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Election 2019


 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:29 p.m.

New Office Tops Clinton 2019 Municipal Election Ballots

With Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, less than a month away, Harbor News has compiled a rundown of the different races Clinton voters can participate in this fall.Polls at are open...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:21 p.m.

A Closer Look at Madison’s Selectman Candidates

Ahead of the Nov. 5 municipal elections, The Source reached out to the four candidates for Board of Selectman.The four selectmen candidates will compete with the unsuccessful first ...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:21 p.m.

Madison Voters Have Many Options for 2019 Municipal Elections

Less than a month before the municipal elections, Madison has a handful of races to watch, with a hotly contested bid for first selectman that pits incumbent Tom Banisch (R) against Peggy Lyons...

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 • Published Oct. 08, 2019 02:12 p.m.

No Contests in Guilford's Nov. 5 Municipal Elections

This year’s municipal elections are going to be a relatively quiet affair in town, with no contested races and only nine total positions to fill.On the Board of Finance, Meghan...

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 • Published Sep. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Fortuna Appointed to MIRA Board of Directors

Old Saybrook First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., has been appointed to the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) Board of Directors. MIRA owns and operates the Connecticut Solid...

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 • Published Sep. 26, 2019 12:01 a.m.

Tracey, Maltese, and Local Delegation Unite Ahead of General Election

It took less than a week for “Big” Steve Tracey and Sal Maltese to bury the hatchet, with the two appearing together Sept. 16 at the regular monthly meeting of the East Haven...

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 • Published Sep. 17, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Big Steve Secures Republican Nomination with Primary Win

The lineup for November’s mayoral election is set following the Sept. 10 Republican primary. Steven “Big Steve” Tracey, currently a Town Council representative for District 4, ...

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 • Published Sep. 12, 2019 11:51 a.m.

‘Big Steve’ Tracey Prevails in East Haven GOP Primary

Steven “Big Steve” Tracey, the Republican Town Committee (RTC)-endorsed mayoral candidate, will be the Republican candidate on the November ballot after he defeated his primary...

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 • Published Sep. 11, 2019 03:23 p.m.

Caldwell Defeats Criscuolo for Dem Fire Commission Spot

Democratic Town Committee-endorsed Board of Fire Commissioners candidate Jennifer Caldwell defeated her primary challenger, incumbent Peter Criscuolo, Jr., by 68 votes—an 11 percent...

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 • Published Sep. 11, 2019 02:54 p.m.

Lulaj Overwhelmingly Wins Killingworth GOP Primary

Republican Francesco Lulaj will face incumbent Democrat Cathy Iino for the Killingworth first selectman seat following a landslide primary victory on Sept. 10. Lulaj, who was endorsed by the...

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 • Published Sep. 03, 2019 01:19 p.m.

Killingworth Republicans Go to Primary Sept. 10

Registered Republicans are invited to vote in the Tuesday, Sept. 10 primary to select candidates for first selectman, selectman, and Board of Finance.Candidates for first selectman are...

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 • Published Sep. 03, 2019 01:45 p.m.

Dems Vote on Fire Commission Candidate on Sept. 10

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for a Democratic primary for the the Board of Fire Commissioners (BOFC). The race is between Jennie Caldwell, a healthcare...

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 • Published Sep. 03, 2019 12:21 p.m.

Republicans Primary for Mayor, Council, on Sept. 10

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for the Republican primary. All registered Republicans will choose between candidates for mayor, and voters in District 4 will also be ...

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 • Published Aug. 27, 2019 01:30 p.m.

Clinton Town Council Ballot Plan Invalidated by State

When Clinton voters trek to the booth on election day, they will see 11 names on the ballot for the seven seats on the Town Council. However, the originally envisioned plan for electing seven...

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 • Published Aug. 27, 2019 03:03 p.m.

Maltese and Tracey Head to Primary for Republican Ticket in Mayor’s Race

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, Republican voters will have to choose between the Republican Town Committee (RTC) endorsed candidate, town council representative for District 4 Steven “Big...

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 • Published Aug. 20, 2019 01:45 p.m.

Madison Reviewing Beach Pass Problems, Promises Improvement

With summer beach season winding down, the new beach pass system remains a controversial issue in Madison. At a special meeting of the Board of Selectmen (BOS) on Aug. 13, Beach & Recreation...

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 • Published Aug. 21, 2019 09:20 a.m.

Two Pass on Party to Run for Clinton Town Council

When voters head out to the polls on Election Day, they won’t just have the usual choices of Republicans or Democrats when it comes to deciding who sits on the inaugural Town Council....

