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Lieberman says McMahon meeting to discuss national security

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A spokeswoman for Sen. Joe Lieberman confirmed with Hearst Newspapers’ Charles J. Lewis Friday that the senator had met the previous afternoon with Linda McMahon, at her request, in his Senate office. Accompanying her to the meeting was Pat Sullivan, her political consultant. The meeting was scheduled to last 30 minutes but went a bit […] [Read More]
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Trumbull primaries are next week

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CORRECTION: Registrar of Voters William Holden alerted me to the following: “As of 11:00 am today, Ted Lovely is an unaffiliated voter. Andy Palo and Robert Pescatore Jr. are both currently enrolled as Republicans. None of these three people enrolled as Democrats. “The Republicans will hold a Town Committee meeting for the purpse of endorsing […] [Read More]
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Foster to announce education platform Monday

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BRIDGEPORT — Mary-Jane Foster, Democratic candidate for mayor, will announce her education platform Monday. Foster will host a public event at Gallery 305, 305 Knowlton St., at 6 p.m. After her announcement, the public will have a chance to ask questions and a reception will follow. “The current mayor and superintendent have given up on […] [Read More]
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Stratford republicans endorse candidates

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The town’s Republican Town Committee gathered at the Mill River Country Club Thursday night to endorse candidates for the upcoming municipal election. Five of six republicans currently seated on the council are seeking re-election; all of them won nominations. Christian Barnaby,Matt Catalano, John Dempsey,Jim Connor and Paul Hoydick were nominated again for council seats in the first, third, fifth, eighth […] [Read More]
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Gomes outlines his message in new radio ad

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BRIDGEPORT — In his first radio ad debuting Friday mayoral candidate John M. Gomes tells voters he is the only candidate that can bring reform to the city. The ad begins with a sound of shovels hitting dirt, which Gomes said is the sound of “the hole the political machine is digging, killing Bridgeport’s future.” […] [Read More]
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Milford Dems Select Ben Blake for Mayoral Run

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Alderman Benjamin Blake, D-5, was the consensus choice of Milford Democrats Wednesday night to run for mayor. Blake, who has served as an alderman for eight years, served as acting mayor for two months in 2009 and as the aldermanic chairman. The convention also nominated by acclamation former alderwoman Suzanne C. Manning to run for […] [Read More]
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Stratford democrats nominate town council, BOE candidates

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The town’s Democratic Town Committee gathered at the Baldwin Center Wednesday night to nominate election candidates for town council and the education board. Three of four democrats currently seated on the council are seeking re-election; all of them won nominations. Stephanie Philips and Jason Santi were nominated for second terms representing the second and fourth […] [Read More]
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Foster asks state to reverse school takeover

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BRIDGEPORT — A Democratic candidate for mayor is asking state legislators to convene a special session to reverse the state board’s decision to take away local control over the city’s school system. Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of university relations at the University of Bridgeport, sent a letter to state legislators this week asking them to […] [Read More]
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