Monthly Archives: February 2011

The 12 Percent Solution Part 2

Some Morning Joe clips, including a Rand Paul clip, talking about spending at the federal level. Today on Fox News Paul Ryan was on with Chris Wallace talking about cutting and deficits. So at about the 8:40 mark of the … Continue reading

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The 12% Solution

The President spent his weekly address on the upcoming budget submission, and on the federal deficit. He, like the Republicans in the House, has chosen to emphasize reductions or freezes in spending on the so called discretionary portion of the … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Reforms Indigent Defense

Governor Deval Patrick, in his recently submitted budget, proposes to save some $40 million dollars by overhauling the way the Commonwealth provides lawyers for indigent defendants. Currently the Commonwealth utilizes the services of about three thousand private contract lawyers to … Continue reading

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Jim Munro is February Artist of the Month

Photographer’s Work on Display in the Mayor’s Office Mayor William M. Manzi has named Jim Munro as February’s Artist of the Month. Jim has lived in Methuen for 35 years with his wife Pam. He is the father of Alison … Continue reading

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Municipal Leaders Letter on Health Care Reform

Below is the letter that was printed in yesterday’s Tribune, and that has received coverage throughout the State, signed by Mayors and Managers throughout Massachusetts. A PLEA FOR MUNICIPAL HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM and Support for Governor Patrick’s Municipal Health Insurance … Continue reading

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Rand Paul: Real Republican Ideology

Rand Paul, in the inverse of the politically weak House Republican effort, took to the Subway interview series on ABC to talk about the $500 billion dollar in cuts he is proposing to this years budget. Unlike the House Republicans, … Continue reading

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Methuen Public Schools Closure Announcement

Below is the announcement from Superintendent Scannell on the closure of the Methuen Public Schools on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Contact: Judith A. Scannell Superintendent of Schools Methuen, MA Phone: (978) 722-6000 E-Mail: jhscannell@methuen.k12.ma.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Methuen … Continue reading

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Republicans Come Up Short

As predicted here last month the Republican majority in the House has run away from their first promise, to cut $100 billion out of this years budget. I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. … Continue reading

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Mitt Does the Top Ten

Mitt Romney, in the middle of a media blitz, appeared on Letterman hawking his book “No Apology” and doing the top ten list. Letterman better get some better writers.

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PSA From Methuen Fire Chief Buote

A public service announcement from Methuen Fire Chief Steve Buote. If you need assistance in clearing a hydrant please call 978-983-8940. Public Service Announcement Methuen Fire Department Asks for Assistance in Clearing Snow from Fire Hydrants and Exits Tuesday, January … Continue reading

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