Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As of 1 p.m., only 6.9 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.
Reading residents are asked to vote today at the Reading Memorial High School field house in the local election. As of 1 p.m., only 6.9 percent of registered voters took the time to vote. Sign holders were outside the field house supporting candidates and the library question, despite the cold and strong winds. Among the sign holders was selectman candidate Marsie West, who urged residents to vote and allow their voices to be heard. Resident Mary Jane Quinn stopped at the polls with her granddaughter Libby. She votes every year, Quinn told Patch. Did you vote yet? Are you in favor of the library project? Who did you vote for? Tell us in the comments section below.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
David Talbot submits a letter to the editor.
My name is David Talbot and I seek your vote on April 2 for RMLD commissioner. I’d like to help provide you with a cleaner and more efficient electricity system. RMLD provides cheap prices and reliable service, but we can do more—and save money in the process. My wife Julie and I have lived in town 18 years and have three children in the Reading schools. I’m chief correspondent at MIT Technology Review magazine, where I’ve been covering cutting-edge energy issues for years. I’ve become impressed by how much more we can do locally. 1: I’ll push to step up efficiency efforts -- on all fronts -- to cut waste. RMLD households use double the electricity as 40 years ago. Energy waste is a needless drain on ratepayers’ wallets, as well as a …
Monday, March 18, 2013
West is a 19-year resident and current member of the RMLD Board of Commissioners.
Marsie West, 19-year Reading resident, is running for one of the two open seats on the Board of Selectmen. West is currently on the RMLD Board of Commissioners, but has accomplished what she ran for, she said. West is currently the Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at John Hancock and formerly worked at BNY Mellon. She has been involved in town government for 10 years. She sat on the Finance Committee for nine years and served as chair for the last two. Over the past year, she has been a member of the RMLD Board of Commissioners. She felt strongly about the RMLD Board of Commissioner's decision to retire, rather than sell, their Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), which is why she opted to run for the board. RMLD has …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Five people in North Reading and 13 in Reading have pulled papers so far.
Wondering who will be running in this year’s election? So far, 13 Reading residents and five North Reading residents have pulled papers. Papers in Reading are due back by Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and in North Reading on March 19 at 5 p.m. Since our last update, Elizabeth Shurland has pulled papers to run for a spot on the Board of Library Trustees and Harold Croft has pulled papers to run for a spot on the School Committee. The following residents have pulled papers and need 50 signatures to appear on the ballot for the April 2 election: MODERATOR RMLD BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SCHOOL COMMITTEE *=Incumbent Mel Webster has pulled papers to run for a spot on the School Committee since our last update. The candidates listed below are required to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Reading election is on April 2 and the North Reading election is on May 7.
Both the Reading and North Reading election are just a few months away. The Reading election is on April 2 and the North Reading election is on May 7. Who would you like to see run for office? Would you like to run? You can pull papers at the Town Clerk's office in either town. Papers in Reading are due back by Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. and in North Reading on March 19 at 5 p.m. You need at least 50 signatures to appear on the ballot. The last day to register to vote in Reading is March 13 and North Reading is April 17. Here are the seats that will be open in Reading: Moderator 1 Alan Foulds RMLD Board of Commissioners 3 School Committee 2 Here are the seats that will be open in North Reading: Who would you like to see run for town office? …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Quinn is running for a Board of Assessors position.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
[Editor's note: The following is a statement from Board of Assessors candidate Robert Quinn. It has been republished without editing.] To the Citizens of Reading: My name is Bob Quinn and I am running for a seat on Reading’s Board of Assessors. Last spring, the Selectman sponsored Article 22 which sought to amend our Home Rule Charter by recasting the Board of Assessors as an appointed body. Town Meeting overwhelmingly rejected this Article, opting instead to preserve the independence of the Board of Assessors through the continued direct election of its membership. However, the proponents of Article 22 did raise a legitimate concern that the time and expense inherent in the election process may discourage otherwise qualified …