Monday, May 13, 2013
Matt Muratore wins reelection in tight Selectmen's races, while other races were more wide-open. Click for the all the winners.
Selectmen Anthony Provenzano, 2167 Matt Muratore, 2028 School Committee Debra Betz, 1939 Jim Sorensen, 1775 Town Meeting Representatives PRECINCT 1: Richard R. O'Keefe Lucile A. Leary PRECINCT 2: Michael R. Rocchi Charles H. Bletzer A. Ethan Kusmin PRECINCT 3: Michael Jay Tubin Erich G. Scharath Jr. PRECINCT 4: Richard Tavares William R. Brennan PRECINCT 4: (one one-year term) Charles F. Benevento PRECINCT 4: (one two-year term) J.W. Patenaude-Lane PRECINCT 5: Stephen M. Palmer Dennis J. Sullivan Neil J. Foley PRECINCT 6: Mary M. Byron Linda J. Evans Thomas Kelley PRECINCT 7: Kenneth E. Buechs Christopher B Greene Mark A. Schmidt PRECINCT 8: Herbert G McKay PRECINCT 9: Mathew B. Rose James John Reed Mark J. Donahue PRECINCT 10: Mark T …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The polls open at 8 a.m. Saturday; make sure you vote. Not sure where to vote? Check here.
Six candidates for Selectman, five for School Committee, and many more candidates for Town Meeting representatives. Check the attached PDF ballots to view the candidates in each of Plymouth's 15 precincts. If you're not sure which precinct you're in, check this link from the Secretary of the Commonweath's website. Enter your address and it will tell you where you vote. Precinct 1 Hedge School Precinct 2 Cold Spring School Precinct 3 Town Hall Precinct 4 Plymouth North High School Precinct 5 Plymouth Community Intermediate School Precinct 6 Manomet Elementary School Precinct 7 Indian Brook School Precinct 8 Cedarville Fire Station Precinct 9 South Elementary School Precinct 10 Federal Furnace School Precinct 11 Plymouth Airport Precinct 12 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez won their U.S. Senate primaries across the state, but the battles were especially close in Plymouth, with Stephen Lynch defeating Markey.
With all precincts reporting in Plymouth, voters went against the tide on the Democrats' side, but went with the grain on the Republican ticket in the U.S. Senate primaries. Gabriel Gomez of Scituate won the Republican ticket statewide, defeating Abington Republican and former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan, and former judge Dan Winslow of Norfolk. The final tally was 1,167 for Gomez, 1,079 for Sullivan, and 180 for Winslow. On the Democratic ticket, Plymouth voters went against eventual winner Ed Markey, a Congressman from Malden, instead going with South Boston Congressman Stephen Lynch: 2,274 votes to 2,058. We'll have the precinct numbers as soon as possible. Follow Plymouth Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Plymouth voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Plymouth is green and red, but just barely. That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Plymouth, 19.6 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
State Rep. Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth announced his endorsement of former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan for U.S. Senate.
Rep. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, has announced his endorsement of Mike Sullivan for U.S. Senate, according to Sullivan's campaign. "I first met Mike fifteen years ago, when he approached me and asked me to run for State Representative," deMacedo said in a release. "Over the last fifteen years I have had the opportunity to watch Mike as a State Representative, District Attorney, U.S. Attorney, the Acting Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and now as a Candidate for the United States Senate. In every part of his public and private life I have seen him act with integrity and common sense. He is the only candidate in this race that can bridge the divide to find common ground to solve the nation's problems. Mike is …
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey (D-Malden) voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch (D-South Boston) was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate meet in their second debate.
Monday, April 8
By Jake O’Donnell The combatants for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate special election will square off Monday night in Lowell for their second debate leading up to the April 30 primary. Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) will participate in the debate being held at 7:30 p.m. at Durgin Hall on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The debate is being sponsored by UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. Questions for the debate will be posed by UMass Lowell students while the moderator will be reporter Jaclyn Cashman, according to the university. Markey and Lynch previously met for their first debate March 27 at the Channel 5 studios in Needham. The two…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
It was a very busy week in the race for U.S. Senate. Things started to get heated as the candidates continue to race toward the April 30 primaries. We saw candidates lashing out at party backing, another facing an ethics complaint, new poll numbers, and more. Let’s start with the Democrats this week. Democratic candidates Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Edward Markey (D-Malden) will face off in a second debate Monday night in Lowell. If the news of the past week is any indication, it should make for an interesting back and forth between the candidates. Lynch took aim at his party leaders last week for supporting Markey. Lynch told the Boston Herald that the Democratic leaders haven’t been fair and told them that he thinks they’ve done …