Category Archives: Merrimack Valley Politics

Mayor Zanni on IT Privatization

Most of the controversy in Mayor Steve Zanni’s first year in office centered around his proposal to privatize the City of Methuen’s Information Technology Department. Not only was there disagreement on the substance of the proposal, but the Mayor and … Continue reading

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Mayor Zanni on Solicitor Process

Mayor Steve Zanni visited the Manzi in the Morning Program, and took questions on some of the issues of the day. I appreciate Mayor Zanni taking the time out of a busy schedule, and I will post the Mayor’s interview … Continue reading

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Marijuana Dispensaries in Methuen-Interview Jamie Atkinson

Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson, looking to firm up Methuen’s zoning response to the new law allowing medicinal marijuana dispensaries, broached the possibility of a moratorium on the licensing of such facilities on his facebook page last week. The Councilor … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick in Haverhill

Video of Governor Deval Patrick talking about his budget and the need for new revenues to fund transportation and education, in Haverhill today at a Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The Governor spoke to an audience that included House … Continue reading

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We Have a Methuen Mayor's Race

Last night Methuen City Councilor Jennifer Kannan opened the 2013 campaign season by declaring her intent to run for Mayor of Methuen. Councilor Kannan is hoping to unseat incumbent Mayor Steve Zanni, who has already announced his intent to run … Continue reading

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Mayor Thatcher Kezer III on Amesbury Tax Rate

Mayor Thatcher Kezer III of Amesbury, in response to some disagreements with the Newburyport Daily News over the municipal tax situation in Amesbury, did a posting on Facebook rebutting the position of the paper. I have cut and pasted that … Continue reading

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Local Winners and Losers

Elections always have some winners and losers that extend beyond the candidates themselves. I already posted about those bigger stage winners and losers. How about another run at it, with a more local flavor. Winners: Diana Fay DiZoglio. We have … Continue reading

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