Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Heather Connolly, who won a 1-year seat to replace Rick Finlay on the School Committee, will run for re-election for a full 3-year seat.
Heather Connolly, who won a 1-year seat to replace Rick Finlay on the School Committee in April, told Framingham Patch she will run for re-election, for a full 3-year seat. Connolly has not pulled papers yet from the Town Clerk's office. Adam Blumer told Framingham Patch last week he will not seek re-election. There are two 3-year seats available on the Framingham School Committee in 2013. The town's election is in April. Connolly said she will submit a formal announcement to Patch after she pulls papers.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Incumbent School Committee members Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri as well as School Committee candidates Heather Connolly and Don Taggart presented why they should be elected on April 3 at a forum hosted by the Framingham Town-Wide PTO.
Rebuilding the schools, inequitity within the elementary and middle schools, busing, school choice and the tax rate were among the topics discussed by the two candidates seeking to become Framingham's newest School Committee member, at a forum hosted by the Framingham Town-Wide PTO Monday night. Incumbent School Committee members Beverly Hugo and Andy Limeri, as well as School Committee candidates Heather Connolly and Don Taggart presented why they should be elected on April 3, at the forum at Framingham High. Hugo and Limeri are running unopposed for two, three-year seats on the Framingham School Committee. Connolly and Taggart are seeking a one-year seat made available, when Rick Finlay resigned in December 2011. The School Committee …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Connolly: "One of my goals on School Committee would be to create more balance and make sure we achieve our mission to provide the same level of education to all our children/students in Framingham."
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Editor's Note: There are two candidates running for the 1-year vacancy on the Framingham School Committee due to the resignation of Rick Finlay in December. The town's election in on Tuesday, April 3. Each candidate was allowed to submit a formal announcment as per the Framingham Patch election policy. I am running for a 1-year seat on the School Committee of the Framingham Public Schools. Because of my professional experience in educational institutions, my passion for excellence in education and to contribute back to the Framingham community, I would like a seat on the School Committee. I have good ideas, am willing to make hard decisions and want to and can contribute in a meaningful way to improving our Framingham Public Schools. A …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Heather Connolly will file paperwork with the Framingham Town Clerk on Monday to withdraw from the 3-year School Committee Race; she will run for the 1-year seat vacated by Rick Finlay.
"On Monday, I will be withdrawing my nomination papers for the 3-year seat," Connolly told Framingham Patch Friday night. "I've decided to run for the 1-year seat," she said. The 1-year School Committee seat became open in December when Rick Finlay resigned. "I have the utmost respect for Beverly (Hugo) and Andy (Limeri). They are prepared and know their information. I may not always agree with their decisions, but I know we are all trying to achieve the same thing - the best education for every and all students in Framingham," said Connolly. Hugo and Limeri will now be running unopposed for the two 3-year seats on the School Committee. The town election is April 3. Connolly, however, will be involved in a race for School Committee. …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
State law prohibits a candidate from appearing on the ballot, for multiple openings, on the same board.
School Committee candidate Heather Connolly, who turned in nomination papers to run for both a 3-year and 1-year seat on the Framingham School Committee, will not be allowed to appear on the ballot for both races. Massachusetts General Law Ch. 54, 41 prohibits an individual from appearing on the ballot for multiple openings on the same board, explained Assistant Town Clerk Lisa Ferguson. Connolly could appear on the ballot running for a seat, for example, on the Keefe Tech School Committee and the Framingham School Committee or she could appear on the ballot to run for both Selectman and Framingham School Committee, but is prohibited by state law to appear on the ballot for both the 1-year and the 3-year seat on the Framingham School …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Selectman Ginger Esty selected Heather Connolly to replace her selection of Rick Finlay, who recently resigned from the School Committee and Town Manager Search Committee, due to a new job.
Heather Connolly has joined the Framingham Town Manager Search Committee for round two. Connolly will replace Rick Finlay, who recently resigned from the search committee and School Committee. Selectman Ginger Esty asked to replace her selection of Finlay with Connolly at this week's marathon Selectmen's meeting. No formal vote was taken, as no vote was needed for Esty to replace one of her two appointments. Each selectmen was allowed to appoint two individuals to the screening committee. Connolly ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Framingham School Committee. She finished third behind incumbent Mike Bower and David Miles, but only by 100 votes to Miles. She has already taken out and returned papers with the Town Clerk's office to run …