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Pleasure Beach earmark topic of Missouri senate race ad

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An attack ad by the campaign of Republican John Brunner, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, focuses on an earmark that provided funds for Bridgeport’s Pleasure Beach. The ad points out McCaskill voted for the earmark, which set aside $1.9 million to develop a water taxi service to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Gov. Malloy issues Thanksgiving message

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Press release On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today shared the following message with Connecticut residents. “As people across Connecticut gather around their Thanksgiving tables this year to celebrate with family and friends, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on where we are and where we aspire to be in our […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Wrapping it up on election night

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It’s been a long day — one filled with scenes that ranged from sentimental (Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton dedicating his re-election victory to his late father) to jubilant (Stamford Democrats serenading defeated GOP Board of Finance candidate Joe Tarzia) to hilariously unscripted (Fairfield first-selectman-elect Michael Tetreau interrupting his victory speech to take a phone call […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Herbst wins Trumbull

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Tim Herbst looks at a screen displaying the breakdown of the votes in Trumbull after giving his acceptance speech at Marisa’s Ristorante. [View the story "Trumbull election results" on Storify] [Read More]
Categories: General

Former Conn. Post staffer on way to Middletown mayoral victory

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The Associated Press is reporting former Connecticut Post staff writer Daniel Drew, a Democrat, has defeat Republican incumbent Sebastian Giuliano in the Middletown mayor’s race. Drew covered the town of Stratford for the Post from 2004 to 2006, and is currently a grants writer at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. He won by more than […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Easton First Selectman: ‘Satisfied’ with direction of town

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Easton First Selectman Thomas Herrmann defeated two right-in candidates to earn re-election. Herrmann, a Republican and managing director at Wilton-based private equity group Stanwich Partners, called the victory proof that Easton’s residents are largely pleased with his leadership. Read what else Herrmann had to say here, as well as full results from the town. [Read More]
Categories: General

Low voter turnout in Stratford

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About 20 percent of registered voters in Stratford cast a ballot as of 7 p.m. The turnout is lower than it was during the 2007 election, when 27 percent of voters cast a ballot. [Read More]
Categories: Election 2012

Stratford sixth graders cash in on Election Day

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A group of sixth grade students from Wilcoxson Elementary School set up a bake sale outside the polls at their school on Tuesday. Some of the students pictured here arrived at their school at 5:30 a.m. and planned on staying until the polls close at 8 p.m. The students are raising money for the Wilcoxson Sixth Grade […] [Read More]
Categories: Election 2012