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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

See ya Larry May 08, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Bye Larry!
Casino's dead in water May 08, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Hand over your gavel Larry!
Foxboro Joe May 08, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Congrats Brue and Coppola. And, oh yeah: BYE LARRY
Dave May 08, 2012 at 02:26 AM
See ya Larry. See ya Wynn. It's over. O-V-E-R. The town has spoken, buh bye.....
Kaiser Sose May 08, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I'm anti casino but you're crazy if you think this is over. You saw what money can do in terms of marketing and how back door hidden funding can give people a stake in the fight. There is way more money on that side and their plans are long term not short term. Your petty playground taunting makes you look childish. If you don't think their plan B isn't already in motion while you sit tonight and watch / surf the news you're naive.
Dave May 08, 2012 at 03:18 AM
I saw what money can do? Like get croaked in a pivotal election? All the mailers, all the tv commercials, all the BS....Sure did the billionaires a lot of good didn't it? Foxboro doesn't want a casino, and in record numbers has now officially said so. I've had to put up with this circus since Wynn dropped into town months ago, so I think I'll savor the victory a little.
BaaaByeee_Larry May 08, 2012 at 03:24 AM
this is not up to special interest, and money will not change the will of the people! special interest does not work in small local governoments!
BaaaByeee_Larry May 08, 2012 at 03:25 AM
oh and yes, BYE BYE Larry you sell out!!
BaaaByeee_Larry May 08, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Kaiser, money cant do much to Mr Wynn, he can spend as much as he wants on polling, ads, marketing, DVDs, movies, stupid building sketches, wine and cheese.....the people of foxboro will not change their mind, their no on eintity that he can count on to deliver a vote, it is the people's vote, and nothing will convince them otherwise! Mr Wynn, please keep wasting your money on advertising material, it truely put people to work!!! somene has to spend to keep the economy going!!!:)
BaaaByeee_Larry May 08, 2012 at 03:30 AM
** there is no one intity**
Bill Kass May 08, 2012 at 11:09 AM
Now the casino issue will be up to the state gaming commission. The state did say the host community would have to accept the idea first. Now that we know it's not accepted here by seeing how we voted for Selectmen, I'm curious what the Wynn Group's next move will be? They could still build a convention center on Route One without gaming and we'd have the same issues that will follow that kind of complex. We need to be watchful on what they propose next. For now we're good.
Bill Kass May 08, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I say, SUPPORT SUFFOLK DOWNS for a casino location. Write your representitives.
Jeff May 08, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Now i love a good Usual Suspects reference...but calling others childish and using the Kaiser Sose handle (its Keyser Söze, btw) doesn't really help your case.
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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