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What If Snow Decided Elections?

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I gotta think if most Connecticut elections took place in early spring rather than the fall many more incumbents would be plowed under. There’s the legend of Bridgeport’s Depression-era Mayor Jasper McLevy who claimed “God put the snow there…let him take it away.” Well, Jasper never actually said those words but the declaration stuck to the penny-pinching […] [Read More]
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Shays: No Guber Run

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Former Congressman Christopher Shays has sided with Maryland crabs over Blue Point oysters. (I’ll take Connecticut oysters any day.) Shays, who moved to Maryland several months ago,  announced his decision Tuesday morning to friends in an email and www.ctcapitolreport.com that he’ll not be a candidate for governor. Shays recently placed a deposit on a condo in […] [Read More]
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Can Ernie Newton Seek Office?

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The short answer is yes. Former State Senator Ernie Newton is now a resident of a halfway house in Waterbury where he’ll serve out his sentence. Once that’s completed in August he’ll be turned over to U.S. Probation where he’ll serve a three-year period of supervised release that will require him to follow a set of […] [Read More]
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Is Lamont A Harding High Grad? Sort Of

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Ned Lamont announced his candidacy for governor today and the best part of his speech is here: I graduated from Harding and now teach at Central Connecticut State, where we reach out to businesses to see what they need. Why is insurance moving to Iowa? They need more accountants. So we need to start graduating […] [Read More]
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What A People’s Nightmare

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Having fun logging into your new People’s United Bank Online account? Having fun trying to get through to a human? [Read More]
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Himes V. Russo, And Shays’ Decision

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Ask Congressman Jim Himes if he’d take a 13-point win today in the November general election and he’d say YES! That’s the statistical lead the Democrat has in a poll conducted by one of his Republican opponents Rob Russo. Thirteen points would be a nice lead if Russo, a former state senator from Bridgeport, wasn’t so […] [Read More]
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Build A New Harding High School

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When is the Board of Education going to bite the bullet and build a new Harding High School? (And a new Bassick High as well?) It’s not just kids and teachers subjected to antiquated learning and working environment, it’s also the kids facing shock treatment as they segue from the modern technology of new middle schools into a hell […] [Read More]
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Give Palin The Coulter Treatment

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If Sarah Palin, who’s on a fill-my-pockets tour of Tea Party events, ever makes it to Bridgeport I hope she gets this treatment courtesy of former City Councilman Cougar Rodgerson and Bob Adams, the man behind the camera: (Check out my daily webzine at www.onlyinbridgeport.com) [Read More]
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Blumenthal’s Polling Lead Could Change

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The latest Rasmussen Reports Poll shows Democrat Richard Blumenthal with a comfy lead over his Republican rivals to fill Chris Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat. Will the race tighten? Probably. As we enter the gut of the campaign and Republicans draw a clear contrast to Dick’s positions (we don’t know where he stands on lots of issues) […] [Read More]
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If Only Fred DeLuca and Phil Sheringham Cared

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Fred DeLuca is a kid from Bridgeport. And he’s a genius. Entrepreneur magazine says Subway, the billion dollar company DeLuca and a pal started as one small sandwich shop on Main Street in 1965, will surpass McDonald’s as the franchisor with the most world-wide outlets. Also calls Subway the number one franchise opportunity. Subway is […] [Read More]
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