Monday, November 5, 2012
Here is a sample ballot and look at where each precinct will go to vote on Tuesday for Election Day.
After seemingly endless months of campaigns, the time to vote has arrived. Election Day is Tuesday with polls opened from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Wilmington in an election that Town Clerk Sharon George said could draw 80 percent of the town's voters. So where do you go to vote? Residents from Precinct 1 and 2 vote at Boutwell School, voters from Precinct 3 and 4 will cast their ballot at Wildwood School and residents living in Precinct 5 and 6 will head to Town Hall. If you are uncertain which precinct you live in, you can visit this website and search by your address. Be sure to follow Wilmington Patch throughout the day for all of the latest Election Day news, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well. If you sign up for Patch's daily …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Sun declined to endorse a candidate for the 19th Middlesex District due to the negative tone of the race.
The Lowell Sun newspaper may have finally found something that state Rep. Jim Micelli and Tewksbury Selectman Doug Sears agree on. The rivals in the race for the seat from the 19th Middlesex District both feel that the Sun's decision not to endorse a candidate in the race was unwarranted. In announcing their endorsements in the State Legislative races earlier this week, the Sun took the unusual step of refusing to endorse either Miceli, the 18-term incumbent from Wilmington, or his Republican challenger Sears. The paper's editorial board explained their decision like this: "It's rare that we take this stance but The Sun chooses not to endorse either candidate. This race has been replete with gutter personal politics and bereft of any ideas…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here are details on Monday's presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Editor's Note: FOX will not broadcast tonight's debate as originally listed in the article due to coverage of Game 7 of the Major League Baseball National League Championship Series. The third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. tonight. Check below for more information on the debate, leading up to the election on Nov. 6. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Monday night's debate, presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Republican is challenging incumbent state Rep. Jim Micelli in 19th Middlesex District.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the candidate Doug Sears.) Last week, Republican candidate for State Representative Doug Sears announced his endorsement by Citizens for Limited Taxation. Citizens for Limited Taxation (CLT), based in Marblehead, is a group focused on taxpayer issues and legislative reform. “I am thrilled to have the endorsement of Citizens for Limited Taxation. CLT works to inform voters about legislators who will stand up for the taxpayers and keep government spending in line. These are cornerstones for my campaign to rein in outrageous state spending and reduce the income and sales tax rates.” Sears began, “Rep. Miceli received a 56% failing grade from the 2011-2012 CLT legislative ratings. We …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Incumbent state representative declines invitations from local media outlets for two additional debates.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Republican Doug Sears says he is anxious to debate state Rep. Jim Miceli, D-Wilmington, as many times as possible in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 Election. Miceli has made clear he will only agree to one debate. That one debate will take place on Oct. 24 in the Tewksbury Memorial High School Auditorium. The event will be sponsored by the Lowell Sun and will feature a media panel including representatives from Patch and the Town Crier. Tewksbury Patch and Wilmington Patch had invited Sears and Miceli to participate in a one-on-one debate at Tewksbury Town Hall on Oct. 11. Similarly, the Town Crier had teamed with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Public Access Television for a debate in Wilmington. In both cases Sears …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Doug Sears said he the high school project is priority No. 1 while issues with public comments and the Middlesex Ave./Glen Road intersection are also on his radar.
State Representative Jim Miceli weighed in on the high school appeals process this summer. Now, his opponent in the upcoming election is offering his thoughts on the topic and other issues facing Wilmington. Tewksbury selectman Doug Sears said the high school project is the No. 1 concern that he hears while talking to residents on the campaign trail. Sears said he understands why some parents in town may be frustrated by the process. “If I were a parent in the Wilmington schools and my child would be on the cusp of going to a brand new school, all I have to do is look at the brand new school in Tewksbury to visualize how excited I would be,” said Sears. “If there were folks who are trying to slow it down for reasons that may be less than …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials and you can take part in the conversation.
Join Patch starting at 8:30 p.m. tonight for a live chat during the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Patch will be joined by local Massachusetts party officials who will discuss the debate as it happens. You will be able to join the conversation too. Come back to Wilmington Patch at 8:30 p.m. for a pre-debate discussion and then participate as you watch the first debate, which starts at 9 p.m.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Miceli/Sears, Tierney/Tisei, Brown/Warren, medical marijuana dispensaries and more will be affecting Wilmington and Middlesex County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Wilmington Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. STATE: NATIONAL: A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana." Local officials are doing their best to head off medical marijuana dispensaries. An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
With three polls showing Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the lead but the latest showing Republican Sen. Scott Brown ahead, it's safe to say the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts is a close one.
The U.S. Senate race is very close, according to a spate of recent polls. Three polls show that Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is in the lead among likely voters in November, but the latest poll, conducted this week, predicts a Brown victory by several points. Neither candidate has established a large enough lead so far as to pull ahead of the polls' margins of error, meaning the highly competitive Massachusetts race will likely stay close until election day in November. The latest poll is by the University of Massachusetts Lowell/Boston Herald, which was released on Wednesday night. Out of 524 voters surveyed from Sept. 13 to 17, 49 percent said they would vote for Brown versus 45 percent who said they would support Warren. The …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Details of the race between James Miceli and Douglas Sears.
Massachusetts state representative are members of a state's legislative branch serving in the House of Representatives. This is an elected position, and chosen parties represent the voices of local residents. Sears, Miceli Trade Barbs Over Detox Center Rep. Miceli Weighs In On School Appeals Marchese Not Planning Run Against Miceli