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Susan Silvers

Lighting up the Season

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If you want to see some nifty holiday lights and spread some seasonal cheer, drop by the house of Trumbull resident John Terwilliger. A local fast-food executive, Terwilliger has fashioned a 95,000-light display synchronized with Christmas music on his limited-frequency radio station, 97.3-FM, at his house at 20 Macdonald Road. Besides entrancing spectators, Terwilliger is […] [Read More]
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Bean Counts

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Gary Bean wasn’t off the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission long. Nine days after his term ended, the formerly unaffiliated commissioner signed on as a Republican, and was promptly appointed by First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst to fill out the one year remaining on his own unexpired term. The former commission vice chairman also was […] [Read More]
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Head of the Class

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Though one of its newest member, former Trumbull High School Principal Ted Lovely has jumped right to the top of the Board of Education ladder with his selection as Chairman. Lovely, also the district’s former assistant superintendent, was chosen earlier this week after Deborah Herbst declined nomination, noting that her son Tim is now the […] [Read More]
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Easton Town Meeting on 9/11 Memorial Set

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If at first you don’t succeed: the Town Meeting on the 9/11 Memorial proposal on the Easton Library Green that was postponed has been rescheduled for Jan. 13. Right now it’s set for 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples School, but stay tuned because it could be moved earlier. [Read More]
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A (Too) Quiet Takeover

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It seems Republican Timothy M. Herbst is already on the job as first selectman, even though he didn’t exactly broadcast it. With the charter calling for the transition in town officials to take place at a non-specific time on Dec. 7, Herbst said he was sworn in promptly at 12:01 this morning by one of […] [Read More]
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Making the cuts

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We at the Connecticut Post are keeping tabs on whether your elected officials are keeping their campaign promises…so we want to let you know that the three paid Trumbull officials taking office Monday will be making 3 percent less money than their predecessors in what First Selectman-elect Timothy Herbst called  “an example of fiscal discipline.” Rather […] [Read More]
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An Architectural Honor

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Note to builders: a small office building does not have to be ugly. Because it fits in with the town’s semi rural character, Monroe’s Architectural Review Board has decided to honor Nancy and Steven Symski, owners of a small office building at 238 Monroe Turnpike with its annual award for new construction. First Selectman Steve […] [Read More]
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The Gift of Safety

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That’s what the Red Cross Club at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull hopes to provide by collecting old and unwanted cell phones that can be converted for free 911 emergency-use and distributed to those who need them most. Among those who will benefit are battered women, the elderly, and neighborhood watch groups. Handsets only — no chargers or accessories — […] [Read More]
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