Saturday, April 6, 2013
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:
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanks to everyone who helped make the recent election a success in Burlington.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from Burlington Town Clerk Amy Warfield: In this season of Giving Thanks, I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help who helped with Burlington having another successful Election. This was the first Presidential Election where we had 7 Precincts and the process went very smoothly thanks to the efforts of many. I’d like to especially thank the Burlington Police Dept., DPW Highway Dept., Recreation Maintenance, School Dept. and BHS custodians for their assistance in preparing the polls, grounds, and traffic control. Our Post Office was also a great help in assuring absentee ballots were efficiently delivered. I’d also like to thank the dedicated, enthusiastic, and competent poll …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Roughly 1,000 people per hour have been coming to vote.
Burlington residents are coming in droves to cast their votes in today's national elections. Cars are backing up down Cambridge Street as residents head to Burlington High School to vote. Police are providing traffic detail and though the line is long, it is moving smoothly. Inside the polls the lines are also moving along, thanks mostly to the good organization of the Burlington Town Clerk's office. There are also high school student volunteers on hand to help residents find their district and voting line. As of 11 a.m. 6,138 of the town's 15,149 registered voters, or 40.5 percent, had already voted. We also asked readers to weigh in with their experience at the polls today. Ed Flynn said "I had to pass by at 8:30 as the line of cars went…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
David Fionda is seeking the Democratic ticket for the 21st Middlesex District.
Burlington resident David Fionda announced this week that he will be seeking the 21st Middlesex District State Representative seat being left vacant by outgoing State Rep. Charles Murphy. He will be running as a Democrat. The 21st District includes the towns of Burlington, Bedford and precinct 3, of the town of Wilmington. Murphy announced last week that he will not seek re-election and will instead take a position in the private sector. Fionda is a Woburn native and 24-year Burlington resident with history of community service. He is also an entrepreneur and a Certified Public Accountant. Fionda said he decided to run for the office upon hearing the news that Murphy, who he considers a friend, would not seek re-election. "When the news …
Monday, April 9, 2012
A letter to the editor in support of Frustaci for Town Meeting, Precinct 3.
Dear Friends, I am writing to you today to express my support for Joanne Frustaci in her run for a Town Meeting seat in Precinct 3. At every town meeting, a few members lead the rest by standing up and speaking on the warrant articles before us. By questioning the department heads, these members illuminate the issues for all of us, thus raising the level of discourse and enabling all to make better, more considered decisions. Joanne Frustaci is one of these members. She does her homework and comes to every meeting prepared. It is not always easy or popular to question the status quo but Joanne does so in order to help bring about positive change. She does not test the political wind before voting but rather votes for what she thinks …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Burlington Patch sat down with Planning Board Candidate Neil Kane to discuss his campaign and why he is running for the board.
Editor's note: The following is an interview with Planning Board Candidate Neil Kane. Burlington Patch will feature articles on all of the candidates in the contested Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races. Neil Kane has been campaigning and speaker to voters in his pitch for one of the two open seats on the Planning Board. His message stands in contrast with his two competitors in the race as he is more favorable of development projects, including the proposed Canyon/Target project that will be in front of Town Meeting in May. Kane first moved to Burlington with his wife and family in 1998. The couple had three children, who of whom are in the Burlington Public Schools. Tragically, the family lost a son in a car accident. Kane said …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Burlington Patch sat down with Board of Selectmen candidate Virginia Mooney to discuss her campaign.
Editor's note: The following is an interview with Board of Selectmen candidate Virginia Mooney as part of a continuing series featuring interviews with the candidates for selectmen and Planning Board. Virginia Mooney is no stranger to town government or running for office and she is back in the race for Board of Selectmen this year. Mooney has been a Town Meeting member for 36 years and was a member of the Board of Selectmen from 1988 to 1991. She has also volunteered on the Housing Partnership Committee, the Burlington Finance Committee and the B-Line Advisory Committee among other positions. She has also held state appointments, including the By-Law Review Committee and spots in the Democratic party and she has volunteered for many …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Burlington Patch sat down with Planning Board Candidate Barbara L'Heureux to discuss her campaign and why she is running for the board.
Editor's note: The following is an interview with Planning Board Candidate Barbara L'Heureux. Burlington Patch will feature articles on all of the candidates in the contested Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races. Barbara L'Heureux is looking to take her long-time interest in development, the work of the Burlington Planning Board and the well being of the town and turn it into a spot on the Planning Board. She is looking to fill one of the two vacant seats in the April Town Election. L'Heureux grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School. After graduation she went to Merrimack College and earned a BA in Business Administration and for 20 years worked in the high-tech industry in marketing and public relations. She…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Burlington Patch sat down with Selectmen Ralph Patuto to discuss his campaign for re-election to the Burlington Board of Selectmen.
Editor's note: The following is an interview with Selectmen and re-election candidate Ralph Patuto. Burlington Patch will feature articles on all of the candidates in the contested Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races. Selectman Ralph Patuto is seeking a third term on the Board of Selectmen and is looking to raise support for the April 14 town election. Patuto was originally elected in 2006 and is currently the vice chair on the board. Patuto moved to town in 1970 and has lived in Burlington ever since. In 1972 he was appointed to the Burlington Police Department and worked for the department until retiring in 2005 at the rank of Sgt. Detective. He was also the town's prosecutor 1990 to 2005. Patuto has a law degree from the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Burlington Patch sat down with Board of Selectmen candidate Michael Runyan.
Editor's note: The following is an interview with Selectmen candidate Michael Runyan. Burlington Patch will feature articles on all of the candidates in the contested Board of Selectmen and Planning Board races. Michael Runyan is back on the ballot for the Burlington Board of Selectmen. This is Runyan's third time in the race and last year he narrowly lost to Selectmen Daniel Grattan by four votes. He said he is optimistic about his chances in this election. "I feel good," he said. "At the end of day I think it will be a tight race. We've got some new faces that have reached out to us this year." Runyan is a Burlington High graduate of 1976. After high school he enrolled part time at Middlesex Community College and Northeastern University …