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Entries Tagged as 'John Ricci'

Ricci Poises Fire Houses In Snow Removal Plan

November 18th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ah, 60 degree weather in mid November and who’s thinking about snow? Public Facilities Director John Ricci. He realizes, with a reminder from his boss Mayor Joe Ganim, you’re really only as good as your last snow removal. So Ricci has noodled a new clearance strategy that adds fire to the ice.

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Should The Airport Be Sold?

June 12th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

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 […]

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Newton Dumped From Running City Dump, Misses Mark On Application Box

June 9th, 2016 · 39 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Addressing the City Council Monday night, former State Senator Ernie Newton declared “White privilege means you can commit crimes but held at a different standard.” The pronouncement drew a combination of gasps and cheers from the crowd in the City Council chambers. Newton claimed he had been harmed by bidding process disclosures regarding his particular […]

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City Government Tries To Do More With Less

May 8th, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Mike Mayko and Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ganim has also offered an early retirement incentive–a year of health care and $15,000 cash–to try and weed out more employees. So far, more than 40 city workers have applied. Still, Ganim has also been criticized for finding jobs for some of his campaign loyalists …

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The Race For Tuesday’s Cricket Vote

February 29th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

By the time polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m. for Democratic Town Committee primaries in three districts, about 700 electors will have cast votes by absentee ballot which could ensure that more votes will be cast that way in some precincts than actual electors showing up to the polls. That noise you just heard in […]

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Town Committee Wars–The I, Me, Mine Of Politics (Absentee Ballots Too)

February 24th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

More than 1,000 absentee ballots have been mailed by elections officials in three of 10 Democratic Town Committee districts competing in Tuesday’s primary with 27 seats up for grabs. This is as retail as retail can get when it comes to identifying voters and dragging them out. In these low-turnout primaries that may not hit 10 […]

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Maria Pereira Dances For Seniors And Votes In Dem Party Squabble, Wanna Cut In?

February 19th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Who says Board of Education member Maria Pereira doesn’t have a sense of humor? Wednesday night the self-proclaimed piranha of city politics led her Democratic Town Committee slate in a prance with a belly dancer at an event schmoozing senior citizen voters at Augustana Homes, a key battleground for votes in the 138th District that […]

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Sikorsky Airport Suffers Another Leadership Death

February 8th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Forced out as airport manager a few years ago by then-Mayor Bill Finch, Public Facilities Director John Ricci must now pay more attention to the municipally owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport in the short term following the death of operations superintendent Steve Ford who suffered injuries from a fall over the weekend at his home in Shelton. […]

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