Senator Scott Brown came to Dedham to take a downtown business tour with Democratic State Representative Paul McMurtry. The event was very informal and did not include a press conference. Senator Brown stopped to take pictures with supporters, and spoke with local business owners. There were Elizabeth Warren supporters present, but everyone was able to keep things civil.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The list of candidates falls well short of the 273 seats that need to be filled, and two deadlines loom.
Two deadlines loom for the bedrock of Dedham's local government as Town Meeting candidates have until Thursday afternoon to pull papers and until Monday to submit 10 signatures to get onto April's ballot. But, as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the number of candidates who have pulled nomination papers and incumbents who submitted an intent to run again, fell more than 40 positions short of a full Town Meeting contingent. "Do I think we'll have a full slate across the board? Probably not," said Town Clerk Paul Munchbach. "We would like to see a full slate of Town Meeting members." Currently, Precinct 7 has the fewest candidates - with just 22 on the ballot and two people yet to return signatures. While candidates can win through write-ins, …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Setti Warren announces he will run against Scott Brown in 2012 race.
Newton Mayor Setti Warren has just announced that he will be a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Republican Scott Brown. As mayor, Warren said in a press release that he has put Newton back on a financially sustainable path, while maintaining critical community services. He also said he has saved Newton taxpayers $8 million while delivering two balanced budgets. The Warren press release says he intends to remain a strong, involved, and hands-on mayor throughout the upcoming campaign. Warren is an Iraq War veteran, and served a year-long tour of duty there as a naval intelligence specialist, before being elected mayor. He also worked in the Clinton White House, and has been the New England Regional Director of …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Just 86 votes separated the top two vote-getters in Saturday's election.
The Dedham School Committee will get a new face this week as Susan Butler Walko secured 28.3 percent of the vote to win one of the two open seats. Current committee chairman Tom Ryan received the most votes with 29.7 percent. Upon hearing of her election Saturday night, Susan Butler Walko said, "I’m so excited and I can’t wait to get started." As precincts began reporting numbers, she looked more and more victorious as she led even Ryan up until the final couple precincts. Butler Walko garnered 1,849 votes with Ryan edging her out with 1,935 votes. "I couldn’t be more proud. She is so qualified," said Lynda McKinney, Butler Walko's friend and business partner. Butler Walko, whose brother Michael Butler serves on the Board of Selectmen, …
Only one precinct had a contested race for Town Meeting.
The following people listed in bold were elected to Town Meeting for the specified amount of time. The number of votes each person received is on the right. Only Precinct 1 had a contested Town Meeting race. An * denotes a candidate for re-election. Paul Podolski*
Sarah MacDonald and Paul Reynolds earned big victories Saturday over three challengers.
Three years ago the Board of Selectmen received fresh blood when Paul Reynolds and Sarah MacDonald swept all seven precincts. Saturday was more of the same in Dedham. MacDonald took the ticket with 28.3 percent of the vote with Reynolds taking 27.9 percent of the vote. "I am very excited to have the voting public say that the work Sarah and I both have done, in concert with the other board members, is something that they want to see continue," Reynolds said at his campaign party. A new 3-year term will give Reynolds an opportunity to work on projects he wants completed, he said. For instance, he will push for the town to build an intergenerational community center and make "physical improvements" to both of the town's libraries. The co-…
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Dello Iacono won the contested seat on the Parks and Recreation Commission
Sarah MacDonald and Paul Reynolds each won all seven precincts in Dedham's town election as they both earned three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen. Challenger George Panagopoulos finished third with 1,155 votes, Robert O'Connell received 523 votes and Sabino "Citizen Sam" Celata received 268 votes. When Reynolds and MacDonald ran for the first time, in 2008, Reynolds received 32 percent of the vote and MacDonald received 28 percent. In this year's race, MacDonald received 28.3 percent and Reynolds received 27.9 percent of the vote. Current School Committee chairman Tom Ryan will serve another three years on the board. He received 1,935 votes. In a battle for an open seat, Susan Butler Walko beat John Maida by 700 votes. Maida will …
Dedham voters went to the polls today to decide three contested races in the town election.
Dedham voters went to the polls early Saturday morning in a steady stream as poll workers were ready for them. Are you participating in Election Day? Send us your photos, or add them to this gallery.
Town Clerk Paul Munchbach is expecting about 3,500 voters to come to the polls.
Dedham voters will head to the polls today to settle three contested races as two seats are open on the Board of Selectmen, two on the School Committee, and one of the Parks and Recreation seats is a contested race. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. this evening. Check where to vote on the list below, or on the map to the right. Town Clerk Paul Munchbach said he is expecting 22 to 25 percent turnout, equating to roughly 3,500 of the 16,800 registered voters to show up at the polls. "The weather will be decent so that'll bring out the traditionally good voters," Munchbach said earlier this week. "Since Election Day moved to April, we've had better weather." Forecasts call for sunny skies and a high of 62 degrees. Munchbach's …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Dedham voters will decide two seats for Board of Selectmen, two for School Committee and one contested seat for the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Voters will get a chance to settle a two-month campaign at the polls Saturday as candidates in three contested races will see if the hours of holding signs, debating and talking issues will pay off. Two seats are up for grabs on the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee while one seat on the Parks and Recreation Commission is under contention. Three years ago two new faces - Sarah MacDonald and Paul Reynolds - stormed into the Francis O'Brien Meeting Room by sweeping each of the seven precincts. Now they face two newcomers - Robert O'Connell and George Panagopoulos - and perennial candidate Sabino "Citizen Sam" Celata. Candidates have spent the better part of three debates dissecting the Dedham Square Improvement Project, including …