Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Our Patches to the north providing live, in-depth Iowa caucus coverage.
Who better to tell us what's happening tonight with the GOP caucuses in Iowa? Why, Patch's Iowa sites, of course! Ames Patch, for one, will have reporters and editors in place at the caucuses, candidate parties and spin rooms, as well as provide precinct-by-precinct coverage as the results come in. Patch's Iowa regional editor, Todd Richisson, predicts Rick Santorum will take the lead tonight over Republican candidates Paul, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Roswell City Council Post 1 member Rich Dippolito has specific plans for helping Roswell's economy, transportation and redevelopment needs.
With a strong showing of support at the polls last week, Rich Dippolito found his place back up on the dias last night at the Roswell City Council meeting, newly re-elected to the Post 1 seat. "I would like to thank the voters of Roswell and so many wonderful volunteers for your support. This campaign was truly a team effort," he said, reserving a special thanks for his wife, Kelly, "who worked tirelessly and was an inspiration throughout the campaign." Dippolito said that over the next four years he's committed to strengthening the local economy, improving transportation and promoting redevelopment. "I will support efforts to implement the new Economic Development Plan and to create a branding and marketing strategy," he told Roswell …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Current Roswell City Council members Rich Dippolito, Becky Wynn and Betty Price will keep their seats on the council and Sunday alcohol sales were approved by voters on Tuesday.
Despite passionate campaigning by opponents, once all the votes were counted, current Roswell City Council members Rich Dippolito, Becky Wynn and Betty Price kept their seats on the dias and Sunday alcohol sales got the green light. The three council members overtook their opponents early by large margins when precincts began reporting Tuesday night. The Post 1 race ended with Dippolito receiving 6,259 votes to beat out Mike Nyden, who had 2,523 votes, and Thomas Shelton, with 813 votes. In Post 2 Becky Wynn ended the night with 5,651 votes, Salma Ahmed had 846, Adam Braund had 630, Lee Fleck had 971 and Michael Martin had 1,252. Finally, Post 3 council member Betty Price rounded out the incumbent staying power with 5,606 votes to Craig …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
We're live blogging the results from today's election. Feel free to add your own comments ask questions of candidates and other residents right here, on the blog, throughout the day and into the evening!
We caught up with a few people out and about, casting their ballots in Roswell.
We'll be live blogging the results for local elections in Roswell and other surrounding areas as they come in on Tuesday, Nov. 8 beginning at 7 p.m.
If you're interested in the results of local elections jump on Roswell Patch Tuesday night after the polls close for live coverage and a chance to interact with other residents and candidates. We'll be live blogging the results of the Roswell City Council races, as well as the outcome of local decisions on the education SPLOST and Sunday alcohol sales. Occasionally we'll even post what's going on in neighboring North Fulton cities, like Alpharetta and Johns Creek. So what can you expect to see on Roswell Patch throughout the evening? An interactive live feed with with updates on local races and referendums as the votes are counted. But we don't want to do all the talking, feel free to comment on the feed throughout the evening. Share how …
Monday, November 7, 2011
This sample ballot shows what voters can expect on each of the municipal ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Fulton County will handle the municipal elections for Roswell. Scroll to the bottom of the ballot to see the questions Roswell voters will be asked on city-
Find the sample ballot above on the Fulton County elections website. To find your polling place, visit the county's Pollfinder application, recently launched by Registration and Elections department.
Linda Steindorf explains why she's in favor of the education SPLOST, in response to Jake Lilley's early "Letter to the Editor" against it.
Monday, November 7, 2011
"SPLOST is a consumption tax, or a “pay as you go” tax, not unlike the Fair Tax. You don’t borrow over time (like a mortgage) and property taxes don’t hit the stratosphere like many parts of the Northeast. SPLOST is our most fiscally responsible choice. Let’s think about saving money. Though this is a big system with big numbers, consider a $1 million home mortgage loan at 5 percent interest for 20 years. Over the life of the loan, total interest paid would be $583,893.77. That additional interest is well more than half the cost of the home. If you don’t borrow, you don’t pay the lenders all of that interest and you come out way ahead. Fulton County Schools need $912 million dollars in the next five years for new schools, technology …
Roswell City Council candidates Betty Price and Craig Voth share some final thoughts before voters make a decision at the polls tomorrow.
Whether you plan to be right in the thick of all the political action tomorrow, or you're still not sure which candidate you support, there are a few more hours left to decide. To help, Roswell Patch asked all 10 Roswell City Council candidates to share a brief "closing statement" with voters. We also asked if they planned to host a campaign celebration. Here's what they had to say: Betty Price - Campaign Celebration: Open to the public; Rice, 7:30 p.m. "Election day is upon us and the yard signs will soon be removed from the landscape! I humbly ask for your vote to continue as your advocate on the city council. We all want a thriving city, highlighted by an enhanced historic district, great neighborhoods, a fabulous river and parks …
Roswell City Council candidates Lee Fleck, Michael Martin and Becky Wynn share some final thoughts before voters make a decision at the polls tomorrow.
UPDATED: 8:49 a.m. Whether you plan to be right in the thick of all the political action tomorrow, or you're still not sure which candidate you support, there are a few more hours left to decide. To help, Roswell Patch asked all 10 Roswell City Council candidates to share a brief "closing statement" with voters. We also asked if they planned to host a campaign celebration. Here's what they had to say: Salma Ahmed - Campaign Celebration: Open to the public; INC Authentico, 7:30 p.m. "The current seated council knew four years ago that the economic blight the country faced were also what Roswell must face, but have no plan in place, as of today, to address and deal with the current property revenue losses. The choices available to us for …