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Entries Tagged as 'Barry Piesner'

Memorial For Barry “Spanky” Piesner

October 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

A memorial service will take place on Sunday 10 a.m. for Barry “Spanky” Piesner at Abe Green and Sons Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield. Piesner died August 4. He was 73. Politics, government, social services, real estate, journalism; Barry was an eclectic personality in the city with an incomparable talent for sales, be it politics or a business idea.

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Handicapping The Mayoral Race: Finch In Driver’s Seat

June 13th, 2011 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Library

Mayor Bill Finch is still the favorite to win the Democratic primary September 13 and another four-year term for mayor in the November general election. Could that change? Politics is a crazy business and anything can happen, but a new dynamic must occur for a challenger to submarine Finch based on the current field splitting […]

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Coviello’s Candidate Challenge

April 25th, 2011 · 23 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning

Democratic mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello takes aim at his primary rivals, Mayor Bill Finch, Mary-Jane Foster and John Gomes. Charlie says it’s time to sharpen his teeth about his credentials and ideas versus the others. From Coviello: CHALLENGE TO MAYORAL CANDIDATES! WHAT ARE YOUR SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEMS? Talk is cheap. Anyone with a lot […]

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When Trash Becomes Treasure

April 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments · City Politics

Interesting piece today by Keila Torres of the Connecticut Post featuring Barry “Spanky” Piesner, campaign handler for Democratic Mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello. And is that Joel Thompson, former CT Post scribe? Joel knows a lot about living off the land. When he wasn’t scribing he was farming. When Barry Piesner and Joel Thompson began creating a […]

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Coviello’s Campaign Chops

April 17th, 2011 · 10 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Charlie Coviello says he’s gearing up his campaign. Charlie’s coming off an interesting week that included a meet and greet with voters and being tossed from a Board of Education meeting for speaking too long and loud. Sporting new choppers, Charlie says he’s ready to sink his teeth into issues. His campaign […]

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Forget The Snow, Here Comes The Absentee Ballot Blizzard

February 1st, 2011 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What snowdrifts? Watch out for the drifting absentee ballots. Can you imagine if we have a day like today in three weeks? Feb. 22 is the special election to fill the state rep seat vacated by Chris Caruso who’s working for the Malloy administration. Connecticut’s 126th State Assembly District includes portions of the North End and […]

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The Smell Of Ink, Plus: New Trees For Saints

April 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events, State Politics

I’ll be checking out the gubernatorial forum this morning at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. Stay tuned for a report. A new community print newspaper, yes a publication with ink on paper (as opposed to knuckleheads like me with a web handle) debuts this week. Look for The Independent in your local stores, shops and bars. […]

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The Monday Night Fights

August 5th, 2008 · 70 Comments · City Council, Media

Some of the best fights I’ve ever attended took place at the Bridgeport City Council, and admission was free. The joke was I went to a hockey game the other day and a City Council meeting broke out. Former Councilman Tom Mulligan had a line for the twice-monthly meetings: the Monday Night Fights. Chris Caruso […]

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