Midday Vote Counts High For Foxborough Town Election

At approximately noon, 2,303 Foxborough residents took part in voting at the Ahern Middle School.


As expected, voter turnout for today’s Foxborough town elections has been high.

At approximately noon, 2,303 Foxborough residents took part in voting at the Ahern Middle School. The number exceeds last year total turnout of 1,876 voters and is likely to past the 2010 turnout of 2,876 voters.

Precinct 3 had the highest turnout at midday with 555 voters. Precinct 2 followed with 536 voters. Precinct 4 and 5 were next with 479 and 419 voters each. Precinct 1 had the lowest turnout with 314 voters.

As is tradition, supporters and candidates held signs outside. While previous years saw the supporters contained to an area near the parking lots. Supporters were camped out on Mechanic Street and on the sidewalks outside the school.

Charles Liftman, who was holding signs for selectman chairman Larry Harrington and candidate Martha Slattery said that he thought the turnout was very high this year.

“I’ve been here many times holding signs for candidates. I’ve never seen turnout like this before,” he said.

Candidate Ginny Copolla arrived at the Ahern at 6:05am to greet voters. The former state representative said that she there has been a steady stream of traffic coming in all day to vote.

“I’ve been in town almost 30 years, I’ve never seen turnout for a local election like this before,” she said.

As for reasons why people were voting, Copolla mentioned that the only reason driving people to the polls is the issue the proposed casino resort being build on Route 1.

“I think this is the referendum that people have been wanting,” she said.

Polls at the Ahern Middle School will be open until 8 p.m. Foxboro Cable Access will be broadcasting live results at 8pm on Ch. 22 for Comcast, Ch. 38 for Verizon, and online at http://www.fcatv.org/live. Results will also be posted at Foxborough Patch as soon as they become available.

