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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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New Haven Independent: Governor’s car ticketed as he speaks at Chamber of Commerce event

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New Haven police left a $30 ticket on the windshield of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s car after his driver, a state trooper,  parked illegally outside of an exclusive club where Malloy was meeting with local businessmen Thursday, according to a report by the New Haven Independent. As Malloy tackles one of the toughest budget fights […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy

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]
Categories: General

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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Gomes bashes “machine,” criticizes Foster’s education stance

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BRIDGEPORT — On Monday, Democrat Mary-Jane Foster announced her education platform, including a plan to pursue the creation of a local school board consisting of five appointed and four elected individuals. On Tuesday, the Democratic Town Committee endorsed Mayor Bill Finch for another four-year term. And, Democratic candidate for mayor John Gomes is taking issue […] [Read More]
Categories: General