring Town Meeting will resume on Thursday. In the meantime, what's your opinion so far?
We'll head back to the Chelmsford Senior Center on Thursday for at least one more night of Town Meeting, but in the meantime, we want to ask you what are your thoughts on Town Meeting so far? Is it what you expected? Are you happy with how your Town Meeting reps voted? What about your thoughts on the articles on the Turf Fields, Oak Hill, and all the other topics? What about Thursday? Will that be the last night until the fall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. For more, including roll calls courtesy of the Town Website, see our Day 1, 2 and 3 coverage.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Updates starting tonight around 7 p.m.
11:00 p.m. - "Do we expect cancer patients to cause problems at schools?" 10:53 p.m. - A question on a motion during Article 24 is referred to town council, who says it is not a privledged motion, and it cannot interrupt the introduction of an article. 10:51 p.m. - I saw it was 131-1 for a second, but that one person changed their mind. 10:50 p.m. - Once upon a time, Oak Hill was one of the most contreversial issues in town. Now, I get the impression that everyone just wants to plow through what's left. 10:42 p.m. - Dog park passes, Moderator congratulates his dog. Only no votes were Jerry Loew, Nancy Knight and Kevin Martin. 10:19 p.m. - Gail Kruglak says that the lack of a function hall would lose the golf course about $15,000 a year. 10…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The two will face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head to head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month and a half of campaigning still to come we wanted to stop and ask you this question. If the Special Election were today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Both Ed Markey and Scott Gomez topped their respective ballots in Chelmsford on the way to winning party candidacies statewide for the upcoming U.S. Senate Election.
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey will now face each other this June to see who will replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, preferences echoed by Chelmsford voters as well. Despite a visit to the McCarthy School precincts by Republican Mike Sullivan, he would lose one of the two precincts at that polling place as well as every other precinct in town to Gomez, who outpaced Sullivan by almost 250 votes townwide. According to Boston.com, Gomez won comfortably statewide, winning every town except for portions of Bristol and Plymouth counties as well as isolated pockets of western Massachusetts. On the Democratic side, Markey also won comfortably statewide over fellow Comgressman Stephen Lynch, taking nearly all of the state …
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
U.S. Senate candidate Mike Sullivan (R-Abington) is scheduled to be at the McCarthy School from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. today.
It's Election Day for the second time this month here in Chelmsford as the candidates seek party nominations for the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate later this summer. We've also been told that U.S. Senate candidate Mike Sullivan (R-Abington) will be heading to the McCarthy School later today. Here's a video we took of him as he came to Westford recently. For more on the U.S. Senate race, see Patch's interviews with the candidates. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. What's your take on today's election? Let us know in the comments. Also, check out our map above if you need to find your polling place.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Get the results from each warrant article here as they come in.
9:55 - After a break, Town Meeting is adjourned to Thursday due to many Town Meeting Reps also being election workers in tomorrow's election 9:49 - Article 4 passes. 9:32 - Moderator DeFreitas tells Sam Poulton he can't ask questions he already knows the answers to. 9:29 - The Nashoba Tech superintendent, Judith Klimkiewicz, is at the Westford Planning Board after they requested her presence for a site plan on an athletic facility, which is being discussed now. 9:11 - Beth Logan asks how many Chelmsford students are at Nashoba. Answer: currently there are 150, that number may be higher after enrollment is concluded. 8:46 - Article 3 passes, the electronic voting machine is back again. Only David McLachlan and Christopher Rose voted no. 8:…
Friday, April 26, 2013
In a presentation to Town Meeting Representatives last week, supporters of Article 18 aim to cement support for next week's vote on new turf field at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School.
Chelmsford’s Town Meeting representatives have been busily preparing to make their decisions on a variety of warrant articles next week, and advocates for one of those articles hope they’ve made their case. Capped with a presentation last week at the Police Station, supporters of new turf fields at Chelmsford High School and McCarthy Middle School invited Town Meeting representatives to a presentation on the approximately $3.1 million project. Article 18, which goes before Town Meeting reps next week, would authorize $1.2 million in Community Preservation funds as well as an $800,000 bond for the project, with the remainder of the funding coming from town and school capital budget as well as private fundraising. Supporters of the article …