Monthly Archive for August, 2011

: August, 2011

Bpt petitions are in! Finch facing Foster, not Ganim

BRIDGEPORT — The deadline for submitting petitions to participate in either the Democratic primary Sept. 13 or the general election Nov. 8 was Wednesday and when the dust settled two things were

Cecil Young’s mayoral dreams dashed by typo

BRIDGEPORT – The mayoral dreams of Cecil C. Young, the longtime city activist who was tackled last May at a public hearing by a city councilman, may have been thwarted by a typographical error. Anyone

Joe Lieberman statement on Brian Bill’s death

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman issued this statement Monday on the death of Navy SEAL Brian Bill, a Stamford native who was killed in combat over the weekend in Afghanistan: “Brian Bill’s death is

Pescatore says Trumbull RTC claims are unfounded

TRUMBULL – Town Council member Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, filed petitions with the Trumbull Registrar of Voters on Monday afternoon to establish a primary race for the Town Council seat in District

Pescatore files petition to primary for Trumbull Town Council seat

Town Council member Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, filed a petition just before 12:30 p.m.  Monday for a Republican primary for his seat. Pescatore did not recieve his party’s nomination for the seat at

Malloy will not endorse Bridgeport primary candidate

From my colleague Brian Lockhart: There’s been speculation among fellow politics watchers about whether ex-Stamford Mayor-turned-Governor Dannel Malloy will endorse a candidate in the Democratic

Video criticizes Mary-Jane Foster & campaign slate

It looks like the race (only one month away!) between Mayor Bill Finch and Mary-Jane Foster is heating up. This video, paid for by the political action committee A Better Connecticut ABC, was posted

DiNardo defends Thornton’s abstention

Trumbull Republican Town Committee chairman Jack Testani issued a statement in which he said Democrat first selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton “does not understand (the) qualities (that are) are

Herbst questions Thornton’s ability to make tough decisions

The Trumbull Town Council voted to amend the town’s pension system Monday night to mandate that new, non-union hires join a plan similar to a 401k rather than get the same pension benefits that

How Connecticut reps voted on the debt bill

The debt ceiling bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday night by a vote of 269-161 had support from only two of Connecticut’s five representatives. Reps. Jim Himes (D-4) and Joe