Town Census Forms Due February 10

Completed census forms should be returned no later than Feb. 10.
KINGSTON – The 2014 town census forms have been mailed to all households. Replies provide proof of residency and information for voting, jury and school enrollment lists. Those who fail to return census forms may have their names removed from the active voting list. – See more at:


Kingston, area town clerks discuss local impact of pending voting reform legislation

So-called voting reform legislation will affect the way Massachusetts votes. How will these reforms impact our towns? Local officials most affected – our town clerks – will have to execute the voting reforms. Here’s what clerks from around the area have to say about the potential changes.

Town Clerk Mary Lou Murzyn, center, works with former Assistant Town Clerk and Webmaster Shelley Loring, at left, and former Administrative Assistant Stacey Elmes to provide assistance to residents. Wicked Local photo/Kathryn Gallerani

But first, some background. Massachusetts will follow the lead of 32 other states and change its voting laws to allow an expanded voting period, likely beginning 10 business days (including weekend hours) before a general or primary election. Senate and House voting reform bills have gone to conference committee for a compromise bill that can pass both chambers and move on to the governor for approval. The intent is to generate more participation in the voting process, recognizing that in this extra-busy time it can be difficult for some residents to vote on Election Day.

Helping Dog Owners Struggling with Expenses is Kingston Woman’s Pet Project

Marlo Manning

About five years ago, Marlo Manning of Kingston created a nonprofit called Fairy Dog Parents. She hopes to have helped 1,000 dogs by the time the organization reaches its five-year anniversary in June.

KINGSTON — Marlo Manning, 41, of Kingston has always been a dog lover. The more time she spent at shelters and veterinary offices with her dog, Ladybug, the more she saw families struggling to pay for their pets. In the spring of 2009 she pledged to volunteer for an organization that provided dog owners with financial help that could keep their pets out of shelters. She found that no such organization existed locally.
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 : Dirty work by Pembroke woman’s company leads to good deeds.

9th Annual Chili Cook-off at Independence Mall Kingston, MA

The 9th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held at the mall.

The 9th Annual Chili Cook-off  will be held on Saturday March 22nd at the Independence Mall in Kingston.

Want to enter a chili? Follow the links below for the registration form.

Click here for a non-profit/individual registration form

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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Planned in Plymouth

Sunday, February 2, 2014

PLYMOUTH, Mass. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Plymouth,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses Tuesday, February 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, Plymouth Harbor.

  More than 40 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America’s biggest employers to dozens of small companies from the region. – Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Laconia NH, Sanford ME.

Residents question decision to post turbine study on town website

Residents question decision to post turbine study on town website - News - Wicked Local Kingston - Kingston, MA

 KINGSTON – A study commissioned by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center indicates that despite claims to the contrary it cannot be demonstrated statistically that wind turbines affect nearby home prices.


Critics say the findings of this new study are misleading. Some residents are angry that the study has been posted to the town’s website.

Residents question decision to post turbine study on town website – News – Wicked Local Kingston – Kingston, MA.

Seashore board to discuss economic impacts of nuke plant emergency |

Seashore board to discuss economic impacts of nuke plant emergency |

The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission will discuss on Monday a new report on the economic effects on Cape Cod of a public safety emergency at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth.

An adhoc subcommittee of the Advisory Commission has initiated creation of the report, which was researched and written by a University of Massachusetts Amherst student pursuing a doctorate in economics, according to Advisory Commission member Maureen Burgess, who represents Truro.

Seashore board to discuss economic impacts of nuke plant emergency |

Legendary WCVB news anchor Chet Curtis dead

Legendary news anchor Chet Curtis dead | WCVB Home – WCVB Home

A native of Amsterdam, N.Y., he began his television career in Washington and Manhattan, but it was in Boston where the name “Chet” became synonymous with news.

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Kingston’s election slates starting to develop

 Kingston’s election slates starting to develop

     With Town Clerk Mary Lou Murzyn not seeking re-election, Kingston will
    have its first new town clerk in about 25 years.
      Paul Gallager has already returned his nomination papers to replace
    Murzyn as town clerk. Other candidates for office have taken out nomination
    papers but not returned them.

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