A letter from newly-reelected First Constable Bill Pepicelli.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
How did the children's vote come out compared to the official vote last Saturday?
Welcome to another edition of Patch Snap, where we highlight a picture or pictures of around Burlington or of Burlington residents out and about. Today's Patch Snap features young Burlington residents Michael Damato, 8, and Jackie Damato, 10, casting a ballot in the Children Vote during last Saturday's town election. Pictured her Michael puts his ballot into the machine as Jackie looks on and helps. They are assisted by Beverlee Vidoli, who was volunteering at the polls. Selectman Michael Runyan also looks on. When doing a story on the Children Vote in last year's election, Dr. Edward Weiner of the Burlington Board of Health explained the program is a great way to inform youngsters about the voting process and get them interested in …
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 a wide 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
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two candidates …
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Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua 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 our comments …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Who won in yesterday's election? Find out here.
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 …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The results are in and Patch has the results of the competitive town-wide contests.
Christopher Hartling is Burlington's newest member of the Board of Selectmen. He and incumbent Robert Hogan took the vote during today's Burlington Town Election. A total of 1,893 residents voted. That is 12.09 percent of the 15,652 eligible voters. There were three contestants for two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. Hogan garnered 1,276 votes and Hartling received 1,234 votes. Virginia Mooney, the third candidate, received 574 votes. This was Hartling's first race for the board. "I'm humbled that so many people voted for me in my first run," Hartling told Burlington Patch after the results were read. "A lot of great people helped me and showed me the way. I had a lot of support from family and friends. I'm excited for the …
At 5 p.m. 1,584 voters had cast ballots for the 2013 Burlington Town Election.
Voter turnout in today's Burlington Town Election is somewhat low. As of 5 p.m. 1,584 voters, or 10.12 percent, of eligible voters had cast ballots for the Burlington Town Election. Burlington has 15,652 registered voters. People were still coming through at 6 p.m. when Patch editor Richard Hosford was at the polls. Residents have until 8 p.m. to cast their ballots. The polls are at the Burlington High School. We will post a story tonight with the results once they become available.
Polls will be open at Burlington High School from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Burlington Patch would like to give a friendly reminder to all registered Burlington voters that the annual Town Election is today. Here is what you need to know: Not sure who's running? Check out this list of the candidates. Election Coverage: