Posts tagged ‘Picard’

November 6th, 2013

Tynan Captures Tax Collector; Dunn Cruises in Sweeping Victory

by Christopher O'Brien
Mayor Thomas G. Dunn hugs a supporter

Mayor Thomas G. Dunn hugs a supporter after winning re-election Tuesday night.

By Chris O’Brien

Despite a last minute appeal for change by Democratic nominee Michael Gugliotti, voters overwhelmingly returned Thomas G. Dunn to the Mayor’s office with 78% of the vote. Gugliotti received about 16% of the vote and Petitioning Candidate Steven Olmstead received 6% in his second bid for Mayor.

Hayley Conroy leans in to help her mother Cheryl vote at Tyrrell School

Hayley Conroy leans in to help her mother Cheryl vote at Tyrrell School

However, all eyes were on the Tax Collector’s race where where current Municipal Agent Darlene Tynan defeated Cheryl McQueen Brundage by about 350 votes. All vote tallies did not include absentee ballots. The final count will be available Wednesday morning.

There was standing room only at the VFW as family, friends, and well-wishers packed the hall.

“They sent out the report cards. Before I got all F’s,” giving reference to a piece of campaign literature received by many voters. “But tonight I received all V’s (for victory)!” said a beaming Tynan of her win.

(Correction: We originally reported the wrong candidate had won a seat to the Town Council from District 3. Joe DelBouno won that seat. We regret the error but thank a reader for the correction.)

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August 21st, 2013

Christmas Tree Falls to Age

by Christopher O'Brien

By Roger Picard

Roger Picard

Roger Picard

    At 10 am Wednesday morning, the Christmas Tree on the Wolcott Town Green fell to the hands of the chain saw.
    The 70 year old blue spruce served the town well over the years. As our town Christmas tree it provided shade to many wedding ceremonie and stood at attention during the many Veterans day ceremonies. Through the years, it brought smiles to the faces of young and old with it’s Christmas lights and withstood many winter storms and hurricanes.
    Unfortunately, the most recent winter storms took their toll on our old tree and disfigured it beyond repair. A new tree is planned to replace it in the coming weeks. Public Works Arborist Mark Bove came up with fine idea that will allow our old tree to live on. A local lumber miller will transform the remaining 22 foot trunk into a bench that will be placed upon the green in the near future. The bench will be marked to inform it’s users what they are sitting on and how this magnificent tree will continue to serve the citizens of Wolcott.
June 6th, 2012

Council Approves Tax Hike; Increased Expenditures

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien
The Town Council approved an 11.4% tax increase on Tuesday night. The mill rate rose from 22.68 to 25.27 and tax bills will be mailed to taxpayers in early July. Declining overall property values, a recent revaluation and a 2.74% increase in Education expenditures all contributed to the tax hike. “We didn’t take this lightly,” Council Chairman Dave Valletta told the audience just before the vote was taken.

Six separate votes were taken for separate components

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