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July 8, 2018

Happy 4th Everyone!

by Lon Seidman | Jul 8, 2018 1:11pm
Posted to: Westbrook

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Check out Lon Seidman’s slow-motion video footage captured by drone from within Saturday’s fireworks display in Westbrook!

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October 28, 2016

Republicans Complain About Use of Trump in Mailing, Democrats Defend It

by Christine Stuart | Oct 28, 2016 1:13pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Town News | Essex | Westbrook

The Connecticut Republican Party is taking aim at another state Senate candidate for mentioning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a mailing.

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August 15, 2016

Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | Aug 15, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2016 | Election Policy | Equality | FOIA | State Capitol | Essex | Westbrook

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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July 30, 2015

Former Veteran State Lawmaker Remembered for Her Effectiveness and Friendship

by Christine Stuart | Jul 30, 2015 1:47pm
Posted to: Obituary | Westbrook

CTNJ file photo Former state Sen. Eileen Daily, 72, of Westbrook, died Wednesday. She was known as a tenacious lawmaker and served as co-chair of the powerful Finance Committee for five terms.

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June 6, 2013

Freshmen Lawmakers Share Growing Pains As Session Draws to Close

by Jacqueline Wattles | Jun 6, 2013 1:32am
Posted to: Election 2012 | State Capitol | East Haddam | Meriden | Stamford | Westbrook

Hugh McQuaid photo As their first legislative session wound down, some of the freshman lawmakers reflected on what they said has been an atypical five months and a remarkable learning experience.

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January 18, 2013

OP-ED | Plenty of Forgettable Bills in New Session

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 18, 2013 10:18am
Posted to: Opinion | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Guilford | Southington | Stratford | Thomaston | Westbrook | Wolcott | Woodbridge

Susan Bigelow The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.

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January 8, 2013

Latinos Make Historic Gains In General Assembly

by Christine Stuart | Jan 8, 2013 2:22pm
Posted to: Election 2012 | Town News | Bridgeport | Hartford | Meriden | Waterbury | Westbrook | State Capitol

When the next session of the General Assembly opens tomorrow there will be more Hispanic state legislators than at any other moment in Connecticut’s history, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday.

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June 12, 2012

Daily Remembered For Her Bipartisanship, Brevity

by Christine Stuart | Jun 12, 2012 5:11pm
Posted to: Town News | Westbrook

Retiring Sen. Eileen Daily of Westbrook thought she would get away without being toasted, roasted, and memorialized by her colleagues if she announced her retirement after the regular legislative session. But Tuesday’s special session provided the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to her 20 year legislative career.

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