Alfonso Robinson

Political activist, online journalist

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VIDEO: Board of Education, School Superintendent respond to FOI request, retribution allegations

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Cross post from Last night, School Superintendent Sal Pascarella and members of the board responded to the recent Freedom of Information request from City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi as well as address allegations of retribution against teachers who who spoke out during the education budget debates. [Read More]
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AUDIO: Amid teacher concerns and allegations, Saadi files FOI request with School Superintendent

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Responding to concerns from teachers who feared retaliation from school administrators due to criticisms made towards school officials during the recent education budget debates, City Council Minority Leader Tom Saadi filed an Freedom of Information (FOI) request with School Superintendent Sal Pascarella. At issue is whether or not Pascarella requested the […] [Read More]
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One on one with Democratic 24th State Senate nominee Alice Hutchinson

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Before Monday’s convention, I had an opportunity to interview to 24th State Senate candidate Alice Hutchinson and talk to her about why she’s running for state office. [Read More]
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Democrats endorse Alice Hutchinson for 24th district state senate seat

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Former Bethel Selectwoman Alice Hutchinson delivers her acceptance Speech at the 24th Democratic State Senate convention.City Hall 05.24.10 Yesterday, by a vote of 25 to 12, delegates from the 24th state senatorial district elected former Bethel Selectwoman Alice Hutchinson as their Democratic nominee for the state senate. Also seeking the party’s […] [Read More]
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LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Democratic 24th State Senate convention

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Today, Democrats in the 24th State Senate district will be choosing their candidate to face Mike McLachlan in November. There are two Democrats who are seeking their party’s nomination tonight, Danbury City Councilman Paul Rotello and former Bethel First Selectwoman Alice Hutchinson. You can watch tonight’s proceedings LIVE starting at 7:30. […] [Read More]
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One on one with 24th district state senate candidate Paul Rotello

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG On Wednesday, Danbury City Councilman Paul Rotello announced that he’s throwing his hat into the race for the state’s 24th district senate seat. Via Rotello’s press release: It’s been a real honor to represent my neighbors in Danbury over the last decade, and I hope to continue doing so in Hartford […] [Read More]
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Foley announces Lt. Gov running mate…and it’s Boughton

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Kevin Rennie explains why Tom Foley’s acceptance of Danbury’s last honest man as Lt. Gov now is a smart political move that could hurt Mike Fedele at the convention. Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley will not name a running mate. The former ambassador to Ireland will go into the Republican convention […] [Read More]
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BOUGHTON TO DROP OUT OF GOVERNOR’S RACE, JOINS FEDELE TICKET

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG Seems like Danbury’s last honest man has decided to call it quits. Kevin Rennie has the details: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is expected to drop his campaign for governor on Monday to become Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele’s running mate. With balloting for the Republican nomination for governor to take place on […] [Read More]
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An Exxon Valdez disaster per week

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG More bad news from the Gulf: There’s at least 10 times as much oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico than official estimates suggest, according to an exclusive NPR analysis. At NPR’s request, experts analyzed video that BP released Wednesday. Their findings suggest the BP spill is already far larger than […] [Read More]
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VIDEO: Marconi exits governor’s race, endorses Lamont

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Cross post from HatCityBLOG This morning, facing fund raising woes, First Selectman Rudy Marconi announced that he’s dropping out of the governor’s race and endorsing Ned Lamont for the state’s top elected position. After announcing that he’s leaving the race, I had a chance to interview Marconi and have him comment about his campaign and […] [Read More]
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