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Election 2021 Coverage

Local News • Published Jun 03, 2022 12 am

Turkington Nominated as GOP Candidate for 36th Assembly District Seat

The Republican Nominating Convention for the state’s 36th District Representative took place on May 17 at the Haddam Firehouse. The 36th District consists of the towns of...
Local News • Published May 31, 2022 03 pm

Aniskovich to Challenge Goupil for 35th District Seat

The race for the 35th House District has taken shape with two official candidates for the race: incumbent Democrat Christine Goupil of Clinton and Republican challenger C...
Local News • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

Colin Heffernan Unanimously Endorsed by Democrats for 23rd House District

Colin Heffernan, a prominent local attorney and small business owner, was unanimously endorsed for the 23rd House District by Democratic delegates representing Old Saybro...
Local News • Published May 25, 2022 12 am

East Haven State Rep. Joe Zullo Receives Republican Endorsement in Re-Election Bid for 99th Assembly District Seat

On May 17, State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) was formally endorsed by the East Haven Republican Town Committee to seek re-election in the Nov. 8 election. “This commu...
Local News • Published May 24, 2022 12 am

Carney Receives Unanimous Republican Endorsement for Re-Election

Republican delegates representing the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook unanimously endorsed 23rd District State Representative Devin Carney for a fift...
Local News • Published May 24, 2022 12 am

Judge Jeannine Lewis Unanimously Nominated as 2022 Democratic Candidate for Saybrook District Probate Court

Judge Jeannine Lewis, who has served as probate judge for the Saybrook District Probate Court since her election in 2018, was unanimously endorsed at the May 12 Democrati...
Local News • Published May 24, 2022 12 am

Gottlieb Petitioning to Primary Rader for Democratic 98th Assembly District Endorsement

Andy Gottlieb, a 28-year-old Democrat, is seeking petition signatures to call a primary challenge against party-endorsed 98th Assembly District candidate Moira Rader. Rad...
Letters • Published May 18, 2022 08 am

A True Advocate

State Representative Christine Palm (D) has won nomination for re-election in the 36th District, which includes Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. She has demonstrat...
Local News • Published Apr 26, 2022 01 pm

Rasimas to Challenge Parker for 101st State Rep Seat

The battle for the 101st General Assembly District state representative seat is on. On April 1 Madison Republican John Rasimas, a former deputy state auditor, officially ...
Local News • Published Apr 12, 2022 12 am

Redistricting Will Shake Up November Elections in East Haven

The state’s redistricting efforts will bring some significant changes to East Haven’s legislative landscape in 2022. The redistricting, which occurs every 10 years follow...
Local News • Published Apr 12, 2022 12 am

Redistricting Will Consolidate North Haven Representation

The state’s redistricting efforts will bring some modest changes to North Haven’s legislative landscape in 2022. The redistricting, which occurs every 10 years following ...
Local News • Published Apr 12, 2022 12 am

Moira Rader Launches Campaign for 98th District State Representative

Moira Rader of Guilford has announced the launch of her campaign for state representative of the 98th District. This district includes parts of Guilford and Branford. A v...
Local News • Published Apr 08, 2022 12 am

State Representative Devin Carney to Run for Re-Election

State Representative Devin Carney (R-23) announced that he is running for re-election as state representative for the 23rd District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Sa...
Local News • Published Feb 08, 2022 01 pm

Two Show Interest in State Rep Seat

Following the news that State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) has formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for state comptroller this year, two local Democra...
Local News • Published Feb 03, 2022 11 pm

Zullo Qualifies for Citizens Election Program

Just six days following the official announcement of his re-election candidacy, East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) confirmed that his campaign, following a ...
Local News • Published Jan 26, 2022 08 am

Scanlon Forms Exploratory Committees for Statewide Office

On Jan. 18, State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-98) formed an exploratory committee for the office of state comptroller. The office of state comptroller, one of six stat...
Local News • Published Jan 26, 2022 07 am

