Mark Boughton

Mayor, City of Danbury
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Mark Boughton

Open Up The Deregulation Bill.

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This morning a consultant hired by Governor Malloy issued his report regarding the performance of CL&P during the winter storm that paralyzed the State of Connecticut. As I watched the report, I could not help think that we are just nibbling around the edges of the real problem. The real problem is that we do […] [Read More]
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Public – Private Partnership Works For Danbury.

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Last week the City of Danbury announced a new strategic partnership with the Winters Brothers organization regarding the transfer station located at 307 White Street in Danbury. The partnership will provide Danbury with a “host benefit fee” for trash that is brought to the transfer station of $1 per ton. In addition, the Winters Brothers […] [Read More]
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Important Information Regarding Hurricane Irene

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By now you have probably been inundated with Hurricane Irene information so here is what you need to know: Rain should pick up and become steadier as the afternoon goes on. Wind will follow this evening, you should expect a steady wind of 40+ mph winds with gusts up to 75 mph. Our challenge will […] [Read More]
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S&P Downgrade is About Much More Than Money.

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Friday night’s surprise downgrade by the credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s from “AAA” to “AA+” has hit our country in a deeply profound way – and has caused panic in the Obama Administration. This past weekend the Administration was busy trying to dispel the importance of this action – mainly because they were concerned […] [Read More]
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An Opportunity At DHS.

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Danbury High School is an outstanding institution. It’s a wonderful blend of 3000 students who are taught by a caring, passionate staff. It has become the flagship institution of the Danbury Public School system. Sitting at the top of Clapboard Ridge Rd., it is a beacon of hope for thousands of our young people as […] [Read More]
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Close the Danbury DMV?

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This morning the News-Times is reporting that Governor Malloy is planning to close the Danbury office of the Department of Motor Vehicles. This closure is in conjunction with a host of DMV closings across the state. According to the paper, staff will be notified today or tomorrow of the impending closure. Would the closing of our […] [Read More]
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Congratulations to Thomas and Christine.

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This was not an ordinary wedding performed at City Hall folks. PFC Thomas Sasko assigned to the 172nd Infantry Brigade will be shipping out tomorrow to Afghanistan. That’s right, tomorrow. The couple asked me to come and perform the wedding before he leaves. Good Luck Thomas and Christine! Thank you Thomas for reminding us what […] [Read More]
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The Fear of SustiNet Killed The Union Deal.

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It has been a wild and woolly few days in the Nutmeg State. The Governor’s SEBAC agreement has gone down in flames and most people are scratching their heads wondering why the state employee unions would blow up a perfectly good contract that didn’t really ask much of the state employees and was loaded with […] [Read More]
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An Article Every Politician Should Read.

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Every politician, both Democrat and Republican, should read this article by former Senator and Presidential candidate George McGovern. As a former small business owner I understand the epiphany that McGovern experienced trying to run the Stratford Inn. McGovern paints a cautionary tale of the difference between writing public policy that demands more and more of our […] [Read More]
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Ives Center Ready For A Great Season.

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Excited? You should be. The Ives Authority, led by Chairman Steve Greenberg, have planned a stellar season for the Ives Concert Park- visiting Danbury and Westconn’s beautiful facility will be: Michael Franti & Spearhead w/ Grace Potter – June 27th. Peter Frampton – July 1st. Earth, Wind, & Fire – July 2nd. Steely Dan – July 25th. […] [Read More]
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