Monday, March 4, 2013
The recent appointment of a new town administrator for Milford raised questions about why a selectman who voted was able to vote for a relative.
Last week, Milford Selectman Dino DeBartolomeis participated in a vote to appoint attorney Richard Villani as the town's new administrator. Villani happens to be his second-cousin. How was DeBartolomeis allowed to participate in discussion and vote on his appointment? The state's Conflict of Interest law prevents elected municipal officials from participating in a matter in which they, or their immediate family, or business, have a financial interest. But those family members are clearly defined in the law: parents, children, siblings, spouse, and spouse's parents, children, and siblings. Elected town officials also are required to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Elected officials "may not act in a manner that would cause a…
Monday, April 9, 2012
The most recent race for Milford selectman was the closest since 2005, when William Buckley was elected over Cynthia Kearns.
Dino DeBartolomeis was returned to public office last week in an election that many voters suspected was the closest in recent years. It was the tightest margin in seven years, according to election results provided by the Milford Town Clerk's office. DeBartolomeis was elected to an 11th term on the Board of Selectmen with 58 percent of the vote, or 1,682 of the votes cast. Michael Denice collected 1,211. In 2005, Selectman Bill Buckley was elected with 56 percent of the vote, defeating Cynthia Kearns. And in 2004, Brian Murray was elected with an even tighter margin: 53 percent of the votes cast, in a contest over William Kingkade Jr. That year saw the highest turnout of the past decade: 4,319 people cast ballots. In the past 10 years, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Dino DeBartolomeis won re-election to an 11th term as Milford selectman.
Dino DeBartolomeis has won re-election to an 11th term on the Milford Board of Selectmen, capturing about 58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. With all precincts counted, including absentee ballots, DeBartolomeis captured 1,682 votes to Michael Denice's 1,211. DeBartolomeis carried each of the town's eight precincts. [Editor's Note: see attached PDF for all results.] The election drew 2,954 of Milford's registered voters, nearly 18 percent of the electorate. This was a higher turnout than last year, in which fewer races were contested. Last year, only 12.5 percent of registered voters participated, drawn to a selectman's race that resulted in Bill Buckley being re-elected with 71 percent of the vote. This year's race …
Milford voters elected 14 people to public office on Monday, including several newcomers, and 209 people as Town Meeting members.
Editors Note: Milford Town Clerk Amy Hennessy Neves released the unofficial results for the Milford town election late Monday. For Selectman: Dino DeBartolomeis, 1,682; Michael Denice, 1,211; Write-in, 7. For Tax Collector: Paula Fortin, 2,162; Write-in, 19. For Board of Assessors: Samuel Bonasoro, 1,912; Write-in, 23. For Board of Health: Kenneth Evans, 2,017; Write-in, 19. For Sewer Commissioner: Rudolph Lioce III, 1,963; Write-in, 16. For School Committee: Scott Harrison, 1,482; Donald Quattrochio Jr., 1,435; Michael Walsh, 1,710; Manuel Carneiro (write-in), 742; Write-in, 17. For Park Commissioner: Joseph Arcudi, 1,730; Write-in, 17. For Board of Library Trustees: Lisa Bacchiocchi, 1,805; Tiago DaSilva, 1,015; Richard Person, 1,126; …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The signs are starting to pop up around Milford, telling us we're entering political season.
A race for Milford selectman, and a race for the Republican nomination for President, are showing up on people's lawns. Colorful, graphically punchy signs are starting to appear in spots meant to capture drivers' eyes. Michael Denice and Dino DeBartolomeis, both candidates for a three-year seat on the Milford Board of Selectmen, are placing signs. And on Dilla Street, a supporter of Ron Paul has been spreading the word for months that he's the right choice for Republican nominee for president.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dino DeBartolomeis, 59, is seeking an 11th term on the Milford Board of Selectmen.
Dino DeBartolomeis has been a Milford selectman for 30 years, and is seeking an 11th term on the three-member board. The regional director of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, DeBartolomeis grew up in Milford. Prior to serving on the Board of Selectmen, he was on the town's School Committee for five years. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from College of the Holy Cross and holds three advanced degrees: a master's degree in public administration from Framingham State University (then college); and a master of business administration and a master of counseling psychology and guidance from Anna Maria College. DeBartolomeis is running against political newcomer Michael Denice on a platform of experience, leadership and a …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Planning on running in the 2012 Boston Marathon? Milford Patch would like to hear from you.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Sentencing is expected to continue Friday at U.S. District Court in Worcester for Glen Dias, a former Waters Corp. manager who pleaded guilty to stealing lab equipment from his employer and refurbishing it for resale, for private gain. 2. Michael Denice, candidate for Milford Selectmen, will host a "meet and greet" event at his home on Saturday, which is open to the public. Anyone who wants to share concerns with him, or better understand why he is running, is welcome to attend. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 22 Debbie Lane. RSVP for planning purposes is …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Milford has a contested race for the Board of Selectmen. Michael Denice, 26, is running for the seat, as is incumbent Dino DeBartolomeis. What questions do you want answered?
Two candidates have qualified to run for Board of Selectmen on April 2. Incumbent Dino DeBartolomeis, the incumbent and senior member on the three-person board, is seeking another term. Michael Denice, 26, is running for public office for the first time. Milford Patch plans to interview both candidates in the coming weeks as part of our election coverage. The question for readers is simple: what do you want them to answer? What issue do you want to know their stance on? Pose a question and post it in the comments section, if you want to share your question publicly, or email it to editor Mary.MacDonald@patch.com if you don't want to disclose your question.