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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]
Categories: Greenwich

Another podium, another election night speech. But by the winner or loser?

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In the ballroom at the Hartford Hilton we’re looking at pretty much the exact same staging in place two years ago when Democrat Richard Blumenthal battled Republican Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate. Blumenthal won and delivered his victory speech from the Hilton stage which tonight has been set up for Democrat Chris Murphy. Whether Murphy’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

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]
Categories: General, Greenwich

Will Linda’s flock be celebrating or commiserating?

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Here’s a peek at Linda McMahon’s Election Night setup at the Hilton Stamford Hotel, which is where she celebrated her victory in the Republican Senate primary back in August. Ironically, they’re watching CNN. This seems more like a Fox News crowd. [Read More]
Categories: General

Fairfield’s McKinley School has high turnout

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Peter Hood, moderator at McKinley School, knows the big turnout means something. “We have been crazy,” he said at around 6 pm. “We’ve seen whole families come in. There is some real democracy in action. It’s nice to see the process.” At this point, about 1,900 have voted, two-thirds of those eligible with two hours […] [Read More]
Categories: 2012 election

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]
Categories: Greenwich

Voters allegedly turned away from Danbury poll

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At least two people were allegedly turned away from the polling site at the War Memorial in Danbury Tuesday, according to  Ingrid Alvarez-DiMarzo, director of the Danbury Hispanic Center, after asking for help in Spanish. Alvarez-DiMarzo said two people had complained that after checking in and receiving t heir ballots, they asked an election official […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Memory of elections past

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Newtown resident Fred Kampmier III has been a political watchdog dating back to when he helped his father, a steadfast Republican in New Jersey, during an election back in 1936. “Elections were very important to my family,” Kampmier said. But Kampmier said this election season has left him disgusted. “It’s a mess,” Kampmier said of the […] [Read More]
Categories: General