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 • Published Aug. 13, 2019 12:51 p.m.

Essex Slates Show Race for Top Spot

Essex voters will be asked to weigh in on competitive races for the Board of Selectmen as well as Board of Finance in the November municipal elections. All other races are uncontested this year....

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 • Published Aug. 13, 2019 12:51 p.m.

Deep River Slates for the November Elections

Unlike the last round of municipal elections in 2017, this year’s November ballot will feature contests for office including the office of first selectman.For first selectman,...

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 • Published Aug. 13, 2019 02:45 p.m.

Clinton Change is More than Just a Town Manager

In November Clinton’s form of government will change from a Board of Selectmen (BOS)-style to a town manager form of government. As the November elections approach, the Harbor News is...

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 • Published Aug. 12, 2019 12:05 p.m.

North Haven Dems Will Primary for Fire Commission SeatSeat

 The Democrats will have a primary this election season for a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners (BOFC). At its July 16 nominating convention, the Democratic Town Committee (DTC)...

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 • Published Aug. 06, 2019 01:39 p.m.

Clinton Greens Put Forward Nine Candidates

Clinton’s Green Party has announced several candidates poised to seek election in November, including some well-known names.Green Party Co-chairs Eric Bergman and Jim Connolly said...

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 • Published July 30, 2019 04:00 p.m.

Saybrook Democrats May Have First Selectman Challenger in November

Old Saybrook Democrats held an caucus on July 22, nominating a full slate of candidates for local offices, including a challenger to First Selectman Carl P. Fortuna, Jr. That nominee, John J....

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 • Published July 30, 2019 04:00 p.m.

Republicans Vote to Return Fortuna, Giegerich, and Fish

Town Republicans held their caucus on July 23, unanimously nominating for re-election Carl Fortuna, Jr., as first selectman, Scott M. Giegerich for the Board of Selectmen, and Robert W. Fish for...

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 • Published July 30, 2019 03:03 p.m.

Westbrook Republican Slate Receives Unanimous Approval

Westbrook Republicans unanimously approved a slate topped by First Selectman Noel Bishop and Selectman John Hall for the November elections at a party caucus on JulyDonald Perrault...

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 • Published July 30, 2019 03:03 p.m.

Westbrook Democrats Nominate a Full Slate for Local Election

Westbrook Democrats unanimously nominated a full slate of candidates at their July 18 caucus, including challengers for the selectman and first selectman seats: Hiram James Fuchs for first...

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 • Published July 25, 2019 05:23 p.m.

North Branford Democrats Post Full Slate for 2019 Town Elections

On July 23, the North Branford Democratic Town Committee (DTC) convened to endorse a full slate of Town Council and Board of Education (BOE) candidates for the November 2019 municipal election....

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 • Published July 25, 2019 11:12 a.m.

Killingworth GOP Nominates Slate for November Elections

At a caucus held on July 18, the Killingworth GOP unanimously endorsed its slate of candidates to run for municipal offices this November.The GOP nominated Francesco Lulaj to run for the...

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 • Published July 24, 2019 01:34 p.m.

Carfora to Lead East Haven Democratic Ticket

The East Haven Democratic party has unanimously endorsed Joseph Carfora as its mayoral candidate.“I am proud of my brother Joe’s commitment to the Town of East Haven by...

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 • Published July 23, 2019 03:57 p.m.

Branford GOP Names 2019 Slate, Cosgrove Uncontested for Fourth Term

By unanimous endorsement of the Republican caucus on July 22,  incumbent Branford First Selectman James Cosgrove will run for a fourth consecutive term in the November 2019 municipal election,...

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 • Published July 23, 2019 01:40 p.m.

North Branford's 2019 GOP Town Council Slate Mix of Incumbents, New Candidates

By endorsing four incumbent Town Council members and two new candidates, North Branford's Republican Town Committee (RTC) has set its November 2019 municipal election slate and will work to...

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 • Published July 23, 2019 12:01 p.m.

North Haven Dems Won’t Challenge Freda in First Selectman Race

The Democratic Town Committee (DTC) left the top spot blank in their list of endorsements for November’s upcoming elections. At the DTC nominating convention on July 16, Third Selectman...

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 • Published July 23, 2019 10:12 a.m.

Uncontested November Elections Will Nonetheless Bring Change to Guilford

Guilford’s Republican and Democratic town committees have put forward a combined nine candidates for the nine open seats on three elected boards appearing on the November ballot. Barring a...

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 • Published July 22, 2019 02:24 p.m.

Madison Democrats Endorse Slate for 2019 Municipal Elections

The Madison Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce its slate of candidates for the 2019 Madison municipal elections. Candidates were endorsed at a special meeting on July 18 held at the...

