Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Election 2020 Coverage

Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 03:52 p.m.

LaPorta Challenging Cohen for 12th District Senate Seat

Though traditional campaigning has largely been made impossible since March due to virus-related restrictions, incumbent Democrat Christine Cohen and Republican challenger Joe LaPorta have been...

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 04 p.m.

Republican Dave Yaccarino: Put the People First

Republican Dave Yaccarino is seeking reelection as the state representative for the 87th General Assembly District, a position he has served in for the past 10 years. Yaccarino, a lifelong North...

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 04 p.m.

Democrat Kathy Grant: ‘Trust, Decency, and Respect’

With a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in sociology, Kathy Grant has spent years serving the public through her career, community service, and volunteer work. Grant has...

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 04 p.m.

Grant to Challenge Yaccarino on North Haven’s 87th Assembly District

For the 87th Assembly District, five-term incumbent Republican Dave Yaccarino will face a challenge from Kathy Grant (D). Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3 and polls will be open for residents to...

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Local News • Published Sep. 22, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Zullo Wins Independent Party Endorsement

State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) announced that the Independent Party of Connecticut has endorsed his candidacy for re-election as state representative in the 99th Assembly District, paving...

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Local News • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08:36 a.m.

Paul Cicarella Seeks 34th District State Senate Seat

Paul Cicarella was raised in East Haven and now lives in North Haven with his wife, Christy, their two children, Giada and Paul III, and their two bulldogs. As a lifelong resident of Connecticut...

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Local News • Published Sep. 16, 2020 08:36 a.m.

April Capone Seeks 34th District State Senate Seat

As a North Haven resident and former mayor of East Haven, April Capone is familiar with the 34th District. In recent weeks, she has been visiting different neighborhoods to meet the residents and...

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Local News • Published Sep. 01, 2020 03:34 p.m.

Palm Versus Siegrist: A Race Preview for the 36th District

Incumbent Democrat Christine Palm, a resident of Chester, is running against Haddam Republican Robert Siegrist for the 36th General Assembly District, which serves the towns of Chester, Deep River,...

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Local News • Published Sep. 01, 2020 04:37 p.m.

Saunders Challenges Needleman for 33rd District Senate Seat

Republican Brendan Saunders, a shoreline native who is new to running for office, is challenging State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33), who first won the seat in 2018 in a closely contested race, in ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 28, 2020 01:54 p.m.

Senator Needleman Applauds Extension of Connecticut River Ferry Service

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-33) applauded the Department of Transportation’s announcement that service on the state’s Connecticut River ferries will be extended by seven weeks,...

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Local News • Published Aug. 28, 2020 11:44 a.m.

Green Party Candidate Joins Race for 35th Assembly District

There is officially another candidate in the District 35 State Representative race: Green Party Candidate John May of Clinton.On Aug. 26, the Green Party officially nominated May to be...

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Local News • Published Aug. 18, 2020 12:28 p.m.

More Than Half of Ballots Received Via Mail in North Haven Primaries

Though the final numbers for the North Haven primaries weren’t tallied by press time, some numbers already stood out. Town Clerk Stacey Yarbrough noted that 1,565 absentee ballots were...

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Local News • Published Aug. 17, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Prior Storm’s Relief Funds Finally Arrive When Town Needs It Most

Where were you eight years ago? As a state currently in the dark as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias, the flashback would put many in a similar circumstance. In August 2011, Connecticut faced off ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:26 p.m.

State Rep. Candidate Kathy Grant Endorsed by AFT Connecticut

Kathy Grant, Democratic state representative candidate for the 87th District, has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Connecticut for the upcoming Nov. 3 election. AFT...

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Local News • Published Aug. 13, 2020 01:26 p.m.

Yaccarino Issues Statement on Police Accountability Bill

The current angst in our country surrounding issues of race and police accountability is overwhelming and disheartening, and it feels like we are divided more now than ever. We need to focus on...

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Local News • Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:47 p.m.

Hall Puts Hat In for 35th District GOP Vacancy

The Republicans have likely their new candidate in the District 35 state representative race: Westbrook Selectman John Hall III. The choice will not be official until the Republican delegates of...

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Local News • Published Aug. 11, 2020 09:08 a.m.

MacLachlan Withdraws from 35th District Race

A state election race shocker: Jesse MacLachlan (R-35) announced on Aug. 11 that he is ending his re-election campaign.MacLachlan served three terms as a representative for the 35th General ...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2020 02:08 p.m.

After Threats, ‘Unboycott’ Group Shows Support for Cohen

A couple dozen people from around the state spent a few hours in front of Cohen’s Bagels on Aug. 1 as part of what organizers described as an “unboycott,” showing support for...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2020 03:30 p.m.

Madison Clerk’s Office Processing Huge Increase in Mail-In Ballots as System Sees Struggles

With Connecticut working to allow more access to absentee balloting during the pandemic, the Madison Town Clerk’s Office has seen a huge influx of mail-in votes for the Aug. 11 primary...

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Local News • Published Aug. 04, 2020 11:41 a.m.

Republicans, Democrats in Clinton, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook Can Vote in Presidential Primary on Aug. 11

Registered Democrats and Republicans in Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook can cast their votes for their preferred Presidential candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the party primaries. Polls are...

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Local News • Published July 24, 2020 03:24 p.m.

Palm Helping Craft Absentee Ballot Legislation

State Representative Christine Palm (D-36) has been asked to serve on a small working group tasked with crafting statutory language to expand the reasons voters may use absentee ballots in the...

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Local News • Published July 17, 2020 01:29 p.m.

Yaccarino Endorsed by North Haven Republicans

The North Haven Republican Town Committee enthusiastically and unanimously endorsed State Representative Dave Yaccarino as their District 87 state representative candidate for re-election in 2020....

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Local News • Published July 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Dave Yaccarino Qualifies for Public Financing Grant

Dave Yaccarino, Democratic candidate for state representative in Connecticut’s 99th District (East Haven), announced June 26 that his campaign was approved for public financing by the State ...

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Local News • Published July 01, 2020 09:30 a.m.

Youth Activism Yet to Be Reflected at the Polls

As the November election looms closer and with young voters in particular once again being encouraged to vote, the Harbor News took a look to see just how many young voters actually do...

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Local News • Published June 23, 2020 04:15 p.m.

John-Michael Parker Receives Dem Endorsement for 101st Assembly District

More than 40 people joined virtually for the convention proceedings. In his invitation to friends and delegates, Parker acknowledged the public health crisis that forced the convention into a...

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