Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Challengers defeated incumbents in both the Board of Selectmen and School Committee races at Tuesday’s annual town election.
Editor's note: All town election results are currently unofficial. Foxborough Patch will publish the official results when they become available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Incumbents Lynda Walsh and Martha Slattery were the longest members of their respective boards (selectmen and school committee) heading into Tuesday’s election. By day’s end, neither was re-elected – much to the surprise of many, including their challengers. “Trying to unseat an incumbent is a real difficult task,” said selectman candidate John Gray, Jr., who defeated Walsh by 182 votes (1,796-1,614) Tuesday. “I’m just pleasantly surprised and grateful to all the folks who have helped me out.” For Walsh, the news was heartbreaking. "I'm disappointed," she said before …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Katie Adair and Stephen Udden earn the most votes in the four-candidate race for two school committee seats at Tuesday's town election.
Editor's note: All town election results are unofficial Tuesday night. Foxborough Patch will publish the official results when they become available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Similar to the race for Board of Selectmen, voters chose to re-elect one existing member and one new member to Foxborough's School Committee. Incumbent Katie Adair received the most votes in the four-candidate race for two school committee seats with 1,748. Challenger Stephen Udden was able to unseat incumbent - with 15 years of service on the committee - Martha Slattery by 250 votes (1,583-1,333). Kate Kominsky, who resigned from his position last June after being re-elected in May, received 951. Approximately 2,600 residents made it out to the polls Tuesday for …
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, April 30.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this, follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 38. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. On Tuesday, with two contested races – Board of Selectmen and School Committee – in the annual town election and a special state primary for U.S. Senate, voter turnout is expected to fall somewhere above the 17 percent in 2011 and below the 58 percent in 2012. Foxborough Board of Selectmen approved Town Clerk Bob Cutler Jr.’s …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Foxborough resident Brian Walton writes in to endorse Stephen Udden for School Committee on Tuesday, April 30th.
Wednesday, April 24
Dear editor, The School Committee election is important in that many decisions affecting the citizens of Foxborough – particularly those decisions affecting our youth – will be determined during the upcoming three-year term. We need to elect a candidate to the School Committee who can and will, based on demonstrated understanding of the issues, exhibit rational, intelligent, analytical, and independent thinking devoid of personal agenda – Stephen Udden is that candidate. I have known Steve for nearly seven years as a parent, friend, and public servant. He and I served on the Advisory Committee together where he was a vocal advocate for increasing services to our seniors and other Human Services departments despite limited resources …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Foxborough resident Mike Small writes in to endorse Lynda Walsh for re-election to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 30th.
To the editor, I write on behalf of Lynda Walsh. I do not know Lynda Walsh personally, but I have nothing but respect for how she has handled herself and her role as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Decisions and discussions take place in the boardroom, not in the media. Lynda votes for what she believes are the best interests of the community. Lynda does not make public statements about an issue before the debate. Nor does Lynda reach a decision on how she will vote until after the debate at the table has concluded! Lynda cares about the town and consistently operates in a quiet yet positive and respectful manner. Foxboro needs a positive influence on the Board of Selectman. Please join me in re-electing Lynda Walsh to the Board of …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Foxborough resident Stephen Udden recently sat down with Foxborough Patch to discuss his campaign for Foxborough school committee in April's election.
Foxborough resident Stephen Udden cares more about his family and community than anything else in the world, which is exactly why he’s decided to run for school committee on April 30th. “Our community is very important to us,” Udden said of he and his family. … “I’m completely affected by what goes on at the school committee and the school department and [with] the quality of education I want and the taxes we pay. I want as much bang for the dollar that I can get. If I can be part of that I think I bring a skill set and knowledge in town government to understand the bigger picture.” Udden and his wife, Katherine, have called Foxborough “home” together for nearly 13 years and have two children, Sophia and Tess, deeply rooted within the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Foxborough's three candidates for two Board of Selectmen seats in the April 30th town election participated in the Foxboro Jaycees’ annual Candidates Night Thursday.
Foxborough's three candidates running for two Board of Selectmen seats made their pitch to voters Thursday during the Foxboro Jaycees' annual Candidates Night at the Foxboro Cable Access Studio. Incumbents James DeVellis and Lynda Walsh were joined by challenger John Gray to issue campaign statements and answer questions from local media in hopes of convincing voters to elect them to the town's executive board April 30. Among the topics discussed during the forum were: Thursday's Candidates Night can be viewed by clicking the YouTube video in the photo gallery above, courtesy of Foxboro Cable Access. The selectmen segment begins at the two-hour, 13-minute mark and concludes at the end of the program. Foxboro Cable Access is rebroadcasting…
Foxborough's four candidates for two School Committee seats in the April 30th town election participated in the Foxboro Jaycees’ annual Candidates Night Thursday.
Foxborough's four candidates running for two School Committee seats made their pitch to voters Thursday during the Foxboro Jaycees' annual Candidates Night at the Foxboro Cable Access Studio. Incumbents Katie Adair and Martha Slattery were joined by challengers Stephen Udden and Catherine “Kate” Kominski to issue campaign statements and answer questions from local media in hopes of convincing voters to elect them to the town's school committee on April 30th. Among the topics discussed during the forum were: Thursday's Candidates Night can be viewed by clicking the YouTube video in the photo gallery above, courtesy of Foxboro Cable Access. The School Committee segment begins shortly after the 45-minute mark and concludes shortly after the…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Candidates' Night will be cablecast live on Foxboro Cable Access channels 8 and 39.
On Thursday, April 11, the Foxboro Jaycees will once again present Candidates’ Night, which will be cablecast LIVE on Foxboro Cable Access channels 8 and 39. All candidates on the ballot for the April 30th town election have been invited to participate. The standard question/answer format will be moderated by Jaycee Bob Gillis. Foxborough Patch Local Editor Jeremie Smith and The Foxboro Reporter staff writer Frank Mortimer will be on hand to ask the candidates questions. Candidates running unopposed will have the opportunity to make a statement, and Smith and Mortimer will be on hand to pose questions of interest to the candidates running in contested races (this year, that means selectmen and school committee). In addition to the LIVE…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Foxborough resident Debbie Stewart writes in to endorse selectmen Lynda Walsh and Jim DeVellis for re-election on April 30th.
Thursday, April 4
To the Editor, Without a doubt, Foxborough is at a crossroads, a congested intersection in time. With the casino matter far behind us, solving critical issues of the day need our collective attention, as they relate to town finances, the need for capital improvements, better schools and community programs for all ages and enhanced public safety. This requires leadership on the Board of Selectmen with passion, balance and experience. Lynda Wash brings all this to the table. She has demonstrated over time the ability to listen, resolve issues, and work for interests of all Foxborough residents. I’ve known Lynda for many years. I trust her judgment and commitment to this town. Continuity on the board of selectmen is crucial. Andso I will be…