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Letter: Greg Ehlers Says Sen. Bob Duff Not Defending Darien, Norwalk from State Budget Cuts

Greg Ehlers THUMBNAIL 5-13-16
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As soon as I announced my candidacy against Bob Duff for the State Senate from the 25th District, I was repeatedly told what a “nice guy” Bob is. People pointed out how he attended every ribbon-cutting community event and school graduation in town. I have repeatedly maintained that my campaign will be about issues and a more sustainable plan for Connecticut’s future, not staged photo opportunities. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter in Support of Terrie Wood: ‘Thoughtful Leadership and Respectful Governing’

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If you were new to Fairfield County, didn’t follow local politics or have been living under the huge pile of Dan Malloy’s taxes, you might wonder why Terrie Wood normally runs for re-election unopposed or ponder her large margins of victory over opponents when they dare.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Why I Nominated State Rep. Terrie Wood for Re-Election at the GOP Convention

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On Monday, May 16, I attended the Republican State House Representative Convention and had the privilege of nominating Terrie Wood for a fifth term as the state representative for District 141, which includes Rowayton and most of Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: State Budget Bombshells and Band-Aids

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By Jim Demark, Bert von Stuelpnagel
Editors note: The writers are both members of the Darien RTC

The State of Connecticut has major budget problems, short-term and long-term. On Thursday, Feb. 25, the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis revised its deficit projections for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 to $266 million, its third negative revision in as many months. The budget for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 is now out of balance by $900 million compared to original assumptions. Each of the two following years have deficits of $2 billion, more than 10 percent of the state’s operating budget. Continue Reading →

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Letter: Weed Beach Survey Results, Plans Presented at Jan 26 Meeting

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I want to thank the Darien community for being very proactive by answering our recent Weed Beach Expansion survey that was introduced to the public this past fall. We had an outstanding response, with 2,105 completed surveys. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Election Letters to the Editor Deadlines for Darienite.com

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You can send a letter to the editor about a candidate in Tuesday’s election as late as 11:59 p.m. Friday night if the letter mentions an opposing candidate, and as late as 11:59 p.m. Saturday if the letter is about a candidate you’re supporting. Don’t make the letters too long, but we don’t have a word limit. Send all letters to dave@darienite.com. We reserve the right to edit down letters for inappropriate content or length, but that problem hasn’t come up so far. Continue Reading →

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