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 • Published July 22, 2019 02:00 p.m.

Banisch and Full Madison Slate Receive Unanimous RTC Endorsement

On July 16, the Madison Republican Town Committee (RTC) unanimously endorsed Tom Banisch for re-election as first selectman.State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) stepped forward to...

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 • Published July 19, 2019 05:10 p.m.

'Changing the Dynamic': Branford Dems Endorse Dunbar for Selectman; Focus on 'Balancing' RTM

Veteran public servant and Representative Town Meeting (RTM) member Raymond Dunbar tops Branford Democratic Committee's (DTC) November 2019 election slate as its sole selectman candidate, but...

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 • Published July 19, 2019 10:37 a.m.

Clinton Green Party Issue Open Call for Candidates

The Green Party of Clinton is asking for people to identify themselves if they are interested in running as candidates on the Green Party line in the 2019 local election. Open positions in this...

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 • Published July 18, 2019 02:10 p.m.

Clinton Race Takes Shape as Parties Announce Slates

On July 16, the Republican and Democratic town committees announced their respective slates for the upcoming municipal election. The slates are led by the candidates for Clinton’s inaugural ...

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 • Published July 18, 2019 01:22 p.m.

‘Big Steve’ Tracey Receives Republican Endorsement for Mayor, Faces Primary Challenger

Town councilman and former professional wrestler Steven “Big Steve” Tracey took home the party endorsement without voiced opposition at the Republican Town Committee (RTC) convention ...

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 • Published July 17, 2019 05:01 p.m.

Tracey Tops Slate for East Haven GOP

The East Haven Republican Party has endorsed Steven “Big Steve” Tracey for mayor. The vote was unanimous.“The East Haven Republicans proudly endorsed Big Steve to be...

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 • Published June 19, 2019 05:32 p.m.

Tracey Proposes Additional $50,000 for Town Beach Personnel

East Haven mayoral candidate and Town Council Member Big Steve Tracey proposed a resolution on June 14 for immediate additional $50,000 to support the maintenance and supervisory personnel at the...

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 • Published June 07, 2019 12:55 p.m.

Francesco Lulaj Announces Run for Killingworth First Selectman

Before a crowd of more than 50 local residents Francesco Lulaj, owner of the local restaurant La Foresta and father of four school-aged children who are enrolled locally, announced his candidacy...

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 • Published May 23, 2019 03:57 p.m.

Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch to Seek Re-Election

Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch (R) hopes to keep the corner office for another two years. This afternoon, Banisch formally announced he is seeking a third term as first selectmen in the...

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 • Published April 18, 2019 05:17 p.m.

Sal Maltese (R) Announces 2019 Bid for East Haven Mayor

Sal Maltese has announced his intention to enter the race for the Republican nomination for mayor. This will be his third bid for the seat.Maltese is the third to declare candidacy. So far, ...

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 • Published April 12, 2019 02:35 p.m.

Town Councilman Joe Carfora (D) Announces Bid for Mayor

Democratic Town Councilman Joe Carfora has announced his intention to run for mayor, citing concerns over declining town infrastructure and looming legal fees.“I’ve been...

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 • Published March 12, 2019 11:56 a.m.

Steve Tracey Announces Bid for Mayor

On March 5, Steven “Big Steve” Tracey became the first to enter the ring for November’s mayoral race, offering an early challenge to a possible re-election bid from fellow...

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 • Published March 05, 2019 12:56 p.m.

Tracey Opens East Haven’s Race for Mayor

Republican Town Council District 4 representative Steve “Big Steve” Tracey is the first candidate to publicly declare candidacy for the office of East Haven mayor in the upcoming...

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 • Published Feb. 27, 2019 10:40 a.m.

Zullo Defeats Balter for East Haven’s 99th District Seat

Republican Joe Zullo will be the next representative for the 99th District seat after triumphing over Democrat Josh Balter by a margin of 250 votes.Zullo garnered 1,658 votes over all, with ...

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 • Published Feb. 26, 2019 12:26 p.m.

Balter Faces Zullo for 99th Assembly District

Voters in East Haven will head to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to fill the 99th District state representative seat vacated by James Albis. Albis, a Democrat, was named by Gov. Ned Lamont to be a...

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 • Published Feb. 22, 2019 01:19 p.m.

Freda to Seek 6th Term as North Haven’s First Selectman

First Selectman Mike Freda (R) announced on Friday, Feb. 22 his intention to run for a sixth term.“Over the course of these past nine years, I’ve truly enjoyed serving the...

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