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State Sen. Rob Kane talks Halloween move on Fox News

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Sen. Rob Kane, a Republican who represents the 32nd District that includes Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Seymour and Southbury, was on Fox News’ Fox and Friends early Tuesday morning to talk about the ghoulish proposal by a fellow state lawmaker to move Halloween to Saturday, permanently. Kane, who said he’s a fan of Snickers, isn’t necessarily […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford Police Union endorses Dempsey for Town Council

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Open letter signed by Stratford  Police Union President Carlos A. Castro: Stratford Police Union Local 407, Council 15, AFSCME, AFL-CIO endorses John Dempsey of the fifth district. Dempsey’s solid support of public safety and tireless efforts keep Stratford residents safe and is the primary reason for the endorsement. Mr. Dempsey has been instrumental in making […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2012

Rep. Murphy promotes bipartisanship in Illinois

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U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy (D-5) was in Illinois this weekend at a town hall meeting, promoting an effort for Democrats and Republicans to come together to fix the economy. “In Washington, nothing can get done without the two parties working together,” said Murphy, according to the Champaign/Urbana The Daily-Gazette. “This economy, with the misery that […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Tom Foley’s new running mates, plural

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Tom Foley has a new focus group — not the political kind. The Republican nominee for governor in 2010 and wife Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley welcomed twins, Grace Quinlan and William Reed, on Sept. 26. [Read More]
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Tweety Bird Uncaged: Labriola vs. Himes

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Connecticut GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. and Democratic Congressman Jim Himes are dueling for Twitter supremacy. In a Hearst Connecticut Newspapers article about the growing field of would-be challengers to Himes in the 4th Congressional District, which was controlled by the GOP for 40 years before the seat went Democratic during the last two elections, […] [Read More]
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Herbst defends his fashion sense

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TRUMBULL – Candidates rarely make their opponents look flattering when they send out campaign mailers, and Tim Herbst joked about the especially unflattering photo his opponent’s campaign used in a mailer sent out this week. His head is superimposed on another body, he said. “I don’t own a tie like that,” Herbst said. “I would […] [Read More]
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R.I.P. Bennie Benvenuto

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Former State Sen. Emil “Bennie” Benvenuto, an anchor of the Greenwich GOP who was blackballed by his party for his support of Lowell Weicker Jr., died early Tuesday morning. Benvenuto had been suffering from prostate cancer, according to friends. He was 80. Check back at greenwichtime.com for a look back at Benvenuto’s life and legacy. [Read More]
Categories: General

Two Views of the Same Milford Mayor

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More than six years after his death, and as his successor prepares to leave office, former mayor Frederick L. Lisman was the topic of conservation at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday night. Two members of Lisman’s own party offered contrasting views of the city’s longest-serving chief elected official. The tone, at times, sounded […] [Read More]
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