Saturday, April 6, 2013
Election Day has arrived in Tewksbury, and residents are out supporting their choices for a variety of elected offices.
The sun is out on Election Day in Tewksbury, and so are candidate supporters. Residents favoring a wide variety of candidates lined the street outside of Tewksbury Public Library and other polling places, holding signs and hoping to snag critical votes. Check back with Tewksbury Patch throughout the day Saturday for updates on Election Day, and be sure to sign up for our daily newsletter and breaking news alert so you can be the first to know when the results are in.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Board of Selectmen and School Committee hopefuls debated at Tewksbury High School on Monday night with Election Day rapidly approaching on Saturday.
Board of Selectmen candidates debated a long list of topics on Monday night at Tewksbury High School as they make a final push for votes with Election Day slated for Saturday. The Board of Selectmen event, which was hosted by Tewksbury Patch and the Town Crier, featured four of the six candidates. Richard Menard, incumbent Todd Johnson, Ken Miano and Jim Wentworth were the hopefuls in attendance while Robert Marcin and Mary Ellen Fernald did not attend. “I have the ability to bring some energy to the group, bring some excitement and get the ball rolling,” said Miano. “We need to get more energy involved in committees and get the town moving forward.” The major topics of discussion were the negotiations with the South Tewksbury Fire Station…
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, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The candidate statement of School Committee candidate Ray Lisiecki.
Monday, March 11
A resident of Tewksbury for 15 years, my wife Debbie and I have two daughters in the Tewksbury school system. I am a network engineer at Northeastern University where I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Prior to moving to John Street in 2003 we lived at Merrimack Meadows Lane where I served on the Board of Trustees. When the School Committee was looking for volunteers to serve on the Budget Advisory Committee in 2008, I had the opportunity to be one of the members representing the Heath Brook School. In 2009 there was an opening on the Finance Committee due to a resignation and I was appointed to complete the expiring term. In 2010 I was reappointed to a 3-year term and I have been the liaison to the School Committee…
The candidate statement of incumbent Selectman Todd Johnson.
Monday, March 11
Tewksbury Voters: My name is Todd Johnson. I have been honored to serve you as a selectman for the past six years. During those two terms, I was selected by my colleagues to serve as their chairman four consecutive years. I believe that is a reflection of their confidence in my leadership abilities. I assumed my duties during the difficult economic times we have come to know as the “Great Recession”. The impact of these conditions on our local government was profound, requiring vision, discipline, and hard work. Due to resignations of various colleagues, there was a time when you were served by only three selectmen, not the usual five. I, along with two colleagues, worked hard to ensure all of our duties were discharged on your …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Seventh person takes out nomination papers for the Board of Selectmen.
A race that looked like it would have an empty slot on the Tewksbury Municipal Election ballot has taken an interesting turn. According to information provided by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, two new potential candidates have thrown their hats into the ring for seats on the Tewksbury School Committee. Raymond Lisiecki and Lisa Puccia both took out nomination papers last week for the two available seats on the committee. With incumbent Krissy Polimeno already officially on the ballot, there could be a contested Tewksbury School Committee election for the first time in three years. Incumbent Joseph Russell announced two weeks ago that he will not be seeking another term. Puccia was unsuccessful in a race for School Committee in 2010 and had …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wentworth and Polimeno are first candidates to have nominating signatures certified.
Another active race is taking shape for the Tewksbury Municipal Election. According to information provided by Town Clerk Denise Graffeo, Richard O'Neill Jr. has taken out nomination papers with the intent of challenging incumbent Patricia Meuse for her seat on the Shawsheen Tech School Committee. Another new potential candidate is James Killion, who took out nomination paper for the Board of Health. In the meantime, School Committee Incumbent Krissy Polimeno and Jim Wentworth, one of six candidates for two seats on the Board of Selectman, became the first official candidates on the ballot when their nomination signatures were certified. Candidates have until Feb. 19 to return nomination papers with at least 50 valid signatures of …
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 …