Stemerman: Run state like a business

David Stemerman of Greenwich started his own business in January 2008. Immediately, he faced “the worst financial crisis in 70 years.” Steering his company through that and beyond, he said, gave him the experience needed to get Connecticut through its current fiscal crisis. Stemerman is one of four candidates in the Aug. 14 Republican gubernatorial primary, along with endorsed candidate and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and businessman Bob Stefanowski. Stemerman and Stefanowski opted not to participate in the Republican convention. “I view that the qualities of leadership that were needed in order both to … Read more

Petitions could force election for selectman’s seat

An Easton resident is collecting petition signatures in an attempt to require a special election to fill the selectman’s seat that opened up with the resignation of Republican Carolyn Colangelo. The Board of Selectmen (BOS) appointed Kristi Sogofsky, also a Republican, to the selectman’s position on June 1. However, state law allows anyone to collect the signatures of 5% of registered voters to force a special election to fill the seat after the appointment takes place. Ira M. Kaplan, a Democrat, hopes to gather the required 274 signatures. He has shared petitions — the forms have been approved by Town … Read more

Tony Hwang nominated for re-election for State Senate

State Senator Tony Hwang was nominated for re-election to the 28th Senate District, which is made up of Fairfield, Easton, Newtown and parts of Weston and Westport, by Patricia Llodra, former Newtown First Selectman, and his college graduate daughter, Christina Hwang. Senator Hwang accepted the nomination at the Easton Public Library, where the Republican Nominating Convention was held. Addressing the convention, Llodra voiced her support of Hwang, “His record of service illustrates again and again that [his] values are what drive his thinking and his actions. We need Tony in Hartford. Our state is floundering. Our future stability is threatened. … Read more

Easton selectman resigns: appointed by Malloy to state role

‘It’s a done deal’ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has appointed Easton Selectman Carolyn Colangelo as a worker’s compensation commissioner, which is a judge on the state level. Colangelo announced her new position Thursday evening at the Board of Selectmen meeting, Selectman Bob Lessler said after the meeting. At the meeting, Colangelo also formally announced her resignation as selectman, since she can’t hold a political office in town in her new position. Although Lessler isn’t sure the exact date Colangelo will begin her new position, “It’s a done deal,” he said First Selectman Adam Dunsby, who is currently in Hartford, participated … Read more

Girls golf: Melito is medalist as Trojans beat Immaculate

The Weston High girls golf team evened its record at 3-3 with a 234-264 victory over Immaculate on Monday at Aspetuck Valley Country Club. Halley Melito was the medalist with a round of 50 to lead the Trojans, followed by Sarah Johnson with a 56, Abby West with a 61 and Carolyn Zech with a 67. For the Mustangs (1-3), Avery Jarboe led the way with a 56, followed by Abby Allen (63), Mackenzy Garden (72) and Gia Massoni (73).

Kudlow shares goals under Trump

Redding resident starts new job at the White House Maximizing growth of the economy is one of the goals of TV personality and Redding resident Larry Kudlow, recently appointed director of the National Economic Council by President Donald Trump. “I think we can do a lot better in the next 10 years compared to the last 10 years,” said Kudlow in a telephone call Thursday from the White House, where he recently started his new position. Kudlow, formerly host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, was also host of The Larry Kudlow Show on WABC Radio. He is founder and CEO … Read more

Weston selectmen vote to send fracking waste ban to counsel

The Weston town, education and capital budgets were passed at a referendum vote.

Weston’s Board of Selectmen voted 2-to-1 to send an ordinance prohibiting waste associated with natural gas and oil extraction, a process known as fracking, to town counsel.  First Selectman Chris Spaulding and Selectman Brian Gordon voted to move forward with send  the ordinance to counsel while Selectman Stephan Grozinger voted against it. Town counsel will then review the ordinance and eventually there will be a town vote on whether to prohibit waste associated with fracking. While there is no actual fracking in the state of Connecticut, the ordinance bans storing waste associated with fracking in Weston. Additionally, fracking waste is … Read more

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