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Pescatore says Trumbull RTC claims are unfounded

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TRUMBULL – Town Council member Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, filed petitions with the Trumbull Registrar of Voters on Monday afternoon to establish a primary race for the Town Council seat in District 2. Pescatore submitted 59 signatures which were validated by the assistant registrar of voters, Kathleen Miranti, around 12:30 p.m. “The total number of […] [Read More]
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Pescatore files petition to primary for Trumbull Town Council seat

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Town Council member Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, filed a petition just before 12:30 p.m.  Monday for a Republican primary for his seat. Pescatore did not recieve his party’s nomination for the seat at the Republican town meeting in July. “I think the people in the district should have a say in who their representatives are, […] [Read More]
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Malloy will not endorse Bridgeport primary candidate

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From my colleague Brian Lockhart: There’s been speculation among fellow politics watchers about whether ex-Stamford Mayor-turned-Governor Dannel Malloy will endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary in Connecticut’s largest city, Bridgeport. Today Malloy, after touring a Milford business, said he will not be involving himself in the increasingly-heated campaign between state Senator-turned-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch […] [Read More]
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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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