Thursday, May 2, 2013
Today is Thursday, May 2. Here are five things you need to know.
1.) Nomination papers for the selectman vacancy, which will be filled at the Special Town Election on Tuesday, June 25, will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office until 5 p.m. Friday, May 3. 2.) A Stoneham man injured at the Boston Marathon recently discussed the bombing and his recovery. 3.) The Stoneham High boys’ lacrosse team will be at Burlington at 5 p.m. today. 4.) Check out the Stoneham Patch Facebook page! 5.) Today should be cloudy with a high near 70, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Check out our chart with complete voting results of all the town races.
The winners of the three contested races were announced Tuesday night in the Town Hall Hearing Room. In the board of selectmen race, incumbent Robert Sweeney was reelected while fellow incumbent and board chairperson Paul Rotondi narrowly lost to Tom Boussy for the second seat. Anthony Kennedy finished in fourth place. In the town clerk race, Assistant Town Clerk Maria Sagarino won easily over the other four candidates. In the race for three constable posts, incumbents Robert Nardone and Robert Moreira won reelection, and newcomer David Luciano won the third available post. Meanwhile, voters narrowly approved the debt exclusion for the estimated $40 million Stoneham Middle School project. Here are the complete voting results: [Editor's …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for March 19.
1. Ask away! Stoneham Patch is looking for you, our readers, to submit your questions and we'll try to ask as many as we can of the Board of Selectmen and Constable candidates Monday night at 7 p.m. during the Candidates Night at Stoneham TV. 2. Newsletters anyone? Stoneham Patch offers four free newsletters our readers can sign up for, including daily, weekly and breaking news ones, as well as one for Patch Deals. 3. Like cats? Teardrop, this week's "Lots of Love Cat Rescue's Pet of the Week," needs a caring place to call home. 4. Stake your claim: Do you own or manage a business in Stoneham? If so, claim your Stoneham Patch directory listing so you can make adjustments and take advantage of additional features offered. 5. A look ahead: …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Post your questions below and we'll ask as many as we can during the Candidates Night on Monday, March 19.
Want to know more about the candidates in the Stoneham Board of Selectmen and Constable races? Do you want to know about their backgrounds, platforms and positions on certain issues? Post your questions below in the comments section and we'll ask as many of them as we can during the Candidates Night at Stoneham TV on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. (Note: You'll need to create a free Stoneham Patch user account before you can post a comment.) Here are the candidates for both contested races: Board of Selectmen (Two seats, three-year terms): Constable (Three seats, three-year terms): [Editor's note: The (i) indicates incumbents.]
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen no longer supports the Northern Intermediate High Water Redundancy Project, Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner informed Reading Selectmen on Tuesday.
Town Manager Peter Hechenbleikner informed the town at Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting that Selectmen in Stoneham no longer support the Northern Intermediate High (NIH) Water Redundancy Project, which was designed to ensure reliable water service to the communities of Reading, Stoneham, Woburn, Wakefield, Winchester and Wilmington. Stoneham’s opposition threatens to push back the date when the project will come online and begin benefitting the communities it is intended to. The project includes the installation of 2,200 feet of 36-inch water pipeline along the southbound side of Route 28, including under Route 128. The limits of work are South Street in Reading through the North Street intersection in Stoneham. The portion of the …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen recently accepted some holiday donations and agreed to back an autism awareness campaign in town.
Holiday Donations The Board of Selectmen accepted three holiday donations from local organizations. The first came from Dan Towse of the Whip Hill Trust. Towse first informed the Board about the success last weekend at the Christmas at Whip Hill celebrations, then donated $10,950 on behalf of the trust to the Board. Next, the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce, led by Cathy Doucet, donated $1,300 to the Board, saying “this is a token of appreciation of our support for the Selectmen.” Doucet went on to explain that each year, the Chamber selects a superstar from the town that stands out in having gone above and beyond in their civic duties. This year, the Chamber will recognize the Fire, Police and DPW for all they have done. Official awards and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Check the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 29.
1. Informational meeting on Ravine Road: The town of Stoneham and city of Melrose will hold a joint informational meeting for residents at 7 p.m. tonight in Stoneham Town Hall’s Banquet Hall regarding the implementation – for a trial period – of one-way traffic on Ravine Road, from the Fellsway East to Woodland Road (with a “Do Not Enter” sign for Ravine Road at its intersection with Woodland Road). Ravine Road, which is split between Stoneham and Melrose, has been a contentious issue between the towns for a few years now. Stoneham Selectmen have pushed to make Ravine Road a one-way in the past because they said rush-hour commuters use the road as a cut-through and often travel well above the posted 25-mph speed limit – making it unsafe …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Organic landscaper Chip Osborne has agreed to consult the town for free.
It appears the town will give treating its fields organically another try. After recently voting to switch to non-organic treatments for budgetary reasons, the Board of Selectmen changed its tune Tuesday after hearing from Chip Osborne, an organic landscaper and natural turf consultant from Marblehead who has agreed to advise the town for free. Osborne supported the town’s past efforts to go organic and said he could save the town money by cutting out unnecessary treatments and by connecting the town directly with organic suppliers. The board unanimously directed Osborne to deliberate with the town’s youth coaches in the coming months and return in January with an organic-treatment plan for the town’s fields. “It seems like a no brainer,” …
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 16.
1. Selectmen revisit treatment of town fields: After recently voting to use non-organic materials to treat the town’s fields, the Board of Selectmen changed its tune last night. After hearing from a professional turf consultant, who is offering his expertise to the town free of charge, and also youth coaches in town, the board directed the consultant to meet with the coaches in the coming months to see if they can come up with a cost-effective – and just plain effective – way to treat the town’s fields organically in the spring. The Selectmen – and the consultant – noted that the non-organic materials that the town had planned to use were not pesticides. However, the consultant said that the treatments could have led to the need for …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for Nov. 15.
1. Board of Selectmen: The Board of Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. According to the agenda, the board will revisit its recent decision to begin using non-organic materials to treat town fields. The board is expected to discuss the issue with the Stoneham Youth Coalition. 2. School Committee: The School Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school’s Room 125. By looking at the agenda, it appears the majority of the meeting will be held in executive session, which is not open to the public. 3. Bridge Club and Senior Chorus and Tambourine Band: The Senior Center is hosting two get-togethers this morning – Bridge Club at 8:45 a.m. and the Senior Chorus and Tambourine Band at 9:30 a.m. For more information, check out this …