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Letters to the Editor on Wood vs Klein in Race for 141st State Rep District

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Darienite.com will accept letters to the editor about candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election, but only up through the end of the day on Halloween, Oct. 31. Email your letter to dave@darienite.com. These letters about the election recently came in: (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Randy Klein Understands the Education Aid Challenges Facing Darien

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As a former teacher and guidance counselor at Darien High School, I’ve had the privilege of working with many Darien students. We are fortunate to live in a community that places a high value on the education of our children.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chamber of Commerce Supports Corbin/Post Road Redevelopment Proposal: Letter

Market Green 6-22-16
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Dear Editor:

In the last ten plus years Darien has become more vibrant, and many exciting new merchants and restaurants have opened in downtown Darien. Grove Street Plaza, envisioned and built by Penny Glassmeyer, has become a wonderful center in town for concerts, arts fairs, and gatherings. 1020 Post is an elegant building built by David Genovese that is loved and frequented by so many Darien residents. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter: Ehlers Says Duff Helped Finance Study of Mileage Tax He Says He Doesn’t Want

Greg Ehlers THUMBNAIL 5-13-16
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Sen, Bob Duff has become a politician with many opinions on the key issues affecting the families he claims to represent in Hartford. Nowhere is that more evident than with a new proposal that would slam all Connecticut drivers with a mileage tax. (more…) Continue Reading →

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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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