Friday, December 21, 2012
A ground-breaking ceremony took place Thursday, Dec. 20.
State and local officials gathered Thursday for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the planned new South Acton commuter rail station along the Fitchburg line, at 15 Maple St. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, Transportation Secretery Richard Davey, State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, State Rep. Jen Benson plus local officials were among those in attendance. "We break ground not just on a new commuter rail station, which benefits Acton and the surrounding community," Murray said. "We know that when we make these investments they benefit and rejuvinate the entire Fitchburg commuter rail line." Scott noted partnerships and the best interests of the public were kept in mind. "This is the first time to honestly be able to…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge attended The Discovery Museums’ 30th Anniversary Gala on November 10, and presented citations in recognition of the Museums 30th anniversary on behalf of the governor’s office and the State Senate to CEO Neil Gordon and Board Cha
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Dean Cavaretta called Jamie Eldridge at about 10 p.m. to congratulate him on his re-election to the Middlesex Worcester seat.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The incumbent and challenger took part in a live debate Wednesday night hosted by Patch.com and Acton TV.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Watch the livestreamed Patch and ActonTV debate between state senate candidates Jamie Eldridge and Dean Cavaretta.
** Updated: 8:37 p.m. - we're replaying the debate now. You'll have to wait through nine minutes of pre-show sound checks... then it'll be back on. --- Middlesex & Worcester District Democratic state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Republican challenger Dean Cavaretta will be debating live on Patch at 7:30 tonight. Click on the box above to watch the debate live. You can also watch the debate on any ActonTV channel (Comcast Channels 8, 9 and 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 and 45). The state senate seat up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election serves the Middlesex & Worcester District, including Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Devens, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, precinct 3 in Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, precincts 2, 3, and …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Watch Wednesday's debate live on your local Patch site.
Want to see Democratic state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Republican challenger Dean Cavaretta debate live? Don't feel like leaving the comfort of your couch? Patch to the rescue! Patch will be livestreaming the Eldridge-Cavaretta debate sponsored by Acton Patch and ActonTV on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. How can you watch? Visit the following Patches: Acton, Sudbury, Marlborough, Northborough or Westborough that night and click on the livestream debate post. Of course, you can always watch the debate live on any ActonTV channel (Comcast Channels 8, 9 and 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 and 45). The state senate seat up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election serves the Middlesex & Worcester District, including Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Devens, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Acton Patch and ActonTV are co-sponsoring an Oct. 17 debate.
The state senate debate you've been waiting for is less than a week away. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and challenger Dean Cavaretta will answer your questions in a live, 7:30 p.m. debate at the ActonTV studios, moderated by Acton Town Moderator Don MacKenzie. Where can you see the debate? Watch it on Acton Patch — we'll be livestreaming the debate — or on any ActonTV channel (Comcast Channels 8, 9 and 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 and 45). How can you participate? Leave a question for the candidates in the comments section and it may make it on air. The state senate seat up for grabs in the Nov. 6 election serves the Middlesex & Worcester District, including Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Devens, Harvard, Hudson, …
Monday, October 1, 2012
We want you, the voter, to ask the tough questions of the state senate candidates. Submit your questions now to Patch and ActonTV for the live debate on Oct. 17.
Patch & ActonTV are seeking questions from readers and viewers to be used during the “live” televised debate between incumbent Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge and challenger Dean Cavaretta scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the ActonTV studio. Questions will be randomly selected by debate moderator Don MacKenzie, and will be asked directly of the candidates. No questions will be given to the candidates in advance so their answers will not be scripted. Both candidates are currently campaigning for the state senate seat in the Middlesex & Worcester District which serves Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Devens, Harvard, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Marlborough, precinct 3 in Northborough, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
What do you want to ask these state senate candidates? Submit your questions for the Oct. 17 debate in the comments section below.
Incumbent state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and his Republican challenger in the November election, Dean Cavaretta of Stow, will square off in an October debate hosted by Patch and ActonTV. The live debate will be held in ActonTV studios on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed/live-blogged on Acton Patch, Sudbury Patch, Marlborough Patch, Westborough Patch, and Northborough Patch, as well as broadcast live on ActonTV, Comcast Channels 8, 9, & 99 and Verizon Channels 40, 41 & 45. Other towns in the district also will be broadcasting the debate at a later date. But right now, Patch and ActonTV want to know: what questions do you have for Eldridge and Cavaretta? What are the issues that matter to the Middlesex & …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The State Senate candidate responds to a Massachusetts Democratic Party press release that pounced on a live chat claim that Bill Clinton endorsed Cavaretta — a Republican.
State Senate challenger Dean Cavaretta (R-Stow) shot back at the Massachusetts Democratic Party on Wednesday after the Worcester/Middlesex District hopeful wrapped up a live chat with Patch.com readers. During the chat, a reader named "Alan" wrote: "So far, you've only listed endorsements from Republicans. Is this account (Dems4Dean) just you retweeting yourself, because I haven't met any Dems who support you." Cavaretta responded by writing: "I'll give one: Bill Clinton ..." Shortly after the chat, Massachusetts Democratic Party spokesman Kevin Franck released a statement asking Cavaretta to supply more details of the ex-president's support. "What is it with Massachusetts Republicans this year?" asked Franck. "Maybe Dean Cavaretta was in …