Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The board reorganized at Tuesday’s meeting following the April 30th Town Election.
As is customary following a town election, Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen reorganized Tuesday to welcome a new member into the fold and appoint a chairman, vice-chairman and clerk for the coming year. Recently reelected selectman James DeVellis, who served the past year as chairman of the board, said he had “no desire” to remain chairman for the coming year and “would appreciate it if someone would nominate someone” else to the position. “I enjoyed my time … well I didn’t enjoy it all the time … but I appreciate the year as chairman,” DeVellis said. Selectman clerk Lorraine Brue chose to follow the “natural order” of the board and nominated vice-chair Mark Sullivan to replace DeVellis as chairman. Newly elected member John Gray seconded …
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 …
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…
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…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Selectman Lynda Walsh says she is running for reelection this spring because she is committed to what is best for the town and hopes to help grow a strong downtown while facilitating change.
Friends have told selectman Lynda Walsh that she “bleeds blue and gold” because of her love for Foxborough and dedication to representing her neighbors at Town Hall. “I have been honored and proud to serve my community to help us continue and grow as a place where people come and stay to raise their children,” said Walsh. “I have been blessed in meeting so many wonderful residents and business owners who feel comfortable speaking to me where it be for praising our decision or making their feelings known why they were not happy with my/our decision on an issue.” Walsh agrees that she bleeds the town's colors because she relates to fellow residents and is committed to doing what is best for the town. “I am someone who has to pay those taxes…