Monday, May 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to purchase up to $5 million of cranberry concentrate for federal nutrition assistance programs and food banks.
The USDA's plan to purchase up to $5 million in cranberry concentrate from growers in Massachusetts will help support local farmers, a vital part of the economy of Southeastern Massachusetts. United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and William "Mo" Cowan, along with Congressmen James McGovern, William Keating, and Joseph P. Kennedy III, applauded the decision in a press release from Warren's office: "I'm pleased the USDA has announced plans to buy cranberry products for federal nutrition assistance programs," Senator Elizabeth Warren said. "This purchase will help support hardworking cranberry growers throughout Massachusetts who play an important role in our local economy and will provide our children with another drink alternative." …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bill Keating and two other members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation say the NRC's plan to have meetings with small groups of citizens instead of public hearings to handle questions about nuclear power and safety.
Three members of Massachusetts congressional delegation are asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to use a more typical public meeting style when discussing the future of the Pilgrim and Seabrook nuclear power plants, according to an Associated Press story. U.S. Reps. William Keating, Edward Markey, and John Tierney say they oppose plans by the NRC to only allow small group or one-on-one discussions with citizens and other concerned groups – with answers only shared with those participating in the smaller group discussions. The three Democrats say the NRC should go back to a more traditional public meeting style where citizens can ask questions and receive answers at an open microphone so all those attending the hearing can hear. The …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With 97 of 222 precincts reporting, Congressman Bill Keating has won his election bid to represent the 9th Congressional District.
William Keating has defeated Republican Christopher Sheldon and independent Daniel Botelho to represent the ninth Massachusetts District in Congress. Both the Boston Globe and WATD called the race around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night. With 97 of 222 precincts reporting, Keating received 85,478 votes to Sheldon's 42,310. Independent candidate Daniel Botelho received 15,331 votes. Sheldon told Christine James, of WATD, "The numbers look pretty bleak, Congressman Keating ran a good race, I'm not calling it yet, but we’re coming to the end. We think we put together a strong support base if there’s something in the future." Sheldon said he wasn't sure if he'll run again. "Keating has done a good job representing the district, but I think we can find…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates, incumbents, and issues that will be affecting Plymouth and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Plymouth Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in Plymouth Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here State: Therese Murray (D), Tom Keyes (R): Mass. Senate Plymouth-Barnstable District Senate President Therese Murray of Plymouth has represented the Plymouth-Barnstable since 1993. Murray became Senate President in 2007. Murray faces Republican challenger Tom Keyes of Sandwich for the second race in a row. Keyes has served on the Sandwich Economic Development Committee, the Sandwich Board of Selectmen, and the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates. In 2010, Murray defeated Keyes by 3,600 votes, or four percentage points. Vinny deMacedo (R), Mass. House, (unopposed): First …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Boston Globe is reporting that disgraced chemist Annie Dookhan had an "unauthorized" and "personal" correspondence with a prosecutor in the Norfolk DA's office at the time Congressman William Keating held the office.
UPDATE: Congressman Bill Keating's campaign is calling claims made by opponent Chris Sheldon that he was somehow invovled in chemist Annie Dookhan's alleged misconduct "utterly reckless." "The over-100 pages long document - which has been public for a month now - contains no indication or reference that anyone else was involved in Ms. Dookhan's alleged criminal misconduct other than her. Further, there is no indication in the documentation of preferential treatment regarding the Norfolk District Attorney's Office during the Congressman's tenure. Any allegations to the contrary are utterly reckless." ~~~~~~~~ Christopher Sheldon, Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District, is taking Rep. Bill Keating to task for what he calls…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first debate among the three candidates for the newly formed 9th Congressional District focused on the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday night in Duxbury, the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters held the first debate between the candidates running for U.S Congressman in the 9th Congressional District. The was moderated by Kathleen Leslie, a retired physicist and member of the league. The newly formed 9th Congressional District stretches from the South Shore down to Cape Cod and extends to the New Bedford/Fall River area. U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Bourne, defended the Affordable Care Act – known as Obamacare – saying it has worked in Massachusetts. He said Massachusetts has more people covered by health care insurance than any other state and was one of the first states to come out of the recession, partly because of its health care law. Christopher Sheldon, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters is hosting a debate among Christopher Sheldon, Bill Keating, and Daniel Botelho Wednesday.
The Plymouth Area League of Women Voters is sponsoring two candidate debates this election season. The 9th Congressional District Debate is scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St., Duxbury. Representative Bill Keating (D-Bourne), Republican Christopher Sheldon of Plymouth, and Independent Daniel Botelho of Fall River, will be participating. Dr. Kathleen Leslie will moderate. State Senate and State Representative candidates will face off October 18, at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Town Hall, 26 Evergreen Street, Kingston. Senator Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) and her challenger Thomas Keyes (R-Sandwich) will face off for the Senate seat and Representative Thomas Calter (D-Kingston) and Debra Betz (R…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Republican Christopher Sheldon will face Democrat Bill Keating in November to represent the 9th Massachusetts District in Congress.
Christopher Sheldon of Plymouth chatted live with voters in the 9th District in September after a tight race in the Republican primary. In November, Sheldon will face Democrat William Keating, who moved to Bourne in order to run in the newly drawn 9th District. Patch asked the candidates to answer questions about their education, work experience and previous political experience. Click on the links below to view their profiles. One candidate's name is not linked because he did not respond to Patch's survey. Christopher Sheldon William Keating
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Chat live with Christopher Sheldon today at 1 p.m.
Chat live with Christopher Sheldon today at 1 p.m.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Republican candidate for Congress Christopher Sheldon of Plymouth will chat live with Patch readers Wednesday.
Republican candidate for the 9th Massachusetts District Christopher Sheldon will chat live with Patch readers Wednesday at 1 p.m. Patch readers will be able to sign in and have Sheldon answer their questions live. "I’m excited to be participating in the Patch online forum," Sheldon said. With the challenges facing our country and the busy lives led by most, it’s important that our leaders reach out in as many new and innovative ways as possible. The Patch live chat gives ninth district voters, and the rest of the county, an opportunity to directly voice their questions and concerns, and I welcome the opportunity." Sheldon defeated Adam Chaprales of Barnstable by a mere 79 votes in the primary two weeks ago. He'll face Democrat, Rep. Bill …