Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Norton's sewer connection, Seekonk's roads the focus.
With State Representatives Steven Howitt re-elected last Tuesday, he plans to get back in the saddle to advocate for his district. “The next day you sort of catch your breath,” Howitt said, adding that he’s gotten a lot of positive responses to his re-election. The Seekonk resident attributed his success to his many volunteers, particularly his wife Pam, for helping with his campaign. Howitt received about 63 percent of the votes. In Seekonk, he beat out opponent A. Keith Carreiro 4459 to Keith Carreiro 2491. In Norton, Howitt had 2,226 votes to Carreiro’s 1,366. In Swansea, Howitt obtained 1,334 votes to Carreiro’s 1,615. Finally in Rehoboth, Howitt garnered 3,929 while Carreiro received 2,025. Howitt represents the 4th Bristol district…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Stay with Norton Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. Check here throughout the day on how it's going at the voting booths. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter too! LIVE 2012 CONTESTED NORTON ELECTION RESULTS See the attached ballots for all races. Winners and passed questions are in bold. Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Joseph Kennedy Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Mock elections held at Norton High School and Henri A. Yelle Elementary School.
Norton students had the opportunity to vote for their choice for the senate and presidential candidates Monday. “When I first came here to the high school to talk to the civics class, we agreed that we wanted this to be a process that was as closely matched to what the real process was, and that’s exactly what we did,” said Norton Town Clerk Danielle Sicard. About 85 percent of Norton High School students registered to vote 20 days before the election, checked in and out and voted in a booth. The civics class, with the leadership of their teacher Robb McCoy and Sicard, have gone through a training session, have been sworn in as election workers for this mock election and will be conducting the hand counting and producing a final results …
Your election-themed Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Need to Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. General information Today is the 2012 presidential election with polls open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. All Norton Precincts will vote at Norton High School. Voters are encouraged to know their precinct prior to going to the polls. A street list with Precinct numbers is also available on the town’s website and will be posted at the entrance of the polls. Cell Phones should be silenced and campaign materials, buttons and other paraphernalia are not permitted at polling location. Precincts 3, 4 and 5 will enter the gymnasium at the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A. Keith Carreiro and Steven Howitt participate in debate sponsored by Norton Community Television.
Thursday night in Norton, 4th Bristol district State Representative candidate A. Keith Carreiro and incumbent Steven Howitt laid out their plans for the upcoming legislative session in a debate. Taking place in the Norton Cable TV studio, debate questions covered issues from what it means to be a State Representative to the medical use of marijuana. Town Moderator Bill Gouveia mediated the debate. Here is where they stand on each issue: What does it mean to be a State Representative? Carreiro said that he would use his networking and communication skills to get the job done and set up a satellite office in the district so he could meet with residents and discuss their concerns. He said he would spend 25 percent of his time in this office…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Letter to the editor from Sean Slater.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Joe Kennedy III, a 31 year old with no qualifications and very little experience in business or politics is a candidate for the 4th Congressional District. Sean Bielat, a Marine reserve officer and small business CEO with a proven track record of success and personal integrity is also running for this seat. Sean’s resume, charisma and economy – driven positions on fiscal responsibility would make him a heavy favorite in most congressional races across the country. That being said, we are in Massachusetts, where there is a belief, however illogical, that a candidate’s name outweighs a candidate’s qualifications. As familiar as voters might be with the Kennedy name, those same voters are as equally unfamiliar with his positions on many …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
he Norton Town Clerks Office, located on the first floor of Town Hall, 70 E. Main Street will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Today is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming State and Presidential Election. Registered voters who have not returned a 2012 census form to the town clerks office are considered inactive voters and will be required to complete additional forms and show a valid ID with their voter address on it at the polls before being eligible to receive a ballot. Residents who are unsure if they have completed their 2012 census are encouraged to stop by or call the town clerk's office at 508-285-0230 to verify and/or complete the necessary forms to avoid the delay at the polls. This must be completed by Oct. 26 to be re-activated prior to election day. If you have moved to Norton or have moved to a new address in Norton, you must re-…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Letter to the editor from State Representative Jay Barrows.
Dear Editor: I’m writing to express my full support for the re-election of U.S. Senator Scott Brown. Scott represents an independent voice for Massachusetts in Congress. I can personally attest to his sound judgment, great character, and bipartisan attitude from our time working together at the State House. Now, more than ever, we need leaders in Washington who are prepared to deal with not only the economic issues facing this country but the military ones as well. As a Lieutenant in the National Guard, Senator Brown has the background and the specific knowledge we need as our country faces a more turbulent international climate. Incredibly impressive to me, both personally and professionally, is Senator Brown's attentiveness to the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Absentee ballots for the State and Presidential Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6 are available at the town clerk’s office at Town Hall. Absentee Ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them from going to the polling place or religious belief. Registered voters must fill out an application which will allow them to complete an absentee ballot at the town clerk’s office or to have one mailed to them. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is Monday, Nov. 5 at noon. Completed ballots must be received at the town clerk’s office by the close of polls on Election Day. Absentee ballot forms are…