Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Keep up on Election Day updates here.
Welcome to the Election Day Live Blog. We'll be checking in at voting locations and City Hall periodically. Be sure to contribute to our blog by commenting or connecting with us on Twitter. You can find us @SalemPatch.
Friday, November 4, 2011
What do councilors think about civility and decorum in the City Council chambers? Find out here.
The following is the second of four questions asked of all candidates running for a position on the City Council. All were provided the same questions. Before September's primary, At-Large candidates answered questions pertaining to City issues. Some of the questions in this final round of Q&A were the same, but councilors were given the opportunity to modify their answers if desired. Some At-Large candidates did not send new answers or indicated their stance on the issue remains the same. In these cases, we have re-printed original answers and noted this below. Answers have not been modified except where minor typographical errors were made. There have been no alterations that affect meaning. Candidate answers are presented in …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Here's a look at how the candidates stacked up Tuesday night.
The primary election results for At-Large and School Committee Candidates are in. This is how candidates stacked up. These are official results from City Hall. We'll have a moment with some of the candidates as well as results by ward and precinct in the morning. Councilor-At-Large Race — Eight spots open for Nov. 8 Election. Councilor-At-Large Steven A. Pinto* 813 Kenneth A. Sawicki 173 Matthew J. Fraser 199 Teasie F. Riley Goggin 536 Darek Barcikowski 568 Matthew J. Richard 198 Arthur C. Sargent III* 777 Kevin R. Carr Jr. 643 Thomas H. Furey* 795 Joan B. Lovely* 1136 Not Moving on to General Election: Kenneth A. Sawicki, Matthew J. Richard School Committee Race — Six spots open for Nov. 8 Election School Committee Kenneth A. …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Some snapshots from Josh Turiel's kickoff celebration.
Ward 5 candidate Josh Turiel kicked off his campaign Tuesday at the Witches Brew. In attendance were family, friends, neighbors and former Ward 5 Councilor Matt Veno. Turiel is facing off against John Ronan in the City's Nov. 8 election. We're currently in touch with councilors and School Committee members who are facing off at the City's Sept. 20 primary. Be sure to submit your questions for the candidates by contacting Editor Aubry Bracco.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A rundown of those who met the Aug. 2 deadline to turn in signatures.
Here is a rundown on the City Council and School Committee elections now that we've hit the Aug. 2 deadline to turn in signatures. Note, some signatures were still being verified Wednesday morning. * Still being certified.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Council and School Committee hopefuls are seeking your support.
This year, August and September will be marked not only by summer's heat and thunderstorms, but also by the worn shoe leather of city council and school committee hopefuls. Those who mean it, who really want your vote, will be out there — meeting, greeting and cajoling us, the voters. There are a couple of candidates who seem determined to run a different type of campaign. One is using an already established, non-political network to solicit support through social media and other less proven methods. The proof will be in the pudding come Sept. 20 and the preliminary election. On the city council front, many of the incumbents and challengers have already held at least one fundraiser. Most opened their events to the public and welcomed the …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday is the last day to pull papers; Aug. 2 is the last day to submit signatures; from there, it's off to the races.
Have a question for a City Council or School Committee Candidate? Friday is the final day to pull papers for City Council and School Committee elections. Signatures must be submitted by Aug. 2. On Aug. 3, it's off to the races, and we're working to bring you your complete guide to City Council elections. In preparation for the races, we're working to provide you a guide with all the resources you need to learn everything you need to know about the candidates, from contact information and websites to Facebook and Twitter. We also need your help. Starting now, we're welcoming your questions for City Council and School Committee candidates. We'll be working to create a forum where we'll regularly present your questions and get the answers …
Monday, July 18, 2011
An update on who is in the running for City elections.
With 11 days left to file for a position on the City Council or School Committee, the races are heating up. Here's a look at where we stand on the City elections races. The deadline for taking out nomination papers is July 29. Preliminary elections are scheduled for Sept. 20, and residents will make a final decision on their Council representatives-of-choice on Nov. 8. Several candidates have already kicked off their campaigns for election and reelection. Ward Two Councilor Michael Sosnowski's photos from his reelection campaign party last month at the Salem Witch Museum accompany this article. Make Salem Patch your go-to place to keep up on everything elections.