Monthly Archives: October 2008

Is it the Al Franken Decade?

There is nothing that gets conservative juices flowing like a post on Al Franken. Despite trailing Senator Norm Coleman from the begining Franken has now edged ahead in a recent University of Wisconsin poll. From the Post: Just weeks ago, … Continue reading

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A different shade of red: Battleground Indiana

A fight in Indiana? Most of the early October polls showed McCain leading here by comfortable margins, but he is now showing some real slippage. A recent poll by Public Policy shows Obama inching ahead slightly, with a 48-46 lead … Continue reading

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McCain Evaluates the Bush Administration

Senator John McCain, seeing his hopes fade away, has tried to move away from President Bush as quickly as he can, even issuing his own critique of the Bush Administration. From MSNBC and from John McCain: In an interview Thursday … Continue reading

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Big Red endorses Obama

Former Massachusetts Republican Governor Bill Weld has endorsed Barack Obama for President. Weld is another prominent Republican to change sides, joining Colin Powell and former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson in jumping on the runaway Barack Obama freight train. From the … Continue reading

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Allison Hajjar is “The Wall”

Proud dad Jim Hajjar sent me a link to a great story about his daughter Allison Hajjar, having a fabulous year as the goalie for Methuen’s High School Field Hockey team. Allison has eight shutouts, including six in a row, … Continue reading

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Methuen’s Artist of the Month

MAYOR MANZI NAMES LALE LEWIS AS NOVEMBER’S ARTIST OF THE MONTH Methuen Art Teacher’s Work on Display in the Mayor’s Office Mayor William M. Manzi has named Lale Lewis as November’s Artist of the Month. Lale is an art teacher … Continue reading

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The Fonz endorses Obama

Ron Howard reprises his roles as Opie Taylor and Ritchie Cunningham in this endorsement video for Barack Obama. If Barney Fife makes an endorsement of Obama this thing is over! http://www2.funnyordie.com/public/flash/fodplayer.swf See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

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The Obama Energy Plan

The Obama blueprint for energy independence for the United States. Note that he endorses clean coal technology, and gives a tepid tip of the hat to the potential for nuclear. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican the need for … Continue reading

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Methuen Family Fall Festival

Come on by this Saturday for the Methuen Family Fall Festival at Greycourt Park. We had such a good time last year that we are going to do it again. I hope to see you at Greycourt this Saturday! Family … Continue reading

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Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park

I recently participated in a hardhat tour of the new assisted living facility being built in the heart of our central business district, on Broadway. Developer David Spada has taken a brownfields site, spent enormous sums to clean it, and … Continue reading

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