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Entries Tagged as 'Ella Grasso'

Ed Caldwell, Political Leader, Former State Comptroller

October 12th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ed Caldwell was one of the good guys in city politics. Decent and caring, Caldwell goes back to an era when Bridgeport elected officials had real juice in Hartford. He served as a state senator from Bridgeport and also as state comptroller. His influence locally was such some of his political peers referred to him […]

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Joe Owens, Former Post Editorial Page Editor

October 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Joe Owens had editorial juice across the state when he served as editorial page editor of the Bridgeport Post and the morning Telegram, predecessor papers of the Connecticut Post. And he wasn’t bashful in letting reporters know about his independent thinking on his pages. He was cozy with a variety of pols, but not so […]

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No Longer City Lobbyist, Is Former Mayor Nick Panuzio Squeezing Sour Grapes Or Sense?

March 26th, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

In a commentary published in the Connecticut Post, former Mayor Nick Panuzio is weighing in against a mayoral-appointed Board of Education. A former administrator at the University of Bridgeport (and currently a member of the Board of Trustees), Nick served as Bridgeport’s Republican mayor from November 1971 to September of 1975 when he resigned from […]

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Energy Assistance For Small Businesses

February 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · News and Events

Bob Slate, Small Business Advocate at the statewide nonprofit Operation, Fuel, Inc. runs its new pilot program, “Project/BEST,” a provider of electricity grants/credits of $1,000 to small businesses, particularly women and minority-owned firms. Bridgeport is one of five cities included in the program. The Bridgeport program runs from March 1st through April 20th.

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Don’t Ya Prefer A DQ Blizzard?

December 27th, 2010 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Yikes! This was a big one. I’ve been digging out all morning and more work to do. My blizzard of choice is made by Dairy Queen. This one is the queen of storms in some time. The Blizzard of 1888 dumped about two feet. In February 1978 more than two feet of snow caused Governor Ella Grasso […]

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Where Have You Gone Lowell Weicker? Gov’s Bridgeport Office On Chopping Block

December 1st, 2010 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment

The governor’s Bridgeport office opened by Lowell Weicker 18 years ago is in jeopardy of closing. Essentially it’s hammered shut, unless Governor-elect Dan Malloy, who told more than 100 Bridgeport supporters last week that he will not forget them, weighs in.

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Local Pols Say Sam’s The Man

March 27th, 2009 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics

Let’s look into the OIB crystal ball. The potential lineup of top-tier candidates leading the gubernatorial line for the 2010 election has some intriguing possibilities, and Bridgeport pols will have a say in how the lines are shaped. The potential Dem line: Susan Bysiewicz, Dan Malloy or Jim Amann for governor, Chris Dodd U.S. Senate, Jim Himes U.S. Representative. […]

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