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Entries from August 17th, 2018

With A Little Help From Rich Friends–Independent Expenditures Boost Candidates In Bridgeport Races

July 31st, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

A $100,000 donation to a Connecticut political action committee from Alice Walton, daughter of WalMart founder Sam Walton and richest woman in the world, is bolstering independent expenditures on behalf of legislative candidates supportive of charter schools including Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley seeking the open seat in Connecticut’s 23rd State Senate District. He’s challenged in the […]

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Police Captain Reassigned For Alleged Racist Texts

July 30th, 2018 · 22 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Captain Mark Straubel, a top aide to Police Chief Armando Perez, is on administrative leave (with pay) pending assertions he wrote racist text remarks about another captain that were turned over by a former city police officer who now works for the Stratford Police Department.

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Ganim, The Fighter, Peppers Puncher’s Chance In Primary

July 30th, 2018 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim unveiled the first television commercial in his underdog quest to upset party-endorsed Ned Lamont in the August 14 Democratic primary for governor, framing himself as a fighter who’s been down and out and back again.

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For Primaries, The Focus Is Now

July 30th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Two weeks left to the August 14 Democratic primaries with candidates for governor leading the ticket. Sleepy, low-turnout summer primaries are capricious ducks with electors focusing late on the candidates as campaign spending and outreach intensifies.

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For Governor, Boughton’s Strategic Fountain

July 29th, 2018 · 10 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, is playing it cool against four rivals in the August 14 primary, Tim Herbst, Steve Obsitnik, David Stemerman and Bob Stefanowski. Relying on a few well-placed jabs, he’s largely staying out of the GOP tit-for-tat scrum. So far, various polls show Boughton’s strategy is on the […]

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Hanks: Why I Am Running For State Representative

July 28th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Party-endorsed Shanté Hanks faces incumbent Charlie Stallworth in an August 14 Democratic primary in Connecticut’s 126th State House District that covers a portion of the North End, Whiskey Hill and a piece of the Upper East Side. She shares this commentary about her background and rationale for running.

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Ned Got His MTV, Joe Wants His Three-Card Lamont

July 28th, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim is resurrecting charges made by two prior opponents of Ned Lamont, the Democratic-endorsed candidate for governor, centered on layoffs at his cable television company back in the day. “He should produce the records,” says Ganim. “That’s like me saying I don’t have a felony conviction.” Leave it to Joe to spin a conviction […]

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Housatonic Open For Walk-In Registration

July 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

Housatonic Community College (HCC) will be open Saturdays, August 4, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. to offer new and continuing students access to one-stop, walk-in registration, including a full range of assistance to complete the registration process in time for the fall semester, which begins on August 28.

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