Sikorsky Memorial Airport is owned by the city but located in the Lordship section of Stratford where neighborhood residents aren’t exactly flying high about a modern aviation hub. Expansion opposition from Stratford, runway issues and decades of inaction all contribute to the airport’s financial drain on the city. About 25 years ago then-Governor Lowell Weicker […]
Entries Tagged as 'Donald Trump'
June 12th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events
June 8th, 2016 · 52 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Democrat Hillary Clinton will have plenty of surrogate support framing her Republican presidential opponent Donald Trump as a demagogue. Congressman Jim Himes obliges in this Tuesday night statement: “Tonight, with another string of victories across the country, Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. By winning the national popular […]
May 9th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Democratic Congressman Jim Himes Monday night was nominated for a 5th two-year term by delegates at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School. Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District covers 17 towns including Bridgeport. Republicans have endorsed State Rep. John Shaban of Redding to challenge Himes. Himes acceptance speech follows: I am thrilled, honored and humbled to accept your nomination to […]
May 1st, 2016 · 22 Comments · National Politics
April 27th, 2016 · 13 Comments · National Politics, News and Events
Hillary Clinton, in a close statewide primary win over Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, ran up large pluralities across Bridgeport, according to unofficial Democratic primary results winning the city 7,278 to 3,756. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump also carried Bridgeport.
April 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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Who’s Your Horse In Presidential Primary? Election Hotline Set Up For Voter Concerns, Absentee Ballots Low
April 25th, 2016 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, State Politics
Can Hill fend off the Bern? Will John Kasich and Ted Cruz even be competitive against Donald Trump? Connecticut’s registered Dems and Republicans head to the polls on Tuesday to select their preferences for the general election. The state’s largest city received visits from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over the weekend while Bernie Sanders […]
April 24th, 2016 · 15 Comments · National Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Update, speech transcript: One day after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump visited Connecticut’s most populous city, the likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed more than 1,000 supporters at the University of Bridgeport’s Harvey Hubbell gym, home of the Purple Knights, declaring “We have to take on the gun lobby and take on the epidemic of […]