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Election 2019

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 • Published Nov. 11, 2019 04:35 p.m.

No Changes Following Nov. 11 Recounts in Branford RTM Districts 4, 5

November 11 ballot recounts conducted in Branford's 4th and 5th Representative Town Meeting (RTM) district races have yielded no changes to unseat those declared winners on Nov. 5....

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 • Published Nov. 06, 2019 03:24 p.m.

Branford GOP Holds Majority; Dems Make Some Gains

In the Nov. 5 municipal elections, Branford Republicans retained the party's majority for elected leadership, but Democrats made it a close race in several districts and made some gains.GOP ...

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 • Published Nov. 06, 2019 09:14 a.m.

North Branford Retains GOP Majority; Viglione Elected Mayor

North Branford voters carried the Republican's full slate of six Town Council candidates into office, while also electing three of six Democratic candidates on the ballot to complete nine-...

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 • Published Nov. 05, 2019 04:06 p.m.

Early Afternoon Numbers Show Steady Voter Turnout at North Branford Polls

As of 2 p.m. on Election Day, North Branford's voters were making a steady showing at the town's two polling places, and appeared to be on track to reach the usual voter response of about a 25...

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 • Published Nov. 05, 2019 03:27 p.m.

At Mid-Day, Some Lower Turnout Tracking at Branford Polls

As Election Day hit the halfway mark at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, a total of 15.8 percent of the electorate had cast their vote town-wide, making for percentage that's tracking a bit lower than...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:47 p.m.

Killingworth 2019 Municipal Election info

Voters heading to the polls in Killingworth on Tuesday, Nov. 6 will be able to select their candidates for municipal offices, including a three-way race for first selectman between incumbent...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:47 p.m.

Madison 2019 Municipal Election Info

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Madison voters will head to the polls to decide a handful of municipal races, including key contests on the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, and Board of Assessment...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:40 p.m.

Guilford 2019 Municipal Election Info

Though it will be a relatively quiet Election Day in Guilford, with no contested races and only a handful of seats open this year, campaigning for these volunteer positions has been active ahead...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Essex 2019 Municipal Ballot Info

Voters heading to the polls in Essex on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will select candidates for municipal offices. The ballots will determine the candidates for the boards of Selectmen and Finance; all other...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Deep River 2019 Municipal Ballot Info

Voters heading to the polls in Deep River on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will select candidates for municipal office. While many of the positions are unchallenged, there are competitive races for the boards...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Chester 2019 Municipal Election Ballot Info

Voters heading to the polls in Chester on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will be able to select their candidates for municipal offices. The ballot features several contested races.Three candidates are...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:25 p.m.

Westbrook 2019 Ballot Information

Westbrook voters will choose candidates for first selectman, selectman, town treasurer, tax collector, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Board of Assessment Appeals, Planning Commission,...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:25 p.m.

Old Saybrook 2019 Ballot Information

Voters headed to the polls in Old Saybrook on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will be able to select their candidates for municipal offices, including Board of Selectmen, treasurer, Board of Finance, Board of...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:25 p.m.

Clinton 2019 Municipal Ballot Information

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in Clinton will trek down to Town Hall to make their choices on who will serve on the town’s various boards and commissions for the next several years....

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:17 p.m.

North Branford 2019 Sample Ballots and Polling Places for Nov. 5

North Branford’s two voting places will be open for registered voters from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the 2019 municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, while Election Day Registration (EDR) will...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:15 p.m.

North Haven 2019 Municipal Elections are Nov. 5

Voters heading to the polls in North Haven on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will select their candidates for first selectman, selectman, town clerk and tax collector, town treasurer, Board of Finance, Board of...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 01:13 p.m.

East Haven 2019 Municipal Elections are Nov. 5

Voters heading to the polls in East Haven on Tuesday, Nov. 5 will select their candidates for mayor, Town Council, town clerk, Board of Finance, and Board of Education.Regardless of the...

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 • Published Oct. 29, 2019 12:02 p.m.

First Selectman Candidates Debate Schools, Academy Ahead of Nov. 5 Election

Less than two weeks to go until the 2019 municipal elections on Nov. 5, the hotly contested race for Madison first selectman took center stage as incumbent Tom Banisch (R) and challenger Peggy...

