Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The polls will be open all day in both towns on Tuesday for the special primary election for U.S. Senate.
Tuesday is a special election primary for U.S. Senate. Here in Hamilton and Wenham, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns. Voters in all three Hamilton precincts vote at the Winthrop Elementary School and all Wenham voters go to the polls at Wenham Town Hall. The only item on the ballot will be to narrow the field for U.S. Senate. The general election in June will decide who will fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when John Kerry became Secretary of State. Registered Republicans will get a Republican ballot and registered Democrats will get a Democratic ballot. Unenrolled voters can choose the ballot they want. On the Republican ballot is Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow and the Democratic ballot …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday in a primary election for teh open U.S. Senate seat. Learn about the two Democrat and three Republican candidates.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 22, 2013
An essential get-me-going daily morning column from Hamilton-Wenham Patch.
Today is Monday, April 22. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham: 1. Nice: Monday is forecasted to be a sunny, yet cool, day. The sun is expected to be out for most of the day with a high temperature in the upper 40s and close to 50 degrees. 2. Pirie: The committee looking into whether the town should take action on its first right of refusal on the so-called Pirie property (Aquila Farm) is meeting again on Monday morning. The Pirie Property Committee meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Memorial room at Hamilton Town Hall. 3. Silence: Local radio stations and others are organizing a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, exactly one week after the two bombs exploded along Boylston Street in Boston, near the finish line of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Candidates for the Democratic nomination for the state's open U.S. Senate seat squared off in Lowell Monday night.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of just a few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 The two candidates agreed to six total debates before the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The forum will feature Democratic and Republican challengers in Needham at WCVB.
Five candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry will debate for the first time in one place Wednesday night in Needham. The two Democrats and three Republicans vying for the vacated position will face each other in two separate, 30-minute debates in an event sponsored by the Boston Media Consortium and held at the Channel 5 studios. The debate will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will be moderated by R.D. Sahl. Patch will be among the media organizations covering the event. The primary election is April 30. On the Democratic side, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) will square off against U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). In the latest UMass Lowell poll, Markey leads Lynch 50 percent to 29.5 percent, …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
The Democratic candidates for Senate this week talked about the war in Iraq, launched more television ads, opened regional and local campaign offices and continued to get the word out as the April 30 primary draws near. The week marked the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, and with a hotly contested U.S. Senate Primary just over a month away, both Congressmen seeking the Democratic nomination found themselves defending their votes. Democratic opponents Congressmen Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) both voted to use force in Iraq, but the two Senate candidates disagreed on a vote the following year to approve $87.5 billion to fund the war. MassLive.com reports that Lynch voted for the funding …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A look back at the highlights as candidates campaign for U.S. Senate.
Two polls last week show double-digit leads for U.S. Rep. Edward Markey over his Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch in the race for U.S. Senate. Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll last week showed Markey (D-Malden) leads Lynch (D-South Boston) by 29.5 percentage points among potential Democratic primary voters. The poll also shows Markey is leading over all three Republican candidates. Fifty percent of those polled said they would vote for Markey, while 20.5 percent said Lynch, giving Markey a 29.5 percent lead. Twenty-three percent said they were unsure how they plan to vote. Markey and Lynch face off in the April 30 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of …