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Lights, cameras … not much action so far

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While there will likely be very limited — if any — public access in the stretch of Beachside Avenue in Westport tonight during the hours that President Obama attends a fundraising reception hosted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein at his waterfront estate, the street through the exclusive neighborhood was open most of the day beforehand. […] [Read More]
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Real political ‘power’?

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People talking about Greenwich’s massive town-wide power outage seem to think it’s all a conspiracy related to President Barack Obama’s visit this evening to Stamford and Westport. One woman, who wouldn’t give her name, sitting outside the Greenwich Avenue Starbucks, theorized that Connecticut Light & Power had taken away electricity from Greenwich to make sure […] [Read More]
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West Wing creator hanging with Obama

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“West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is reportedly one of the co-hosts of the Harvey Weinstein reception for President Obamain Westport tonight. Sorkin’s latest show, “The Newsroom,” featured a segment Sunday night that showed the cable TV newscast covering the killing of Osama bin Laden. It was classic Sorkin — black humor laced with rapid-fire repartee […] [Read More]
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A look at Weinstein’s Westport abode

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Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s is set to co-host a $38,500-a-head fundraiser for the President Barack Obama tonight at his beachfront Westport home. The main home, located at 26 Beachside Avenue, is worth about $6.7 million, according to Zillow. There are six bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms in the 8,896 square foot house. The 2.4-acre lot […] [Read More]
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Politico: Obama lost July fundraising race

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President Obama’s Connecticut fundraisers today come as Politico reports this morning that Obama lagged presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in fundraising in July. This, despite hauling in $75 million. Such are the magnitude of the fundraising operations these days, not only the candidates’ efforts but the various third-party entities that will pour hundreds of millions […] [Read More]
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Update on Obama’s Connecticut schedule

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President Obama, scheduled to be in Stamford and Westport for fundraisers tonight, will be in town later than expected. The President was initially expected in Stamford shortly after 4 p.m., but an updated schedule released by the White House has Obama arriving at JFK International Airport at around 4:30 and not arriving at the Stamford […] [Read More]
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A guide to #obamainct

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President Obama likely doesn’t need much campaigning to win Connecticut this fall. But Obama will be in Fairfield County Monday for a different election-related purpose: Cash. Obama, leading presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in polling in the Nutmeg State but neck-and-neck with the former Massachusetts governor nationally, will be in Stamford and Westport Monday for […] [Read More]
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Geno Auriemma most popular guy in Connecticut

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It’s an old debate in Connecticut. Who’s more popular:  Hall of Fame UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun or Hall of Fame Huskies women’s coach Geno Auriemma? According to a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling, it’s Auriemma, and it’s not even close. The seven-time national champion, in London this month coaching the U.S. […] [Read More]
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Emergency center monitoring New York fire fines no detectable levels of hazmat

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Here’s the release from Gov. Malloy’s office: “The state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) returned to monitoring status at 5:00 p.m. today as initial tests did not indicate any detectable levels of hazardous material entering the state as a result of an industrial fire in Ghent, New York. ” “Initial testing done by the Connecticut National […] [Read More]
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Obama leads Romney 51-43 in Connecticut

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Barack Obama shouldn’t be worried about losing Connecticut this fall, but the race for the state’s even electoral votes is shaping up to be a whole lot closer than Obama’s 2008 race against John McCain. Obaama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent in a poll released Wednesday by Public Policy […] [Read More]
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