Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Carroll the top vote-getter.
In a field with five official candidates (and one write-in candidate), including two strong incumbents, Julie Broussard had downplayed her chances. On more than one occasion, she'd said she really didn't expect to win one of three seats up for grabs on the Wilmington School Committee. So when Broussard squeezed in and grabbed the third slot on Tuesday and found herself being sworn in as a member of the committee, her reaction was somewhat predictable. “This isn’t quite how I thought the day would end,” said Broussard, who called the day a "roller-coaster ride". “I had a lot of help and support from friends, family and neighbors. I just want to say thank you.” Though Broussard will be a fresh face on the School Committee, a pair of veteran …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Contested primaries in Special U.S. Senate election appears to be drawing additional interest.
If the mid-day numbers are any indication, voter turnout for the 2013 Wilmington Municipal Election will be significantly higher than the 2012 election. Variables that could be factoring into the higher participation include the one-time shift from Saturday to Tuesday voting and the decision to hold the election on the same day as the primaries for the Special U.S. Senate Election. As of 2 p.m., at Town Hall, 284 people had cast ballots in Precinct 5 and 229 had voted in Precinct 6. As of 2:30 p.m., at the Wildwood School, 254 people had voted in Precinct 3 and 330 had voted in Precinct 4. As of 3 p.m., at the Boutwell School, 319 voters had cast ballots in Precinct 1 and 316 in Precinct 2. Those partial totals put participation at a …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The author endorses the candidacy of Donna Leone for School Committee.
Monday, April 15, 2013
This is the Candidate State for Donna Leone, candidate for School Committee.
Monday, April 15
Dear Community of Wilmington, Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about the issues that mean so much to me. My name is Donna Leone, my husband Michael and I moved to Wilmington 14 years ago after the birth of our first child, Michael. Both my husband and I grew up close by in Medford but chose to make Wilmington our home because of the strong sense of community, safety and the excellent reputation of the quality of the schools. My husband and I have since had three more children: Marc 12, Grace 10, and Alexa, 9. Over the last five years we have also had the privilege of fostering children in need through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. My choice to put off a career in …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Reader says Broussard is smart, energetic and has a high sense of values.
Thursday, April 4
Dear Editor, I would like to express my support for Julie Broussard as a candidate for Wilmington School Committee. I have known Julie for almost 10 years and we have been neighbors now for over 4 years. I know she would be a great addition to the School Committee. First of all, Julie is a great person and friend. She is smart, energetic and has a high sense of values. She always gives 110% to everything she does. She is always one to step up and become involved when help is needed. I truly could not think of a better person to assist in shaping the future of our school system. Julie is also a fantastic mom and her family means everything to her. Julie volunteers at her local church's religious education program, which is just one example …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Candidate Statement of Jennifer Spear, candidate for School Committee.
Wednesday, April 3
Platform: I’m running for school committee because I believe that the Wilmington schools need the perspective of someone who is both a trained educator and parent. I am a trained and certified educator from birth to 6th grade; having received my Associates from Middlesex Community College and my Bachelors from Merrimack College. Currently I serve students and their families every day as the Center Director of an early learning program here in town. I also guide my four children through their academic times. My oldest attends the Middle School, I have one in her last year at the North Intermediate, my special needs child currently attends a collaborative SPED program out of district with the plans to return to Wilmington at the West this …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This is the candidate statement for Julie Broussard, candidate for the Wilmington School Committee.
Tuesday, April 2
Dear Wilmington voters, Fourteen years ago, my husband and I bought our first home in Wilmington, knowing very little about the town other than it was where we could afford and a close commute to Boston. We quickly made friends, had a baby and Wilmington started to feel like home. Flash-forward to present day…our baby is now a 4th grader at the West Intermediate School. We love Wilmington and all it has to offer our family. With the encouragement of friends and neighbors, I am submitting my candidacy for Wilmington School Committee. While the current school committee has done a good job, I feel I can add value and continue the progress that has been made. My years of professional experience in the Human Resources field would complement …
Friday, March 29, 2013
State dignitaries will join residents and local officials at ceremony.
Question: When will the groundbreaking ceremony take place for the new high school? Answer: After numerous delays and appeals, which saw the project pushed back a year, the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wilmington High School has been scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at noon. The event will begin with a ceremony on the Town Common before attendees walk over to the site of the construction project on Church Street for the actual groundbreaking. Members of the Wilmington Legislative delegation, along with representatives from the state's School Building Authority are expected to attend the event, along with local officials, members of the Wilmington education community and town residents. School Committee Vice Chair Robert …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Patch is your place for the information you need to make an informed decision on Election Day.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Today is the deadline for candidates to return nomination papers for the April 30 municipal election.
(Editor's Note: This story was updated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with news that Lou Cimaglia had turned in his nomination papers for re-election to the Board of Selection.) The clock is ticking for candidates looking for a place on the ballot in the April 30 Municipal Election. Candidates have until 5 p.m. today (March 8) to return their nomination papers with the signatures of 50 registered Wilmington voters. Those signatures then need to be verified in order for the nomination to be official. Thre is a wide-open race for School Committee, as incumbent Margaret Kane and Kathleen Carroll and challengers Julie Broussard, Jennifer Spear and Donna Leone have returned papers for the two available seats. Jennifer Defeo and Michael Bodner could …