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Merrimack Valley

October 21, 2012

Kelcourse hosts open house at Newburyport restaurant Haverhill home

James Kelcourse, Independent candidate for the First Essex Senate District, is hosting an open house Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 17 State Street Café in the Fowle’s Building in Newburyport. All are welcome to attend, enjoy complimentary appetizers and ask Jim questions about candidacy.

On Thursday, Mr. & Mrs. Greg Madden will host an open house for Kelcourse at their 14 New Hampshire Avenue home in Haverhill. Voters in the surrounding area are invited to stop by and learn more about Jim’s candidacy.

O’Connor Ives invites residents to discuss issues over dinner

Kathleen O’Connor Ives, Democratic candidate for State Senate in the First Essex District, is hosting two “Meet the Candidate” pasta dinners this week. The first is Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Merrimack Valley Golf Club, 210 Howe Street in Methuen. The second is Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St. in Haverhill. Both are free and open to the public.

Wilson promises outside review of registry

Jack Wilson, the Republican candidate for North Essex Register of Deeds, announced that if elected he plans to establish a blue ribbon panel of outside experts to conduct a thorough review of the registry.

“On day one I will be putting in a team of experts on a volunteer basis to conduct a thorough review of every aspect of the Registry of Deeds.

Their charge will be to make specific recommendations to improve services, eliminate waste and save taxpayers money,” said Wilson of Andover.

Wilson said everything will be on the table and he’ll have no regard for political alliances.

The panel will include experts in real estate law and land conveyancing, information management technology, lands records management, mortgage lending, real estate development and land surveying.

Wilson said his idea for the blue ribbon panel came from his first-hand knowledge and work in real estate law and discussions with information technology experts and regular registry users.

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