Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Results of the April 30, 2013 special election.
Medfield voters cast two ballots on Tuesday -- one regarding the proposed new highway garage and another for the race for U.S. Senate. Medfield Town Garage Voters at the special election on Tuesday, approved a $9.5 million Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion to fund a new town garage with a vote of 1298 in favor and 831 opposed. In order to go forward, the proposed new town garage had to pass at town meeting on Monday night (which it did after a 15-minute presentation and no questions from voters) and also at a special election (where 2,129 ballots were cast). This same process was followed two years ago where it passed at town meeting but had failed at the ballot box. "The Medfield Permanent Building Committee is very pleased, and we will …
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
Medfield voters will cast two ballots today.
Medfield voters will cast two ballots today: There are extra poll workers today at The Center at Medfield to walk you through the process. It's really quite easy. NOTE: Patch will post the results between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. To receive immediate results, SIGN UP HERE and Patch will send you a Breaking News Alert as soon as the Town Clerk posts the results.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Medfield Patch recently sat down with Rep. Dan Winslow at Blue Moon Bakery.
Medfield Patch recently sat down with State Rep. Dan Winslow at Blue Moon to discuss his run for State Senator. The state election is on Tuesday. When Daniel B. Winslow, 54 (R-Norfolk), first ran for State Representative of the 9th Norfolk District, it was a completely different campaign: He rode his bicycle door-to-door to meet as many voters as possible to win their vote. But this campaign is different as he drives all over the Commonwealth in hopes of winning the Republican nomination in the primary election on April 30 to fill the Senate seat recently vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry. "This race is different. I have to get 150,000 votes to win this race, I needed 10,000 votes to win my other race," Winslow said. "The …
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
Medfield voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Medfield 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 Medfield, 21.5 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…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
Just a little more than two weeks until the primary election to see which Democrat and Republican will go head to head to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Monday night, U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, and Edward Markey, D-Malden, met in their second debate which contained few fireworks. 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. On Wednesday night, it was the Republicans’ turn as they went face to face in the WBZ-TV studios moderated by the station’s Jon Keller. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Permanent Building Committee will be holding a public information meeting this morning, April 13, at 10 a.m. at the current town garage to discuss the project that will be proposed to Town Meeting on April 29.
The following is an Open Letter from the Permanent Building Committee regarding the new Town Garage that will be proposed at Town Meeting on April 29. It will also require an approved override vote on April 30. A Public Information Meeting will be held TODAY, Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at the DPW (55 North Meadows Road/Route 27). To Patch Readers... The Town of Medfield Permanent Building Committee (MPBC) invites you to attend a Public Hearing regarding the proposed Public Works Facility for use by the Department of Public Works (DPW). The intent of this meeting is to furnish residents with information that will be helpful when this matter comes to a vote during the April 29th Town Meeting and at the April 30th debt exclusion vote. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Here's a look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve done …
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 …