Author Archives: Marianne Bezaire

Run for North Reading government in 2019

Well, it’s paper pulling time! That’s right – as of Tuesday, January 22, the Town Clerk is providing nomination papers to anyone who would like to run for local office this year. This year’s town election, to be held on Tuesday, May 7, is likely to be a time of significant transition for North Reading.

Several long-term fixtures of local government have announced they will not be seeking re-election, leaving the races open for fresh faces of any age or experience. Each of these distinguished public servants have encouraged their fellow townspeople to run for office and for the chance to serve and guide this town.

Multiple positions are available on four different boards, in addition to the Town Moderator position. This year there are 8 elected positions open, so there are many opportunities available to participate in our Town Government, summarized below. For each of the official requirements, a link is provided to the relevant governmental website. Continue reading

Vote Tuesday for the State Primary Election

Want a say in who appears on your midterm election ballot this November? Make your voice heard tomorrow, Tuesday September 4, by voting in the State Primary Election! There are separate ballots for each major party affiliation (Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican). You are eligible to fill out a ballot for the party you are registered with (or the party of your choice, if not affiliated with one of the above three parties). The winners of this primary election will be included on the November 6 Midterm Election ballot.

NRVotes’ Voter Guide for the 2018 State Primary Election is available and there is also information on the Town Clerk’s website. Remember, the 2018 State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at St. Theresa’s church between 7 am and 8 pm. Early voting is not available for this election, so if you have not already participated by absentee ballot, you will need to show up in person tomorrow to vote. If you were registered to vote by August 15, you may vote in this election.

Town Election: May 8, 2018

senior-center-and-flagThe Voter Guide for the 2018 Town Election is now available. The 2018 Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at St. Theresa’s church between 7 am and 8 pm. Early voting is not available for the town election, so if you are unable to get to the polls between 7 am and 8 pm on May 8, please request an absentee ballot. Be sure you are registered to vote by April 18 to participate in this election. Continue reading

Run for North Reading government in 2018

Want to get involved with local government but not sure how? There are both appointed and elected positions. Today’s post covers running for elected office in 2018 at the local level in North Reading. Our Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

For each of the official requirements, a link is provided to the relevant governmental website. This year there are 8 elected positions open, so there are many opportunities available to participate in our Town Government. Continue reading

2017 Annual Town Meeting is tonight

Please join other residents of North Reading tonight at the High School (Performing Arts Center) at 7 pm to vote on several issues of importance to our town! The full warrant information is available here. Paper warrants are also available at the meeting.

Curious about what goes on at a Town Meeting? Find out how our Town Meetings work and then look through the warrant for the specific articles we will consider tonight. Included on the warrant are articles related to maintaining our budget, preparing our town for further development and growth, appropriating funds for the restroom project at Arthur J. Kenney field (the football field for the High School), operation of drones within the Town, and removal of snow and ice from non-residential sidewalks.

If you were registered to vote as of May 16, you may vote in this Town Meeting.

 

See you there!

2017 Town Election Results

Congratulations to our newest members of Town Government, Andrew Schultz (Selectman) and Scott Buckley (School Committee)! Our Town also voted to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments within its borders.

Although turnout was only 15.1%, we had a modest improvement of 25% over the turnout last year (12.1%). More remarkable was the decisiveness of the voters at the polls. Continue reading