Republican Senate Candidate Campaigns in Watertown With Former Patriots

Tuesday night former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan spoke at an
event for State Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman), who is running against Senator Elizabeth Warren.Diehl’s campaign sent out the following press release:

“I strongly believe that we need a Senator who will put Massachusetts first and stop all the partisan bickering. Unfortunately, Senator Warren has been more concerned about building a national profile and scoring political points than getting things done for the Commonwealth,” Diehl told the large crowd. “Voters are upset that the incumbent seems more focused on attacking every initiative than trying to find
solutions. I will make the Commonwealth the priority, not party politics.”

“Geoff is one of the good ones. We need him to replace Warren in Washington.

Republican Senate Candidate Stopping in Watertown with Former Pats’ QB

U.S. Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl, the Republican State Rep. from Whitman who is challenging Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018, will be appearing in Watertown along with a former New England Patriots star. The Diehl for Senate campaign released the following announcement about the event:

Representative Geoff Diehl, candidate for United States Senate, will hold a special event with New England Football Hall of Famer Steve Grogan. What: Geoff Diehl, candidate for U.S. Senate, special event

Special Guest: New England Football Hall of Famer and former New
England Patriots Quarterback Steve Grogan

When: Tuesday, December 12th

Where: Miller’s Ale House, 617 Arsenal Street, Watertown

Time: 5:30 pm VIP Reception, 6:30 pm General Reception

For more information about the campaign go to

Watertown Library’s Democracy Talks Focusing on Future of Voting Rights

The Watertown Free Public Library’s Democracy Talks will host a talk on “The Future of Voting Rights: 2018 and Beyond,” the library announced
During the event, the sixth in the Library’s ongoing series, Professor Rachael Cobb of Suffolk University will talk about what’s at stake in the 2018, according to the event announcement. Cobb is an associate professor and chair of the Government Department at Suffolk. She studies elections, election administration, the electoral politics, civic engagement and political participation. She established the University Pollworkers Project, a non-partisan program designed to recruit college students to serve as poll workers in partnership with the City of Boston’s Election Department. The event will be on  Thursday, Dec.

LETTER: Candidate for Library Trustee Reflects on the Campaign


My thanks and deep appreciation go out to those many members of the Watertown community who so generously supported my campaign for Library Trustee. Congratulations to newly-elected Trustees Leanne Hammonds and Daniel Pritchard, whose constructive, informative campaigns also underlined the values and strengths of our superb library. I feel certain they will serve all of us well. David R. Breakstone
Pearl Street

Town Council Winners Reflect on the Election, Look Ahead

The dust has settled after the Watertown Town Election, and the Town Council will have two new members, and two returning for another term. The victors reflected on the election and looked forward at their upcoming term. Anthony Donato took the most votes on his first run for Town Council. He fared well across town. “I was fortunate to have a lot of support spread throughout town and for that I am grateful,” Donato said.

See the Library Trustees Precinct by Precinct, and Voter Turnout by Precinct

Leanne Hammonds won the race for Library Trustees by more than 500 votes, and got a lot of help from two precincts. See how each of the four candidates fared in each precinct. With 2,536 votes, Hammonds won all 12 precincts in Watertown and got more than 300 votes in precinct 7 and 8 and won the precincts by 90 and 46 votes respectively. Second place finisher Michael Hanlon narrowly beat Daniel Pritchard, who won the third and final spot. Hanlon did better than Pritchard in eight precincts (1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12) while Pritchard was ahead in four, precincts 3, 4, 5, and 8.

See How the Watertown Candidates Did in Precinct by Precinct Results

Anthony Donato won the race for Watertown Town Councilor At-Large by nearly 400 votes, but he did not win every precinct in Tuesday’s Watertown Town Election. See how the candidates for Council and School Committee fared in the precinct-by-precinct results. In the race for the four Town Councilor At-Large seats, Donato got the most votes in seven of 12 precincts – 1, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 – while second place Caroline Bays won three precincts – 2, 4, 9. Third place candidate and incumbent Tony Palomba won Precincts 3 and 5. Donato’s best showings were on the west side of town – precincts 10-12 – where he won each by at least 85 votes, and precinct 10 by 134 votes.

Two New Faces Elected to Watertown Town Council, Lead the Vote Totals

Voters elected two newcomers and two incumbents in the race for Watertown Town Councilor At-Large on Tuesday. 

First-time candidates Anthony Donato and Caroline Bays got the most votes, followed by incumbents Tony Palomba and Michael Dattoli in the six-way race for the four Councilor At-Large spots. Donato received 3,053 votes, or 23.32 percent of the vote. With 2,657 votes (20.30 percent), Bays got the second most votes, just 13 votes ahead of Palomba, who had 2,644 votes (20.20 percent). Dattoli received 2,337 and finished fourth. He got 17.85 percent of the vote.