Friday, April 5, 2013
Reader says that Wentworth has inspired him with his vision.
To the Editor: A few times in my life, I have become inspired by a person whose vision, hard work, and unselfish motives are directed towards the greater good of their community. Jim Wentworth is definitely one of those individuals. In the last two years, I have had the privilege to get to know Jim personally and during this period have witnessed his passion and commitment for a better Tewksbury. His energy, enthusiasm, and unyielding positive nature are always present when he discusses his ideas to improve Tewksbury. Unlike most, Jim does more than just speak of his ideas; he puts in the required hard efforts needed to bring them to a reality. A case in point is Jim not only supported the” idea” of the new high school, he was part of a …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This is Part 2 of a three-part Q&A with candidates for the Board of Selectmen -- incumbent Todd Johnson and challengers Ken Miano, Mary Ellen Fernald, Rick Menard, Jim Wentworth and Bob Marcin.
(Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a three-part Q&A with candidates for the Board of Selectmen -- incumbent Todd Johnson and challengers Ken Miano, Mary Ellen Fernald, Rick Menard, Jim Wentworth and Bob Marcin.) Question 2: Two-part question. How do you feel the negotiations with the Firefighters Union have been handled? Which do you believe is a higher priority – bolstering the Stabilization Fund or keeping South Station open year-round? I have managed both union and non-union facilities as well as having worked in both environments. Today, I work for a large Telecom company where I am a shop steward who also manages the day to day activities, employees, security officers, scheduling of resources and projects. Everything that happens at …
After six years, Anne Marie Stronach walks away from the Board of Selectmen but not from serving her community.
Anne Marie Stronach walked toward her car -- her arms filled with gifts -- after having just left Town Hall for the final time as a member of the Board of Selectmen. As she walked, she asked someone if he wanted to join her and some other town officials in an informal farewell get-together at Jon Ryan's Pubs. Stronach's vision for Tewksbury has always been one of inclusiveness and bridges. In her view, there is always room one more voice, one more viewpoint, one more idea. One more question. "I just hope that whoever (is elected on Saturday) knows that they are going to have a very hard time filling your shoes," said Selectmen Scott Wilson, as Stronach's colleagues feted her during her final meeting. "I've gotten to know you not only as a …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wilson calls Wentworth a thoughtful decision maker.
Monday, April 1
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Jim Wentworth and his campaign for a seat on the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. I have had the privilege of knowing Jim for 27 years. Many will think that this deep friendship is the basis for my support, which doesn’t begin to speak to why Jim has the experience, passion and desire to help lead our community. Since 2009 when I was elected to the Board of Selectmen, Jim has been my confidant and greatest critic as we have dealt with many challenging situations in Tewksbury. Regardless of the issue, Jim’s approach has been consistent. He is brutally honest and enjoys a spirited debate as he pushes for real solutions. Jim also spends the next few days researching the issue and then…
Shawsheen Tech candidates will not be participating in tonight's event.
Residents are invited to attend tonight's Tewksbury Town Election Debate to learn more about their neighbors running for elected office on the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. This year two seats on the Board of Selectmen are up for election, currently held by incumbent candidate Todd Johnson and Anne Marie Stronach. Stronach is not seeking re-election, and the open seat has attracted five challengers including Jim Wentworth, Ken Miano, Richard Menard, Robert Marcin, and Mary Ellen Fernald. Incumbent and School Committee Chairperson Krissy Polimeno is up for re-election this year. She is being challenged by candidates Lisa Puccia and Ray Lisiecki for the two available seats. Incumbent Joe Russell decided not to seek re-election…
Part 1 in a three-part Q and A with the candidates for the Board of Selectmen.
(Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part Q and A with the six candidates running for two seats on the Board of Selectmen.) Question 1: If the Town Manager is the CEO of the Town, then the Board of Selectmen is the de facto Board of Directors. What skills/knowledge do you have to sit on the board of a $100 million company? My drive, intensity and energy, with the ability to infuse that energy into a group in order to motivate and propel it forward would be one of my greatest assets. Being a take charge person and executing against plan, is a strong part of my character. I have always had the ability to bring new ideas to the table and suggest different ways of doing things. My education and background in business as well as my …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Reader says Wentworth has a willingness to listen.
Sunday, March 31
To the Editor: Jim Wentworth deserves your vote on April 6th. If you spend a few minutes talking to Jim he will gladly share his ideas on how to improve our town. An even more compelling reason to vote for Jim is his willingness to listen. I have conversed with him on a few hot issues when we bumped into each other at the soccer field or during intermission at the school play. Jim was able to present detailed information on each issue based upon his own research, conversations with town officials, and input from other residents. He is ready to work with the current B.O.S. by bringing his ideas, his energy, and a fresh perspective to the Board. This is what he brought to the table when he joined the search committee for a new town …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tewksbury Patch hosted a Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday at Tewksbury Country Club.
With Election Day rapidly approaching, residents had the opportunity to put a name to many of the faces that will be on their ballot during Tuesday’s Meet the Candidates Night at Tewksbury Country Club. The event, which was hosted by Tewksbury Patch, provided each candidate in attendance the opportunity to speak for five minutes on why they believe they are the best choice on Election Day. While not every candidate was able to attend, the majority of candidates spoke to the crowd in attendance. While several of the races are unopposed, there are a variety of hotly contested races on this year’s ballot. Contested races are on the docket for two-year and three-year terms on the Board of Health, a seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Event will give voters a chance to hear from each of the candidates and meet them face-to-face.
As part of our coverage of the 2013 Tewksbury Municipal Election, Tewksbury Patch will be sponsoring a Candidates Night on Tuesday, March 26, at Tewksbury Country Club. The event will begin at 7 p.m. All candidates on the ballot, both in contested and uncontested races, are invited to participate. The event is free and the public is both invited and encouraged to attend. The Candidates Night will feature "Meet and Greet" time with the candidates at both the start and the end of the evening. In between, each candidate will have the opportunity to make a five-minute speech. There will be a cash bar available. "We're pleased to once again be hosting an event that gives voters a chance to meet the candidates face-to-face," said Tewksbury Patch…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Reader says Wentworth is prepared to serve on the Board of Selectmen.
Friday, March 22
To the Editor: Jim is a friend of mine and as selectman I trust him to lead Tewksbury in the right directions. Tewksbury is a small town that cannot afford to make mistakes. Jim will act accordingly ensuring that it never happens. Jim Wentworth will operate boldly, while exercising care and caution. He loves his family, community, and working with young people. He is a good and decent man treating everyone with equal respect. We served on a Town Manager Screening Committee together and our task was to provide three candidates for the Board of Selectmen to choose from. One of the three names presented to the Board was Richard Montuori. Richard Montuori became the selectmen’s final choice. Wentworth played a key role on the screening …