Posts Tagged ‘ Election ’

Quite turnout thus far for the municipal election

November 5, 2013
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By Observer staff Voter turnout at the polls has been a bit slow, officials said, but there is hope that the turnout will increase as people get out of work. “It’s kind of slow overall,” said Town Clerk Leslie Cotton. Cotton said she expected things to pick up this evening. She anticipated that about 30…

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Councilors say their farewells; Four Republicans not seeking re-election

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Election Day just around the corner, four town councilors not seeking re-election said goodbye to their colleagues Monday night, thanking them for several years of teamwork and commitment to Southington. Four of the six incumbent Republican councilors, Louis Martocchio, Peter Romano, Dr. Al Natelli and John Dobbins, decided not…

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School board candidates debate budget cuts and student growth

November 1, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Democratic and Republican school board candidates tackled key issues on student growth, the new teacher evaluation system and budget cuts at a recent Board of Education debate. The debate was hosted by the Southington Education Association. With the implementation of the new teacher and administration evaluation systems in the state,…

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Chamber hosts Town Council candidate debate

October 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Republicans and Democrats running for Town Council came face-to-face last week during the first Q&A session, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Both parties addressed key issues of the town, including property taxes, open space and the environmental cleanup of superfund sites. However, Republican and Democratic candidates shared opposing…

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Election reform forum held by congressional reps in Farmington

March 25, 2013
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The Observer received the following press release: TUESDAY: LARSON, ESTY TO HOST FORUM ON ELECTION REFORM   (Hartford) – Tuesday, March 26th, Congressman John B. Larson, Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will host a forum on Election Reform. Currently, corporations and special interests have the ability to spend…

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David Zoni wins in the 81st district, Southington re-elects other incumbents, road referendum passes

November 7, 2012
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Southington voters in the 81st district elected David Zoni to fill the seat left behind by retiring state representative Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, while the incumbents in the Southington delegation were re-elected. Zoni, a Democrat and former Town Councilor, led with 5,870 votes while his opponent, Republican Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, had 4,718 votes. Zoni called…

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Candidates talk the issues in Chamber debate

October 24, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The nine candidates hoping to be elected to Southington’s state delegation discussed the tough economic conditions and political divisions in Connecticut, during a lengthy, and sometimes contentious, forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. As the result of state redistricting, Southington is now represented by four house seats and one…

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