Monthly Archives: April 2009

Sales Tax Talk Moves to Seven Percent

I had done a posting on the financial potential of a one percent hike in the sales tax a couple of days back, and I guess the numbers are not that hard to figure, since the House is now talking … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Weekly Address

The weekly address by the President, focusing on bringing innovation and fiscal discipline to government.

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Rampant Socialism

With the Republican hit machine deciding that the term “socialism” should be the cornerstone of the attack on President Barack Obama new revelations about the Bank of America purchase of Merrill Lynch should provide some interesting discussion. New York Attorney … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Increase on the Way?

The media generated talk these days has many focused on the possibility for an increase in the sales tax as a way to forestall some of the major cuts put forward in the House budget. The Globe has run a … Continue reading

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Gavin Newsome Enters the Fray in California

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome has entered the California Governor’s race, which promises to be a real donneybrook on the Democratic side, with California AG (and former Governor) Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Lt Governor John Garamendi … Continue reading

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Congratulations Martha Welch

Martha Welch has stepped down as a member of the Historic District Commission, ending over twenty years of involvement with Boards and Commissions that deal with historic preservation in Methuen. She has served as a Methuen School Committee member, and … Continue reading

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The House Moves to Restore Quinn Bill

The Boston Globe is reporting that the police unions have amassed 81 votes in the House to restore the Quinn benefits cut out entirely in the budget submitted for consideration by the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Chris Fallon, … Continue reading

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The CCHS Girls Team Honored in Methuen

Some video of Coach Sue Downer and the State Champion CCHS Girls Basketball Team. Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan was on hand to present citations from Lawrence. Great job by the Girls.

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Dan Ford 5k

The first annual Dan Ford 5k road race was held yesterday, and it was a rousing success, with over a thousand people in attendance and over twenty thousand dollars raised. Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make … Continue reading

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The Republican Sing Song Response

Taking a cue out of the Bobby Jindal mode of delivery Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy delivers the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly address. Some of the items that he forgot to mention include the conversion of huge Clinton surpluses … Continue reading

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