New England News

Elections
6:10 am
Wed October 10, 2012

MA Senate Candidates Gear Up for 3rd Debate

AP

 Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren are set to square off for their third debate in Massachusetts' U.S. Senate race.

The debate takes place at Springfield Symphony Hall at 7 p.m. It's the only debate in the western part of the state.

The face-off comes a day after Brown received the endorsement of former Republican New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and Warren met with construction workers at a Boston work site.

As the candidates gear up, outside groups are, too, hoping to affect the outcome of the high-profile race.

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Elections
6:52 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Brown, Warren Spar in 2nd Debate for US Sen. Seat

AP

Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren jousted on everything from immigration reform and Afghanistan to jobs and the Supreme Court during their second televised debate.

Brown began Monday's match-up by demanding Warren release her personnel records at Harvard University, even as he conceded she is "a qualified academic."

Warren pressed Brown for more information on the clients he represented as a private attorney and said if elected to the Senate, Brown would help fellow Republicans block President Barack Obama's agenda.

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Elections
7:33 am
Wed September 19, 2012

GOP Members Distance Themselves From Romeny's Comments

MA Senator Scott Brown-(R)

In New England, a Republican Senator and Senate candidate are distance themselves from remarks made by GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney about how 47 percent of Americans depend on government and believe they are victims and entitled to benefits.

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown said that's not the way he views the world. He also said too many people are being forced to seek assistance for lack of jobs. Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren said Romney's comments showed a "separate category of contempt" for half the people in Massachusetts and half the people in America.

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North Country News
6:15 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

AARP Holding Voter Meetings on Social Security and Medicare

AARP

The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.

The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. AARP Senior Vice President for Campaigns John Hishta.

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North Country News
12:09 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Alliance Reviews Long Term Scenario For Adirondack Park

A study has found that a broad range of interests agree on what type of development strategy is best for the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance heard the results during its annual meeting this week.

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Elections
5:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Demonstrators Call On Romney To Disclose More About His Wealth

Members of the liberal leaning political action committee MoveOn dot org  are trying to keep the focus on  Mitt Romney’s business record.  As WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports there was a demonstration scheduled Friday outside Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston.

   Move On members  called on  Romney to release more than just the one year of income tax returns he’s previously disclosed.  Pat Fiero, a Move On organizer in western Massachusetts said the financial disclosures are about integrity and principles.

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Elections
5:49 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Massachusetts Secretary of State Announces Three Controversial Ballot Questions

Sign outside a polling place in Albany, New York.
..::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas::..

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin recently announced three initiatives that would be included on the upcoming November ballot. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Galvin on Wednesday announced that voters will be the ones to decide on three controversial ballot questions this November.

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