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Southborough voters came out in force

November 13, 2008 01:07:00 PM

Before the election, I promised to provide voter turnout numbers for Southborough and surrounding towns. Turns out those numbers are hard to come by. According to the State Elections Division, results are not released until they are certified by the Governor’s Council. And since overseas ballots have an additional ten days to reach the local […]

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Red, blue, or a little of both?

November 6, 2008 08:28:00 AM

Last week I wondered whether Southborough was a blue town or a red town. The answer (I think) is we’re blue, but not as blue as the rest of the state. In almost all races, Democrats carried the day in Southborough. The exception to the all-Democrats-all-the-time rule was Steven Levy in the Middlesex & Worcester […]

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Overheard at the library today

November 5, 2008 01:28:00 PM

“I never said a prayer for a president before, but I said a prayer for Barack Obama last night.” I think he’s going to need it.

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Southborough backs Obama

November 5, 2008 08:39:00 AM

Southborough played it’s part in this historic election by backing Barack Obama with 56% of its votes. McCain got 42%, and the remaining 2% went to third-party candidates. The Southborough numbers for Obama were a bit lower than the statewide average of 62% (as of this morning with 97% of precincts reporting). The Boston Globe […]

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Dems sweep local elections

November 5, 2008 08:24:00 AM

It was a sweep for local Democrats last night as James Eldridge, Carolyn Dykema, and Danielle Gregoire all won their races.

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Southborough results are in

November 4, 2008 09:51:00 PM

We don’t know the outcome of all races yet, but we do know how Southborough voted. All three precincts have reported, and here are the results. Green text means the candidate or question won the Southborough vote. A green arrow means the candidate or question is the declared winner. Note: These are results for Southborough […]

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An easy time at Southborough polls

November 4, 2008 11:27:00 AM

I voted earlier today at Trottier. The place was bustling, but lines were short or nonexistent. I was in and out in 5 minutes. Have you voted yet? Share your experience in the comments below.

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Get ye to the polls

November 4, 2008 05:50:00 AM

In the 2006 statewide election, Southborough’s voter turnout was 71%, 10 points higher than the state average. (Trying to remember what was on the ballot in 2006? Liquor sales in grocery stores for one. Deval Patrick for another.) 71% is a pretty good number, but wouldn’t it be great to do even better this year? […]

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Where Southborough’s money went

November 3, 2008 01:15:00 PM

In researching the Blue town, red town post from last week, I took a look at campaign contributions from Southborough residents. Turns out Southborough is a politically-minded town, at least compared to the rest of the state. Of the 263 cities and towns reporting campaign contributions to McCain or Obama from January 2007 to June […]

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Where to vote, or a tale of three precincts

November 3, 2008 05:40:00 AM

Southborough has three precincts, and each precinct votes at a different location. Don’t know what precinct you’re in? Visit http://www.wheredoivotema.com/. Precinct 1: Woodward Elementary School, 28 Cordaville Rd. (map) Precinct 2: Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd. (map) Precinct 3: Finn School, 60 Richards Rd. (map) Polls are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. […]

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What you need to know: Dykema vs. Haley

October 31, 2008 05:03:00 AM

(Photo from the Metrowest Daily News) This is the final post in my election series. Earlier this week we looked at the ballot questions, Eldridge vs. Levy, and Gregoire vs. Vigeant. Today it’s the 8th Middlesex and Carolyn Dykema vs. Dan Haley. The 8th Middlesex representative district encompasses Southborough precincts 2 and 3. Not sure […]

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What you need to know: Gregoire vs. Vigeant

October 30, 2008 05:12:00 AM

This week we’re talking election prep. We’ve covered the ballot questions and the Eldridge vs. Levy senatorial race. Today it’s Danielle Gregoire vs. Arthur Vigeant in the 4th Middlesex. Southborough precinct 1 is part of the 4th Middlesex Representative district. Gregoire and Vigeant, both residents of Marlborough, are vying to fill the seat vacated by […]

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What you need to know: Eldridge vs. Levy

October 29, 2008 05:03:00 AM

James Eldridge (left) and Steven Levy (right). (Photos from the Metrowest Daily News) It’s the run-up to the election, and we all have decisions to make. Over the next few days, I’ll provide some resources to help you evaluate the choices. Yesterday we looked at the ballot questions. Today we’ll take a look at the […]

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Blue town, red town

October 28, 2008 08:14:00 AM

Is Southborough a blue town or a red town? If voter registration numbers are any indication, we’re a blue town … maybe. As of January 2008, the most recent data I could find, 24% of Southborough voters were registered as Democrats and 20% as Republicans. Independents made up a whopping 56%. With such a high […]

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