Monday, November 5, 2012
Know where you're voting on Tuesday.
The following information is courtesy of the town of Northborough Tuesday, Nov. 6, is the state election. All voting locations are open from 7a.m. until 8 p.m. The registration deadline was Oct. 17. Sample ballots will be posted in the Town Clerk's office and at all voting precincts, you may also view a sample ballot online by entering your voting address. To verify your current voter registration status please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 508-393-5001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Northborough's voting precincts are as follows: Precinct 1 vote at Proctor School on Jefferson Road Precinct 2 vote at Lincoln Street School on Lincoln Street Precinct 3 vote at Peaslee School on Maple Street Precinct 4 vote at Zeh School on…
Friday, November 2, 2012
MassVOTE gives tips on what to plan for on election day.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Information courtesy of MassVOTE For many reasons, including a wave of new voter registrations and the hard-fought, close race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, MassVOTE projects record-breaking voter participation in Massachusetts. More than 1 in 4 voters will be either a new voter or a person who hasn’t voted since 2008. Here's advice to make sure your vote counts. Know where to go. You may be voting in a different place from previous years. Go to wheredoivotema.com and enter the address where you are registered or call 1-800-462-8683. Don’t vote in the wrong place – your ballot will not be counted. Know how you’ll get there. Will you walk? Take a bus? Drive? Get directions now, not on Election Day. Know who will be with …
Monday, October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney will face off in one final debate tonight, Monday, Oct. 22. Get the information you need here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 tonight, Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and CSPAN. The debate will not be airing on Fox News because of a baseball game, and instead will be livestreamed on its website. Full debate schedule: The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of four Americans became the flashpoint in Tuesday night's second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended on Thursday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 17 local influential Democrats who took the poll after the debate ended, 13 of them (76.5 percent) voted that Obama won by a large margin and four (23.5 percent) voted that the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama squared off at Hofstra University Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Tuesday night duked it out in their second presidential debate. Candidates debated everything from college loans to manufacturing jobs to contraception. You can watch the entire debate here. So, who you think won the debate tonight? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Nixon family knew their story might be referenced during the campaign, but during the VP debate?
When Paul Ryan called up Sheryl and Mark Nixon a few weeks ago, the Northborough couple knew the vice presidential candidate was planning to mention their story during his campaign run soon. They just didn't realize it would be that soon, and during a vice presidential debate on national TV. "That was a surprise, actually," Mark Nixon said in a phone interview last night. "I had talked with Paul Ryan earlier this week and I thought maybe they'd want to talk about this in a campaign speech. I thought it was a complex story to get across in a few seconds." That "complex story" is that the Nixons' sons, Rob and Reed, were in a car crash in 1995 that left the brothers quadriplegic, and drew Mitt Romney into their world. When Romney (then, he …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Paul Ryan mentioned Mitt Romney's experience with a Northborough family back in the '90s during the debate.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan detailed a story about Mitt Romney during the debate Thursday night that put the spotlight on a family from Northborough. When the mention hit, so lit up Twitter, Facebook and email with people from the area commenting on a reference that was oh so close to home. Facebook posts: Stephanie Lee Butler Went to high school with Reed! Maureen Forsberg-Burke I never heard of the accident. Surprised it didn't make the news. Not surprised the Romney help was hush hush. Sarah Whiteman Was very big news when it happened! Tweets: David Guarino @davidguarino @stevekerrigan In fairness, yes, he told that whole story about Northborough family. kate gothing @kategothing Wait did northborough get mentioned? ... I …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Patch readers, if you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate is town hall meeting format at Hofstra University on Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our Shrewsbury Patch readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
What do you think about cutting funding to PBS? Gov. Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS.
During the presidential debate, Gov. Mitt Romney said that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS. That comment came during the beginning of the debate. By the end of the debate, Twitter was buzzing. "Big Bird" was trending. @BigBirdRomney was created and had more than 6,000 followers. Many images made their way onto Twitter, including one with Big Bird holding a sign that says "Will Work For Food." What do you think about funding for PBS? Should the federal government subsidize it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Did you think President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney won the first debate?
The much anticipated first presidential debate is over and the pundits have spoken. But we want to know -- who do you think won the debate? Did you like former Gov. Mitt Romney's approach or back what President Barack Obama had to say. Some pundits after the debate praised Romney while criticizing the president for being disinterested and not being prepared. However, others said Obama made great points during the health care debate. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.