Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Dream shall never die

Ted Kennedy’s 1980 concession speech at the 1980 Democratic Convention remains one of his finest. I have posted the speech in two parts from you tube. It is truly a classic. Enjoy.

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Summer Concert Series at Greycourt Park

I am pleased to announce the summer concert series at Greycourt Park. This series is free to the public, and will feature some great musical talent. The first is Thursday June 5th at 7:00 p.m., featuring the sixteen piece Artie … Continue reading

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Obama nears the magic number

Senator Barack Obama continued to move closer to the Democratic nomination with a split of the two primaries held last night. In Kentucky Obama was once again handily defeated by Senator Hillary Clinton. In Kentucky the results were: Clinton 459,145 … Continue reading

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The huge footprint of Edward Kennedy

On behalf of the City of Methuen I would like to extend our best wishes and prayers to Senator Edward Kennedy and his family. Senator Kennedy has been a true giant in the Senate, and I know that in spite … Continue reading

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Methuen Health Care Legislation

With state aid to Methuen’s general government side level funded from last year, and with all of the increase in local tax receipts mandated by the state to go to the school department it has become necessary to come up … Continue reading

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The Consistency of John McCain

Blog contributor Jim has sent along a link to a you tube video that I cannot help but post. It is an unflattering view of John McCain, but should raise some legitimate concerns. Thanks Jim!

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The Obama Effect

Barack Obama’s candidacy has had plenty written about it over the past year. Whether it was about Obama’s initial strength among white voters (Iowa) or his subsequent lack of strength amongst whites, working class, etc (West Virginia) we have heard … Continue reading

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Edwards Endorses Obama

John Edwards yesterday finally delivered his long sought endorsement to Barack Obama, appearing with him in Grand Rapids, Michigan to deliver a speech announcing his support. The announcement helped to mitigate the negative publicity surrounding Obama’s big loss in West … Continue reading

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Democrats win in Mississippi?

A special congressional election in Mississippi’s First Congressional District was won yesterday by Democrat Travis Childers. This district has been considered safe Republican, and the Democratic victory (the third straight Democratic special election victory) set off alarm bells within the … Continue reading

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Clinton Romps

Senator Hillary Clinton, facing long odds to secure the Democratic nomination, crushed Senator Barack Obama last night in West Virginia. The final tally: Clinton 239,062 67% Obama 91,652 26% Edwards 26,076 7% The race, with the demographics of West Virginia, … Continue reading

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