Friday, March 8, 2013
All residents interested in voting in the April 6 Town Election must register at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail by next Friday.
Burlington has a town election coming up on April 6 but when is the last day to register to vote? You ask, Patch answers. Burlington residents interested in voting in the upcoming town election have until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15. According to Town Clerk Amy Warfield, any resident who is not already registered, and who is a U.S. Citizen, and 18 years or older (as of April 6th) may register to vote. Eligible residents may register at the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. Residents can also register via the mail. Forms are available at the Burlington Public Library, Recreation Department or Council on Aging in the Human Services Building, the Post Office, Burlington High School and the Housing Authority offices. Mail-in forms must be …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A look at who has filed papers to be candidates in the April election.
Burlington's annual town election is coming up in April and candidates have begun to file papers to be in the running. The 2013 Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 6. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Burlington High School. There are a variety of open seats, including two spots for the Burlington Board of Selectmen, two for the School Committee and one for the Planning Board. The first candidate that jumps out when looking at the list is for Town Meeting Moderator. Former 21st Middlesex State Rep. Charles Murphy is as of right now the only candidate to file papers for the spot. Current moderator Phillip Gallagher has taken out papers for one of the two spots on the Library Board of Trustees. Steven Wasserman has …
Friday, April 20, 2012
A letter to the Burlington Community from Paul Sheehan of the Board of Assessors.
To the voters of Burlington; Although I was unopposed for re-election, I want to thank the voters of Burlington who did cast a vote for me. I am proud to serve another term on the Board of Assessors. Thank you. Paul Sheehan
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A letter to the editor from newly-elected Selectman Mike Runyan.
To The Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the voters of Burlington for their confidence and trust that I will represent the community in a fair and equitable manner. The office of Selectmen comes with many responsibilities, none more important than the ability to listen. I promise to do just that. So many people to thank for their hard work and support but perhaps the most important person is my wife Lisa who has been my encouragement for three years, despite knowing the nature and commitment of a campaign. To my children and family members; thank you for being there for me again. I am very proud to be your father, brother, uncle, son in law and brother in law. I would be remiss not to acknowledge Don Flaherty (Manager…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Burlington Town Clerks Office held a vote for underage residents at the polls this Saturday.
It was just registered voters casting their votes on Saturday at the Burlington Town Elections. Along with the ballots for voters, the town provided ballots for residents under the voting age to teach youngsters about the democratic process. Town Clerk Amy Warfield said this was the 15th year the town had allowed children to cast a vote for their selection for town leaders. Dr. Edward Weiner of the Burlington Board of Health was running the children poll when Patch checked in on Saturday during the election. He explained the program is a great way to inform youngsters about the voting process and get them interested in democracy. "This is a great way to get children to learn how to vote and get them excited about voting," he said. "When …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The votes are in and counted and the results of the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races have been announced.
Editor's note: 12:30 p.m. on Sunday: Attached to the right find the complete results from yesterday's town election from the Town Clerk's office. The Burlington Town Election votes are in and the winners have been announced. In the Board of Selectmen race challenger Michael Runyan took the most votes with incumbent Ralph Patuto coming in second. There were two open seats in the elections so both men will be on the board. Incumbent Daniel DiTucci was ousted with a third-place finish. Virginia Mooney took fourth. In the Planning Board race Barbara L'Heureux and John "Jack" Kelly both garnered enough votes to beat out Neil Kane. Both will be sworn onto the board at the next meeting. Here is a look at the numbers: And Planning Board: A total …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Voters are turning out at Burlington High for today's Burlington Town Election.
A steady number of voters have been coming down to the polls for Burlington's Town Election at the High School today and as of this afternoon the number of voters is on track to be higher than the last couple of years, Town Clerk Amy Warfield told Patch. As of 3 p.m. this afternoon a total of 2,185 residents had cast ballots. Last year the total vote count was 2,405 votes. Burlington has roughly 15,000 registered voters. The polls are open until 8 p.m. and Warfield said she expects the steady turnout to continue through the evening. "It hasn't been a bad turnout," Warfield said. "It's been consistent. Not packed, but consistent. We're on track to break 3,000 and we have not done that in the past two or three town elections." Warfield added…
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: If you haven't seen our pre-election coverage, click here to go to a round-up of the candidate profiles, debates and letters to the editor.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Candidates for Board of Selectmen and Planning Board participated in a Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce debate Wednesday morning.
Candidates from the Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races met at New England Executive Park Wednesday morning for a final candidate forum, this one put on by the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce. The two main issues up for debate were economic development and the proposed Target on Wheeler Road. Patch will take a look at some of the dialogue from the forum in this post. Planning Board Jack Kelly and Board of Selectmen candidate Virginia Mooney were unable to attend this final debate, but they discussed the issues at hand in their Patch interviews. You can find Mooney's interview here and Kelly's here. The questions and discussion on economic development mostly centered around the Board of Selectmen candidates, incumbents Daniel …
Come down to the Burlington Knights of Columbus for a free post-election event.
Looking for something to do after the Burlington Town Election tomorrow night? The Burlington Knights of Columbus, 8 Blanchard Road, is holding an Open House on election night and all are welcome; candidates, families, and friends. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the gathering will continue to midnight. Admission is free and there will be a cash bar. So come down and talk politics, Burlington and everything else that comes up with this fun gathering at 781-238-8702.