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Coppola, Brue Elected Foxborough Selectmen

Foxborough Patch is providing coverage of the election results tonight in the selectmen's race.

 

Ginny Coppola and Lorraine Brue are unofficially the new Foxborough selectmen, defeating selectman chairman Larry Harrington and school committee member Martha Slattery.

Coppola topped the ballot with 3608, while Brue had 3500. Harrington was third at 2610 and Slattery had 2469.

Both Coppola and Brue say they oppose building a casino in Foxborough, while Harrington and Slattery were in favor of hearing the proposal.

In the uncontested races:

Assessor-Michael K. Laracy-4540

School Committee-Bruce D. Gardner 4345, Catherine Maureen Owens Kominsky 4268

Water and Sewer Commissioner-Michael P. Stanton 4498

Board of Health-Paul Mullins 4314

Boyden Library Trustees-Ellen Pillsbury 4442, Frances Theby Spillane 4436

Planning Board Members-Gordon W. Greene 4390, Kevin P. Weinfeld 4301

Housing Authority-Candance Loewen 4466

(As of 8:32 p.m.)

Foxborough Patch's Dan Libon is reporting 58 percent turnout with 6,196 votes casted.

Candidate Ginny Coppola celebrated her birthday Monday.

(As of 8:25 p.m.)

While the casino issue has been dominating the campaigns, the new Foxborough selectmen are also going to be dealing with is what to do with town hall whether to renovate or rebuild.

Selectmen are also expected to be dealing with the issues of the roads in Foxborough.

On Foxboro Cable, selectmen chairman Larry Harrington was criticial of town manager Kevin Paicos saying he has to work with the board and work with people in town. He also says Paicos has to focused on his specific goals instead of trying to accomplish too many things.

(As of 8:10 p.m.)

Candidate Martha Slattery is on Foxborough Cable talking about the election. She said, "it was a long haul, (but) I met a lot of nice people along the way." She also outlined town hall renovations, school renovations and roads as being three big issues to host Bob Hickey.

The polls are closed and the ballots are being counted.

(As of 7:44 p.m.)

A record voting day for Foxborough has been taken place all day.

Channel 4 is reporting that 65-percent of the voters are expected to cast ballots, compared to only 17-percent in the last election.

Results are expected to be announced at 9 p.m.

Check these links on today's coverage.

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/18159740/2012/05/06/upcoming-election-could-decide-fate-of-foxborough-casino

http://www.necn.com/05/07/12/Casino-debate-focus-of-Foxoboro-Mass-ele/landing_newengland.html?blockID=703778&feedID=4206

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/05/07/casino-debate-powers-expected-65-turnout-for-foxboro-election/

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12007411907116/election-could-tilt-casino-debate-in-foxborough/

ttp://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2012/05/07/news/doc4fa7b91d08f8b674608874.txt

James Kelly May 08, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Folks, it isn't over yet. Yes, I voted for Coppola/Brue for the same reason as everybody else (their stand on the casino), but, seriously, that does not mean that the town never votes on a proposal. If fact, I guarantee that we will have a vote - maybe a year from now, or so. But, Coppola / Brue (I believe) will inject the right amount of moral standards to insure that the it is not shoved down our throats. Unfortunately, I also believe that a casino WILL be voted on and APPROVED by Town Meeting regardless of the efforts of Coppola / Brue, let's just get a very fair contract with Wynn in the process. Ex Foxboro Advisory Committee Chairman - Jim Kelly
James Kelly May 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
BTW Ginny, I would of loved it if you and Mike (your departed husband) were on the same ballot together this year - now, that is a team nobody could challenge. I still miss Mike. Jim Kelly
James Kelly May 08, 2012 at 05:52 PM
The Patch is now reporting "Breaking News" that Wynn and Kraft are withdrawing their efforts for a casino because of the election results. It might be true. If so, congratulatios to Coppola / Brue for turning the tables.
Dennis Naughton May 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
We need to put this whole division over the casino behind us as soon as possible. Each of us has a role in doing that. It starts by not being arrogant and triumphal and in rubbing the noses of the losing candidates and their supporters in it. None of that is in the best interests of the town's future.
Buck Farack May 08, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Dennis, I agree and I'd add that perhaps some of the anger and bitterness from the losing side should be avoided as well.

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