Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Stay with Wilmington Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 8 p.m. Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what you've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. LIVE 2012 WILMINGTON UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren John Tierney This is where we will update you on what's happening in Wilmington throughout Election Day, so check back for the latest. 9:35 a.m.: Now is almost the time Town Clerk Sharon George said would be ideal to vote if …
Sharon George said it's possible that 80 percent of the town's registered voters head to the polls Tuesday on Election Day.
If your plan is to make a quick trip in and out of your polling precinct on Election Day, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. According to Wilmington Town Clerk Sharon George, residents should plan to wait in line when they arrive to vote with the possibility that 80 percent of eligible voters will come to the polls. “There will be a line,” said George. “If people are planning to vote before work, they should try to get here early. We will move as efficiently as humanly possible to get people out as fast as we can.” George said that during the 2008 presidential election, 70 percent of Wilmington voters came to the polls, a total of over 12,000 residents. On Tuesday, polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Town Hall, Wildwood School …
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
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across the state will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate live in our chat room. Join in with your questions!
Local Republican and Democratic Party members from across Massachusetts will discuss the Oct. 3 presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney live in Patch's chat room above. We'll start at 8:30 with some pre-debate talk, before the debate begins at 9 p.m. If you have a comment you'd like to add to the discussion, or a question for one of our panelists, type it in the chat room above once we're underway. Patch staff will pick out the best comments and questions to add to the chat.
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…
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
Tewksbury selectman is trying to unseat long time Democratic incumbent James Miceli.
Name : Mr. Douglas Warren Sears Also known as : Doug Age : 65 Place of residence : Tewksbury, Ma Attended college : Yes College : Harvard College Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 1969 University : Harvard Divinity School Degree : M. Div. Year of graduation : 1976 University : Suffolk University Law School Area of research : J.D. Year of graduation : 1986 Job titles held : Teacher, Minister, Lawyer, Selectman, School Committee, Employers : Tewksbury Selectman, Deputy Director at Department of Industrial Accidents, Malden Catholic High School, Medford High School, Stoneham High School, Tabor Academy Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: 19th Middlesex District Representative Chamber/district: 19th…