Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Joshua Ostroff is running for reelection to the Board of Selectmen, against Rick Jennett.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Joshua Ostroff is a current member of the Board of Selectmen and is running for reelection against former Finance Committee Chairman Rick Jennett. For more information on Joshua Ostroff, visit Ostroff.net. The town election is March 27. What motivates you to want to serve on the Natick Board of Selectmen? Natick itself is what motivates me to serve. It’s where Jeanne and I raised our son Jonah and where we have benefited from the schools, libraries, public safety, and other great town services. Most important, it’s where we’ve become friends with and grown to admire many, many Natick residents who care deeply about their families and our community. I strongly believe that government at all levels should be respectful, responsive, open …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Selectmen candidates Joshua Ostroff and Rick Jennett went head-to-head in the second Natick Forever Selectmen Debate of the season on Wednesday night.
The two candidates for an opening Board of Selectmen seat faced off in debate for the second time Wednesday night, tackling voter concerns about open land use, transparency in government and the possibility of Natick providing its own electric service to residents. “Land is the most valuable asset this community has. You cannot replace land once you give it up,” said Jennett, former Finance Committee chairman. Jennett said he is frustrated that the town’s Conservation Commission has money set aside in an account that he would like to see used to acquire more open space for parks and walking paths. “We need it, we should preserve it, we should work diligently to get more of it.” Ostroff, a current member of the Board of Selectmen, agreed …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Selectmen candidate Joshua Ostroff hosted a "Working Together for Natick" discussion Monday to talk about how government can better work with businesses to support jobs and schools in town.
Current selectman Joshua Ostroff, who is running for reelection this year against Rick Jennett, invited members of the community to Working Together for Natick Monday night, a campaign reception to discuss how government can better work with businesses to support town jobs and Natick’s public school system. "When I think of how we need to grow as a community, I hear people talking about the need to contain costs and consolidate facilities maintenance. That is important to do that, but to really grow as a community and to be able to keep pace with what it's going cost to pay qualified educators to educate the next generation of leaders in this community...it's not going to be cheap, we can't do it all on the backs of residential taxpayers…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Board of Selectmen Candidates Josh Ostroff and Rick Jennett disagreed on several topics addressed at the first of two Natick Forever debates to be held this political season.
The two candidates for the open three-year seat went head to head Wednesday night in the first debate of the 2012 Natick political season. Incumbent Joshua Ostroff and former Finance Committee Chairman Rick Jennett fielded questions from residents and Natick Forever chairman and debate facilitator, Jimmy Brown. A member of the Finance Committee for 10 years, Jennett told the crowd he is ready to be a part of a board that can make policy decisions and give residents the answers about what is happening in town. “Natick is in my soul and I want to continue to serve the community as I have done in the past,” said Jennett. “I think I’ve worked hard to show the community there is info out there that needs to be had and I’d like to continue that …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Natick Forever will sponsor debates between candidates for the Board of Selectmen and for School Committee candidates.
With the March annual town election not far around the corner, Natick Forever Political Action Committee will host two debates for candidates for the Board of Selectmen and a forum for School Committee candidates. The first selectmen candidate debate, between current selectman Joshua Ostroff and former Finance Committee Chairman Rick Jennett, will take place on Feb. 15. at 7 p.m. at the Morse Institute Library. Ostroff and Jennett are both running for the three-year term on the board. The second debate between them will be March 7. Three candidates will compete for the two three-year seats on the Natick School Committee. Current committee chairman David Margil, businessman Timothy Kelley and former educator and volunteer Firkins Reed will …