Parties Announce Candidates for Election in Clinton

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CLINTON — The Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties have officially announced their municipal slates for this fall’s local elections, led by nominees for three open Town Council seats.  The slates are led by candidates for open Town Council seats, for which Democrats endorsed Chris Passante, Paul Gebauer, and Carrie Allen....

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Schools Across the Region Outline Varying Ideas for Spending Federal Dollars

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...the students at the high school. In an email, White said that the district was expecting $280,000 in American Rescue Plan funds, and that they were awaiting further guidance from the state before deciding how to use the money. Clinton At a board of education meeting on April 5, Superintendent...

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Understanding ‘Environmental Justice’

...requiring federal permits – like a trash incinerator, a sewage treatment plant or high-speed rail – the rules are already pretty clear under a doctrine known as “Environmental Justice.” That doctrine dates all the way back to 1994, when then-President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, “Federal Actions to Address...

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Clinton Chamber Raises Money for Small Businesses

CLINTON — The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is offering $200 grants to local small businesses that are struggling to pay their monthly bills.  Paul Orsini, executive director of the Chamber, said that the board decided to start fundraising for a grant program back in October, when they realized they were...

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Rob Derry, Clinton’s Green Party Police Commissioner

CLINTON — Rob Derry was never interested in politics. From a young age, he knew he wanted to become a state trooper, just like his grandfather. For the last three decades, Derry has worked in law enforcement, as a local police officer and then a state police sergeant.  Derry said...

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Eric Bergman Explains Local Success for Greens in Clinton

CLINTON — Eric Bergman, an English teacher at the Morgan School, was elected to the Clinton Town Council in November. A resident of Clinton for nearly 20 years and an active participant in local politics, he is an unsurprising choice. But Bergman ran as a Green Party candidate, making him...

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Public Access Television Shines With Pandemic Shutdowns

...by host Harriet Grayson Another popular show on VSCTV is Shoreline Music Monthly, which features local musicians. It’s hosted by Mark Koschwitz, a Clinton resident who started the show in 2013 after meeting a number of talented songwriters at open mic nights.  “I’m trying to bring local songwriters into people’s...

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A Closer Look at Voter Turnout

...for just 7.57 percent of the ballots cast in 2016. Given widespread absentee voting, 351,219 more ballots were cast in person at the polls in 2016 than in 2020. In the town of Clinton, despite reports of long lines throughout the day and into the evening, voters cast 2,598 fewer...

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The Election Blow by Blow for Southeast Connecticut

...in Hartford.   Howard, a popular football coach and longtime Stonington Police detective, centered his campaign on Rotella’s vote in favor of a police accountability bill in the July special session, which he called “rushed and ill-advised.”  Democrat Christine Goupil will likely represent Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook in the Connecticut House...

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Goupil is a Leader, a Thinker, a Doer

...made things happen.  During her tenure, Clinton moved forward.  And, as a sign of her goal of strengthening Clinton rather than her own ambitions, she promoted and succeeded in changing the town’s government to a town council structure.  She was proud to say she’d be the last First Selectman of...

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