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 • Published Oct. 22, 2019 02:13 p.m.

Deep River Has Contests for BOS, BOF

In the Tuesday, Nov. 5 municipal elections, Deep River has two main races to watch: the seat for first selectman and the seats for the Board of Finance.Petitioning candidate Augusto...

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 • Published Oct. 22, 2019 03:00 p.m.

2019 Races for BOS, BOF in Essex

In the Tuesday, Nov. 5 election, Essex voters will be asked to weigh in on competitive races for the Board of Selectmen as well as Board of Finance. All other races are uncontested this year....

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 • Published Oct. 22, 2019 12:37 p.m.

Unopposed in 2019 Race, Saybrook First Selectman Fortuna Looks Back and Ahead

Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. is running unopposed for his fifth two-year term as First Selectman of Old Saybrook. Assuming he receives at least one vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5, he will be re-elected.A...

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 • Published Oct. 21, 2019 01:48 p.m.

Branford Republicans Seek Voters’ Support in Nov. 5 Municipal Election

The “Cosgrove for Branford” Republican team has led the town for the past six years and is looking for continued support on Nov. 5 to keep Branford on track and moving forward, said...

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 • Published Oct. 21, 2019 01:48 p.m.

Branford Democrats Seek Voters’ Support in Nov. 5 Municipal Election

In the Nov. 5 municipal election, Branford Democrats are presenting a slate of candidates who represent a cross section of the town and have expertise in areas that are important to Branford, said ...

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 • Published Oct. 17, 2019 06:06 p.m.

North Branford Democrats Seek Voters' Support in Nov. 5 Municipal Election

Zip06/The Sound asked North Branford Democratic Town Committee chairman Chris Kranick to discuss why he feels voters should support the slate of Democratic Town Council and Board of...

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 • Published Oct. 17, 2019 06:06 p.m.

North Branford Republicans Seek Voters' Support in Nov. 5 Municipal Election

Zip06/The Sound asked North Branford Republican Town Committee (RTC) chair Mike Downes to discuss why he feels voters should support the slate of Republican Town Council and Board of ...

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 • Published Oct. 17, 2019 04:21 p.m.

Galbraith Challenges Gister as Write-In for Chester First Selectman

Though his name will not appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 5 ballot, Robert Galbraith is making a run for Chester first selectman as a write-in candidate. As an official write-in candidate registered...

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 • Published Oct. 16, 2019 11:39 a.m.

Lauren Gister Seeking Third Term as Chester First Selectman

Democrat Lauren Gister is seeking a third term as the first selectman of Chester, facing write-in candidate Rob Galbraith for the town's top seat. (Look for a profile of Galbraith in an...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Robert Sassi: ‘Watch the Pennies’

Robert P. Sassi is the Killingworth Conservative Party candidate for Killingworth first selectman. In his profile for the Zip06.com/The Source Online Voter Guide, he stated his motto is...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Lulaj: ‘Open, Accessible, and Honest’

Republican Francesco Lulaj, who has lived in town for the past 10 years and has become involved in the community as a parent, a business owner, and a volunteer, announced his run for Killingworth...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Iino: ‘Ready and Willing’ for 6th Term

Catherine Iino (D) has been serving as Killingworth first selectman since 2009 and is running again in the 2019 election. In 2003, she started participating in town government on the Pay-as-You-...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:44 p.m.

Election 2019: Democratic Challenger Peggy Lyons

The election that will determine the next first selectman is a few weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped people from asking Democratic candidate Peggy Lyons for her help when they encounter a ...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 02:43 p.m.

Election 2019: Republican Incumbent Tom Banisch

Tom Banisch’s office isn’t messy, but it would be hard to call it tidy. The long burnished table is set haphazardly with a handful of papers, an empty box. The desk bristles with...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:47 p.m.

Matt Fleming (R) Wants Change in Run for Essex First Selectman Seat

Ivoryton resident Matt Fleming is eager to apply his life experience to public service and has thrown his hat in the ring as the Republican first selectman candidate in Essex.Fleming, a...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:46 p.m.

