The incumbent and challenger took part in a live debate Wednesday night hosted by Patch.com and Acton TV.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Resident Diana Warren the Senate challenger's political ideas would be an asset if elected.
An important trait in choosing a U.S. Senator is political insight and creativity, that is, the ability to conceive of new ways to serve the common good or to solve seemingly intractable fiscal or social problems. Elizabeth Warren has demonstrated abundantly that she not only has the ability to generate new ideas and defend them analytically, but she can pursue good ideas to useful conclusions within the political environment of Washington, D.C. She has published 10 important books on aspects of economics that affect ordinary people as well as the financial industry, and many influential briefs and papers in legal journals. She discovered the fact that much of personal bankruptcy is due to catastrophic expenses, often medical in nature, …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Register today if you plan to vote in November.
Voter Registration Deadline for the Nov. 6 State Election itoday. The Town Clerk's Office will be open until 8pm to accommodate last day registrations. Voter Registration can be completed by mail or in person. For more information, click here for the Voter Registration Page. To find what precinct you reside in, click on the link below: Precinct numbers for streets in Sudbury To view the November 6, 2012 State Election Specimen Ballot for your precinct, click on the appropriate link below: Specimen Ballot for Pct. 1 Specimen Ballot for Subpct. 1A, Pct. 4 and Pct. 5 Specimen Ballots Pct. 2 and Pct. 3 WHERE DO YOU VOTE? There are two polling locations in Sudbury: Precincts 1, 1A, 2 and 5 vote at Fairbank Community Center, 40 Fairbank Road. …
Resident Maxine Yarbrough says the former Massachusetts governor is changing his positions again, hoping to gain an advantage over President Obama.
Most judgments on the first presidential debate have hinged on superficial arguments rather than substance. This tendency to view the exploration of government policy as a sports event to be won or lost could cause one to miss things of greater importance. In this regard, it was clear to me that Gov. Mitt Romney used the debate as a device to re-cast himself as a middle-of-the-road Republican. This is an implausible image, given that most Republican members of Congress and their leaders are aligned with the Tea Party, and his running mate, Paul Ryan, is a Tea Party icon. In order to create the illusion of political transformation, Romney used the debate to distort, deny, or obfuscate virtually everything he promised or stood for over the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As the Nov. 6 election nears, political discussion is getting heated. How much do you share of your political opinions with your Facebook friends?
Maybe you're a die-hard Democrat, and you think Joe Biden wiped the floor with Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate Thursday. Or maybe you're a staunch Republican, and you believe Paul Ryan was on top of his game. Do you share these opinions with your Facebook friends? Maybe you shouldn't, suggests a recent article on Boston.com. People of all political leanings told the Globe they're learning too much about their friends' and relatives' attitudes. The article is informed by data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of Facebook users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden a friend because of political differences or a distaste for the sheer volume of the friends’ political posts…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
State Rep. Tom Conroy says the U.S. Senate challenger's economic approach is clear and factual.
The third debate between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown revealed again the root cause of the partisan polarization in our nation’s capital: it stems from the two different views of how the economy works, and the tax and deficit policies that stem from it. On one side, there are trickle down supply siders such as George W. Bush, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, and Scott Brown. They believe in a scheme that goes like this: if you cut taxes on the rich, they will spend more on yachts and the like, which will trickle down to the rest of us, and in the process, somehow magically, create jobs and shrink the deficit. On the other side are Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren (and yours truly). We believe in reality based economics, based on …
Get the details on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan airing Thursday night.
The first vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m.. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Fairness of Pike tolls and how to keep tech skills in-state were also among topics touched on in Patch's live chat today with Gov. Patrick.
Gov. Deval Patrick answered your questions during a live chat earlier today. Here's a wrapup of what was discussed.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and challenger Jon Golnik will be meeting for a debate in Concord on Sept. 30, what questions would you ask them?
We're about a month away from Election Day, and residents of the Massachusetts Third Congressional District are getting a chance to post their questions directly to both candidates before they make their choice. The Concord-Carlisle, Westford and Acton League of Women Voters (LWV) are hosting a debate between incumbent Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) and challenger Jon Golnik (R-Carlisle) with help from the Andover/North Andover, Chelmsford, Greater Haverhill, Harvard, Sudbury and Worcester Area LWV chapters. If you live in the district and have questions for the candidates, email them to the League at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is this Friday (9/28); include your street and town. The moderator’s questions to the candidates on Sunday will come…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Sudbury Public Schools Committee Vice Chair Lisa Gutch says the updated estimate is $38,000 more than previously reported.
Several weeks ago, an estimate of $750,000 for Article 1, Roof Replacement and Repair - Nixon Elementary School, was submitted for the Sept. 24 Special Town Meeting Official Warrant. Since the time that the Warrant was published, the architect who has been assigned to Sudbury by the Massachusetts School Building Authority has completed an initial design for the roof. This week, with the completion of this design work, we were given an updated estimate that is $38,000 higher than the estimate provided for the Town Warrant. The estimate that will be presented at the Special Town Meeting on Monday is $788,000. Respectfully, Lisa Gutch Vice Chair Sudbury School Committee