Letter to the Editor Battle of Braddock's Field

Terry Wood Is Sensible and Honest — and She’s Got Darien’s Back

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To the editor:

Our gratitude, trust and vote once again goes to Terrie Woods for state representative. Terrie always has Darien’s back and is tireless in pursuing the right course and resources for our wonderful town. She is known for practicing fiscal prudence and will work hard to ensure the recovery, viability and success of our local merchants and small businesses. Terrie brings soundness, sensibility, honesty and ethics to our local government, something that should appeal to all Darien residents regardless of their political affiliation. Please join us and support Terrie Wood for  state rep in the November election.

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Terrie Wood Listens, Understands, Collaborates to Get Important Things Done

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To the editor:

While media headlines focus on the extraordinary challenges of these times, we might easily inadvertently overlook the distinctive challenges we share as Connecticut residents. Working to engineer a promising path for Connecticut at large, while delivering our voice in Hartford is hard work — addressed effectively — by Terrie Wood, our state representative. A commonsense, collaborative leader who is recognized for her interest in listening and understanding, Terrie brings promise relative to the interests we share in legislation and policy devised in Hartford. Below the current headlines, Terrie brings an undaunted sense of purpose in forging a course that will restore an affordable outlook for our residents and for our businesses. Terrie’s focus on tax policy, behavioral health, education, and our environment, paired with protecting local control of our schools and public planning are vital to protecting the attributes we relish.

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‘Voting During COVID-19’ Locally Hosted Discussion with CT Secretary of the State on Sept 10

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The Darien Library and the Leagues of Women Voters of Darien and New Canaan will present “Voting During Covid 19,” an online discussion featuring Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Americans have a superpower: voting. Democracy’s most constructive mechanism for self-improvement, voting is every citizen’s right, privilege, and civic duty. So how can we make sure we vote safely during COVID-19?

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Democratic Nominees for Board of Ed: Incumbent Michael Burke and CDSP Co-President Sara Parent

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The Democratic Town Committee announced Thursday that Michael Burke and Sara Parent have been nominated as candidates for Darien’s Board of Education. — an announcement from the Darien Democratic Town Committee

“Michael brings a wealth of experience and a steady hand, and Sara brings her experience as a highly involved parent and a former educator to the Board of Education,” DTC Chair David Bayne said. “At a time when the COVID-19 crisis is testing the very foundations of how education is being delivered to our children, Michael and Sara represent the kind of thoughtful and innovative leadership that is precisely what Darien needs in order to continue providing unsurpassed educational opportunities to all of our children,” Bayne said. “Together they represent the best that Darien has to offer and our town is particularly fortunate that they have chosen to run for the Board of Education during this unprecedented time.” Michael Burke is seeking his third term on the Board of Education and Sara Parent her first.

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For State Senate in District 25, Republicans Endorse Ellie Kousidis, a Norwalk Resident and Stamford Educator

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Elisavet “Ellie” Kousidis of Norwalk recently won the Republican caucus nomination for the 25th state Senate district, representing Darien and Norwalk and now held by state Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. Kousidis has been a teacher and library media specialist Rippowam Middle School, and before that a Westhill High School teacher of social studies and history. Before that, she worked for a software development company. As of 2018, her work in library media included teaching students how to build websites and blogs for classes. In 2018 she was named a Stamford 2018 Supporting Fund for Teachers fellow and recognized with a 2018 Stamford Public Education Foundation award, according to an article in the Stamford Advocate.

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Terrie Wood Announces Re-Election Campaign for State Representative

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To the editor,

I’m pleased to announce that I will be running again for state representative in the 141st district — Darien, Norwalk and Rowayton. I am truly honored to have served these past years and look again to bring my legislative experience in Hartford to bear on solving the challenges we now all face right here. We live in very different and challenging times. Many of us have adapted with a compassionate understanding of the many complexities brought on by the coronavirus. While witnessing such widespread negative impact, I see positives, as well, with our citizens genuinely working together like I’ve not seen in many years.

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Governor: CT Presidential Primary Postponed to August 11

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced Friday that, in coordination with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, he is ordering Connecticut’s 2020 presidential primary election to be postponed to Tuesday, Aug. 11, due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by COVID-19. — an announcement from the Governor’s Office

This is the second time the governor has rescheduled the presidential preference primary due to the pandemic. It was originally scheduled to be held April 28 and then ordered last month to be rescheduled to June 2. The state is already scheduled to hold primaries for other federal, state, and local offices on Aug.

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Action Network of Darien Democrats Endorses Jim Himes for Re-election to Congress

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The Action Network of Darien Democrats is proud to announce our endorsement for the re-election of Jim Himes as our Representative to the 4th Congressional District. — an announcement from the Action Network of Darien Democrats

“Much is stake in this election in November. We need to send strong leaders back to Washington DC who continue to work for the people of their districts and our country,” said Randy Klein Chair of ANDD. “Jim Himes is one of those leaders. He represents our diverse district with skill, ensuring representation for all residents of our cities and towns.