Monthly Archives: July 2010

Governor's Race Jousting

New strikes by both Democrats and Republicans warmed up the Governor’s race a bit, with Charlie Baker unveiling a new radio ad touting his experience as the head of Harvard Pilgrim health care, and Tim Murray issuing a new internet … Continue reading

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Photo Finish

Jon Keller is reporting that the conference committee reconciling the gambling bills of the House and Senate has encountered some heavy turbulence. Some reports indicate that the Senate has rejected a House proposal that would license two racetracks (instead of … Continue reading

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Running Backwards

The Republican leadership that appeared on Meet the Press seemed to me to have a pretty rough show. Maybe before their next appearance they will take an hour or two to do some preparation. I had earlier posted clips of … Continue reading

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Gambling at the 3/4 pole

The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts has come down to the wire, with House and Senate conferees working to reach agreement before the July 31st deadline. With the closer deadline comes the possibility of a conference agreement that could … Continue reading

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Where Is the Beef?

The Republicans were all over weekend talk shows talking about their prospects for victory in November. Plenty of criticism for the President and Democrats on the deficit, but when repeatedly pressed for one area where they would make substantive change … Continue reading

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McCain and Hayworth Get Nasty

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona continues to get nasty, with John McCain, thought to be in trouble, piling up a huge lead over former Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth has been badly tarnished by his participation in an … Continue reading

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Theresa Robinson Wins Service to Seniors Award

The Methuen Exchange Club recently held their “Service to Seniors” banquet at the Methuen Senior Center. This years recognition went to Theresa Robinson, who has done a great job at Methuen’s Senior Center. Congratulations Theresa, who embodies the spirit of … Continue reading

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