Friday, May 10, 2013
The newly organized board unanimously voted to appoint Diane Langlais as its fifth member on an interm basis Thursday night.
It wasn't long after Dave Mills was sworn into office Thursday night and the Board of Selectmen chose a new chairman that another new member to the board was appointed and took the oath of office. Selectmen unanimously appointed Diane Langlais as the fifth member of the board to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Powers in April. Langlais, a self-employed accountant and longtime Finance Committee member, was praised by selectmen as a highly qualified candidate, a "team player" and very knowledgeable about town finances. "I think she would be a good addition to this board," said Dan Bennett, who just won re-election to his third term on Tuesday. Clark said the board could benefit by having a female member again and noted …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Congressman leads Gabriel Gomez by 17 points.
Thursday, May 9
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 …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Here's how Danvers voted on Tuesday in the Annual Town Election.
The most closely watched race was the three-way contest for two seats on the Board of Selectmen and those victories Tuesday went to Dave Mills and incumbent Dan Bennett. Incumbent Keith Lucy finished a distant third. Michael Swindell defeated Ann Marrie Penick for a seat on the Housing Authority, while Patricia Fraizer went unchallenged for another term as Town Moderator, Arthur Skarmeas faced no opposition on his re-election to the School Committee and incumbent Julie Curtis was re-elected along with newcomers Natalie Fiore and Frank Herschede as Library Trustees. As for Town Meeting Members, there are a few changes in some precincts, but the membership largely remains the same. Christopher Dembowski fills a vacancy in Precinct 1, there …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Retired judge David Mills takes one of three seats on the board as Dan Bennett is re-elected to another term. Keith Lucy knocked from seat.
Retired judge David Mills topped the ticket in Tuesday's Annual Town Election to gain a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Mills, 70, a former Town Moderator and Town Meeting Member who has a long history in Danvers although he has never run for Selectman before, knocked incumbent Keith Lucy from his seat on the board. Mills gathered with supporters to celebrate his victory at Timothy's on Route 1 Tuesday night. A testament to his longstanding presence in town politics, most of the crowd in the barroom were fellow senior citizens or close to it. "There's no 'I' involved here, there is 'we,'" he said, attributing Tuesday's results and place atop the ticket to the longstanding connections he and his family have made in town. "People joked about…
There are three candidates, all experienced in local government, running for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Danvers.
There's a three-way race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Danvers today. Selectmen Keith Lucy and Dan Bennett are both up for re-election and face a challenge for one of their seats from retired judge David Mills. The Salem News recently profiled each of the candidates and you can find those features here for Lucy, Bennett and Mills. Mills is a former prosecutor and Danvers Town Moderator and spent 25 years as a Town Meeting member. He was first appointed as a judge in 2001. Lucy, an electrical engineer, is finishing up his third three-year term on the board and is currently the senior member with the resignation of Selectman Michael Powers last month. Bennett, who unsuccessfully challenged state Rep. Ted Speliotis again in …
Here's a look at the ballot voters will see May 7 at the polls.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Here's a look at the ballot voters will see May 7 at the polls.
The Annual Town Election is May 7. Do you know who's on the ballot? The race for two seats on the Board of Selectmen is between incumbents Keith Lucy, Dan Bennett and challenger Dave Mills. Another contested race is for a seat on the Housing Authority between incumbent Ann Marie Penick and Michael Swindell. School Committee member Arthur Skarmeas is running unopposed and three new candidates are making bids for Library Trustee: Julie Curtis, Natalie Luca Fiore and Frank Herschede. Town Meeting members running for re-election in all eight precincts are unopposed with the exception of in Precinct 3 and 6. Each precinct has six representatives. In Precinct 3, James Morose, John Almeida, Susan Tropeano, Grace Puleo, John Fratus and Douglas …
There is a lot of campaigning to do before the Democrat and Republican face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
After months of campaigning we now know who is going head-to-head in the June 25 special U.S. Senate election. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) took the Democratic vote in the Tuesday election over fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston). Political newcomer and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset came out on top of a field of Republican candidates - including more seasoned opponents former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan and State Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. With a month-and-a-half of campaigning still to come, we wanted to stop and ask: if the special election was held today - who would you vote for right now? Markey or Gomez? Tell us in our comments section below.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
If you didn't catch it live on Danvers Access TV, you can watch it online right here.
The three candidates for Board of Selectmen in Danvers fielded a wide range of questions from local news editors in Danvers Community Access Television studios Tuesday night. If you missed the forum live, you can watch it online right here.
All three candidates for Selectman in Danvers took part in a forum with DCAT and local news outlets Tuesday night, fielding questions ranging from housing homeless families in motels to long-term debt, tax policy and medical marijuana dispensaries in town
Tuesday night's forum in Danvers presented the three candidates for the Board of Selectmen with a wide range of topics to address -- everything from tax policy to medical marijuana treatment centers, housing homeless families in motels, transparency in government and managing long-term debt. The May 7 Town Election pits incumbent selectmen Keith Lucy and Dan Bennett against challenger Dave Mills in a three-way race for two seats. Two topics that sparked some of the most impassioned remarks of the night were about housing homeless families in town and lingering traffic issues from a major state highway project on Elliott Street and High Street where those main thoroughfares intersect with Route 128. On using motels as emergency shelters for…