Letter: Comments on several major election issues

To the Editor: Although I am a staunch Republican, I am upset at how President Trump unnecessarily turns people against him in his personal attacks and extraneous matters to the governance of the country. As with previous presidents, though, I have zero problem with his stating as strongly as he wishes positions about particular issues. I also feel the press … read more

A blind review will begin town clerk’s replacement

Names will be blacked out on applications for the town clerk’s position that the selectmen review — on the first look, anyway. “We don’t want the name of a person to influence that initial review,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. “What we’ll be doing is redacting any reference to personal emails — personal information.” Each member of the Board of … read more

Republicans endorse O’Grady for judge of probate

Incumbent Judge of Probate Daniel O’Grady was unanimously endorsed for re-election as the 45th District probate judge by Republican delegates at their convention held at Bethel Town Hall on May 24. The district encompasses Ridgefield, Redding, Newtown, and Bethel. O’Grady was first elected in 1990, served for 20 years, and was re-elected in 2016. A graduate of Central Connecticut State … read more

Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general

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Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and has already spoken with most of the Republican gubernatorial candidates and the Republican Attorneys General Association about his plans. “Connecticut’s economy continues to underperform, starving our citizens … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Looking ahead

My God! It certainly was an interesting election and depending on whether you are a Republican, Democrat or unaffiliated voter, you were either celebrating the results or crying in your beer. Congratulations to those candidates that won seats outright, however, all candidates deserve our thanks and appreciation for stepping forward and running. These people are all non-paid volunteers who wanted … read more

GOP Viewpoint: Vote Republican

Think back! Connecticut was once considered one of the best states to live, work and raise a family. The quality of life was top notch, nationally rated public education systems, reasonable taxes and cost of living. People flocked here, bought homes and intended to live and retire here.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen. After 30 years of Democrat controlled … read more

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