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March 15, 2019

Municipal Leaders Divided Over Giving Schools Taxing Authority

by Jack Kramer | Mar 15, 2019 2:38pm
Posted to: Town News | Enfield | Norwich | South Windsor | Wilton | Local Politics

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HARTFORD, CT — It isn’t an unusual complaint from Connecticut town officials that even though the majority of a municipality’s budget is for education, they have no control over school expenditures.

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January 28, 2019

Regionalization and Consolidation of School Districts Has Towns on Edge

by Jack Kramer | Jan 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Education | Local Politics | Branford | New Haven | North Branford | Norwalk | Wilton

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HARTFORD, CT — The concept of regionalizing and consolidating school districts to save the cash-strapped state is not a new one, but two new bills pushing the initiative have moved the issue front and center this legislative session.

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January 25, 2019

Local Officials Bristling Over Bill That Would Consolidate School Districts

by Heather Borden Herve | Jan 25, 2019 4:59pm
Posted to: Education | Norwalk | Wilton

News of Senate President Martin Looney's bill to consolidate school districts — SB 454 — is making waves in some suburbs. Heather Borden Herve of Good Morning Wilton has the story.


November 23, 2016

OP-ED | Actions Speak Louder Than Words - No Time for Indifference

by Sarah Darer Littman | Nov 23, 2016 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Election 2016 | Equality | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Safety | Danbury | East Windsor | Greenwich | Wilton

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In his election night speech, President-elect Donald Trump claimed, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”

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May 24, 2016

State To Give Hedge Fund Money for Expansion, Job Creation

by Christine Stuart | May 24, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Financial Sector | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton

Courtesy of the DECD Plans to build a new waterfront headquarters in Stamford were scuttled, but the world’s largest hedge fund regrouped and will still receive money from the state to expand its footprint in Westport.

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March 11, 2014

Boucher Bows Out of Governor’s Race

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2014 8:27am
Posted to: Election 2014 | State Capitol | Wilton

Chris O'Brien file photo State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announced Tuesday in a press release that she will run for re-election to her state Senate seat instead of continuing her bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

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October 16, 2013

OP-ED | Is This Any Way to Run a Railroad?

by Rep. Gail Lavielle | Oct 16, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Opinion | Transportation | Norwalk | Westport | Wilton

The recent disruption of Metro-North service raised several critical issues. An obvious one is the cost and inconvenience of disruptions for commuters. Another is their impact on rush-hour traffic congestion, and on road and rail transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, which connects New England to the rest of the country.

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August 28, 2013

Wilton Senator Surprises Some With Gubernatorial Exploration

by Christine Stuart | Aug 28, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Town News | Wilton

Christine Stuart photo In her trademark red suit, Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican from Wilton, chose to announce her exploratory bid for governor at a gazebo in Naugatuck Tuesday surrounded by family and friends.

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August 17, 2012

State Used Primary to Pilot New Election Results Reporting System

by Susan Bigelow and Doug Hardy | Aug 17, 2012 11:00am
Posted to: Election 2012 | Election Policy | Town News | Danbury | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain | Simsbury | Wilton | Media Matters

Doug Hardy photo Despite some opening-night hiccups, the Secretary of the State’s office is hoping municipal election officials will embrace an instantaneous, public, digital returns reporting system in time for November.

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