Thursday, March 31, 2011
Candidates meet residents and take a moment to give another pitch to residents.
Late Tuesday night, Patch held a candidate forum where residents could meet the candidates and ask them questions directly. Candidates were also given five minutes to give another pitch for why they should be elected to office. Patch spoke with the candidates in the highly contested selectman and town clerk races, complete coverage of the candidate speeches can be found on Tewksbury local access television at 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. every day through the election.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Accusations exchanged, as debate in race for state representative gets heated between incumbent and challenger.
- Jay Oza
Friday, October 22, 2010
"You're in more back pockets than a wallet," claimed state Rep. James Miceli, D-Wilmington, to his GOP opponent Mario Marchese, pointing his finger. Half the crowd cheered while the other half jeered. "When you have the biggest developer in town donating to your campaign year after year after year, we'll see who's in whose pocket," responded Marchese. That exchange set the tone, as Miceli and Marchese debated for over 100 minutes at the Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury, Thursday night. On Nov. 2, Tewksbury and Wilmington will decide which one of them will serve as the voice of the 19th Middlesex District on Beacon Hill. Miceli, the 33-year incumbent, is being challenged by Marchese who promised to serve as representative for a maximum of …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Debate is set for Oct. 21
Details have been ironed out for an upcoming debate between Democratic state Rep. Jim Miceli of Wilmington and his Republican challenger, Mario Marchese of Wilmington. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Wynn Middle School in Tewksbury. The public is encouraged to attend the event, which will last between 60-90 minutes. The event will be moderated by Steve Bjork, editor of the Town Crier and questions will be posed to the candidates by a panel of local journalists, including Bill Gilman, editor of TewksburyPatch. The debate will be filmed by WCTV out of Wilmington and will air on a tape-delay basis in the days following the debate in both Wilmington adn Tewksbury. It will not be aired live. The …
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The candidates share their views on what policies will help to stimulate economic growth.
(Editor's Note: Tewksbury Patch asked the Democratic candidates for state representative and state senator five questions on issues related directly to Tewksbury. Questions 1 through 3 ran Thursday through Saturday. Question 5 will run Monday.) --- State Senator, 2nd Essex/Middlesex District Jack Wilson, Democrat, Andover As state senator, I will fight to repeal the increase in the sales tax and eliminate the sales tax on alcohol. These increase have crippled already struggling Merrimack Valley businesses. And while Tewksbury is not directly on the New Hampshire border, it is certainly close enough to have a negative impact on local merchants even in good economic times. It is unthinkable that a legislator who represents any piece of …
Friday, September 10, 2010
GOP candidates address the controversial issue of the Tri-Town Development and its impact on the west side of town.
(Editor's Note: Tewksbury Patch asked the Republican candidates for state representative and state senator five questions on issues related directly to Tewksbury. Question 1 ran Thursday and questions 3-5 will run on consecutive days leading up to the primary on Sept. 14.) --- State Senator, 2nd Essex/Middlesex District Patrick Rahilly, Republican, Tewksbury No. South street is a very narrow winding road that can not handle much more traffic than already travels on it. I envision Interstate access to be a disaster waiting to happen. Imagine a person late for work or speeding on an icy day, they will most likely lose control of their car and hurt themselves or someone else. The next issue is the yearly flooding problem that occurs on …
Democratic candidates address the controversial issue of the Tri-Town Development and its impact on the west side of town.
(Editor's Note: Tewksbury Patch asked the candidates for Democratic state representative and state senator five questions on issues related directly to Tewksbury. Question1 was published Thursday. Questions 3-5 will run on consecutive days leading up to the primary on Sept. 14.) --- State Senator, 2nd Essex/Middlesex District Jack Wilson, Democrat, Andover The only option on the table right now for local access is a connection to South Street, which is completely unacceptable. The fact that anyone at the state would even suggest that is yet another example of the state bureaucracy being out of the touch with residents. Opening up developable land is a good thing in terms of new for revenue for the town, but the idea of having access to I…