Monday, April 8, 2013
A letter to the editor from Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee member and former Wenham Selectman Larry Swartz is support of Deb Evans for the School Committee.
To the Editor: Of all of the newcomers on the ballot for School Committee, I am most familiar with Deb Evans. I served with Deb on the Wenham Finance Committee some years ago and found her to be level headed, articulate and not afraid to ask questions or make difficult decisions. Last year, we were on the Towns/Schools Budget Process Committee together. She was the Community Representative from Wenham while I served as the School Committee Representative. I witnessed these same qualities help lay the framework for the enhanced cooperation and collaboration that we now have among the towns and schools. The School Committee needs what Deb would bring: an open mind and a commitment to superior schools at a reasonable cost. Please vote for …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The chairman of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee comes out in support of several candidates for the Committee in next month's election.
To the Editor: Two years ago the Town of Hamilton rejected the School Committee’s proposed budget at Town Meeting, a budget that did not have the support of either town’s Finance Committee. In that same month, Hamilton-Wenham voters sent a signal that they wanted change, electing three new School Committee members. Now, two years later, the School Committee’s budget has the unanimous support of both Finance Committees, as well as both Boards of Selectmen. This success is the result of hard work, close collaboration between the School District and the towns, and a commitment to building trust between the leaders of all three entities. The bottom line is that the cost to the towns has been reduced by over $1 million from its peak in fiscal…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Barbara Lawrence, Sheila MacDonald and William Wilson won the three open seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee after voting in both towns was completed in Hamilton on Thursday.
Barbara Lawrence, Sheila MacDonald and William Wilson all won seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee on Thursday. The results were announced at about 8:20 p.m. on Thursday after the polls closed at Winthrop Elementary School. Wenham voted earlier this month and the results were sealed until Thursday. All other races were uncontested. Larry Swartz was elected to the remaining year of a one year term on the School Committee. Hamilton Board of Selectmen Chairman Jennifer Scuteri was reelected with 401 votes. Former Selectman David Neill, who last served in the 1990s, received 519 votes. The complete vote tally from the contested School Committee race is below. Winners are denoted with an *. A complete copy of the unofficial …
The Hamilton Annual Town Election will be held on Thursday at Winthrop Elementary School. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hamilton voters will decide who will fill three open seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee in Thursday's Annual Town Election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Winthrop Elementary School. Three School Committee members - outgoing chairman Alexa McCloughan, Dacia Rubel and Jack O'Keefe - have all decided to not seek reelection. There are five candidates for three open three-year positions. The candidates are: Wenham voted earlier this month and the results from the School Committee election were sealed and will be combined with Hamilton's tally on Thursday to determine the winners. Larry Swartz is also running unopposed for a one year term on the School Committee. Swartz is an existing member of the School Committee …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Grace Belfiore of Hamilton writes in support of Barbara Lawrence on the School Committee.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
To the Editor: Hamilton voters have the opportunity (on Thursday) to elect three new School Committee members. I urge voters to support Barbara Lawrence. Uniquely among the candidates, Barbara combines expertise in education (as a former teacher and a consultant who analyzes successful strategies for providing high quality schools in sustainable ways) and extensive experience in a range of other community service (on the Capital Management Committee, League of Women Voters, and as the founder of the innovative Hamilton-Wenham Green) that provides her with community connections and perspectives that should prove equally as valuable on the School Committee. Beyond her background, there are two specific reasons that I will be voting for …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Michelle Bailey on Wenham writes in support of School Committee candidate Melisa Even Moore in advance of the Annual Town Election in Hamilton on Thursday.
To the Editor: Hamilton elections for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee are this Thursday, May 24 at the Winthrop School. Melissa Even Moore has exceptional skills and commitment as a parent, taxpayer and alumni to serve the community on this committee. When Wenham voted, I looked at the gap in skills on the current committee and considered the candidates who could best fill those gaps. Then I voted for Melissa Even Moore. One of the key responsibilities for the School Committee includes collective bargaining with a variety of unions serving our District. Two members of the current negotiating team did not seek reelection, leaving a gap in experience and skills in this area. Only one candidate on Thursday’s ballot, Melissa Even…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Wenham holds its annual town election on Saturday morning and its Annual Town Meeting at 1 p.m.
Wenham voters will make a series of important decisions on Saturday – in the morning having a say about who will join the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee and in the afternoon taking a vote on the fiscal 2013 budget and a proposed zoning change for the Mullen property, among other decisions at the Annual Town Meeting. The polls are open at Buker Elementary School from 8 a.m. to noon. The only contested race on the ballot is for School Committee, where five candidate are seeking three, three-year terms. There had been a two candidate race for a three-year term of the Board of Selectmen, but incumbent John Clemenzi announced last month he would not seek reelection and endorsed first-time candidate Ken Whittaker. The five School …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Hamilton resident Bob Gray expresses his support for Barbara Lawrence, who is running for a position on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee.
To the Editor: I would like to recommend Barbara Lawrence for the position on School Committee in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. Since moving to Hamilton in 2004, Barbara has been very active in the community and government. Her experience in education runs from teaching to administration to research and author - all excellent and important qualifications. She has three grandchildren either in or about to enter the Hamilton-Wenham school system. Her slogan “Committed to Kids plus Community” says a great deal about her commitment to the children and the school system. Barbara has made a commitment to “listen.” She will listen to students, community members, administrators, town officials and anyone with concerns and …
A letter from former Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee member Richard Boroff giving his analysis of the five candidates for three seats on the School Committee.
To the Editor: The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee election - five candidates for three seats; whom to vote for? Each candidate has qualifications and weak points. So lets take a quick look at all five and see what shakes out. This will be a short overview and done alphabetically. If you want more information, please go to the HWCam website and watch the two-hour video of the League of Women Voters debate. As a starting point lets keep in mind the mission statement of the School Committee, "To educate our children (and grandchildren) to become knowledgeable, healthy, responsible and productive adults." This is what the School Committee is all about. Barbara Lawrence - has a huge background in education, both as a teacher and a …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee candidate Barabara Lawrence.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Barbara Lawrence is one of the five candidates seeking three open seats on the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee. Wenham votes on Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m.-noon at Buker Elementary School and Hamilton votes on Thursday, April 24 from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at Winthrop Elementary School. Barbara Lawrence, Ed.D. Personal: We moved to Hamilton 8-1/2 years ago, following my daughter and son-in-law when they announced they were expecting a baby. That baby now has two sisters and will be in third grade at Cutler this fall, where her twin sisters will enter kindergarten. I’ve never run for office before - sorry about all those signs - but I have served on boards and committees, here and in Maine and Boston. I served on the Hamilton Government …