Unanimous vote in board re-organization meeting.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Unanimous vote in board re-organization meeting.
Scott Wilson has been elected as the new chairman of the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. Wilson was nominated by Selectman Doug Sears and voted in unanimously at the board's organizational meeting on Tuesday. Sears was elected as vice chairman for the second straight year and newly elected Selectman Jim Wentworth was elected clerk. Wilson is beginning his fifth year as a selectman, having been elected to a second term in 2012. "We had talked about (interest in chairmanship). I said I think I'm ready. I'm at a point in my life when I have the time," said Wilson. "I feel I'm ready to lead this team on the issues we're facing moving forward." One of those issues is the ongoing contract dispute with the Firefighters Union and the desire of some …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wilson calls Wentworth a thoughtful decision maker.
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…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Two-term incumbent says she made her announcement now to open the door to potential candidates.
Anne Marie Stronach has announced she will not be seeking a third term to the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. First elected in 2007, Stronach said she doesn't feel she can make the commitment needed to serve the community for another three-year term. Stronach made the announcement at the conclusion of the board's meeting on Nov. 27. She said she was making the announcement at an early date to give potential candidates as much time as possible to consider running in 2013. "It is my hope that by announcing this tonight, other residents will consider the opportunity to represent our residents as it is an incredibly rewarding and positive experience," she said. "I would encourage anyone who has the drive or the ability to lead us forward, add …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Tewksbury Selectman says finegold has been a good friend to the community.
To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of State Senator Barry Finegold. Senator Barry Finegold has been a great friend to the Tewksbury Community. When I need answers or support on issues going on in Tewksbury, Senator Finegold is always the first call I make. He always responds quickly and provides detailed, honest answers. It is refreshing to work with someone like Senator Finegold as he always provides straight answers even during difficult situations. As a Selectman in town it is nice to calling your Senator and knowing you will get great support. This direct, honest approach to his job was evident during the debate between Senator Finegold and his opponent. Senator Finegold provided detailed answers, was up-to-…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Gay and Wilson sweep to easy victory.
In the fickle world of local politics, it's unusual for the make up of any elected board to remain unchanged for very long. Four years together is almost unheard of. But such is the case for the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen. For the third straight year, incumbents have rolled to easy victories in the municipal election, ensuring that the five-member board will remain intact. Unofficial tallies (not including absentee ballots) show that Selectman David Gay was far and away the top vote-getter with 2,600 votes. Selectman Scott Wilson was second with 2,195, followed by Ken Miano (1,572) and Bob Marcin (1,155). Remarkably, there were also 1,324 "blanks", meaning that people either voted for just one candidate or didnt't vote for anyone. Gay …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Reader says Wilson is 'intelligent, professional and honest.'
To the Editor: On March 6, 2010 Tewksbury residents took a historic vote overwhelmingly approving our new high school by a 70% margin. I had the distinct pleasure of working on the campaign with Scott Wilson and can truly say he was instrumental in securing that victory for our town. Scott’s participation in the high school campaign was exceptional and he worked tirelessly to insure a favorable vote. Scott Wilson is an intelligent, professional and honest Selectman. He has worked very hard in an open transparent way, always seeking out the opinions and viewpoints of the towns people and striving to achieve their best interests. He has proven to be an asset to our community and will continue to move us forward with a positive vision…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Reader says Wilson, "believes in community and working together for a good cause."
To The Editor: It is with great pleasure that I endorse Scott Wilson for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. Scott has been a positive presence in the Tewksbury community for as long as I have known him. I first met Scott while teaching at the Trahan Elementary School a few years back. Although I did not have the pleasure of teaching Scott’s sons Tyler and Colby, I did get to know Scott as a parent and a friend to the Tewksbury Public Schools. Scott’s sons are a tribute to the type of parent and leader he is as they are honor students, athletic and most of all good boys and role models to their peers. I got to see Scott transition from a concerned parent and interested community member to a community leader when he was first elected …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Reader cites Wilson's "integrity" and "sound judgement."
To The Editor: I submit this to you not only as an endorsement, but also a testament to the qualifications of Mr. Scott Wilson for Tewksbury Selectmen. I was introduced to Mr. Wilson five years ago at a coaches meeting for Tewksbury Youth Baseball. Over the course of that first season, I witnessed a tireless coach who not only instructed young men on the fundamentals of baseball, but impressed upon them the importance of citizenship, education, manners, and sportsmanship in all aspects of life, on and off the baseball field. Mr. Wilson, as “Coach Scott”, has volunteered his coaching leadership in instructing hundreds of our youth over the years. The product of his efforts will continue to improve the future of Tewksbury for many years …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Reader cites incumbent doesn't shy away from dealing with the difficult issues.
To the Editor: I met Scott Wilson 26 years ago as a freshman at the University of New Hampshire. When we first met, we didn’t get along at all. He was very opinionated and he felt that I was the same way. Throughout our first two years in college, we ended up hanging out with the same group of friends and that’s when our relationship changed from being adversarial to being one of a great friendship. I found out then that Scott was the type of person that I could depend upon no matter what issue I was facing. I didn’t realize that eventually, his strong character would impact me, my wife and the town in which I am proudly raising my three girls. Scott didn’t surprise me when he walked into my office three years ago and told me that he was …