Election Info From The City Of Gloucester Website (I didn’t know online Voter Registration was an option)

Editors note: I had no idea you could register to vote online.  That may get more people involved so here’s the information and link-



Absentee voting is now open at the clerk’s office during normal business hours. Voting will close on Monday September 28th at 12 NOON.

Election Dates for 2015

Preliminary Election: September 29, 2015
Municipal Election:    November 3, 2015
September 29, 2015 Specimen Ballot
The last day to register to vote, or make changes to your voter status for the November 4, 2015 election is Wednesday October 14, 2015.  The City Clerk’s office will remain open until 8pm on that day for voter registration, enrollment and address changes only.  NEW: You may also register on line see below for more details.
If any resident is interested in being a poll worker we welcome you to come into the City Clerk’s office and apply.  Polls are open from 7am to 8pm on election days. POLL WORKER TRAINING IS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 @ 10:30am AT CITY HALL, KYROUZ AUDITORIUM.  Anyone interested may attend.
Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Information
Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older may register to vote in his/her city or town of residence. To register in Gloucester, you may come to the city clerk’s office during regular business hours or click the link below to download a mail in registration form. We are located at: 9 Dale Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930. Note: A picture ID may be requested at the time of registration.
See below for instructions on the Secretary of State’s office new online voter registration:
As of June 23,

Online Voter Registration Now Available

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin is pleased to announce that online voter registration is available in the Commonwealth through the portal launched by his office. This important advancement will make registration easier and more convenient as well as cut costs relating to the printing of voter registration forms.

Massachusetts citizens can apply online by visiting Secretary Galvin’s website at www.sec.state.ma.us and clicking the “Massachusetts Register to Vote Online” button to access the online application system. Any Massachusetts citizen who has a valid identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles will be able to use the online system to apply to register to vote, update their address or change their party enrollment.

Massachusetts citizens who do not have identification issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles can still complete an application online which they can print, sign and mail or hand-deliver to their local election official. (click the highlighted web address for fast link to the elections page)

Non-Registered Voter Information
A non-registered voter has up to 20 days prior to any election day to register to vote. If the voter fails to comply then his/her name will not be posted on the registered voters list and he/she will not be able to cast his/her vote in that election.

Paul McGeary 2015 Gloucester MA Mayoral Election Video

To View Other Candidate submissions- https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/

An Offer To All #GloucesterMA Election Candidates:

As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for. The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received. If more than one video is submitted to me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM. There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/ where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate. Comments on www.goodmorninggloucester.com for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.



My husband Tom’s latest Kevin Lone thriller, Roses for the Reaper, is available on Amazon!

Roses for the Reaper cover 9-7-15

When the world’s most powerful criminal organization plots to take over the global energy market, only agent Kevin Lone stands in their way. His international pursuit of the Skull Group and their deadly agents leads to a final showdown on a missile-laden submarine. Far beneath the waves of the Pacific Ocean, the fate of Kevin Lone and his implacable foe Regis Bank will be decided while the clock ticks. This genre-bending thriller combines multiple narratives to create tension and excitement from the first page to the last.


The  schooner HIGHLANDER SEA launched in 1924 in Essex has had an interesting and varied history. For the past several years she has remained covered in her berth at Gloucester Marine Railways. Recently the covers have been removed and we can get a better look at this 121 foot vessel which has had several major refits in recent years.

highlander sea





Nicole writes, “It’s a boy!!! A big gorgeous, peaceful 9lb 6oz of awesomeness BOY! No name yet.”

Congratulations Duckworth’s for another addition to your beautiful family. We’re thinking of you!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s guest: Ron Schrank 7-10pm 9.23.2015


This week…
Chicken Cacciatori over
Linguini or Rice – $12.95!

Wednesday, September 23rd – 7pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

ron schrank

Once again, Ron Schrank does his (very cool) thing at the
Rhumb. Thanks to Allen Estes for holding things together
these past two weeks while I was away. So happy to be
back! 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Next week…
Charlee Bianchini

J.B. Amero

Jon Butcher

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Don’t miss Registration for Gloucester 2015 Household Hazardous Waste Day

Each Fall the City hosts a Household Hazardous Waste Day for residents.  This year it will be held Saturday September 26, rain or shine.  Residents are asked to schedule an appointment to bring their materials to the DPW yard.  The Recycling Department will begin accepting appointments beginning September 1st. Please call 978-281-9785 to schedule your appointment.

