Middleboro Democratic Town Committee to host annual cookout

MIDDLEBORO — On Friday, August 10t the Middleboro Democratic Town Committee will host their annual Democratic Cookout. The event will take place from 6pm-10pm at the Middleboro Elks. The party is a mix of community, great food and politics for anyone in our neighborhood.

In addition to some fantastic food, you will have an opportunity to meet local, county and statewide candidates running for office in our region. You will have the chance to ask questions and learn more about the individuals running for office in our area. The featured speaker for the evening will be Congressman Bill Keating.

Tickets are available for $20 per person, $30 for a family or any registered Democrat 65 or older is welcome free of charge.  You can purchase tickets at the event or contact Rich Young (the Democratic Chair) at rjy@comcast.net or via phone at 508-944-5933.

 

Lakeville BOS seeks volunteers for Cable TV Advisory Committee

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Board of Selectmen is looking for residents to fill 3 vacancies on the Cable TV Advisory Committee and 2 vacancies on the Open Space Committee. The Cable TV Advisory Committee helps negotiate cable complaints and renewals of contracts with Verizon and Comcast. The Open Space Committee oversees and updates the Open Space and Recreation Plan, in addition to, further the preservation of Lakeville’s open space and recreational land. This committee meets once a month.   

Letters of interest should be submitted by email to tcraig-mcgee@lakevillema.org or can be mailed or dropped off at the Selectmen’s Office at 346 Bedford Street. 

 

Volunteer needed to fill Planning Board vacancy in Middleborough

MIDDLEBORO — The Planning Board is looking for a Middleborough resident to fill a vacancy to be created on the Board effective July 11, 2018.

This vacancy will be filled through a joint appointment of the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board. The successful candidate will serve on the Planning Board until the April 2019 election. Applicants should apply formally by letter to Ms. Leeann Bradley, Town Planner, Bank Building, 20 Center Street, Middleborough, MA 02346, no later than August 10, 2018.

This is an opportunity for an interested person to help shape the future of Middleborough.

 

Artists asked to submit 'artistic concepts' for downtown mural project

MIDDLEBORO — The Town of Middleborough’s Downtown Improvement Committee formally invites all local artists to submit their artistic concepts for a mural that will be placed on the wall of the Town Annex Building in Kramer Park on Center Street in downtown Middleborough.

The Committee is looking for artistic concepts that reflect Middleborough’s history and/or picturesque qualities.

The deadline for applications is Friday, August 10 at 5:00 pm. Complete details of the project and an application form can be found on Middleborough’s Town website at: www.middleborough.com. Follow the link for Kramer Park Mural Projects-Call for Artists.

Representative Orrall to Hold Office Hours in Lakeville and Middleboro

State Representative Keiko Orrall will host office hours to give constituents an opportunity to meet with her or a staff member and discuss current events and issues.  

Office hours will be held at the Lakeville COA at 1 Dear Crossing on Monday, August 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 am and at the Middleborough COA Leonard E. Simmons Senior Center on Monday, August 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Evening Office Hours will be held on Thursday, August 16 at the Lakeville Library from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Rep Orrall's office may also be contacted at 617-722-2090 or Keiko.Orrall@mahouse.gov to schedule individual appointments.

 

Absentee voting ballots for state primary available in Middleboro

MIDDLEBORO — Absentee ballots are now available at the Middleborough Town Clerk’s office located on the 1st floor of the Annex Building, 20 Centre Street for the upcoming State Primary to be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Any voter who will be absent from the Town of Middleborough and unable to cast their vote in person on September 4, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 A.M. through 8:00 P.M., or who is unable to appear in person to cast their vote due to a physical disability, may vote by absentee ballot.

To vote by absentee ballot you may either come into the Middleborough Town Clerk’s Office between the hours of 8:45 A.M.-5:00 P.M. on Monday through Friday and vote over-the-counter, or you may apply for an absentee ballot by application or written communication evidencing desire to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.  A direct relative of a person qualified to vote absentee may also file a form to request a ballot for a family member.  

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Middleborough Town Clerk’s office at (508) 946-2415 or aferreira@middleborough.com.

Absentee voting ballots for state primary available in Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — Town Clerk, Lillian M. Drane, would like to announce that the absentee ballots for the upcoming State Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 have arrived in her office.

If you are not going to be in town between the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., you may wish to vote in absentia.  There are two ways in which you can do this.  You may go to her office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Tuesday through Thursday, Mondays 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Fridays 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and vote over-the-counter or you may request, in writing, that a ballot be mailed to you. Direct relatives may also file a form to request a ballot for a family member.

Absentee Voting applies to, a registered voter who is absent from the voter’s city or town during normal polling hours; a registered voter with a physical disability; religious belief; a non-registered voter who is absent from the state; an active member of the armed forces or merchant marines, their spouses or dependent; or person confined in a correctional or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.

Absentee voting over the counter will end on Friday, August 31st at 5:00 P.M.  Please call the Town Clerk’s office at (508) 946-8800 if you have any questions.

 

Registration deadline for State Primaries is Aug. 15 for Middleboro voters

MIDDLEBORO — The Massachusetts State Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  The polls will be open from 7 am until 8 pm.  All voters must be registered to vote by Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to participate in the State Primary.

Voter registration in Middleborough has never been easier than it is today.

You may visit the Town Clerk's Office in Middleborough located in the Annex Building on 20 Centre Street on the 1st floor and complete a voter registration form in person.

Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Middleborough Town Clerk's Office, Council on Aging, Public Library, Gas & Electric Department, Town Hall and High School. Mail-in voter registration forms may also be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE.

In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social service agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services. You may also register using the Online Voter Registration System at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. To submit an online application, you must have a valid driver's license, learner's permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). You must also have a signature on file with the RMV.  If you do not have an RMV ID, you may still use the online system to create an application, PRINT and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to your local election official.  The online system will allow you to: apply to register to vote in Massachusetts, change your name or address for voter registration purposes, enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party.

Registration deadline for State Primaries is Aug. 15 for Lakeville voters

LAKEVILLE — Lakeville Town Clerk Lillian M. Drane would like to announce that voter registration in Lakeville has never been easier.

All residents of Lakeville (18 years of age and over) who are not already registered voters must be registered to vote by Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm is the final date and time to be registered for the upcoming State Primary Election which will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

You may visit the Town Clerk’s Office in Lakeville located at 346 Bedford Street and complete a voter registration form in person.

Mail-in voter registration forms are available at the Lakeville Town Clerk’s Office, Post Office and the Public Library.  Mail-in voter registration forms may also be obtained by calling the State Elections Division at (800) 462-VOTE.  In addition, the state registries of motor vehicles, social services agencies and military recruitment offices provide voter registration services.

You may also register using the NEW Online Voter Registration System at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com.  To submit an online application, you must have a valid driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RVM).  You must also have a signature on file with the RMV.  If you do not have an RMV ID, you may still use the online system to create an application.  PRINT and sign the completed form, and then mail or bring it to your local election official.  The online system will allow you to: apply to register to vote in Massachusetts, change your name or address for voter registration purposes, enroll in a political party, change your party enrollment, or unenroll from a party.

Voters are required to return the Census form annually to retain their “Active” status on the voter list.  If you are a registered voter and do not respond to the census, the Board of Registrars is required by law to move you to the “INACTIVE VOTER LIST”. You will still be eligible to vote in Lakeville, but only after completing an “Affirmation of Current & Continuous Residence” form and showing evidence (i.e. driver’s license or other acceptable documentation) when you go to the polls.

The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.