Town Election this Monday – May 11

by beth on May 8, 2015

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[Editor’s Note: With weekend events behind us, I’m moving this story back to the top of the site temporarily.]

On Monday, residents have the opportunity to choose the best candidate in two important races for town offices.

Here’s easy access to all the info you may be looking for before you head to the polls.

I’m also setting up this post as a transparent, mud-free endorsement zone.

If you would like to endorse one of the candidates – please submit a comment using your name and address. Only positive endorsements will be allowed here.

[Note: Under candidates’ letters, readers will be allowed to pose non-accusatory questions, if appropriate. But I also won’t be allowing mudslinging under the letters. And I’ll be cutting questions off Saturday evening to make sure candidates have fair time to respond.]

The polls will be open on Monday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. (Scroll down for info on where to vote.)

Here’s who is running in contested races on the ballot, with links to coverage and provided contact information:

Town Clerk – vote for one – 2 year term
(Video and my coverage of their Candidates Night speeches and Q&A)

Board of Selectmen – vote for one – 3 year term
(Video and my coverage of their Candidates Night speeches and Q&A)

Also listed on the ballot as contested – but not really a contest:
Board of Health – vote for one – 3 year term

  • Rosemarie P. Mauro, 6 Winchester Street  [This candidate publicly withdrew from the campaign after the ballot was printed. See her request for you to support Dan O’Rourke here.]
  • Please Vote for: Daniel P. O’Rourke, 5 Ledge Hill Road  [I don’t normally publicly endorse candidates – but he’s the only one who wants our vote!]

For a list of all candidates and offices including uncontested races, here’s the sample ballot.

Where to Vote

      • Precinct 1 – A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd
      • Precinct 2 – P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd
      • Precinct 3 – Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

If you didn’t vote last fall, you may have missed precinct changes that effected some residents of the following roads: Newton, Cross, Marlboro and Parkerville:

#10, 11, 12, 14 Cross Street; Newton Street Even Numbers West Side; and #99, 101, 103 Marlboro Road — NOW PRECINCT #2.
#136, 150, 156, 158 Parkerville Road — NOW PRECINCT #1.

Anyone else who needs help identifying their precinct, can click here. Or contact the Town Clerk’s office with any questions – 508-485-0710 ext 5. (The office closes at noon on Friday, but re-opens at 8:00 am on Monday.)

1 Al Hamilton May 10, 2015 at 10:15 AM

When you go to the polls tomorrow, count your blessings. Most of the world can’t do what you are doing. In some parts where voting is allowed you may risk your life to do so. In other parts support for the wrong candidate can be fatal.

We are just going to go to the polls, vote, and then get on with our lives. We should also be grateful that for the BOS and Clerk we have a choice. Good and decent people have offered themselves to us to give us a choice. All appear qualified. Three will be disappointed (or perhaps relieved).

So, when I go to the polls I am going to vote FOR candidates NOT AGAINST any one

I am voting for Brian Shea – He has worked behind the scenes on Advisory for years and served on the Town Admin By Law Committee. He is level headed, fair and does his homework.

I am voting for Jim Hegarty – I worked with Jim on Advisory and know him as a man of integrity, and energy. I trust Jim to run a fair election which is the most important job the Clerk does.

I will be counting my blessings tomorrow when I vote.

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