WILMINGTON, MA — What if I told you you could become a Wilmington School Committee member without having to spend three months campaigning and hundreds (thousands?) of dollars?The Wilmington Board of Selectmen and Wilmington School Committee will hold a joint meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 to fill the School Committee seat recently vacated by Peggy Kane. The meeting will take place within the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled for that evening.Per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 41, Section 11, the remaining six School Committee members and the five Selectmen are responsible in appointing a resident to fill Kane’s unexpired term, which is up in April 2019. The “winning” candidate would need a simple majority — affirmative votes from at least six of the eleven officials — to secure the appointment.Residents wishing to serve on the School Committee must send a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office (directed to Kevin A. Caira, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887) by Friday, July 27, 2018 at 4:30pm.The Town Manager’s Office will distribute the letters to each member of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee, giving them a couple of weeks to have conversations with candidates prior to the August 13 meeting.The joint meeting was originally eyed for July 9 — the Board of Selectmen’s next regularly scheduled meeting — but multiple School Committee members would be unable to attend.Selectmen unanimously backed the process, which was outlined by Town Manager Jeff Hull after consulting with Selectmen Chair Kevin Caira and School Committee Chair Julie Broussard.Wilmington Apple has confirmed that Jesse Fennelly, the runner-up in April’s School Committee election, intends on being a candidate for the appointment.Wilmington Apple has also heard that a former School Committee member may be interested in returning to the board.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedUPDATE: ZERO Letters Of Interest Received For Vacant School Committee Seat So Far; Deadline Is July 27In “Education”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”BREAKING NEWS: Peggy Kane Resigns From Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Breaking News”
Disaster management and relief minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Monday said the holidays of the officials of his ministry have been cancelled to ensure smooth relief distribution in the flood-hit areas during Eid-ul-Azha.”The decision has been taken so that relief could be distributed properly among the flood victims,” he said at a relief distribution programme at Jajira upazila in Shariatpur district, a handout said.Maya said adequate relief materials have been sent to the flood affected areas to lessen the sufferings of the victims and if necessary, more food grains will be sent there.He said seeds, fertilisers and pesticides will be distributed among the farmers of the flood-hit areas free of cost, and damaged infrastructures in erosion-prone areas will be repaired.Shawkat Ali, MP, BM Mozammel Haque, MP, Nanana Akter, MP and disaster management and relief secretary Shah Kamal, among others, were present.
Al Ortiz/Houston Public MediaThis file photo shows a Harris County election clerk works at a polling location in Spring, TX. The litigation over the Texas voter ID law has concluded.The final chapter in the litigation over the Texas voter ID law has concluded this week.As reported by the Austin American-Statesman, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, of Corpus Christi, formally dismissed the lawsuit challenging the Texas voter ID law on Monday.The decision will allow the state to enforce a weakened version of the 2011 law.In response to a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Gonzalez Ramos issued a two-sentence order that dismissed the case.Back in April, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld the law. Because of that, lawyers for the minority voters, Democratic politicians and civil rights groups that initiated the litigation considered Paxton’s request for a dismissal was unnecessary.Paxton said in a statement the judge’s sentence is a “major legal victory” and added that safeguarding the integrity of elections in Texas is “a primary function of state government and is essential to preserving our democratic process.” Share