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Video criticizes Mary-Jane Foster & campaign slate

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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 sometime Friday. Philip Benoit, of Rocky Hill, is treasurer of the PAC, which in March donated $750 to Mayor Bill Finch’s […] [Read More]
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DiNardo defends Thornton’s abstention

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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 necessary (for)managing a Town. He was referring to Thornton, a Town Council member, abstaining from a vote on the town pension system. Trumbull Democratic Town Committee […] [Read More]
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Herbst questions Thornton’s ability to make tough decisions

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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 current employees join. The vote was unanimous – almost. Mark Altieri, D-5, voted against the resolution and John Rotundo, D-3, and […] [Read More]
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How Connecticut reps voted on the debt bill

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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 Courtney (D-2) — both of whom are running for re-election in 2012 in what could be competitive districts — voted for […] [Read More]
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Bonding commission approves funding for 25 more M-8 cars

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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]
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Della Volpe to run unchallenged in Ansonia mayoral race

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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. [Read More]
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Finch promises start to Steelpoint, Pleasure Beach…

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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. [Read More]
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Malloy talks labor deals, mountain lion on WTIC

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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]

Milford GOP Candidate Explains Absences

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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]
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Pescatore comments on Trumbull RTC snub

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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]
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