North Haven DTC Endorses Membership Slate at Caucus

The North Haven Democratic Town Committee (DTC) held its biennial caucus on Jan. 4 to endorse candidates for its 2022-’24 membership. The following North Haven Democrats ...
Local News • Published Jan 20, 2022 11 pm

East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo Announces Re-Election Bid for 99th Assembly District Seat

East Haven State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99) announced Jan. 20 that he has filed the official paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to seek re-ele...
Local News • Published Nov 24, 2021 11 pm

Final Swearing-In Ceremony for Germini Calamari

Candidates who were endorsed by the parties and listed on the ballot were contacted and invited to a Nov. 7 group swearing in with Chester Town Clerk Debra Germini Calama...
Local News • Published Nov 16, 2021 03 pm

Wilson Ready to Tackle Issues

Despite his loss to incumbent First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons (D) for the town’s top spot, Republican Selectman Bruce Wilson is looking forward to working with the Board of...
Local News • Published Nov 16, 2021 02 pm

Peggy Lyons Ready for Second Term

First Selectwoman Peggy Lyons (D) maintained her office with a convincing win over the Republican challenger Nov. 2 and, in keeping with Madison’s generally civil nature ...
Local News • Published Nov 10, 2021 07 am

Deep River Municipal Election Results

In Deep River, a total of 809 votes were cast, 47 by absentee ballot, in the Nov. 2 municipal election. With registered voters totaling 3,369 on Election Day, voter turno...
Local News • Published Nov 10, 2021 07 am

Chester Municipal Election Results

Chester voters re-elected Democrat Lauren Gister to a fourth term as first selectman in the Nov. 2 municipal elections. She earned 682 votes. Initially unopposed, Joe Coh...
Local News • Published Nov 09, 2021 03 pm

Essex Municipal Election Results

“It was a good steady flow of voters all day with some busier spots,” said Essex Registrar of Voters Caitlin Riley as the polls closed for the municipal election at Essex...
Local News • Published Nov 09, 2021 02 pm

Voters Choose Hall to Lead Westbrook

On Nov. 2, Westbrook voters turned out to elect Republican John Hall to be first selectman. Hall will be joined on the board by Republican Joseph Campbell and Democrat Ch...
Local News • Published Nov 09, 2021 01 pm

Dems Dominate Police Commission in an Otherwise GOP-Led Election

While there was no drama at the top of the Old Saybrook races as the incumbent Board of Selectmen (BOS) all ran unopposed, Republicans took top vote tallies in all races ...
Local News • Published Nov 08, 2021 11 pm

Carfora Wins Second Term as East Haven Mayor

In the 2021 municipal elections, the Democratic Party claimed almost every seat that was up for grabs as Mayor Joe Carfora was reelected to his second term with nearly 70...
Local News • Published Nov 04, 2021 12 am

Major Parties Trade Victories in Clinton; Green Party Loses Seats

On a cloudy and cold Election Day, Clinton voters turned out to elect Republican Tom Hollinger as well as Democrats Carrie Allen and Chris Passante to the Town Council. H...
Local News • Published Nov 04, 2021 12 am

Republicans Led by Freda Sweep 2021 Municipal Elections in North Haven

Of North Haven’s 18,079 registered voters, 6,058 turned out to the polls for the 2021 municipal elections for 33.5 percent voter turnout, just above the statewide average...
Local News • Published Nov 03, 2021 12 am

Guilford Voters Overwhelmingly Reject GOP BOE Candidates

In a contentious and sometimes vitriolic campaign that garnered national attention due to the Board of Education (BOE) race that centered on controversial racial issues a...
Local News • Published Nov 03, 2021 12 am

Branford Backs Cosgrove, GOP in Overwhelming Win

In a decisive win, Branford voters backed Jamie Cosgrove for a fifth consecutive term as First Selectman and spread impressive numbers across the Republican ticket on Ele...
Local News • Published Nov 03, 2021 12 am

