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Proposal to increase school board size sent to Board of Selectmen

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The resolution to increase the size of the Board of Education took a detour Monday night and is now headed toward the Board of Selectmen. The Representative Town Meeting’s Legislative and Rules Committee, by a nine to three vote, approved a sense of the committee resolution which requests the selectmen bring to the RTM for […] [Read More]

Greenwich BET candidates slate continues to take shape

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You can add Democrat John Blankley’s name to the list of Board of Estimate and Taxation members running for reelection. Blankley said on Tuesday he will run for a second two-year term on the town finance board. Declaring himself “gung ho for it,” Blankley became the second Democrat on the 12-person board to announce they […] [Read More]

Bocchino says remarks at sexual assault bill hearing taken out of context, offers apology

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State Rep. Mike Bocchino (R-150th) says controversial comments he made at a hearing on a bill aimed at stopping college campus rapes are being taken out of context. Bocchino, who voted for the bill, is being criticized for what some say was a comment making light of sexual assault. In a clip first broadcast Tuesday […] [Read More]

Abrams officially ends campaign for 149th District

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A week after a lawsuit accusing state representative candidate Marc Abrams of sexual harassment surfaced, the backcountry Democrat has officially pulled the plug on his campaign for the 149th District. In a letter submitted to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday morning, Abrams finalized his withdrawal from the race and has since been dropped from […] [Read More]
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Abrams speaks on dropping out of 149th District race

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Greenwich Democrat Marc Abrams, who announced this morning that he would  suspend his campaign for state representative of the 149th District, has released a statement explaining his decision. Details of an active lawsuit alleging Abrams of sexual harassment while a partner at hedge fund Titan Capital Group had led various high-ranking Democrats, including Gov. Dannell […] [Read More]
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House Speaker urges Greenwich candidate Abrams to stand down amid harassment suit

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Update (5:55 p.m.) Despite Abrams’ commitment to stay in the race for the 149th District, the Greenwich Democrat and former hedge fund manager may not be welcome in Hartford even if manages to win. Amid reports of an ongoing lawsuit in New York accusing Abrams of sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker of the House Brendan […] [Read More]
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Camillo announces business, law enforcement endorsements for 151st

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State Rep. Fred Camillo, the Greenwich Republican incumbent in the 151st District running unopposed for his fourth term in Hartford, has announced a new round of endorsements from state law enforcement and business groups in the weeks leading up to Election Day. In a release dated Sept. 17, the National Federation of Independent Business Connecticut, […] [Read More]
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Jill Oberlander to take on Bocchino for State Rep. in 150th District

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The battle to represent the 150th District in Hartford has gained one more combatant: days after Republican Michael Bocchino announced  his candidacy for departing State Rep. Stephen Walko’s seat, Democrats have revealed former RTM member Jill Oberlander as their pick for the wide open race  The  150th caucus voted unanimously to nominate Oberlander at their […] [Read More]