Monthly Archives: October 2008

Happy Halloween!

The City of Methuen Halloween Trick or Treating will take place tonight, Friday, October 31, from 5pm-7pm. Information: Methuen Police Department, 978-983-8698. Have a Happy and Safe Halloween! Link to Halloween Safety Tips As a footnote some clever members of … Continue reading

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Methuen unveils its first solar array

CITY UNVEILES ITS FIRST SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTING SYSTEM Mayor Calls It An Important First Step Toward Energy Independence Methuen Mayor William M. Manzi, III. announced today that the city has put its first solar-power lighting system online. The system is used … Continue reading

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The Obama Informercial

Barack Obama ran a half hour ad across multiple networks yesterday. Was it effective? Is it overkill? I thought it a good political move, and a good spot. I have attached it here for those of you who may have … Continue reading

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Diane Wilkerson Tries to hang on

Senator Diane Wilkerson, already reeling from her loss in the Democratic primary and now charged in a public corruption case, has announced that she is still running for her senate seat on stickers, despite her arrest. All I can say … Continue reading

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Methuen Art at the Library

The Art Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley is having their seventh annual “Art at the Library” show at the Nevins Memorial Library from Wednesday November 5th to Saturday November 15th. The public reception will be on Thursday November 6th … Continue reading

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One Party Rule and Runaway Spending

We now have Republicans downticket effectively throwing John McCain over the side, arguing that with Obama likely to win the Presidency voters should be reluctant to give spending power to that group of big spenders led by Harry Reid and … Continue reading

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Dianne Wilkerson Arrested

The long, strange journey of state senator Dianne Wilkerson in Massachusetts politics has apparently come to an end with her arrest on corruption charges by federal authorities yesterday. Senator Wilkerson had recently lost in the democratic primary in her bid … Continue reading

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Sununu in trouble

In a hotly contested rematch of a Senate race six years ago Republican incumbent John Sununu trails former Governor Jeanne Shaheen by six points in the latest Rasmussen survey. From Rasmussen: Democrat Jeanne Shaheen continues to hold a steady lead … Continue reading

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The Electoral Map Revisited

I have revised my electoral map over at the Washington Post, and attach it here so you may all ridicule it when it turns out to be wrong. I have Obama at 353, and McCain at 185. Some of the … Continue reading

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Methuen Fall Family Festival Postponed

The Methuen Family Fall Festival scheduled for today has been postponed due to the forecast of afternoon rain today (Saturday October 25) until tommorow. The forecast is for a great day on Sunday, so we hope to see you there.

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