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.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Michael Denice, 26, is conducting his first run for public office in his race for an open seat on the Board of Selectmen.
Michael Denice, 26, works under contract for Aer Lingus and is an FAA licensed pilot. He is conducting his first race for public office and is seeking a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Well known in Milford for a tragedy that involved his brother, the late Matthew Denice, Michael Denice said he thinks Milford needs a fresh perspective from a new candidate. Denice, a graduate of Milford High School, will graduate from Utah Valley University with a bachelor's degree in aviation science, once his flight hours are documented. He is running against incumbent Dino DeBartolomeis, who is seeking re-election to an 11th term. The election is April 2. Editor's Note: What follows is an edited transcript of an interview with Denice in which …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Michael Denice, 26, a candidate for Milford Selectmen, spoke to reporters on Thursday about his candidacy.
Editor's Note: Michael Denice, a candidate for Milford Selectman, hosted local reporters at his home on Thursday to discuss his background and position on issues. What follows is a short excerpt from the interview. Next week, Milford Patch will publish separate stories focusing on both Denice and Dino DeBartolomeis, the incumbent selectman who is seeking re-election. Denice is hosting a "meet and greet" at his house, 22 Debbie Ln., from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday for anyone who wants to ask him a question or share a concern. Michael Denice may be best known in Milford for a tragedy involving his late brother, Matthew Denice, who was killed last summer after he was struck on his motorcycle by an alleged drunken driver. The death galvanized …
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.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Today is Groundhog Day, when Punxsutawney Phil and a host of imitators will decide whether we face another six weeks of winter, or an early spring.
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. UPDATED: It's six more weeks of winter, according to the prognosticating groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. On Thursday morning, in central Pennsylvania, a groundhog will come out of his "burrow" on Gobbler's Knob. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, we have six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, an early spring will happen. Phil almost always sees his shadow, if only because the lights from all the television cameras are focused on him. This item will be updated once we know his prediction, but if you are up at 6 a.m., you can watch the breaking news as it happens. …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Michael Denice, the older brother of the late Matthew Denice, whose death helped galvanize local opposition to illegal immigration, has announced his intention to run for Milford Selectman. He would face longtime incumbent Dino DeBartolomeis.
Michael Denice announced his intention to run for a three-year term on the Milford Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, setting in motion a potential challenge to longtime member Dino DeBartolomeis. DeBartolomeis, the longest-serving member on the three-member board of selectmen, is seeking re-election. Signatures for his candidacy were validated Monday. Denice, a resident of 22 Debbie Ln., obtained his nomination papers Tuesday at Milford Town Hall, Town Clerk Amy Hennessy Neves said in an email. In a press release distributed late Tuesday afternoon, Denice said he was excited at the opportunity to run for the open seat. The town election is April 2. Denice is the older brother of the late Matthew Denice, a 23-year-old who was killed Aug. 20…