Fox85 May 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
About two years ago, my wife and I moved to Foxboro. We were attracted to the town for not only its affordability (home costs and low tax rate) but its sense of community. Flash forward to now, and I must say the actions of townspeople on BOTH sides of this casino debate are downright shameful and embarrassing. There is absolutely no respect for the others' opinion. All one has to do is take a stroll through the center of town or read the comments section of articles on Patch, let alone watch the conduct at selectmen meetings. Grown men and women acting like spoiled nasty children. And again, I stress BOTH sides of the debate. It's downright sickening. And the ugliness has moved from the casino debate to seemingly everything in town. What kind of example are we setting for our children? How are we promoting the image of town to potential home-buyers and businesses? I just hope that whatever the results of today's election will be, that every resident of Foxboro can come together and restore a damaged community by talking to their neighbors with respect. If we cannot do that, then I'm afraid we have some serious issues with what defines the true character and community of Foxboro.
Joe May 07, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The internet has allowed some very unpleasant communications.
FoxboroTed May 07, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Well said
Janet Kennedy May 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Vote for the candidates that want to hear about it from Mr. Wynn.. Vote Larry And Martha . Our Vote Our Town. The other two have a closed mind. Just remember what happened in the 8o's 3 selectmen really didn't help the town.
Dave May 08, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Bye Bye Harrington. Fired! Paicos is a big winner tonight, as are the folks who wish to preserve our community. See ya Wynn. Don't let the door hit you in the way out!
Judith Harrington May 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Why do you feel the need to be so mean? My husband and I can hold our heads high with the contributions we have made to this town. Can you say the same? Our lives will go on, the town lost, not Larry and I, and in the coming months and years, you also will see how true that is.
Foxboro Born May 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM
There are lots of people who give their time and money to this town, quietly.
Janet Kennedy May 10, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Judy hi do you notice the ones who have so much to say do not use their real names. You and Larry are very giving people and so is Martha. Dave and Foxboro born hang your heads low shame on you. When they start to doing cuts you will be singing a very very different tune.
Janet Kennedy May 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM
To the person whose post they took down about bulling me. Shame on you. I hope if your are a parent you take a course on bullying what you said about me was rude. Plus not using your real name just shows you have no class.
Jim Steele May 13, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Janet, why can't you just accept defeat with dignity? No one likes a sore loser.
Anonymous Al May 13, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Janet the people have spoken and it's time for you to move on with your life. We'll have to agree to disagree about the positives and negatives about the casino. Don't the anger fester inside of you; it will just build and build and erode your soul. Let it go.
Janet Kennedy May 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Well I just didn't like the fact that the bulling got way out of hand and the two new selectmen let their people do it. Shame on them and the members of the anti casino group. I hope they all have big wallets when the taxes go up and services get cut. Plus the group of people who do not use real names. What are you scared of shame shame.
Buck Farack May 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM
PDS, there is no apology necessary for bullying because there has been no bullying. Janet and a few of her friends played the bullying card when the good citizens of Foxboro exercised their first amendment rights to oppose a casino. They weren't able to come to grips that an overwhelming majority of citizens at the December Board of Selectmen meeting were vocal in their opposition to the casino so they resorted to calling it bullying. Janet & her friends thought if they kept repeating it that it would stick but it didn't. Also some of the "bullying" claims were due to the fact that a couple of prominent business owners chose to overtly support the casino and when their customers let them know their public position would cause them to re-think their continued patronage that was alo trotted out as bullying. The sad thing is that bullying is a serious issue and these discredited pro casino advocates knowingly and maliciously used bullying in an attempt to discredit the majority that opposed them. There was no bullying, just citizens exercising their constitutional rights. Shame in Janet and her ilk for their lame attempt at character assassination & playing politics with the serious issue of bullying.
Janet Kennedy May 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Buck like I said . Use your real name . What are the bunch of you scared of. The place I grew up we always use real names. I guess you must be scared of something I guess you do not like being honest. I never bullied anyone. The anti people got in my face a the first meeting telling me to sign the form. I wanted info they are the bullies for your info I have a business management degree. They way people acted was nasty and mean. Like I say when taxes go up and services get cut . I hope all that voted no have big wallets to help others.
Marie Cicciu Cook May 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Janet - you talk about bullying - what the hell do you think you are doing? It is over just get used to it - this is one great town with even greater people whether you like them or not.
Foxboro Born May 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? Wasn’t it a pro-casino person who threatened the life of an anti casino person? Wouldn’t you call that bullying? Wasn’t it the pro casino people who went door to door and wasn’t it pro casino letters we were constantly getting in the mail? Talk about rewriting history. I went to some of those selectmen’s meetings in December and felt very intimidated by pro casino union workers who weren’t even from Foxboro. I know lots of anit casino people who got their signs stolen from their yards or worse, had their signs slashed. Are you going to tell me that slashing a sign on someone’s front lawn isn’t intimidation?
Buck Farack May 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
PDS, there was intimidation at the polls? Then by all means alert the proper authorities or shut up about it. I didn't read anything in the paper about it despite a record voter turnout & the press being everywhere that tay. You and Janet throw around terms which you have no business using. Having a disagreement with someone is not bullying. I saw PLENTY of Pro Casino candidate & JobsFor signs all over Foxboro so your fears are completely unfounded. You say "God forbid... Who knows what would have happened?" NOTHING happened. Get over it, get over yourselves and stop using terms which you know nothing about, it's offensive.
Janet Kennedy May 14, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Like I said use real names. I was nice and did not bully anyone. Just make sure we all have big wallets when the taxes and things get cut.
Buck Farack May 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Janet, most of the people here don't use thier real names but I see you keep coming back to this silly argument every time you can't respond coherently to something someone posts. You have a business management degree? So what? Does that somehow make you right? You have been in everyone's face all over the blogs/FB since day 1, I'm sure you haven't been confrontational at all, right? I'm sure your business management degree will help you have that nice fat wallet you keep talking about.
Buck Farack May 14, 2012 at 07:53 PM
PDS, my post said to put up or shut up about the voter intimidation issue and I stand by what I wrote. Since obviously you can't put up because you have absolutely zero proof of voter intimidation I guess the next best thing is to cry to mommy at the Patch that I was offensive, although that's going to be a tough sell given the language you used. Boo hoo, cry me a river. What is offensive is people like you and Janet who casually throw around serious terms like voter intimidation and bullying, things people have lost their lives over, because you simply can't come to grips with the fact that a majority of people in Foxboro do not want a casino.
Buck Farack May 15, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Joe May 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Exactly what do you mean by "bullying"? Like disagreeing, maybe? Like being passionate? Ideas are ideas whether there are names attached or not. You may not like some, and I may not like some, but that only means that we are different. And, expressing that difference is not bullying.
Buck Farack May 16, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Joe, save your breath, this is just Janet doing what she does best - playing the victim card. In every comments section she posts on it invariably ends up being the poor bullied Janet show. She posts inane comments and then waits for someone to say a cross word to her and then complains about being victimized.


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