Thursday, January 24, 2013
All dog owners must license dogs six months or older by March 31.
The Stoneham Town Clerk's Office is currently licensing dogs for 2013. The fee is $10 for spayed/neutered dogs and $20 for unaltered dogs. Proof of rabies vaccination is required unless it's on file in the Town Clerk's Office. All dog owners must license dogs age six months or older each year by March 31 under Massachusetts General Law and the bylaws of the Town of Stoneham. Those licensed after March 31 will incur a $10 late fee. Any questions can be directed to the Town Clerk's Office at (781) 279-2650.
Monday, October 8, 2012
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election is Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Heads up, Stonehmites: The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 State Election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. Citizens not registered to vote in Stoneham and who will be 18 years or older on or before Nov. 6, can register by mail or in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. Office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, according to the town's website. Office hours will be extended until 8 p.m. for voter registration on Oct. 17. Voter registration forms are available at the Town Clerk's Office. They are also available at the Post Office and Stoneham Public Library, and need to be postmarked no later than Oct. 17. Applications for absentee ballots may be …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Stoneham residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have until Wednesday, Oct. 17 to register. Here's how, with links to mail-in voter registration forms and how to request an absentee ballot.
Stoneham residents who want to vote in the 2012 presidential election and other federal and state races have five weeks left until the Massachusetts voter registration deadline. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct 17. Typically the Stoneham Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall, 35 Central St., Stoneham, MA 02180 is open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on the voter registration deadline day for in-person registrations. Residents can also download a mail-in voter registration form on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's website. Once that form is filled out and signed, it must be mailed to the Stoneham Town Clerk's Office (listed above) and postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 17 for you to be eligible to vote. Massachusetts also allows voters to vote…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
As of 1 p.m., nearly 1,100 voters had cast their ballots during the State Primary Election Thursday in Stoneham, according to Town Clerk Maria Sagarino.
Nearly 1,100 voters have cast their ballots midway through the State Primary Election Thursday, according to Stoneham Town Clerk Maria Sagarino. As of 1 p.m., 1,087 voters of the town's eligible 14,785 registered voters had cast their ballots (about 7.4 percent) at the Town Hall Auditorium, which serves as Stoneham's polling place, according to Sagarino. One hundred sixty-six voters voted between noon and 1 p.m., according to the town clerk. "I would say it's been better than I thought it would be," Sagarino said shortly after 1 p.m. "I'm actually happy with 1,000 people so far because I didn't think we'd have that many by this time of day. Earlier in the day, the town was on track for 16-17 percent voter turnout, according to Sagarino. …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Charles Rotondi, father of Mike Rotondi, pens a letter asking Stonehamites to elect his son to the position on April 3.
[Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Stoneham native Charles Rotondi.] Many of you already know me since I have been an avid Town Meeting attendee for over 50 years, but for the last several years I have been absent enjoying my retirement with my wife in Florida. Of course I am supporting my son Michael Rotondi for Town Clerk, but it is for both future and historical reasons that I do so. Mike's plan for expanding the role of the Clerk's Office to help acquire grants and add additional revenue is a fantastic idea that is timely and needed. Mike's can-do attitude is not persuaded by the naysayers and it’s this new energy and technological skill set, which is exactly what we need to encourage. I have seen …
Stoneham resident Mike Rotondi asks voters to elect him to the Stoneham Town Clerk position at the town election on April 3.
[Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Stoneham resident Mike Rotondi.] My name is Mike Rotondi and I am alerting all independent forward-thinking voters about a unique chance on Tuesday, April 3, to support me and my plan to implement new programs and ideas that will transform the Town Clerk’s Office and capture much-needed additional revenue. My candidacy focuses on a plan with results where you, the voters, can wisely support a new action plan that is both innovative and forward-thinking. I am extra motivated and blessed since my wife and I are happily expecting our first child. The future success of the town could not be more important and I believe this office can contribute in bold new ways. I will …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Post your questions below and we'll ask as many as we can during the Candidates Night on Thursday, March 22.
Want to know more about the candidates in the Stoneham Town Clerk race? 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 Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. (Note: You'll need to create a free Stoneham Patch user account before you can post a comment.) Here is a look at the candidates: Town Clerk (One position for remaining year of John Hanright’s term):
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The longtime Stonehamite is asking for voters to elect him on April 3.
[Editor's note: The following information derives from a press statement issued by Kevin McLaughlin's campaign office.] Kevin McLaughlin leaped into his candidacy for Stoneham Town Clerk at a kick-off event on Feb. 29. Kevin has lived in Stoneham his entire life and is very enthusiastic in getting an opportunity to expand his current involvement in serving our community he has lived in all of his life. During his kick-off event, Kevin spoke about his qualifications and platform for Town Clerk. The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for preserving the legislative history of the town, maintaining its public records, providing licensing services, and conducting fair, accurate and impartial elections. The Town Clerk is the true public servant…
John J. Hanright, son of longtime Town Clerk John Hanright who passed away in July 2011, calls on voters to elect Assistant Town Clerk Maria Sagarino to his father's former post.
[Editor's note: The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by John J. Hanright.] To The People Of Stoneham, I am writing to you in support of Maria Sagarino for Town Clerk. While there are many candidates running for the final year of my father John Hanright’s term as Town Clerk on April 3, no other candidate has the experience or tenure of working with my dad. There have been many candidates exploiting my father’s name to support their own campaign, along with untruths of working with him. While this is disheartening, the fact is Maria Sagarino is the only candidate that has worked alongside John Hanright the last 10 years. To truly continue what the townspeople support and voted when they re-elected my father two years ago, …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Assistant Town Clerk recently announced her decision to run for the Town Clerk post previously held by longtime clerk John Hanright, who passed away in July 2011.
[Editor's note: The following information is from a press statement submitted by Assistant Town Clerk Maria Sagarino.] Assistant Town Clerk Maria Sagarino recently announced that she will seek election to the vacant position of Town Clerk. Since the unexpected passing in July of Town Clerk John Hanright, Sagarino has led the office and performed all the functions of Town Clerk. “Since his sudden passing last summer, I have spent a great deal of time focusing on the job that John loved so much. Having served as his assistant for several years, I’ve thought long and hard about how I can best continue to serve Stoneham, and running for Town Clerk is the best way I know to continue the great work John did for so many years,” Sagarino said in …