Monthly Archive for July, 2011
The state Bonding Commission has approved $60.5 million to purchase 25 more cars for Metro-North Railroad. The total number of new cars will be 405 by 2014. There are currently 26 new cars in service. The M-8 cars are being produced at a rate of 10 per month in Nebraska by Kawasaki. They will replace Read More
New Haven police left a $30 ticket on the windshield of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s car after his driver, a state trooper, parked illegally outside of an exclusive club where Malloy was meeting with local businessmen Thursday, according to a report by the New Haven Independent. As Malloy tackles one of the toughest budget fights Read More
The Ansonia Republican Town Committee has decided not to run a candidate for mayor. Instead, they are focusing the Board of Aldermen candidates. Incumbent Mayor Jim DellaVolpe, a Democrat, was endorsed for a seventh term earlier this month.
Here is Mayor Bill Finch’s speech after getting the Democratic Town Committee endorsement for mayor – from former mayor John Fabrizi no less! -last night. In his 8-minute speech the mayor makes a host of promises, including a start to the Steelpointe project and the reopening of Pleasure Beach.
Gov. Dan Malloy appeared on WTIC1080, Wednesday morning predicting a “50/50″ chance of unions passing his labor deal and remarking on the Greenwich mountain lion. Malloy and host Ray Dunaway mostly discussed the labor deal that Connecticut unions are expected to vote on later this August. The deal is largely unchanged from the one unions Read More
Bernard “Bob” Joy Jr., who was nominated by acclamation by Milford Republicans as their mayoral candidate Tuesday night, acknowledged that he has missed several meetings during his term on the Board of Aldermen, but pledged to be a full-time candidate and if elected a full-time, fully engaged mayor. Joy said that he and his sister Read More
TRUMBULL – (press release) District 2 Town Council Representative Robert J. Pescatore, Jr., issued the following statement Tuesday evening after the Trumbull Republican Convention: “I was expecting not to receive the Trumbull Republican Town Committee endorsement for Town Council and have been preparing for this eventuality for months. The power brokers of the TRTC have Read More
BRIDGEPORT — On Monday, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster announced her education platform, including a plan to pursue the creation of a local school board consisting of five appointed and four elected individuals. On Tuesday, the Democratic Town Committee endorsed Mayor Bill Finch for another four-year term. And, Democratic candidate for mayor John Gomes is taking issue Read More
Above: Treasurer John Ponzio, First Selectman Tim Herbst and Town Clerk Suzanne Burr Monaco were endorsed by the RTC Tuesday night. The Trumbull Republican Town Committee held a meeting Tuesday at the Tashua Knolls restaurant to nominate and vote on a slate of candidates for the November elections. Town Council (incumbents’ names are starred) District Read More
Democrat Jeanne Loda, a Seymour Board of Education member, has announced she plans to run as an independent for the position of first selectman in Seymour in the November election.