Thursday, June 20, 2013
Town Clerk's officer warns parking lot will be busy as Noyes students leave for summer vacation.
The Town of Sudbury has been abuzz since voters approved the expansion of its Board of Selectmen by two seats. Who fills those seats will be decided on June 25 when voters hit the polls for both Special Town Election and Special State Election. Also that day ... the end of the 2012-13 school year. One of the polling stations is Town Hall, which shares a parking lot with Peter Noyes Elementary School. Because of this, the Town Clerk's office is advising voters to plan accordingly. "The lot will be very busy between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that day," the office said in a press release. "If you vote at the Town Hall and are able to schedule your voting when the school is not in session, the parking lot will easier to access." …
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Former candidate sites family and professional reasons for withdrawing his name.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The U.S. Senate candidates have one week to go before voters head to the polls.
Gabriel Gomez and Edward Markey spent their final debate before next week's U.S. Senate special election clashing over their records and who has the better vision for both their commonwealth and their country. The debate, taped in Boston, broadcast on several local networks and moderated by veteran city newsman and Boston University professor R.D. Sahl, was the last of three contests before voters head to the polls to fill U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat. No matter the issue — taxes, gun control, abortion, national security and their own personal and professional histories — the two men found disagreements at every turn. Each candidate could agree on one thing: they believe the other candidate's ideas are "old and stale." …
Monday, June 17, 2013
Two-year seat will be filled by either Thaddeus Gozdeck or Chuck Woodard.
With a week to go before Sudbury's Special Town Election to fill its two newly created Board of Selectmen seats, the choice to fill those seats has dropped by one. Eric Poch announced on the One Sudbury Facebook page he has withdrawn due to personal and professional reasons. "This was a very difficult decision for me to make, but I am withdrawing from the race for Selectman," he wrote. "I sincerely hope that outcome of whoever is elected will share my desire to actively push for increased transparency, better accountability and improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of how we deliberate the workings of our town." Poch was running for the two-year seat. Now, that seat is up for grabs between Thaddeus Gozdeck and Chuck Woodard. …
Saturday, June 15, 2013
If the special election were today, who would you choose as our new U.S. senator?
A week from Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will decide who to elect in the special election to fill the seat vacated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. What we at Patch want to know is - if the election were today - who would you vote for? Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez have been pullling out all the stops in the last two weeks as the latest polls show the gap is narrowing between the two. After weeks of relative quiet, the negative ads have started to clog the airways and both candidates have had high-profile folks stumping for them. Rudy Guiliani was in town last week putting his support behind Gomez and President Obama came to Boston this week showing his support for Markey. So tell us, if you had to vote today who…
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thaddeus Gozdeck says because he's not part of the "good, old boy network" makes him the best candidate.
Thaddeus "Todj" Gozdeck moved to Sudbury about 10 years ago, believing Sudbury was the right place for him and his wife to raise their family. Its school system was deemed strong, the neighborhoods were friendly ... it seemed like the ideal place. But since then Gozdeck has seen things in town that he believes need fixing. He joined the Finance Committee in 2008-09, then in 2010 brought to town meeting a motion to expand the Board of Selectmen from three to five members, then hopped over to the Park and Recreation Committee and became its chairman last year. Now Gozdeck is asking for your vote at the June 25 Special Town Election for the newly created two-year seat on the Board of Selectmen. "It's the fact that I’m not the insider that …
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The former FINCOM chair says he will push to bring back the open comment section at selectmen meetings if elected.
As a former chairman of the Sudbury Finance Committee, Chuck Woodard understood the importance of letting people voice their opinions at meetings. Whether you agreed or disagreed, he felt it was crucial for members to listen to the public. And unlike the current Board of Selectmen, residents did not have to submit requests ahead of time to speak, wondering if it would be declined. Woodard says if he's elected to the newly created two-year seat on the Board of Selectmen on June 25, he'll support bringing that back to their meetings — without the censorship. "I believe in it to my core," he said. "You want two-way communication. If we start to listen, then maybe the anger may abate a little bit." Woodard and his wife, Lisa Eggleston, moved …
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Chuck Woodard, Dan DePompei, Len Simon, Eric Poch and Thaddeus Gozdeck are running for the two new seats on Sudbury's Board of Selectmen.
Special Town Election for the expanded Board of Selectmen is less than two weeks away. The five candidates vying to fill two seats — Chuck Woodard, Dan DePompei, Len Simon, Eric Poch and Thaddeus Gozdeck — agreed to answer four questions submitted by Sudbury residents to Sudbury Patch, with Sudbury Patch choosing the questions. DePompei and Simon are running for the available three-year seat, while Gozdeck, Poch, and Woodard are competing for the two-year term. The election is June 25. The deadline to submit answers was June 11 at noon. Poch did not submit his answers by the deadline. Below are the answers to the four questions from the other candidates: 1. How do you feel about consolidation of school systems? Chuck Woodard: …
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Cable station won't air the debate unless all candidates are participating.
UPDATED: 4:14 P.M. Michael Troiano announced the One Sudbury debate has been cancelled. Click here to read his statement. ----- The debate planned for Monday, June 17, at Curtis Middle School hit a snag today when SudburyTV contacted the event planner, Michael Troiano, to say it would not air the event. According to Troiano on the One Sudbury Facebook page, SudburyTV said: "Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover the One Sudbury Selectmen's Debate. It has been our practice to only cover debates in which all members of the race are present. We got emails from Mr. Woodard and Mr. Simon letting us know they won't be participating. That prevents us from covering it." On June 10, both Chuck Woodard and Leonard Simon announced they would not…
Two selectmen candidates are not taking part of Monday's debate, but at least one resident is asking them think about it.