Monthly Archives: August 2007

Clinton and Terrorism

Hillary Clinton has ignited a heavy round of criticism for comments indicating that another terrorist attack would give Republican’s a political advantage, and that she was the Democratic candidate best suited to blunt that advantage. The Washington Post reports that … Continue reading

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The Fifth District Candidates Respond

As you know from this blog Mayor Sullivan and I issued a joint statement on Polartec (Malden Mills) a couple of days ago. The Eagle Tribune has written a story, and got the candidates to respond. And what did the … Continue reading

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Cable Competition Comes to Methuen

The City of Methuen has negotiated a preliminary agreement with Verizon that will bring the Verizon FIOS system to Methuen. I have scheduled a Public Hearing for September 4th at 3:00 p.m. (Link to the Public Hearing Notice here). This … Continue reading

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Eagle Tribune Endorses Donoghue

The Eagle Tribune today endorsed Eileen Donoghue for Congress. The Trib joins the Lowell Sun in endorsing the former Lowell Mayor. I found the endorsement interesting, as the Tribune urged a focus on local and regional issues, rather than the … Continue reading

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Voter Registration

Local Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching, and I urge everyone to get registered if you are not already. Methuen has two City Council preliminary elections, and August 29 is the last day to register for that election. My congrats … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on Polartec Malden Mills

Mayor Michael Sullivan of Lawrence, a Republican, and I have issued the below statement on Polartec, formerly Malden Mills. Our statement stems from our concerns about this critically important company. As the primary elections for the Fifth Congressional District seat … Continue reading

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SCHIP Battle Continues

The Bush Administration continues to battle the Congress over the federal program to insure children. The latest escalation comes via new administrative rules promulgated by the Administration to limit participation in the program. (See my previous posts on SCHIP) The … Continue reading

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Target Ready

Methuen’s Target store is scheduled to open shortly, and the Eagle Tribune has written a good piece on the jobs that this development will bring. The Loop has been an enormous success story for Methuen, and the addition of Target … Continue reading

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Cape Wind Part Two

Well I have finished reading Cape Wind, and I really did enjoy the book. Some great inside detail on the battle to create a wind farm off of Nantucket Sound. The book is obviously pro Cape Wind, and really does … Continue reading

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Democrats and Iraq

Despite fervent anti-war rhetoric the Democratic presidential candidates have all taken positions that may lead to a longer stay in Iraq for American troops. The Sunday New York Times has detailed the positions taken, and with one exception it appears … Continue reading

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