Registration closes September 25, 2015 at 11 AM.

Gloucester residents are allowed to bring up to 25 pound or gallons of material at no cost.  If you exceed 25 pounds or gallons, and additional fee will be accessed and payable to Clean Harbors(payable by check only, cash is not accepted).  For up to 1-3 gallons or pounds over it is $19, for 4-10 gallons or pounds over it is $24, 11-25 gallons or pounds over the charge is $46.50.

Please understand that we can only accept hazardous materials when Clean Harbors is on site, early drop offs will not be allowed.

More Info:

Leucistic Crow From Arthur Adamson

Hi Joey,

I thought I’d share a couple of pics I got of a crow in my front yard in Rockport.  A rare leucistic  condition that occurs in many different species of animals.  Just the head and tip of the left wing are affected. 

Love your page!

Arthur Adamson

Highview Road


leucistic crow 1

Leucistic crow 2

Captain Obvious

I kid, seriously.  Even after seeing the big construction sign that screams “NEW STOP SIGN AHEAD” I almost forget to stop.  Rockport’s new Stop sign is in a spot where most conscientious drivers would come to a near-stop (or at least a serious slow-down) anyway, but it will definitely take some time to get used to.

Big happenings in town.

IMG_7432 sto sign

High Street Ladies Art Show 2015

The High Street Ladies will hold a show and sale of their artwork at the Hall-Haskell House, 36 South Main Street, Ipswich. An opening reception with light refreshments will be held on Friday, September 25 from 5-8PM.  Saturday and Sunday show hours are 124PM
High Street Ladies 2015.pdf
The High Street Ladies are Cara Connors, Marion Frost, and Sarah Winderlin, next-door neighbors and artists who together have shown their watercolors, photography and mixed-media art for the past 10 years. A sampling of their work is on the attached flyer. 
We hope to see you there!


THE SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Features Mussorgsky, Ravel & Gershwin CAS Players Take Centerstage



Yoichi Udagawa, Music Director

 The sultry concert program for the Symphonic Spectacular concert features passionate masterpieces including Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition,George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. Members of the orchestra are featured in the classic works. Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a tour de force as orchestrated by Bolero composer Maurice Ravel. Mussorgsky originally composed Pictures for piano only and wrote the piece in memory of his close friend and artist Victor Hartmann who died suddenly at the age of 39. An exhibition of more than 400 of Hartmann’s works was mounted in the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg which Mussorgsky attended. Pictures at an Exhibition evokes a person strolling through the exhibit and stopping along the way to contemplate the various paintings and drawings on view.

BethMunnGriffinPercussionist Beth Munn Griffin

RandyOKeefeLeadTrumpetCAS Lead Trumpet Player Randy O’Keefe

Continue reading “THE SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Features Mussorgsky, Ravel & Gershwin CAS Players Take Centerstage”

Community Stuff 9/23/15

fall fest church 2015


Hi Joe,
This is Dave Asaro’s daughter Kristy,  you had posted my coyote pics on GoodMorningGloucester this winter.  I’m not sure if you had heard but my dad was in a horrible mountain bike accident in Arizona this Saturday.  He fractured his cervical spine and is still in critical care and on a ventilator.  He has some paralysis but we are still in the waiting game to see to what extent.  If you know my dad he is a fighter and won’t stop until he’s back on his bike!  His biking friends have started a fund to help with his extensive medical bills.  If you could post the link to his GoFundMe page that would be a blessing.  Not sure if you can post things like that or not but I figured I’d ask!  He’s had such a outpouring of support already from people around town and I’m just trying to get the word spread as he’s going to have a long road ahead of him.
here is the link!  We are also putting his latest health updates on there!
Thanks again Joe,
Kristy & all the Asaro family

HAPPY AUTUMN! From Tom Philbrook Design Wishes You A Happy Autumn!



I’m early this season — but early’s always better than late. Now you have plenty of time to plan your celebration for the Autumnal Equinox — coming to you on Wednesday, September 23rd at 4:21 am E.T.

Wishing you one to really hoot about!


Tom Philbrook


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

— Henry David Thoreau 

Thomas A Philbrook

Philbrook Design

PO Box 373

Rockport MA 01966