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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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