Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Polls for the Annual Town Election open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Grafton's Annual Town Election is today: Tuesday, May 21. The only contested race is for selectman. There are four candidates running for two seats: Craig Dauphinais, Dennis D. Flynn, Robert R. Nault and Bruce W. Spinney III. For coverage of a candidates' night the four attended in April, see this article by The Grafton News. Other races are uncontested; see the photo with this article for a sample ballot. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precincts 1, 2, and 3 vote at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd. Precincts 4 and 5 vote at Millbury Street Elementary School, 105 Millbury St. If you don't know your precinct, click here and search for your street name. Are you voting today? Who got your vote and why? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Get a preview of who you'll get a chance to vote for next Tuesday.
Grafton's Annual Town Election is next Tuesday, May 21. The only contested race is for selectman. There are four candidates running for two seats: Craig Dauphinais, Dennis D. Flynn, Robert R. Nault and Bruce W. Spinney III. See the photo with this file for a sample ballot. Anytime before next week, tell us who will earn your vote by posting an endorsement. Please visit our Local Voices section and click "post on Patch" to submit your endorsement directly to the site. Email email@example.com when you're done, and we'll make sure your "letter" gets on the homepage. (If you add a photo: even better!) You are welcome to write an endorsement of any length.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The town's vote reflected the state's vote in the primary for the special Senate election.
Grafton voters selected Edward J. Markey and Gabriel Gomez to represent the Democrats and Republicans, respectively, on the ballot for the special Senate election. Local voters' choices mirrored the state's: Markey and Gomez will face each other on June 25. On the Democrat ballot, Markey received 447 votes to Stephen F. Lynch's 406. On the Republican ballot, Gomez received 358 votes. Michael J. Sullivan got 196, while Daniel B. Winslow earned 64.
The former Navy SEAL and the longtime Congressman will face off June 25 to fill John Kerry's former U.S. Senate seat.
A political newcomer will face a long-time Massachusetts politician in the race to be the Bay State's next U.S. senator. The Associated Press has declared Republican businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset and Democratic U.S. Congressman Edward Markey of Malden the winners of their U.S. Senate special primary elections, according to tweets from Fox 25. The call for Gomez came approximately one hour after the polls closed in the statewide primary while a call for Markey came moments later. Gomez defeats his more seasoned opponents, former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan of Abington and state Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk. Markey beat fellow U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch of South Boston. Brett Rhyne of Needham ran an …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Polls open at 7 a.m.
Grafton voters have a chance today to weigh in on who should represent Democrats and Republicans in the race to fill the Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry. The special state primary election is today, Tuesday, April 30. On the Democrat ballot are: Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey (Brett Rhyne has a write-in campaign.) On the Republican ballot are: Gabriel Gomez, Michael Sullivan and Daniel Winslow. Still undecided on your candidate? Read Patch's Q&As to help inform your decision. The winners of today's contest will face each other on June 25. Polls in Grafton are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Precincts 1, 2, and 3 vote at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd. Precincts 4 and 5 vote at Millbury Street Elementary School, 105 Millbury …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Patch has interviewed all candidates to fill John Kerry's seat in Congress: read our Q&As before you head to the polls.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts.
Patch editors interviewed each of the candidates running for U.S. Senate in the April 30 special election. We gathered questions from editors across Patch’s coverage area in Massachusetts. The editors asked both broad questions about policy, as well as opinions on more local, regional issues. Click on the links below to read the questions and answers with each candidate… Stephen Lynch Edward Markey Brett Rhyne (write-in candidate) Gabriel Gomez Michael Sullivan Daniel Winslow
Monday, April 15, 2013
Grafton voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Grafton is green and red: That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Grafton, 21.6 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP separation: …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look back at what happened over the past week in the U.S. Senate race.
Just a little more than two weeks until the primary election to see which Democrat and Republican will go head to head to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. Monday night, U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, and Edward Markey, D-Malden, met in their second debate which contained few fireworks. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. On Wednesday night, it was the Republicans’ turn as they went face to face in the WBZ-TV studios moderated by the station’s Jon Keller. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Candidates for U.S. Senate Democratic nomination squared off in Lowell Monday.
U.S. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Edward Markey met in their second debate Monday ahead of the Democratic U.S. Senate special primary in a contest that contained few fireworks outside of an exchange on health care. The debate, held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and sponsored by the college and the Boston Herald, lasted about 45 minutes and touched a wide variety of issues on which the two Democrats mostly agreed. An early question was asked about the candidates' positions on the Affordable Care Act. Markey, D-Malden, voted in favor of the bill that passed in 2010 while Lynch, D-South Boston, was one of few Democrats who opposed it. Markey said voting for the bill was the "proudest vote of my Congressional career." He said …