Tuesday, April 2, 2013
All Stoneham incumbents won their re-election bids in Tuesday's election, although not without some close races.
UPDATE Wednesday, 10:55 a.m.: Stoneham Town Clerk Maria Sagarino said the final official numbers changed "very slightly" from Tuesday night's unofficial results. The new results are attached as a PDF in the box to the right and the article has been updated. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The Community Preservation Act (CPA) isn't coming to Stoneham, and the incumbents are back in office. On Tuesday, the majority of residents who made their way to the polls voted 'no' on the CPA, which would've allowed the town to place a 1 percent surcharge on property taxes, with those funds and any matching funds from the state going to a fund specifically designated for open space, parks, recreational uses and conservation. Unofficial tallies had 51.8 percent voting…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Paul Rotondi lays out an argument against the Community Preservation Act.
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Tuesday, March 26
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Stoneham Independent reports that a divided Board of Selectmen opposed the CPA with a symbolic vote.
The Stoneham Board of Selectmen last week took a symbolic 3-2 vote against the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which will go voters during Stoneham's town election on April 2, the Stoneham Independent reports. The CPA would allow Stoneham to put a 1 to 3 percent surcharge on residential and commercial properties' values, money that would be set aside to fund historical preservation, recreation and parks, public housing, and conservation projects in town, the Independent reports. In a Stoneham Patch blog post, Selectmen Paul Rotondi offered three reasons to vote 'no' on the CPA: saying it is "nothing more than a tax override;" that it establishes a nine-member non-elected board that would not have to answer to other elected or appointed …
Resident says it will "move Stoneham forward."
Monday, March 11, 2013
Find out when you have to register to vote in the upcoming elections—with one deadline this week.
Stoneham has several elections coming up including the annual town election in April, Town Meeting in May and the U.S. Senate primary. And one deadline to register to vote is this week. You can see a sample Town Election ballot attached to this article, provided by Town Clerk Maria Sagarino, showing the various candidates for office. Don't forget to turn the ballot over in the booth, where you'll find the one question on this year's ballot—the Community Preservation Act (CPA). Stonehamites have written on Patch both in favor of the CPA and in opposition to the CPA. Here are the dates of the elections and the deadlines to register to vote: Register to vote at the Town Clerk's office at Town Hall or print a mail-in voter registration form: …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Rachel Meredith-Warren discussed the Community Preservation Act, which is up for a vote in April.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Selectman Paul Rotondi shares his opinion on the CPA.
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Monday, March 4
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Stoneham Independent reports that Selectman John DePinto has argued against the town ratifying the CPA, citing a previous promise not to raise taxes.
The Stoneham Independent reports that Selectman John DePinto has lobbied his peers on the Board of Selectmen to vote against the Community Preservation Act. DePinto argued, according to The Independent, that ratifying the CPA—which would allow Stoneham to put a 1 to 3 percent surcharge on residential and commercial properties' values—would go against a promise made by Stoneham officials two years ago not to raise taxes for five years. The CPA will go before voters during Stoneham's town election on April 2. Read the full report on The Stoneham Independent. PREVIOUSLY ON STONEHAM PATCH:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Stoneham Historical Society is expected to have an informational session to discuss the Community Preservation Act. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at 36 William St.
The barn sale is one of the five things to know for Thursday, Oct. 11.
Here is a look at five things to know for Thursday, Oct. 11: 1. Last chance: The Stoneham Senior Center Barn Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Several types of items will be up for sale, including vintage jewelry, games, music, books and small furniture, to name a few things. All proceeds benefit the senior center. 2. Open Forum: Want to learn more about the Community Preservation Act? Then you'll want to attend an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Stoneham Historical Society, 36 Willian St. 3. Love knitting? The Baa Baa Black Sheep Knitting Guild meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Senior Center. For more information, visit our events listing. 4. Newletters abound: Stoneham Patch offers newsletters to our readers, including …