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Susan Silvers

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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Trumbull Green Lighting Postponed until Sunday

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Winds and rain forecast for Friday have delayed Santa and the holiday lighting ceremony on Trumbull’s Town Hall Green. Apparently, without Rudolph, Santa can’t get through the (forecast) bad weather, though he’ll have local assistance from the Long Hill Fire Department holiday truck. The ceremony takes place on Sunday instead at 5 p.m., still at […] [Read More]
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On the Easton Agenda

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If you’re thinking of attending the Easton Town Meeting tonight because you wanted to weigh in on the proposed 9/11 Memorial, remember that plans call for that matter to be tabled until January, to accommodate the schedules of both the committee advocating it and the Planning and Zoning Commission, which resists it as designed. Still you may want to vote […] [Read More]
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Where to find a lawyer

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If you’re an incoming first selectman, chances are you check out your own law firm, particularly if your supervisors there were thoughtful of your needs during campaign time. That’s just what Trumbull First Selectman-elect Timothy M. Herbst did, going to the firm of Owens, Schine & Nicola, P.C. for Robert J. Nicola of Easton and Edward V. Walsh III of Newtown. […] [Read More]
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Equal Time

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Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell won’t be the only consitutional officer swearing in new local Monroe officials Monday. Democratic Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, a potential successor to the governor, will be coming in the evening, swearing in officials at 6:30 p.m. in Jockey Hollow Middle School. The governor will be visiting Town Hall to […] [Read More]
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New Faces in Town (Hall)

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A new title doesn’t necessarily mean a change in pay. First Selectman-elect Tim Herbst has tapped his deputy campaign manager, Daniel Nelson, to be chief of staff, succeeding Elizabeth Smith, who was known as director of administrative services. He will receive the same $72,092 salary. Nelson is a lifelong town resident, who Herbst said has […] [Read More]
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Blame it on the Assessor

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That’s what the company originally hired to appraise properties in Monroe for a revaluation last year has decided to do in a new lawsuit. In its complaint from Waterbury Superior Court, Total Valuation Services of that city charged among other things, that Tax Assessor Elizabeth Duffy “arbitrarily demanded that TVS use property values that were clearly […] [Read More]
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