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October 20, 2014
Dem Keating hopes to hold off Republican Chapman of Chatham

A rally-reception will be held for Congressman Bill Keating on Tuesday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Flying Bridge Restaurant, 220 Scranton Ave. in Falmouth. The fundraiser is hosted by Mary Pat Flynn, Megan English Braga, Thelma Goldstein, Steve Angelo, Bill Grant, Paul Houlihan and Bob Isadore.

Individual tickets are $35, $75 and $125 and include hors d'oeurves and cash bar. 

RSVP online at www.billkeating.org/falmouth.

October 20, 2014
Dem Keating hopes to hold off Republican Chapman of Chatham

A rally-reception will be held for Congressman Bill Keating on Tuesday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Flying Bridge Restaurant, 220 Scranton Ave. in Falmouth. The fundraiser is hosted by Mary Pat Flynn, Megan English Braga, Thelma Goldstein, Steve Angelo, Bill Grant, Paul Houlihan and Bob Isadore.

Individual tickets are $35, $75 and $125 and include hors d'oeurves and cash bar. 

RSVP online at www.billkeating.org/falmouth.

October 19, 2014
Nickerson: "Chaprales has the perfect blend of professional experience and local perspective"

Adam Chaprales, candidate for Second Barnstable District State Representative has garnered another nod from the court camp. Barnstable County Clerk of Courts Scott Nickerson announced his endorsement of Chaprales this week.

"Adam Chaprales has the perfect blend of professional experience and local perspective to make him a great State Representative, and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy," said Nickerson.

October 19, 2014
Nickerson: "Chaprales has the perfect blend of professional experience and local perspective"

Adam Chaprales, candidate for Second Barnstable District State Representative has garnered another nod from the court camp. Barnstable County Clerk of Courts Scott Nickerson announced his endorsement of Chaprales this week.

"Adam Chaprales has the perfect blend of professional experience and local perspective to make him a great State Representative, and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy," said Nickerson.

October 18, 2014
A little over 400 hours until the polls open - Tax revenues lagging, will casinos help? - "Alternatives to incarceration"? Romney trumps Clinton

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - Won't you please vote

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Elections continue to dominate, but Ebola concerns are creeping up

Whether you like to count down by weeks, days or hours, the window for a game-changing moment or an "October surprise" is rapidly closing for candidates across Massachusetts.

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October 18, 2014
New law allowing liquor stores to open earlier on Sunday, at 10 a.m., takes effect next week - Two more weeks of political ads

WEEK OF OCT. 19, 2014

October 18, 2014
New law allowing liquor stores to open earlier on Sunday, at 10 a.m., takes effect next week - Two more weeks of political ads

WEEK OF OCT. 19, 2014

October 17, 2014
Governor will make appearances in Sandwich and Yarmouth on Oct. 19

Cape Cod Democrats are preparing for a visit from Governor Deval Patrick on Sunday, October 19. The governor will be visiting campaign headquarters in Sandwich and Yarmouth.

October 17, 2014
Governor will make appearances in Sandwich and Yarmouth on Oct. 19

Cape Cod Democrats are preparing for a visit from Governor Deval Patrick on Sunday, October 19. The governor will be visiting campaign headquarters in Sandwich and Yarmouth.

October 15, 2014
1988: Chappaquiddick re-examined

1988: Chappaquiddick re-examined

On this day in 1988, Jo Thomas reviewed Leo Damore's coverage of the Chappaquiddick incident for the New York Times. Her review began:

Under Dike Bridge

October 15, 2014
Head to your town clerk's office to register for the Nov. 4 election

If you haven't registered to vote yet for next month's election, you must do so today. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 is the deadline for voter registration in Massachusetts.

If you do not register today, you will not be able to vote in the election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

To register, you must be a United State citizen, a resident of Massachusetts and 18-years-old on or before election day (November 4).

Register in person at the town clerk's office in your town:

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October 15, 2014
Head to your town clerk's office to register for the Nov. 4 election

If you haven't registered to vote yet for next month's election, you must do so today. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 is the deadline for voter registration in Massachusetts.

If you do not register today, you will not be able to vote in the election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

To register, you must be a United State citizen, a resident of Massachusetts and 18-years-old on or before election day (November 4).

Register in person at the town clerk's office in your town:

October 14, 2014
Had actor Gary Coleman hired those Cranberry PR folks, he'd been elected governor of California instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger

2003: Could Cranberries help elect Gary Coleman governor?

This week in 2003 the Christian Science Monitor was advising politicians to eat more cranberries if they wanted to win in November.

