Tuesday, May 7, 2013
May 10th is the deadline to register to vote before the annual town election on Saturday, June 1.
The deadline for voter registration in the 2013 annual town election is Friday, May 10th at the town clerk’s office in Walpole’s Town Hall. Registration will be held at the Town Clerk's Office from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 10th. Walpole's annual town election is slated for Saturday, June 1.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Here’s a resident’s guide to what you need to know in Walpole about Tuesday's Special State Primary Election for US Senate.
On Tuesday, April 30th the state of Massachusetts will hold a special state primary election for US Senate to fille the seat vacated by John Kerry. Registered Walpole voters of Precinct 1 and Precinct 2 will vote at Old Post Road School, voters of Precincts, 3, 4 and 5 will meet at the Walpole Public Library and the qualified voters of Precincts 6, 7 and 8 will meet in the Fisher School. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30th. Voters will cast ballots in the Special State Primaries for the candidates of political parties for the following office: Senator in Congress for Massachusetts. For more information about who's running for US Senate, click here.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Walpole voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Walpole is green and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Walpole, 20.1 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The stop at the Route 1 eatery was one of many for Gomez Thursday as he took his campaign along the South Shore.
The Red Wing Diner in Walpole had United States Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez as a patron Thursday afternoon, and yes he had the fried clams. Gomez stopped at the Route 1 restaurant as part of a number of stops throughout the state, including New Bedford, Weymouth, Worcester and Auburn. He shook hands with diners and sat down for a bite with some of his supporters. “We’re making a bunch of rounds in the South Shore and hitting a bunch of towns and obviously this place is one of the relics of Walpole," Gomez said. “So we’re going to meet a bunch of hopefully potential voters, introduce myself, hopefully earn their respect and get their vote on April 30.” Gomez is competing for the Republican nomination against former U.S. Attorney Michael …
Sunday, April 7, 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 a health care exchange. 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 there …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Boston Herald reported that Lynch said party leaders are discouraging people from donating to his campaign.
U.S. Rep. and Senate candidate Stephen Lynch (D-Boston) took aim at his party leaders for getting behind U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Malden) in the primary fight, reported the Boston Herald. “They haven’t been fair,” Lynch told the Herald about the Democratic leaders. “No they haven’t been fair. I think they’ve done their best to discourage people from sending me contributions from Washington. They’ve basically said Markey’s our guy, don’t give to Lynch.” Lynch faces an uphill battle as the party bosses have backed the Malden Democrat. A recent WBUR poll found that Markey has a 11-point lead over Lynch (35 percent to 24 percent). The two men square off on April 30 in the Democratic primary to replace former Sen. John Kerry. Read the full …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
13 Walpole residents have pulled nomination papers.
Wondering who will be running in this year’s election in June? So far, 13 Walpole residents have pulled nomination papers. Papers are due back to the Town Clerk's office by April 15 at 5 p.m. The candidates listed below are required to receive signatures from 50 registered voters from the town to qualify for the June 1 election. Eric Kraus Michael Berry Chris Donovan William Hamilton Daniel Ryan Cliff Snuffer Richard Mazzocca Richard Nottebart
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
He's been omnipresent for 20 years from Roslindale to East Boston. His endorsement is coveted by city council hopefuls and U.S. senators alike. He occasionally mutilates the English language, mangles the names of sports stars, and commands loyalty unlike any public figure in Boston. He was mayor-for-life. Now he'll be mayor for only another nine months. This week, as House Speaker Robert DeLeo continued to wait for the rescue helicopter to take him away from Gov. Deval Patrick's "fantasy land" of higher taxes and trains, the Governor's Council was up to its old tricks and the race for U.S. Senate kicked into a higher gear. But little could compete with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and "The Decision" that held foes and allies alike breathless…