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…
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Partly sunny skies, voting and a chance to play bridge.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Today is Thursday, Sept. 6. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A letter from Walter Zenkin on why voters should write his name in on the Republican primary ballot this Thursday.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following is a letter from Burlington selectman and 21st Middlesex District House Seat candidate Walter Zenkin: I am running for state rep to bring integrity and common sense to Beacon Hill. For too long the needs of hardworking people in Burlington, Bedford and Wilmington have been ignored. We must firmly reject the culture of corruption that exists on Beacon Hill and repudiate practices that favor the politically-connected few. As a two-term selectman in Burlington, I’ve demonstrated a commonsense approach that I plan to bring to the state house. I understand the delicate balance of financing public services without punishing the taxpayer or stifling the local businesses providing our residents with jobs. It can be a tightrope act …
Friday, March 23, 2012
All residents interested in voting in the April 14 Town Election must register at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail by today.
The following is a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield: Today is the last day/hour to register to vote for the April 14 Town Election. Any resident who is not already registered, is a U.S. Citizen, and 18 years or older (as of April 14th) may register to vote at the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall. The Clerk's Office will hold special hours today to give residents more time to register and will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eligible residents may also register via the mail. Forms are available at the Library, Recreation Department, Post Office, Burlington High School, Housing Authority, and Council on Aging. Mail in forms must be postmarked by March 23rd. If you are not sure if you are already registered to vote in Burlington, …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
All residents interested in voting in the April 14 Town Election must register at the Town Clerk's office or through the mail by this Friday.
The following is a release from Town Clerk Amy Warfield: Friday, March 23rd at 8 p.m. is the last day/hour to register to vote for the April 14 Town Election. Any resident who is not already registered, is a U.S. Citizen, and 18 years or older (as of April 14th) may register to vote at the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall. Eligible residents may also register via the mail. Forms are available at the Library, Recreation Department, Post Office, Burlington High School, Housing Authority, and Council on Aging. Mail in forms must be postmarked by March 23rd. If you are not sure if you are already registered to vote in Burlington, you may go on our website and enter your name and date of birth to verify your voting status and precinct. Go…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
We've counted the ballots and comments and Al Fay has been won the election!
The results are in and counted and Al Fay has been elected Burlington's Unofficial Mayor! According to the results of our poll, Fay garnered a staggering 2154, or 59 percent, of the votes cast. Jack Ferren also had a very strong showing, gathering a total of 1,179 votes, 32 percent of all electorate. Congratulations to Mr. Fay and Mr. Ferren and all of the candidates for being nominated for our Unofficial Mayor race. The purpose of this race was to acknowledge those who make a difference and we've been happy to see how many people both contribute to the town and how many of their fellow residents honor their works. Mr. Fay is a very well-known and involved member of the Burlington community. Among other things he leads the organization of …
Friday, March 16, 2012
We asked readers to share why they thought their candidate should be Burlington's Unofficial Mayor and you came through in spades.
On Wednesday we closed the polls for our Unofficial Mayor of Burlington race. Currently we are tallying the votes, including all of the overseas ballots, and will be announcing a winner early next week. Today we'd like to highlight some of the great comments provided by readers for their nominees. The purpose of this race was to acknowledge those who make a difference and we've been happy to see how many people both contribute to the town and how many of their fellow residents honor their works. For example, candidate Al Fay, who among other things organizes Burlington's annual Truck Day celebration, received many votes and endorsements. Tom Killilea said: "Al Fay has dedicated a great deal to this town. Even though he is no longer an …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We will be closing the polls on our Unofficial Mayor race at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March14.
The polls for Burlington Unofficial Mayor have been open for nearly a week now and the response has been tremendous. Currently Al Fay leads the pack with Jack Ferren coming up in second as shown by the votes. Tomorrow is the final day to cast your vote and support you candidate! We will be closing the polls at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 and we'll announce a winner soon after. Remember we are taking both the votes and the number of comments in support of a candidate into consideration when deciding the winner. So let us know why you think your candidate should win by going to the poll and adding your vote and comment. Thanks to everyone who has weighed in and for the great comments. The whole purpose of this race is to celebrate all of …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
We have collected the nominations and now it's time to elect our Unofficial Mayor!
Here's the deal, we all know Burlington has a Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting and Town Administrator and other boards and committees that work to run the town and keep everything running. What Burlington does not have is a mayor. Now, we can't elect an official mayor, but we can elect an Unofficial Mayor, and that's what we're going to do! The Unofficial Mayor is someone who volunteers their time, a member of the business community, a teacher or educator or anyone who is involved in the community. The idea is to highlight the good works and public participation of those who make a difference in town. Last week we asked for nominations and you came through with some great suggestions. Now it's time to vote. Below you will find our list of …