First Selectman Candidate Gus Lucarelli Wants New Perspective in Town Hall

Augusto “Gus” Lucarelli is running as an unaffiliated first selectman candidate in the town of Deep River to bring a new perspective to the Town Hall.An immigrant who came to...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Angus McDonald Seeks Second Full Deep River First Selectman Term

Democrat Angus McDonald is once again running for the seat of first selectman in Deep River.McDonald first became first selectman in 2016 after long-time selectman Dick Smith passed away...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:46 p.m.

Democrat Norm Needleman to run for Fifth Term as Essex First Selectman

Norm Needleman, founder of Tower Labs and also a the 33rd District state senator, has been a part of the Essex community since he moved to the area in 1980s. He has served as first selectman for...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:37 p.m.

Hiram Fuchs: Not Settling for ‘Good Enough’

For Hiram Fuchs, it all started with a playground.Fuchs is a Connecticut state marshal and former small business owner who is running as a Democrat against Westbrook First Selectman Noel...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:37 p.m.

Bishop Running on 12-Year Record, Experience in Westbrook

Westbrook First Selectman Noel Bishop has a message for voters: Experience counts. Bishop, a Republican who is facing a challenge from Democrat Hiram Fuchs in the November elections, has served as ...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 03:00 p.m.

Selectman Candidates Speak at Westbrook COB Forum

Around 60 Westbrook residents turned up at Town Hall on the evening of Oct. 7 for a candidates forum that addressed issues ranging from the rainy-day fund to hazard mitigation. The forum was...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 01:37 p.m.

11 Candidates, 7 Seats for Clinton Town Council Race

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, voters in Clinton will head to the polls with a chance to cast a historic vote: the election of the seven members of the inaugural Town Council. The Harbor News is...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 12:44 p.m.

Joe Carfora: ‘Transparency is Big’

Joe Carfora is proud to say that he came to East Haven at the age of eight months and has lived here ever since. As the Democratic Town Committee (DTC)-endorsed candidate for mayor, he said he...

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 • Published Oct. 15, 2019 12:44 p.m.

Oni Sioson: ‘A Fundamental Change’ to Reputation

Oni Sioson wants to change East Haven’s reputation for the better. In his third bid for mayor as an unaffiliated candidate, Sioson said that as mayor he would change the region’s...

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 • Published Oct. 14, 2019 01:38 p.m.

GOP's First Selectman Cosgrove Will Keep Branford Moving Forward

Branford Republican First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove is running uncontested in the municipal election on Nov. 5, after which he will begin his fourth consecutive term. Cosgrove said he will continue ...

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 • Published Oct. 14, 2019 01:38 p.m.

Branford Democrat Dunbar Ready to Bring Skill Set to Selectman's Seat

In this year's uncontested selectman's race, following the municipal election on Nov. 5, Democrat Ray Dunbar will fill a seat vacated by Jack Ahern (D) on the three-person Board of Selectman (BOS)....

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 • Published Oct. 14, 2019 01:37 p.m.

GOP Selectman Higgins Looking Forward to Serving Branford for a Fourth Term

Following the Nov. 5 municipal election, Republican Joe Higgins will earn a fourth consecutive term on Branford's three-person Board of Selectmen (BOS). This election marks Higgin's fourth time as ...

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 • Published Oct. 11, 2019 05:40 p.m.

North Branford Town Council Candidates' Forum Set for Oct. 23

Candidates from both parties will discuss their positions on North Branford issues – and take some questions collected from the audience – during the 2019 Town Council Candidates'...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:29 p.m.

With New Development on the Horizon, Clinton’s PZC Field Takes the Spotlight

Clinton’s Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) has, for better and worse, been among the most prominent parts of local government in recent years. With seven candidates seeking four open...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:29 p.m.

The Race for Selectman in Westbrook

As Republican First Selectman Noel Bishop is being challenged by Democrat Hiram Fuchs, the two candidates for Board of Selectmen are in a competitive race. There are essentially three candidates...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:29 p.m.

Saybrook Selectmen Map Out Goals for Next Term

With no challenger to incumbent Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., there’s no contest for the two candidates running for the two openings on the Board of Selectmen (BOS)....

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:29 p.m.

Several Key Contests Coming in Westbrook Municipal Elections

On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, Westbrook voters will have a say in who does the work of running their town.Hiram Fuchs, a Connecticut state marshal and small business owner is running on ...

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