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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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Derby Dems and Oxford Republicans pick First Selectman, Mayor candidates

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The First Selectman races in Oxford and Derby are just about set with election day now less than four months away. Oxford Republicans  held their caucus Tuesday night and nominated attorney George Temple over David Yish. Meanwhile, in Derby, the Democratic party chose Dan Foley Jr. as their choice to oppose incumbent Republican Mayor Anthony […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Rate Rick Torres’ chances

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Rick Torres, the GOP nominee for mayor of Bridgeport in 2003, knows as well as anyone that being elected mayor of the Park City as a Republican at this point would be a little like being elected president of the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures as a Red Sox fan. Democrats are going on 20 straight […] [Read More]
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The six degrees of Lowell Weicker Jr.

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You’ve heard of the six degrees of Kevin Bacon — the game where you try to connect another actor or actress with the prolific Brat Pack star. What if we tried to link politicians to Lowell Weicker Jr., the former governor and the former U.S. senator? Weicker participated in a panel discussion on the state’s […] [Read More]
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Gomes: I’m not partnering with Foster

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BRIDGEPORT — For weeks, the anti-incumbent voters have expressed the desire on blogs and out on the street to see Democratic mayoral candidates Mary-Jane Foster and John M. Gomes tag team to beat Mayor Bill Finch. Well, Gomes said Friday that’s not happening. “The citizens of Bridgeport are sick and tired of the way City […] [Read More]
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Weicker: State GOP needs to rebuild its brand

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Lowell Weicker Jr., former governor and former U.S. senator, delivered a blistering commentary on the state of Connecticut Republican Party Friday in Hartford. The political maverick who left the GOP to found A Connecticut Party and instituted the state income tax, Weicker called the party a “non-entity.” “The Connecticut Republican Party mirrors itself after the national […] [Read More]
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Radio ad bashes Finch’s comments to state board

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BRIDGEPORT — In a radio spot set to debut today on WICC, Mayor Bill Finch is criticized for telling the state Board of Education last week that doing away with the local BOE race is not a “great loss” because few people vote in Bridgeport and many parents are ineligible due to their citizenship status […] [Read More]
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Judicial branch to close 4 courthouses, juvenile detention center

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The state’s Judicial Branch has released its plan to balance its section of the state budget. Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers said that four courthouses will be closed. In addition, a juvenile detention center, six law libraries and several offices will be closed. As unveiled yesterday, the Judicial Branch will lay off 452 employees. Included […] [Read More]
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