Monthly Archives: September 2011

The President Lays Down a Marker

President Obama unveiled his “deficit reduction” package yesterday, and it has drawn scorn from Republicans and praise from Democrats. The President proposes “savings” of $3.61 trillion, which would include $1.5 trillion in additional revenue, principally from tax code changes that … Continue reading

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Primary Day in Methuen Today

Today is primary day in Methuen, with the race for Mayor being the only contest on the ballot. The candidates are John Cronin, Ken Willette, Al Dinuccio, and Steve Zanni. Best of luck to all the candidates. Get out and … Continue reading

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Mayor Manzi Names Alketa Niko As September’s Artist of The Month

Mayor William M. Manzi has named Alketa (Kate) Niko as September’s Artist of the Month. Kate was born in Albania, Europe. She started painting when she was in elementary school and was soon recognized as very talented artist. She then … Continue reading

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Setti Warren Wins Haverhill Straw Poll

Mayor Setti Warren won a big victory today at the Haverhill Democratic Committee straw poll, where he won over 46% of the overall vote. Mayor Warren spoke to the assembled Democrats, joining fellow candidates Bob Massie, Tom Conroy, Marisa Defranco, … Continue reading

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Methuen Mayoral Survey

So who will you vote for in the Methuen Mayoral primary scheduled for September 20th? There has been some great back and forth between the candidates, and the first test is almost upon us. Please get out and vote on … Continue reading

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So What is the Right Answer?

Much writing about the Ron Paul-Wolf Blitzer exchange at the last Republican debate relative to health care insurance. Blitzer asked Paul, who is a straight shooter, about a hypothetical where a younger man chooses not to buy health insurance, but … Continue reading

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Methuen Mayoral Debate

Tonight is the Methuen Mayoral debate, which will be happening at Mann’s Orchard Farm Stand at 7:00 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30. If you have comments or questions please feel free to send them via twitter to the … Continue reading

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The European Contagion

While the United States continues its domestic quarrel over how to resolve a sputtering economy and deal with large deficits the European Union is showing that division, stupidity and reckless behavior is not limited to American policy makers. With Greece … Continue reading

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New York's Ninth Slips Away

The resignation of Anthony Weiner has brought a special election to fill that seat in New York’s Ninth Congressional, a Democratic stronghold. And the Democrats are poised to get blown out in that special, which is this week. That itself … Continue reading

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Setti Warren Wins Methuen Straw Poll

Newton Mayor Setti Warren, after a very strong appearance, won the Methuen Democratic Committee straw poll this morning. Mayor Warren came early and left late, and gave a great talk to the assembled Democrats. Elizabeth Warren finished second to Mayor … Continue reading

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