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Lauretti’s Political Lariat–Mayoral Run In Bridgeport?

October 11th, 2018 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

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Former Barnum Festival Ringmaster Mark Lauretti’s top hat of surprises.

Is he bored? Just having fun? Yes, there’s a curious rumor afoot that Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, who has deep roots in Bridgeport, is noodling a run for Bridgeport mayor. While a popular Republican mayor of Shelton for the past 27 years, would Mayor Mark really move to Bridgeport against a 10 to 1 Democratic registration advantage? When you’re bored and void of any immediate options outside of Shelton following a failed run for governor, fantastical thoughts abound.
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For Flatto’s Department, An Achievement In Financial Reporting

October 11th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

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For Ken Flatto, a thumbs-up for financial reporting.

It’s not exactly sexy work, and often dizzying crunching budget numbers trying to explain to community watchdogs and City Council members what the financial documents mean. Finance Director Ken Flatto’s department has been awarded, among other U.S. municipalities, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017 completed in January 2018.
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Lamont-Stefanowski Money Race

October 11th, 2018 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Democrat Ned Lamont has pumped more than $12 million of his own money into his campaign for governor while Republican Bob Stefanowski has invested more than $3 million, according to campaign finance reports filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See latest Lamont report here. Stefanowski report here.
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Unload Hazardous Waste

October 11th, 2018 · 9 Comments · News and Events

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The city’s next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will take place Nov. 3 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Blackham School, 425 Thorme Street. The transfer station does not accept items containing hazardous waste. For more information contact Dennis Scinto at 203-576-7796.

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Sound Tigers Opening Weekend

October 11th, 2018 · 2 Comments · News and Events

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Q Poll: Lamont Leads By 8

October 10th, 2018 · 32 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Q Poll:

A 22-percentage point lead among women in the Connecticut governor’s race gives Democrat Ned Lamont a 47 – 39 percent likely voter lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski, with 11 percent for independent candidate Oz Griebel, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

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Transformation Of Ballpark To Music Amphitheater Progresses

October 10th, 2018 · 25 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

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Rendering of amphitheater, right, across from arena.

The double plays turned at second base at the old ballpark at Harbor Yard will convert to double octaves of music next summer at the amphitheater now under construction … if weather cooperates. That’s where the stage will be equipped as work continues for a projected opening next summer showcasing some of the world’s hottest performers in a joint venture by mega concert promoter Live Nation and sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan.
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Lamont-Bysiewicz Release Plan To Empower Women

October 10th, 2018 · 4 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Leading by more than 20 points among women, according to the latest Q Poll, Democrat Ned Lamont and his gubernatorial running mate Susan Bysiewicz released on Wednesday a platform “to empower, support and provide equal opportunity to women in every facet of their lives–from the classroom to the boardroom.”
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