Category Archives: Elections

Houston Wins Third Term, Linnard and Newberg New School Committee Members

Weston Town Election voting closed at 6 pm tonight, and after all ballots were counted, Chris Houston squeaked out a third term mandate from Weston voters. The margin was close at 644 to 581 (84 blanks) with the incumbent ultimately prevailing over challenger Keith Johnson. Voter turnout was lower than last year, in spite of pandemic restrictions being lightened and/or

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The Owl and the Candidates: Getting to Know the School Committee Candidates

More than 125 people attended the League of Women Voter’s Candidates Night zoom last night, which was an impressive showing. Controversy was at an all-time low, and kindness and collaboration seemed to be the theme of the night. The Owl would like to expand the Board of Health, for one, to elect all three candidates. Alas… And now, for the

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The Owl and the Candidates: Getting to Know the Select Board Candidates

The Owl has asked candidates for Weston’s contested races to answer a few questions of the less-political type. Both candidates for Select Board answered the call (the hoot?) and their responses (unedited) are below. The Owl reminds all readers that these are volunteer positions for the town of Weston, require an amazing amount of time and untold stress, and that

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Candidate Video Statements available from Weston Media Center

Weston Media Center posted yesterday videotaped candidate statements for contested roles in the May 8 town election. This is the second year Weston Media has done candidate videos. Most candidates took advantage of the chance to introduce themselves to residents, and why they were running for the first time, or for re-election. You can watch these candidate statements here. Please

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The Plot Thickens – Nominations for Town Election Ballot Due This Week

This week is the last week that residents can take out nomination papers for elected office in the Town of Weston. Nomination papers ensure that names are printed on the ballot. While candidates can run for office after the nomination paper due date of March 20, 2021, it is not too subjective to say that things get harder for write-in

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Are You Ready to Rumble? Town Election and Nominations for Town Offices

At their meeting last night, the Select Board called for the Weston Annual Town Election to be held on May 8th and Annual Town Meeting to be held outdoors on May 15th. This just summarized an hour-long discussion of best dates given New England’s exciting weather and Weston’s strict adherance to no-family-left-in-Weston for Memorial Day weekend. Recently, the Town petitioned

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