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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Spending, Equity, Health Outcomes at Heart of TCI Debate

...is being spent. “Honestly, we’re going to have to see how good of a job we do there, because that is a place where we often fail,” Winfield said at the forum. A previous version of this story incorrectly identified State Sen. Christine Cohen’s hometown as Clinton rather than Guilford....

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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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Business Has Been Good Says Mago Point Canvas in Waterford

...many of the boats. He found work within the week. “I’ve always liked boats, I like being on boats. I like making nice things for boats,” he said. “I could care less about cars, so I don’t work on cars.”   He moved to Clinton in 2014 and began working at...

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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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State Approves $11 Million for Small Towns Program

...list — the goal is to have a web of sidewalks that connect the area together,” he said.  The town of Clinton will receive $128,205 “for a commercial façade grant program to improve exterior conditions as part of the Clinton Business Improvement Initiative,” which will require a $26,975 match from...

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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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Vote Goupil for Leadership “Getting things done”

My husband and I are excited about Christine Goupil running for State Representative in the 35th District as we are confident she will bring the same leadership, energy, and ‘getting things done’ qualities she has brought to Clinton. As our LAST First Selectman she led the way in restructuring the...

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Hall, Goupil, May Vie for Connecticut House Seat

Three candidates are competing to replace three-term Republican incumbent Jesse MacLachlan, who represents the 35th District — the towns of Clinton Westbrook and Killingworth — in the state legislature. MacLachlan announced that he would not seek re-election in August. In 2018, MacLachlan defeated Clinton Democrat Jason Adler with 52.5 percent...

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Goupil Has Vision, Foresight and Pragmatism

As a member of the Town of Clinton’s Planning and Zoning Commission, I strongly endorse Christine Goupil, who is seeking election as State Representative for the 33rd District.  As a former first selectman for Clinton and a prior member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Christine has shown extraordinary vision and...

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Goupil is Dedicated to Affordable Childcare and Pre-K

...children with the education and tools to help them succeed from a very early age. Christine’s priorities are solidly in line with what we need in Hartford to improve our communities. I urge you to vote Goupil in November and together we can make a change. Ayelet Chozick Clinton, CT...

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Goupil Rises Above Petty Bickering and Genuinely Works for the People

...critical to the success of our community and what the voters wanted. When we vote for Chrisitne Goupil for State Representative on November 3rd, we vote for someone who will truly, professionally, and with experience represent the voters of Clinton, Killingworth and Westbrook in Hartford. Andrea S. Reu Clinton, CT...

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May Proves Success of Working for Small Business and the Environment

...spirit of District 35. John’s work with the Clinton EDC and its efforts to bring a vibrant STEM program to Clinton shows John’s commitment to his working-class beliefs. Also, John’s work with the Clinton Conservation Commission reveals his respect and long-term reverence for the protection of open land. Clear evidence...

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Christine Goupil Has Record of Caring for Seniors

...gaps. Are we adequately serving the needs of our seniors and is Clinton a good place to grow old and retire? Under Christine’s leadership the Clinton Senior Task Force was established, bringing together representatives of town agencies that serve seniors — The Estuary, Families Helping Families, the Henry Carter Hall...

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In Just Two Years Goupil Achieved Significant Results

...and she did. It will bring approximately eight new daily train stops to Clinton. It will make commuting more convenient and downtown more attractive to young professionals. These accomplishments will result in lower taxes through increased revenue for Clinton, new jobs, and provide incentives for families to move to Clinton....

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Vote Goupil for Experienced and Inclusive Leadership

For over 40 years and now 5 generations, Clinton has been a wonderful home that our family has been fortunate to enjoy. To foster enhanced prosperity for all in Clinton and the other 35th House District towns of Killingworth and Westbrook, we need the experienced and inclusive leadership of Christine...

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‘I urge you to do the right thing in November’

...unrest during the 1960s? How would you have felt if President George W. Bush said “I take no responsibility” for the approximately 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? How would you have felt if President Clinton laughed about “grabbing women”? How would you have felt if there were reports...

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