Saturday, May 11, 2013
The following are unofficial election results. Stay tuned for official results.
The official results are in for the annual Weston Town Election. For detailed results, click on the PDF to the right. CONTESTED RACES Moderator (for 1 year, vote for 1) Board of Selectman (for 3 years, vote for 1) Recreation Commission (1 to fill vacancy) Planning Board UNCONTESTED RACES Board of Assessors (for 3 years, vote for 2) Board of Assessors (for 1 year vacancy) Susie Shortsleeve: 71 School Committee (for 3 years, vote for 2) Recreation Commission (for 3 years, vote for 2) Planning Board (5 years, vote for 1) Library Trustees (for 3 years, vote for 2) Board of Health (for 3 years, vote for 1) Commission of Trust Funds (for 3 years, vote for 1) Measurers of Lumber (for 1 year, vote for no more than three) Ballot Question 1 (to …
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Today, Saturday, May 11, is the annual town election! Overall, 18 seats are up for grabs. One of the seats, a Board of Asessors opening, does not have any candidates. Four spots, however, are contested. See the ballot below. Moderator (1) Jim Barry Robin Peakes Coutts (incumbent) Cameron Peters Shall the Town of Weston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond(s) issued in order to design, engineer, construct and equip the following, including all costs incidental and related thereto: (1) DPW Drainage Improvement Projects; (2) South Side Drainage Improvement Project; (3) Roundabout at Newton, Wellesley, School Streets; (4) Case Campus Master Plan – …
Results from a recent executive survey ranked Massachusetts 47th for business.
A CEO magazine ranks Massachusetts as one of the worst states in the nation for business. Chief Executive Magazine ranked Massachusetts 47th based on a survey of corporate leaders. Survey respondents reported the Bay State is one of the worst for taxation and regulation. The state Republican Party is pointing to the survey and saying that Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic-led Legislature are bad for the economy and business. What do you think about Massachusetts’ business climate? Is this a good state in which to do business?
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Massachusetts' problem is now Virginia's. After a macabre, around-the-clock stakeout of a Worcester funeral home this week by frenzied reporters and furious protestors, the remains of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev were secreted out of central Massachusetts and buried in a small Muslim cemetery in rural Virginia. No cemetery in Massachusetts, or public official for that matter, wanted Tsarnaev's body. And Gov. Deval Patrick just seemed relieved the tense standoff was over. "No. I have enough to do," Patrick said, when asked if he wished he had gotten involved to end the theatrics sooner. The April 15 attacks on the finish line of the Boston Marathon threw Beacon Hill policymakers off stride, quieting the raging debate …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
A new Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH) poll shows a strong lead for Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey over Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the race for the U.S. Senate special election. The poll of 500 likely voters has Markey at 52 percent and Gomez at 35 percent. Eleven percent of voters in the poll were undecided. A third-party candidate, Richard Heos of the Twelve Visions Party, got 1 percent and another 1 percent refused to respond. David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said along with the announcement of the poll that Markey has "a large lead over his Republican opponent who voters are unsure about." Indeed, 32 percent of those polled said …
Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 11, is the annual town election! Overall, 18 seats are up for grabs. One of the seats, a Board of Assessors opening, does not have any candidates. Four spots, however, are contested. See the ballot below. Moderator (1) Jim Barry Robin Peakes Coutts (incumbent) Cameron Peters Shall the Town of Weston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond(s) issued in order to design, engineer, construct and equip the following, including all costs incidental and related thereto: (1) DPW Drainage Improvement Projects; (2) South Side Drainage Improvement Project; (3) Roundabout at Newton, Wellesley, School Streets; (4) Case Campus Master Plan…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Weston's Annual Town meeting begins on May 13.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Leslie Glynn and Ed Coburn address questions raised in another letter about the proposed new police station for Weston. They say the planned station is needed and appropriate.
Wednesday, May 8
A letter last week raised questions about the work of the Police Station Study Committee that we wanted to address. The statement that “no minutes were kept, no taxpayers were invited, and public opinion was not sought” is completely incorrect. All 23 meetings of the committee were posted and open to the public in accordance with state open meeting laws, and residents including students from the high school on a class assignment attended many of those meetings. Minutes are kept of every meeting of the committee and posted to the town’s website. On two occasions the committee presented the Board of Selectmen with progress reports in meetings that were open and televised. There were also presentations to the Finance Committee and the PBC. …
Weston's Annual Town meeting begins on May 13.
With Weston's Annual Town Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 13, we're wondering, waht issue do you care most about? The town meeting warrant includes questions on whether to forbid bow hunting on town-owned land as well as whether to build a roundabout a Case's Corner. For a full list of the warrant articles, see here. Leave your comments in the box below.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Weston played host to an unveiling on Friday that will go down in the annals of U.S. history.
Dozens gathered Friday at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History for a First Day of Issue Ceremony for four new stamps. The set of "A Flag for All Seasons" stamps features four colorful stamps depicting the American flag from below against a backdrop of trees reflecting each of the four seasons. The autumn flag sits against golden leaves, the winter flag against bare branches, the spring flag against the bright green of new growth and the summer flag against the deep green leaves of mid-summer. Boston Postmaster James Holland spoke during the ceremonial unveiling of the new flags, as did Spellman President Nancy Clark and museum curator George Norton. Holland thanked the Spellman Museum for hosting the unveiling, saying it was a…