Saturday, October 23, 2021

Election 2021 Coverage

Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08:45 a.m.

Guilford Board of Education Candidates

The Nov. 2 elections promise the most contentious Board of Education race in recent memory. At the polls, Guilford voters will select five citizens to serve on the Board. The Courier reached out...

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Local News • Published Oct. 19, 2021 02:30 p.m.

Incumbent Democrat Peggy Lyons Seeks Re-election to First Selectman Seat

Peggy Lyons was elected Madison’s first selectman in 2019. She has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of...

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Local News • Published Oct. 19, 2021 02:30 p.m.

Selectman Bruce Wilson (R) Seeks Town’s Top Seat

Republican candidate for first selectman Bruce Wilson was the CEO and COO of Aplicare, Inc., in Meriden, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. He has been doing turn-around consulting for many...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2021 08:45 a.m.

Democrat Angus McDonald Jr. Unoppsed for Third Full Term as First Selectman

Democrat Angus McDonald, Jr., is seeking a third full term as first selectman of Deep River in the upcoming Nov. 2 municipal election. He is unopposed. He served as interim first selectman after...

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Local News • Published Oct. 20, 2021 09 a.m.

Campbell and Gentile Seeking Westbrook Selectman Seats

In the Nov. 2 election, Westbrook voters will have two choices for selectman: Republican Joseph Campbell and Democrat Vince Gentile. The Harbor News caught up with the candidates for Board of...

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Local News • Published Oct. 19, 2021 02:11 p.m.

Citizen Complaint Sparks Heated Debate About Police Records in Old Saybrook

Ahead of a contentious election that will determine the composition of the Old Saybrook Police Commission, Old Saybrook Chief of Police Michael Spera released a statement lambasting the two...

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Local News • Published Oct. 19, 2021 11:38 a.m.

Absentee Ballots Available for Nov. 2 Elections

With COVID still a concern for many, voters can request an absentee ballot if they are still not comfortable going to the polls for the Nov. 2 municipal elections. All poll locations, as well as...

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Local News • Published Oct. 18, 2021 09:06 a.m.

Branford Voters: Registrars Detail In-Person Registrations Set for Oct. 26, Nov. 1

On Tuesday, October 26, the Branford Registrar of Voters office will be open, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone looking to register to vote in the upcoming Municipal Election [of Nov. 2,...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 02:34 p.m.

Comments by Guilford GOP BOE Campaign Manager Draw Ire

Comments made by a Guilford campaign official during an online virtual Critical Race Theory (CRT) forum sponsored by the University of Connecticut are drawing criticism from many in the community. ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 03 p.m.

Guilford High School Alumni to Hold Race Forum

The controversy surrounding Guilford’s school curriculum, the ensuing Republican primary to successfully oust current members of the Board of Education (BOE), and the many perspectives that ...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 03:45 p.m.

District 1 Polling Site Changed to Polson Middle School

An important change is coming for District 1 Madison voters for the upcoming election. The former voting site for District 1 has been permanently changed to the Polson Middle School, 302 Green...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 02:15 p.m.

Committed to Building a Better Branford: Tom Brockett

Democrat Tom Brockett is running for Branford’s first selectman with a commitment to “building a better Branford” that will better protect taxpayers, bring jobs to Branford,...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 02:15 p.m.

Jamie Cosgrove: Working to Improve Branford

Republican Jamie Cosgrove wants a fifth term as first selectman to build on Branford’s advancements and continue developing gains and addressing needs; while maintaining a fiscally sound...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 03 p.m.

Incumbent Joe Carfora (D) Hopes to Keep Moving East Haven Forward

“When I’m re-elected, I will keep moving forward in a fiscally responsible way, which we are doing, and to continue methodically addressing the decades-long deficiency in our...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 03 p.m.

Republican Sat Maltese Wants Fiscal Stability for East Haven

“I want to lead East Haven because I love it here, I love the people, and I want to see our community prosper,” said Maltese. “East Haven has been my home for 56 years and I...

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Local News • Published Oct. 12, 2021 02:42 p.m.

Maltese Challenges Carfora for East Haven Mayor in 2021 Municipal Elections

The slate of candidates for the 2021 municipal elections is set for the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election. In East Haven, registered voters will cast ballots for mayor, as well as seats on the Town Council,...

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Local News • Published Oct. 11, 2021 12:45 p.m.

Westbrook Board of Selectman Candidates Debate Wide Range of Issues

The candidates for the Board of Selectman took the stage in the Oxford Academy to answer questions from the crowd on wide ranging issue important to residents. The event was recorded and will be...

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Local News • Published Oct. 06, 2021 08:30 a.m.

Democrat Lauren Gister Seeks Fourth Term as First Selectman

Democrat Lauren Gister is seeking a fourth term as the first selectman for the Town of Chester in the upcoming municipal election on Nov. 2. She is running unopposed.Gister served in the...

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Local News • Published Oct. 05, 2021 03:47 p.m.

Plating Up Party Rivalry at Westbrook Fundraiser Softball Game

Heartwarming stories during election season can be hard to come by, but Westbrook High School student Jami Sacco has found a way: by organizing a charity softball game of Republicans vs Democrats...

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Local News • Published Oct. 05, 2021 01:30 p.m.

Kordek Challenges Freda for First Selectman in 2021 North Haven Municipal Elections

The slate of candidates for the 2021 municipal elections is set for the Tuesday, Nov. 2 election. In North Haven, registered voters will cast ballots for first selectman and boards of Selectmen,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 29, 2021 09 a.m.

Unopposed, Needleman Seeking Sixth Term as Essex First Selectman

In the upcoming municipal election that will be held on Nov. 2, incumbent Democrat Norman “Norm” Needleman is seeking his sixth term as first selectman of Essex. He is running...

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Local News • Published Sep. 29, 2021 08:44 a.m.

Five Candidates, Three Seats in Clinton’s Town Council Race

With election day fast approaching Clinton voters are beginning to turn their attention to the municipal races. The highest-profile race on the ballot is the one between the five endorsed...

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Local News • Published Sep. 21, 2021 02:20 p.m.

Killingworth Slates Set for November Elections

Change is coming to Killingworth in November. With the announcement that six-term First Selectwoman Cathy Iino would not seek a seventh term and no Democrat seeking the top office, Killingworth...

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Local News • Published Sep. 21, 2021 01:42 p.m.

Westbrook’s Next Leader: Bialicki or Hall

With election day in fast approaching Westbrook voters are beginning to turn their attention to the municipal races. That race is highlighted by the contest between Republican John Hall III and...

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Local News • Published Sep. 16, 2021 11:07 a.m.

With High Turnout, Newcomers Rout Establishment in Guilford GOP Primary

The Republican primary for the town’s Board of Education (BOE) held Sept. 14 delivered a jolt to town politics as the Row A candidates trounced their establishment Republican challengers,...

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