Late Results Clinch Victory for Lyons in Selectman’s Race

It was long and stressful evening for candidates in Madison on election night as ballot counting stretched until after midnight. It all came down to the absentee ballots,...
Local News • Published Nov 02, 2021 12 am

North Branford Elects GOP's Macmillen as Mayor

Results verifed by Zip06/The Sound with North Branford's Town Clerk on Election Night show North Branford voters have selected first-time Republican Town Council candidat...
Local News • Published Nov 02, 2021 12 am

Cosgrove Wins 5th Term as Branford's First Selectman

With preliminary numbers in from the polls, Jamie Cosgrove has won a fifth consecutive term as Branford's First Selectman in an impressive Election Day win for the GOP pa...
Local News • Published Oct 28, 2021 12 am

Saybrook Police Commission Candidate Outline Role of PC

At the Nov. 2 elections, a significant amount of attention will be paid toward the four open seats on the Old Saybrook Police Commission. The Harbor News reached out to t...
Local News • Published Oct 28, 2021 12 am

Clinton BOE Candidates Weigh In on Race and Diversity Teaching

As the Nov. 2 election draws near, board of education races across the country have become a center of attention due to controversy surrounding teachings on race and iden...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 09 am

Guilford Goes to the Polls on Nov. 2

Guilford voters will select town leaders for the boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education among other offices in the Tuesday, Nov. 2 municipal elections. Polls will op...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 09 am

Clinton Town Council Candidates Share Goals and Priorities

The highest-profile race that Clinton voters will decide is the one between the five candidates for the three seats on the Town Council. The endorsed candidates for the t...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 09 am

COVID-19 Pandemic Allows for Widespread Absentee Voting This Nov. 2

Residents in Chester, Deep River, and Essex can again vote by absentee in this year’s municipal election on Nov. 2 due to safety concerns related to COVID-19. This is a s...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Several Contested Underticket Races in Old Saybrook

With election day on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Old Saybrook voters are gearing up to make their voices heard. The Harbor News has a sample ballot as well as a roundup of all the r...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

The 2021 Municipal Election in Westbrook

With election day on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Westbrook voters are gearing up to make their voices heard. The Harbor News has a sample ballot as well as a roundup of all the race...
Local News • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Clinton Selects Town Council Members and More on Nov. 2

With election day on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Clinton voters are gearing up to make their voices heard. The Harbor News has a sample ballot as well as a round up of all the races...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Don’t Be Fooled

I beg the wonderful residents of Guilford to come together despite our party affiliations, despite our perceived differences, despite anything that may divide us, and tak...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

An Excellent Steward

I am writing to endorse Greg Farnoli for Board of Finance in Westbrook. I am a proud Republican and veteran. Greg will bring a non-partisan, independent view on the issue...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Has a Vision

In this crazy world that we live in, it’s not often you come across a person vying for a political office in which you feel the need to put yourself out there on their be...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Reality Check and Hope

As a parent approaching a decade of residency in Guilford, never have I felt so proud of our town as I did on Oct. 18 watching the Guilford Human Rights Commission’s pane...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

A Tireless Volunteer

Recent comments about the legality of Killingworth Republican Eileen Blewett holding dual offices are erroneous, I believe. Blewett, a current selectman and Board of Educ...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Without a Doubt

Lauren S. Gister, Marine Corps veteran, attorney, and a Chester community leader, has been the first selectman of Chester since 2015. She presently serves our town on the...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Schools Should Be Neutral

I first met Tim Chamberlain seven years ago, when I started attending the same church. I found him to be honest and trustworthy. He will tell you the truth and not sugarc...
Letters • Published Oct 27, 2021 08 am

Good Things Are Happening

For eight years the Republicans have controlled the RTM. Under their leadership, massive community investments have been approved without increasing the debt service leve...