Monday, June 3, 2013
Scott Brown imparted words of wisdom and encouragement during Marlborough High School's graduation Sunday.
Marlborough High School hosted its first guest graduation speaker in years Sunday when former U.S. Senator Scott Brown spoke to the class. Brown encouraged students to stick with their goals even in the wake of setbacks. Following his loss to Elizabeth Warren, Brown was attempting to figure out how to transition back into the private sector when he received a letter from Alex Pelletier with student signatures asking if he would speak at the graduation. "As a result of that letter in a time in my life, it gave me the strength to move forward and continue to drive on as I've done since the day I was born," said Brown. He encouraged all the students to pursue their goals and ignore the naysayers. "You will never, ever regret giving your all …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Marlborough voted for Scott Brown and owns more hybrid cars than the state average.
Monday, April 15
Marlborough is green and red. That’s what we found when we compared data from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to the vote in the 2012 U.S. Senate race. You can see the results in the map above: Large circles suggest towns with more hybrid ownership per capita, and the red/blue color suggests which way those towns voted last year. In Marlborough, 17.4 of every 1,000 vehicles is a hybrid, compared to the state average of 18. Patch’s research suggests the state has a good number of what might be called “green Republican” communities. More than 40 percent of the communities where Republican Scott Brown carried the vote have an above average numbers of hybrids. The data is a nice rebuttal to the national trends of hybrid/GOP …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students at the high school are embracing their first graduation speaker in over 10 years.
Students at Marlborough High School are enthusiastic about their first graduation speaker in over a decade after Scott Brown agreed to speak at commencement. "I ran through a list of people in my mind that would be all-around acceptable to the student body ... someone who has meaning to people and is widely accepted," said Senior Alex Pelletier. "Scott Brown came to mind as a respected person in the local community. A lot of people think he is a great person and I agree." Brown will speak at the school's commencement on June 2 after Pelletier contacted him with a list of students who had signed on asking him to speak. Having a speaker will add to the day, said Pelletier who independently decided to secure a speaker for the ceremony. "You …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Scott Brown is going to be the commencement speaker for Marlborough High School.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown will give the commencement address at the Marlborough High School commencement.
A student petition has successfully landed Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown to give the commencement address at Marlborough High School on June 2. “I am truly honored to have been chosen by the Marlborough High School Senior Class as their Commencement Speaker. I look forward to the opportunity to meet the students and their families to help them celebrate this special day,” said Senator Brown in a release from the mayor's office sent out Tuesday. Students in the Class of 2013, led by Senior Alex Pelletier, led the charge to secure Brown as the speaker. “Alex is an impressive young man and I was thrilled to support his and his fellow classmates efforts. Everyone remembers their high school graduation and I’m heartened to see the Class of …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.
Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall. It says he is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. The poll—which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor—showed he has bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name recognition than …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?
Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State. Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race. Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District. *** With Brown out of the running, what Republican …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown will leave office in January. What should he do next?
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, was defeated Tuesday by first time candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. Warren will take office as the state's junior senator in January. She'll replace Brown, who was elected in a special election in January 2010 when he defeated Democrat Martha Coakley. In his concession speech on Tuesday night, Brown told supporters that "defeat is only temporary." As soon as the race was called, analysts began suggesting Brown may run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 or would seek the state's other U.S. Senate seat if Sen. John Kerry is named Secretary of State under President Barack Obama in his second term. What should Brown do next? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat Elizabeth Warren beat incumbent candidate Scott Brown in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.
Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has beaten incumbent Republican candidate Scott Brown for a seat on the U.S. Senate, according to the Associated Press. Warren is won by a margin of eight percentage points, 54 percent to 46 percent, making her the first female senator elected in Massachusetts. An estatic Warren addressed a crowd of hundreds of excited supporters at the Copley Fairmont Plaza hotel in Boston on Tuesday night. "We did what everyone thought was impossible," she said. "We taught a scrappy, first-time candidate how to win." "You took on the powerful Wall Street banks and let them know that you want a Senator out there fighting for the middle class all of the time," she said. "And despite the odds, you elected the first …
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2012 Marlborough ELECTION RESULTS Obama-Biden Elizabeth Warren Niki Tsongas Share your photos and videos from Election Day by clicking the Upload Photos and Video button! Also, tell us what've seen at the polls in the comments below: How long did you wait to vote today? Which candidate has the most visible presence among signholders? Join the conversation in the comments. Scott Brown (R), Elizabeth Warren (D): U.S. Senate Scott Brown has represented Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate since a January 2010 special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the late Ted Kennedy. Brown defeated state Attorney General Martha Coakley with 1,168,107 votes, or 51.9 percent, to her 1,058,682 votes, or 47.1 percent. Niki Tsongas (D), …