Below is the start of that cautionary tale:

Cranberries kick the can

The fall fruit no longer appears only as jellied sauce in a can. It now stars in soups, cereals, and maybe elections.

October 14, 2014
County commissioner and assembly candidates on the environment

The Voting Energy 2014 Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Brewster Meeting House, 1969 Main Street/Route 6A in Brewster.

October 14, 2014
County commissioner and assembly candidates on the environment

The Voting Energy 2014 Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the Brewster Meeting House, 1969 Main Street/Route 6A in Brewster.

October 12, 2014
Cape & Islands DA candidate Richard Barry to speak

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Station on Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis. 

Dennis selectman will be on hand to discuss the warrant for the Special Town Meeting set for Tuesday, October 28.  The warrant contains 15 articles for voters to consider.

October 12, 2014
Cape & Islands DA candidate Richard Barry to speak

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will hold their next meeting on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Station on Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis. 

Dennis selectman will be on hand to discuss the warrant for the Special Town Meeting set for Tuesday, October 28.  The warrant contains 15 articles for voters to consider.

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October 11, 2014
Baker momentum ends, Coakley leads by 5 points

25 days until the election

Has Charlie Baker's momentum ended?, Coakley leads by 5 points

For all of Gov. Deval Patrick's talk of governing for the next generation, the race to take his place in the Corner Office took a turn for the nostalgic.

Bill Clinton, Ebola, and Weld-era budgets

Consider these headline makers for the week: Bill Clinton, Ebola, and Weld-era budgets. The 1990s are back in vogue in Massachusetts politics. And somewhere in Westfield, Michael Knapik is smiling next to his wayback machine.

October 11, 2014
Baker momentum ends, Coakley leads by 5 points

25 days until the election

Has Charlie Baker's momentum ended?, Coakley leads by 5 points

For all of Gov. Deval Patrick's talk of governing for the next generation, the race to take his place in the Corner Office took a turn for the nostalgic.

Bill Clinton, Ebola, and Weld-era budgets

Consider these headline makers for the week: Bill Clinton, Ebola, and Weld-era budgets. The 1990s are back in vogue in Massachusetts politics. And somewhere in Westfield, Michael Knapik is smiling next to his wayback machine.

October 11, 2014
Grant for the Herring River Estuary restoration in Wellfleet and Truro, three other Cape Cod events - Clinton, Romney, headed this way

Cape Cod events this week:

TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

WELLFLEET, TRURO HABITAT RESTORATION: Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett and Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin will announce a grant to advance the Herring River Estuary Restoration in Wellfleet and Truro. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Chequessett Neck Road Dike, 1065 Chequessett Neck Road, Wellfleet).

October 11, 2014
Grant for the Herring River Estuary restoration in Wellfleet and Truro, three other Cape Cod events - Clinton, Romney, headed this way

Cape Cod events this week:

TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

WELLFLEET, TRURO HABITAT RESTORATION: Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett and Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin will announce a grant to advance the Herring River Estuary Restoration in Wellfleet and Truro. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Chequessett Neck Road Dike, 1065 Chequessett Neck Road, Wellfleet).

October 10, 2014
Republican Cakounes is a Barnstable County Commissioner candidate

A meet and greet will Barnstable County Commissioner candidate Leo Cakounes will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at Russ & Marie's Marconi Beach BBQ & Seafood Restaurant, 545 Route 6 in South Wellfleet. The event is hosted by Deborah McCutcheon, Russ & Marie Swart, Dennis O'Connell, Roger Putnam, Lilli-Ann Green and James & Patricia Rogers.

There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP to any of the hosts or voteleo@comcast.net or 508-364-1512.

October 10, 2014
Republican Cakounes is a Barnstable County Commissioner candidate

A meet and greet will Barnstable County Commissioner candidate Leo Cakounes will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m at Russ & Marie's Marconi Beach BBQ & Seafood Restaurant, 545 Route 6 in South Wellfleet. The event is hosted by Deborah McCutcheon, Russ & Marie Swart, Dennis O'Connell, Roger Putnam, Lilli-Ann Green and James & Patricia Rogers.

There will be hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP to any of the hosts or voteleo@comcast.net or 508-364-1512.

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October 8, 2014
P'town political event doubles up on Dems

A fundraising event for State Senator Dan Wolf and Mark Forest is set for Wednesday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Aqua Bar, 207 Commercial Street in Provincetown.

The incumbent Cape & Islands State Senator Wolf (D-Harwich) is running for re-election and Mark Forest (D-Yarmouth) is running for Barnstable County Commissioner.