Bill Pepicelli is seeking Re-Election for First Constable of Burlington in the Burlington Town Election on Saturday, April 6.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Absentee ballots can be picked up in the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall.
Where can residents pick up absentee ballots and what is the deadline to do so? You ask, Patch answers: Applications for absentee ballots are now available in the Burlington Town Clerk's office in Town Hall for the 2013 Town Election. The town election will be held on Saturday, April 6. The polls will be at Burlington High School and voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is the day before the election on Friday, April 5. According to a release from the town clerk the eligibility for an absentee ballot is as follows: ELIGIBILITY: Voters unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the town during the hours the polls are open, physical disability or religious belief. …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Current Selectman Robert Hogan and challenger Christopher Hartling took part in a candidates forum at the senior center last week.
In the only scheduled candidate debate of the election season two of the three candidates for the Board of Selectmen answered questions from voters last week. The forum was the Burlington Senior Center's candidate's afternoon last Wednesday. Current member of the board Robert Hogan and candidate Christopher Hartling were in attendance to answer questions and demonstrate why voters should support them. There are two seats up this year, Hogan's seat and Walter Zenkin's seat. Zenkin said he decided not to run for reelection. The third candidate on the ballot, Virginia Mooney, was not in attendance last week. The forum was more of a discussion than a debate, with the two men mostly agreeing with each other on the issues raised by voters. The …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Though the town was given the option to move the town election to coincide with the special state primary the board of selectmen decided against that option.
The Burlington Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 6, despite an option by the state to move it so as to coincide with the special state primary. The option to move the election was presented to the Burlington Board of Selectmen by Town Clerk Amy Warfield during the Feb. 11 selectmen meeting. She said Secretary of State William Galvin had given municipalities the option to move town or city election to Tuesday, April 30, the date of the special state primary. As reported on Patch, the special state election to fill John Kerry’s empty Senate seat will be held on Tuesday, June 25. With that came the plan for a special state primary to be held on Tuesday, April 30. Warfield told the board she didn't think it would be a good idea to …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A letter to the editor from Burlington Town Meeting Precinct 3 Candidate Joanne Frustaci.
I am Joanne Frustaci, Precinct 3 Town Meeting member and I ask for one of your votes on Saturday April 14th for re-election. I am a geriatric clinician and advocate, mother of a Marshall Simonds 7th grader, and I have my BA and MSW from Smith College. My family has lived on Valley Circle for 15 years. It is exciting to have a competitive race for Town Meeting in Precinct 3. Contested races help incumbents articulate their accomplishments and refine their goals for the next term. I loved becoming a key member of Town Meeting in the past three years. We have a legacy of strong leadership in Precinct 3 and I have been fortunate to learn from the best since elected in 2009. I have been recognized to speak on diverse issues, been included in …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A letter to the editor from Burlington Town Meeting Precinct 3 Candidate Martha Simon.
The following is a letter to the editor: Dear Neighbors, I would like to represent Precinct 3 in Town Meeting. I have lived in Burlington for 20 years, raising my two daughters and actively participating in Burlington civic affairs. I have been a special education teacher for 35 years and currently teach in a North Shore community. For the last three and a half years, I have been working very hard to preserve the Burlington Landlocked Forest forpresent and future generations. I believe that there are many issues facing Burlington today which need to be addressed in both a fiscally prudent fashion and with concern for the values that have made our town successful. As a member of Town Meeting, I will work to balance the needs of businesses…
Volunteers with People Helping People will be collecting non-perishable food stuffs and basic items during the town election on April 14 at the High School.
The following is a release from People Helping People, Inc.: People Helping People will be holding a drive to support The Burlington Community Food Pantry at the Town Election on Saturday, April 14 at Burlington High School. Specific needs this year are Toothbrushes, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables and Peanut Butter. Members of People Helping People will be on hand all day to collect these items. Financial Donations are always welcome as well. The Burlington Community Food Pantry supports an average of 300 people each month. Over 100,000 pounds of food are distributed annually through the Pantry. Please don’t forget to vote on the 14th and bring a donation to help those in need. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information…
Monday, April 9, 2012
A letter on endorsements from the Runyan campaign for Board of Selectmen.
The following is a letter to the editor from the Mike Runyan campaign: Selectman Candidate Mike Runyan Earns Key Endorsements: As Election Day nears (Saturday, April 14th,) Selectman Candidate Mike Runyan, has gotten the endorsement of four highly respected pillars of the community. Behind the rally slogan of “I Like Mike” generating election excitement, Sonia Rollins, Gary Gianino, Keven McKelvey and Muriel O’Brien have all publically announced their support for Mike. Rollins served as a member of the Board of Selectman from 2004 - 2010, Gianino, served as a Selectman for 18 years, McKelvey was a Selectman from 1998 to 2007 and Muriel O'Brien, has been a major advocate for the Senior Citizens and Veterans. When asked to comment on …
Monday, March 12, 2012
A letter to the editor from Burlington Town Clerk Amy Warfield to all those who helped make the Massachusetts Primary a success.
To The Editor Having successfully completed another election I want to take a moment to thank all of those who help to make it that way. This Presidential Primary was the first time 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 Department 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 workers for assisting voters through the process. This year we again had the privilege of working…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Interested in public office? Learn more at the Town Clerk's office on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall will be open on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. for residents to get information and take out papers for the Town Election on April 14. If you are interested in participating Local Government but need more information here is your opportunity. We currently still have a number of open seats for Town wide and Town Meeting Positions – each Precinct has 6 seats to fill, plus because of reprecincting there are a number of one- and two-year terms open in each Precinct. Precinct 7 having been newly created, due to the 2010 Federal census, will have 18 open seats. Any Registered Voter living in Burlington who would like to participate in Local Government can take out papers to fill these seats. To be …