Monthly Archives: June 2007

Clinton Video

Being a Soprano’s fan I did enjoy the video clip by the Hillary campaign to announce the winner of her pick a campaign song contest. And like the Soprano’s I am unhappy with the ending, but the clip is good … Continue reading

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Cape Wind

Even though my book reading time is extremely limited I have purchased “Cape Wind’ by Wendy Williams and Robert Whitcomb. The book details the political struggle over the placement of a wind farm in Nantucket Sound. The blurbs I have … Continue reading

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Methuen Recognized for Open Government

Methuen’s web presence was recently rewarded with recognition by Common Cause. The Massachusetts Campaign for Open Government, run by Common Cause, has recognized Methuen as well as 71 other communities in Massachusetts as providing critical city information on its website. … Continue reading

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Art at the Library

Join the Art Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley for “Art at the Library” at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen. Link to the full poster by clicking the image below.

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War with Iran?

With Joe Lieberman calling for airstrikes against Iranian nuclear targets and the U.S. military accusing the Iranians of arming the Taliban the threat of a hot war with Iran seems to be rising. Pat Buchanan has written a column with … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage Ban Defeated

The Massachusetts Legislature, sitting in constitutional convention, defeated the amendment banning gay marriage by a vote of 151 to 45. In order to get the question on the ballot proponents needed 50 votes in the Constitutional Convention. Strong political pressure … Continue reading

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Campaign Kickoff

Last night I formally declared my candidacy for re-election as Mayor of Methuen. My thanks to Senator Steve Baddour, Representative Linda Dean Campbell, and City Council President Steve Zanni for their kind words of support. I will say more about … Continue reading

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Budget Story

The City Council conducted its first set of budget workshops last night, with the final set to come on Thursday evening. The Eagle Tribune has posted a story on the budget process. Link to it here. I will post my … Continue reading

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An ascendant Romney

With all of the hits I have been taking from our Republican friends it is time to say some nice things about a Republican. It has been reported that both Rudy Guiliani and John McCain have withdrawn from the August … Continue reading

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Blog Coverage

The Sunday Eagle Tribune had a great story on the debut of this blog, with some insightful comments by Richard Howe Jr. of Link to the article here. The blogging community really does have some impact, and that impact … Continue reading

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