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Rep. Murphy lands federal grant to relocate residents from Waterbury-Oxford Airport area

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From WTNH News 8: The FAA will provide $5 million in federal grant funding to residents affected by noise levels. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5) spearheaded the project to get funds for Middlebury residents who were affected by noise levels at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. Murphy claims that residents of the Triangle Hills area of Middlebury have […] [Read More]
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Primary results in Oxford, Trumbull, Stratford

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Trumbull: GOP District 2 Town Council Jane Deyoe: 205 votes Jeff Donofrio: 170 Robert Pescatore: 103 Overall, 258 votes were cast of 977 eligible voters (26 percent turnout) A two-term incumbent, Robert Pescatore, Jr., R-2, failed in his bid to primary his way onto the November ballot. The party did not endorse him this time […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal included in bi-partisan caucus on oceans

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will take part in the Senate Oceans Caucus, which will meet for the first time Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, will be the co-chairwoman of the caucus. She told the AP the caucus’ mission will be a platform for conversations about the nation’s […] [Read More]
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Holly Sutton-Darr to run for Trumbull Town Council District 7 seat

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The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee met Tuesday and nominated Holly Sutton-Darr to run for the Town Council’s 7th district. Former candidate Louis Bevilacqua announced in August he was resigning from the ticket. Sutton-Darr has lived in Trumbull since 1994 with her husband Ron and two children. Her oldest child graduated from Trumbull High School in […] [Read More]
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Dems should return campaign contributions from Mark IV, Trumbull GOP says

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The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee should return campaign contributions from a sewer contractor it accepted shortly after the company was awarded a contract with the town in 2007, the chairman of the town’s Republican Town Committee said in a press release. The contractor, Mark IV, was awarded the bid to perform sewer work on Jog […] [Read More]
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Bevilacqua wants to rejoin Trumbull DTC ticket

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TRUMBULL – Louis Bevilacqua announced would like to rejoin Democratic slate and will run for a seat representing the 7th district of the Town Council. Bevilacqua said he was dropping out of the race just days before. “I have resolved some of my questions…and I believe I may have remedied the concerns….,” Bevilacqua said in […] [Read More]
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Timeline: Mary-Jane Foster’s candidacy

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A look back via CTPost.com  at the twists and turns Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign for mayor has taken, from the launch of her campaign to Friday’s decision by a Superior Court judge that Foster would be on the ballot for the Democratic primary against Mayor Bill Finch: APRIL 13: After three months of exploring a run […] [Read More]
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Have your say: Foster back on ballot

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One of the wildest political sagas in recent memory took a dramatic turn Friday, when a Superior Court judge ruled that mayoral challenger Mary-Jane Foster could be on the ballot for Bridgeport’s Democratic primary. The judge also pushed the date of the primary back to Sept. 27, restoring what had been a heated, entertaining race […] [Read More]
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