Monday, November 5, 2012
Read the ballot questions before you step into the voting booth.
Lexington voters will encounter three ballot questions on the Nov. 6 presidential election ballot. Each is binding. They include petition-generated intiatives to allow medical marijuana, and to provide for assisted suicide. Scroll down to read each question. Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives on or before May 1, 2012? SUMMARY As required by law, summaries are written by the State Attorney General, and the statements describing the effect of a “yes” or “no” vote are written jointly by the State Attorney General and the Secretary of the Commonwealth. This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer…
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Lexington, Middlesex County and the world.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Lexington Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. The following candidates will be running for office this year in districts that cover some or all of Lexington: LOCAL: STATE: NATIONAL: Question 1: Availability of Motor Vehicle Repair Information Question 2: Prescribing Medication to End Life Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow for Election Day. Check Lexington Patch throughout the day for reports from polling locations and on voter turnout. For all Lexington residents planning to vote in today's election, here is what you need to know: Who's on the ballot? Polling Places: Lexington has nine precincts and eight polling places. They are listed below and starred on the map on the right side of this page:
A Nov. 6 State/Presidential Election update from Lexington Town Clerk Donna Hooper
The following information was provided by Town Clerk Donna Hooper. Voters needing to vote by absentee ballot are urged not to wait until the last minute. In-person absentee voting is held at the Town Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., until 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Possible weather conditions and other interruptions may interfere with in-person voting at the Town Office Building. To confirm:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Take this quiz on Tagg Romney, Joe Kennedy III and Jeb Bush.
Political Princes. Heirs Apparent. Scions. America is not a nation of ruling dynasties. Or is it? With talk starting to swirl about Tagg Romney being groomed as a political heir-apparent to his dad, Mitt, we at Patch thought you might like to know a little more about Tagg and the Romneys. But at the same time, it occurred to us you also want to test your knowledge of the other two highest-profile American political dynasty families: The Kennedys and the Bushes. One of those families has a candidate in the running for this fall's election; the other has spoken candidly about his views of how his party is operating. One thing they all have in common: the state of Massachusetts. How, you ask? You have to take our quiz to find out. Test your …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dean also offered to make a $10,000-bet with Mitt Romney while riling up a crowd of canvassers at the Lexington/Arlington Democratic Campaign headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue.
Add Howard Dean to the list of Democrats crisscrossing the commonwealth in support of Elizabeth Warren in these last few days before the Nov. 6 election. The former Vermont governor and DNC Chairman was in Lexington on Saturday, Nov. 3 to rile up a crowd of canvassers at the Lexington/Arlington Democratic Campaign headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue. “I imagine that we have about 5,000 votes in this room,” Dean told the crowd of a 100 or so, “Because that’s what you’re going to do in the next three days -- to make sure all these folks get to the polls. This is really critical.” Dean said Warren, the Democratic darling running for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Scott Brown, would be the party’s best weapon on Capitol Hill and …
Governor's Councilor Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown is challenged by Thomas Sheff of Newton.
Democrat Marilyn Pettito Devaney of Watertown faces Thomas Sheff of Newton, who is running as an independent, in the race for the Third District councilor on the Governor's Council. The district includes the communities of Acton, Arlington, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Boston (Alston/Brighton, Beacon Hill & Southend), Boxborough,Brookline, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Harvard, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Newton, Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston and Woburn. Patch interviewed both candidates, asking them the same questions. Their answers are below: 1) What are your top three priorities? I will narrow it down to the …
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A Washington Post/ABC poll released this week showed that 80 percent of voters feel President Obama has done a good job dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Even New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – a staunch supporter of Mitt Romney – praised Obama's response to the storm, which devastated parts of New Jersey and New York and caused serious damage in many other states, including Massachusetts. Obama also received the endorsement of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday, with Bloomberg citing Obama's handling of Hurricane Sandy as one of the main reasons he decided to support the president. Meanwhile, Romney's previous pledge to abolish FEMA hasn't helped him in the wake of the storm. What do you think? Will Hurricane …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Elizabeth Warren was campaigning in Concord on Wednesday, speaking on how her supporters can take action in the last week of the campaign.
Editor's Note: Warren's husband, Bruce Mann, will greet grassroots supporters at 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Arlington/Lexington Democratic Town Committees' Office, at 46 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington. As campaign season comes to a close with the Nov. 6 election less than a week away, Democratic candidate for US Senate Elizabeth Warren did some stumping at Concord's Nashoba Brook Bakery on Oct. 31. Warren said the focus of her campaign will shift in the final week before election day, making it clear to voters the choice before them. "I think it's about whose side are you on," Warren said. "Scott Brown has some good votes but too often he votes for millionaires, billionaires and big oil companies." If elected, Warren said she will focus …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Green Party presidential hopeful was reportedly pinched Oct. 31 in Winnsboro, Texas after delivering resupply goods to tree sitters protesting the Keystone XL pipeline.
Looks like Jill Stein's dressing as an outlaw this Halloween. The Green Party presidential candidate from Lexington has been arrested for the third time since winning the party's nomination this summer, and this time her offense was delivering resupply goods to a Keystone XL blockade in Winnsboro, Texas, according to her website. As journalists, scientists and politicians on the East Coast weighed the impact of climate change on Hurricane Sandy, the tremendous tropical storm that wreaked havoc throughout the region in the days before Halloween, Stein was in Texas adding the Tar Sands pipeline into the equation. “I’m here to connect the dots between super storm Sandy and the record heat, drought, and fire we've seen this year – and this …