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Newton Override Vote: Share Your View in Video

How will you vote on March 12? Submit your 1-minute video making your case to Newton voters: should they vote "yes" or "no"? Click the "Upload Video" button below or email YouTube video links to Melanie.Graham@patch.co

After four and a half months of discussion, debate and number-crunching, the Newton voters have just a week left to decide how they will vote on Mayor Setti Warren's $11.4 million proposed override.

While many may have their minds made up, there are some undecided voters out there who still need convincing -- and now is your chance to make your case before the March 12 special election.

Newton Patch is inviting you to upload a 1-minute video clip with your position/pitch on the override. This is an opportunity for residents to present their evidence and have their voices heard.

If you would like to upload a video, please remember the following:

  1. Keep it clean. Make sure you follow our Patch Terms of Use.
  2. Keep it on topic. Override-specific videos only.
  3. Keep it under 1 minute. We want that quick, elevator pitch.
  4. One video per user, please.

As you can see above, we have a couple of example videos showing support and opposition to the override. Feel free to take a look at these before uploading your own. 

Here are the steps to upload a video to this story:

  1. Make sure you are signed up and logged in to Patch (Click "sign in" in the upper right corner of the page)
  2. Click the "Upload Photo and Video" button above
  3. In the caption include any info about the video you feel is important for viewers to know

You can also feel free to upload any videos to a YouTube channel and email the YouTube link to Melanie.Graham@patch.com and we will add it to the video roll above.

Thanks for contributing! 

Check out our Newton override page for more stories, blog posts and letters to the editor


Really? March 07, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Why is that - because I called Joshua out for his name-calling and catch-phrases? (I'm not the first.) Or is it because I post anonymously, like many/most people who comment on Patch - including many MNF supporters? Are they also "not credible"? I can't use my real name to comment on public websites due to the nature of my work. But I can tell you who I'm not - I am not (and I have never been) an employee or an elected official in the City of Newton. I'm also not related in any way to anyone who has. I'm not a member of BNF, or any political party, and I am not part of any "pro-override crowd" (I opposed the site plan referendum in 2007 and the override in 2008.) I comment under one screen name (which dates back prior to any override discussion) in keeping with the Patch TOS. Just a Newton resident with a different position on the override.
Joshua Norman March 07, 2013 at 09:16 PM
It doesn't matter why I say, "Really?" will just refer to it as name calling catch-phrases anyway.
ellen sing March 08, 2013 at 12:37 PM
How come 18,000 dollars a year is not enough for one household property tax?
Geoffrey N Epstein March 08, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Wow! What property is that?
Janet Sterman March 08, 2013 at 04:39 PM
Someone who's home is assessed at $1.5M which is not unusual in Newton!

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