Tuesday, November 6, 2012
What's it like when the potential next leader of the free world votes in your town? Patch sent three editors to find out.
How do you start the most important day in your life? If you're Mitt Romney, you come back to your home town to vote. Belmont will witness one of the rarest sites in America: A presidential candidate voting on election day. Join Patch as we live tweet from inside and outside the Beech Street Center in Belmont. Editors will capture the scene with tweets, photos, video and more. From broadcast news trucks to local media to protesters to residents just looking to get to Dunks, the scene should provide a colorful start to election day. ___ Late Update, 10:27 a.m.: Check out Belmont Editor Franklin Tucker's photo gallery from inside the voting station. 9:23 a.m.: "Line to vote has disappeared at Romney's polling place in Belmont," tweeted @…
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 …
How might the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren affect the presidential race—and vice-versa? Find out what local politicos think, and check here late for election results. Connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections.
Check back at your local Patch all day for live election updates. While Massachusetts is expected to go to Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the race for President of the United States, influential Massachusetts political insiders have varying opinions on how the U.S. Senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren will affect the presidential race, and vice versa. According to results from the Blue Commonwealth and Red Commonwealth surveys sent out last week and compiled today, Monday, 60 percent of the 23 local Republicans who responded think that the Brown-Warren race will result a modest increase in votes for Romney, while 40 percent of the 20 local Democrats who responded think the U.S. Senate race will increase Obama's total of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Haven't made up your mind who to vote for?
A new NBC News/WSJ poll shows President Obama at 48 percent and Mitt Romney at 47 percent. That suggests there are still a bunch of undecided voters. The candidates are both out getting their messages to voters in a final push before the ballot. Are you still undecided? If so, what is going to make up your mind between now and Tuesday? What can either candidate do to sway your vote? Let us know in the comments and discuss.
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 …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The debates are now over - who do you think finished strongest?
Monday, October 22, 2012
Holding their third and final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney both took one last opportunity convince voters why they should support either candidate. The topic of Monday night's debate focused on Foreign Policy. Tuesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic. But now, with the third and final debate now over, what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this third presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
Editor's note: This article was corrected to refer to the consulate in Libya on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9:07 a.m. The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of four Americans became the flashpoint in Tuesday night's second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended on Thursday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 17 local influential Democrats who took the poll after the debate …
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 …