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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]
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Trumbull Republicans pick candidates

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Above: Treasurer John Ponzio, First Selectman Tim Herbst and Town Clerk Suzanne Burr Monaco were endorsed by the RTC Tuesday night. The Trumbull Republican Town Committee held a meeting Tuesday at the Tashua Knolls restaurant to nominate and vote on a slate of candidates for the November elections. Town Council (incumbents’ names are starred) District […] [Read More]
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Loda to run as independent in Seymour

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Democrat Jeanne Loda, a Seymour Board of Education member, has announced she plans to run as an independent for the position of first selectman in Seymour in the November election. [Read More]
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Which Democrat will come out as a Republican tonight in Trumbull?

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Since First Selectman Tim Herbst made the announcement last week that a high-profile Democrat is going to announce that he is switching sides at the Republican Town Committee meeting tonight, people in town have been speculating and making guesses as to who it could be. More than one person has told me their guess off […] [Read More]
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Trumbull FS candidate Mary Beth Thornton’s full speech

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Here is the full text of Democratic first selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton’s speech that she delivered at the Demcratic Town Committee’s nominating convention Monday. Two years ago my house was struck by lightning, and burned to the ground. My home was gone, but I was still standing – like a lightning rod that absorbs […] [Read More]
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Oxford Democrats endorse Calabrese for first selectman

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Oxford Democrats Monday night endorsed Joseph Calabrese to run for first selectman. Calabrese is the administrative assistant to First Selectman Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers who decided not to run for a third term in office. [Read More]
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Democrats endorse Roy for second term

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Seymour First Selectman Paul Roy received the Democratic Town Committee’s endorsement Monday night to run for a second term. [Read More]
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Trumbull Democrats select candidates for November ballot

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The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee nominated the following people Monday night: Town Council (starred names are incumbents) District One: Gregg Basbagill, *Michael Rappa District Two: Fernando Palmieri, Robert Sojka District Three: Mitchell Hallock, Vicki Tesoro District Four: *John DelVecchio, Sonya Wich District Five: *Matthew Reale, *Martha Jankovic-Mark District Six: *James Meisner, Thomas Ragonese District Seven: […] [Read More]
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