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Greenwich: 2012 turnout falls short of 2008

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A steady stream of Greenwich voters headed to the town’s 12 polling places Tuesday, but turnout fell short of that seen in 2008, the last presidential election year. Seventy-one percent of the town’s registered voters, or 25,765, cast their ballots before polls closed at 8 p.m., according to the town’s registrars of voters. Last year, […] [Read More]
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Sandy and Election Day

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Did Hurricane Sandy have any impact on the election? It didn’t seem like it, even at the polling places in coastal Greenwich, one of the hardest hit areas. Power was on to the schools, and a steady stream of cars flowed in and out of parking lots. At Riverside School, moderator Gayle DePoli said that […] [Read More]
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Spot the candidates

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Dispatch from Greenwich Time correspondent Jay Polansky: Greenwich resident Austin Clark has a penchant for spotting candidates at the polls. He spotted Cos Cob resident Jim Himes, who is running for re-election in the 4th District of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his wife, Mary, sneak in to Central Middle School’s back entrance on […] [Read More]
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Obamacare vs. entitlements: A tale of two voters

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Megan Epand usually votes for Democrats, but this year her decision was personal. Epand, 31, doesn’t want to see the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, disappear. After being in the hospital for 10 days recently, Epand worries that if Republican Mitt Romney is elected president, and makes good on […] [Read More]
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A candidate’s best friend

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Dispatch from Greenwich Time correspondent Jay Polansky: State Rep. Fred Camillo,R-151st District, tried to start a conversation with all who walked by him Tuesday afternoon, including man’s best friend. “I think we’ve met before,” said Camillo, extending his hand toward one canine that hadn’t quite learned to shake hands outside Central Middle School Tuesday. “Did […] [Read More]
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Birthday ballots

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Dispatch from Greenwich Time’s Frank MacEachern: Luke McCarthy celebrated his 72nd birthday Tuesday by casting his ballot for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He was unhappy with both Romney and President Barack Obama. “They spent too much money and talked too little about the issues.” He said both candidates didn’t address the poor and said […] [Read More]
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E-Day: An end to political emails?

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Aside from some closure, voters like Steven and Jean Rubin are looking forward to an end to the nasty debates that have crept into seemingly every form of communication this election season. And it’s not just email forwards. Steven Rubin, 62, said someone in an online alumni group he belongs to started sending him a […] [Read More]
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More than bake sales

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The news may have turned to Election Day, but at schools in coastal Greenwich, hit hard with flooding and fire, people haven’t forgotten about Hurricane Sandy. The Riverside School PTA is collecting donations of blankets, toiletries and other items to distribute to those who lost their homes in New York. Pictured is a donation site […] [Read More]
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