New London, CT Elections

Shoemaker and Lampos Make a Case for Selectmen of Old Lyme

CT Examiner sat down with Old Lyme Democrats Martha Shoemaker, a candidate for First Selectman, and Jim Lampos, a candidate for Selectman, to discuss their campaign for the November election. Shoemaker is a longtime member of the Old Lyme Board of Education. A native of New London, she and her...
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New London Greens open campaign office Wednesday

New London — The New London Greens invite the public to join them for snacks, music and an opportunity to meet this year’s candidates at their campaign office and community space at 312 State St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The office will also be open for drop-in...
East Hampton Star

Voter Registration Push Tuesday

Voter information tables will be scattered across East Hampton and Southampton Towns and on Shelter Island on Tuesday, which is National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will host the tables, distributing voter registration forms, absentee ballot applications, fliers with the 12 early-voting dates, sites, and times, and a League brochure describing the pros and cons of the five propositions on the ballot on Election Day, Nov. 2.
East Hampton Star

Speak Out Now

Early voting is a month away in an important East Hampton Town Board election, and so far, the real issues have been difficult to sort out amid the noise. Personal grudges have a lot to do with it, in that two of the candidates for supervisor, Peter Van Scoyoc and Jeff Bragman, openly dislike each other, to put it mildly. This has clouded what should have already been a contrast of ideas. The other supervisor candidate, Ken Walles, appears to be a placeholder for the Republican side, which otherwise might not have fielded anyone for the post. But these men alone add up to a single town board seat. Unfortunately, the five people contesting two council members’ positions have also been mostly silent on what matters to voters so far.
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'Wisdom, experience, maturity' are Olsen's strengths

As a resident of the City of New London for 21 years, I am proud to endorse Marty Olsen as a Republican candidate for a seat on City Council. For the past 11 years, I have known Marty Olsen, including when he served as mayor, and while I lived downtown from 2010 to 2014. In the past, I have publicly recognized his hard work in creating a thriving business and arts community and in his efforts in fighting crime.
Westerly Sun

Absentee ballots available for Oct. 5 referendum in Stonington

STONINGTON — Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, Oct. 5 referendum are now available in the Stonington Town Clerk's office, 152 Elm St. Applications for the ballot are available at or at the Town Clerk’s Office. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5,...

East End Debates Set

Election Day this year is Tuesday, Nov. 2, and this year there are a plethora of local races at the town and county level. Local civics groups have begun to announce debates that are scheduled in the upcoming weeks. The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is hosting two “Meet the Candidates Forums.”...

Killingworth Slates Set for November Elections

Change is coming to Killingworth in November. With the announcement that six-term First Selectwoman Cathy Iino would not seek a seventh term and no Democrat seeking the top office, Killingworth will have a new leader. Voters have the choice of Republican Nancy Gorski and Killingworth Conservative (KC) party candidate John...

Westbrook’s Next Leader: Bialicki or Hall

With election day in fast approaching Westbrook voters are beginning to turn their attention to the municipal races. That race is highlighted by the contest between Republican John Hall III and Democrat Chet Bialicki. In Westbrook, this year’s election means a guaranteed change at the top level of municipal government....
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Amusing that columnist raves about result he helped create

It is amusing that David Collins encourages his fawning followers to "bullet" vote for Town Council candidate Portia Bordelon in the recent Democratic primary in Groton and then raves about her getting the most votes, “Groton’s Democratic Chairman Conrad Heede needs to resign,” (Sept. 16). If he did his research, he might be aware that four years ago Conrad Heede put together a winning slate of Democratic councilors, upsetting a long-standing Republican council, conceivably paving the way for Bordelon to even be a councilor. And it was Heede who championed her appointment two years ago.
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After primary, time to change Groton Democratic leadership

Tuesday's primary was an overwhelming success for Portia Bordelon. Despite the efforts of the Groton Democratic Town Committee chair and vice chair, Portia knocked on doors and worked her butt off to get the highest votes, followed in second by the only candidate to support her: Aundré Bumgardner. The primary makes it perfectly clear: leadership does not know what the party faithful want.

Make short-term rentals part of election debate

With the few primaries now out of the way, the political calendar next turns to elections for municipal positions in November. In addition to the usual discussions about taxes and spending, development, schools and open space, candidates should think about carving out positions on what is becoming a significant issue — how and whether to manage short-term rentals.

Bordelon secures spot on Democratic slate for Groton Town Council

Groton — With the backing of voters in Tuesday's primary, Town Councilor Portia Bordelon secured a spot as a Democratic candidate for Town Council on the November ballot, while Town Councilor and party Chairman Conrad Heede lost his spot. Bordelon, an incumbent councilor since 2019, petitioned for the primary after...
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Groton registrars to hold lottery for order of candidates' names on ballot

Groton — The Groton registrars of voters will hold a lottery for the order of candidates’ names on the ballot for the municipal election on Nov. 2. This lottery will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Human Services Building, 2 Fort Hill Road Groton. It will be open to the public.

Groton's Democratic Chairman Conrad Heede needs to resign

Groton Town Councilor Portia Bordelon scored a clamorous, bell-ringing win on Tuesday, impressively capturing almost 200 more votes than the next highest vote-getter in the Democratic primary for Town Council. With 970 votes, she got a whopping 363 more votes than Democratic Party Chairman Conrad Heede, who had presided over...
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Groton voters should back David McBride, a top-quality candidate

Voters in the upcoming Groton Democratic primary have the opportunity to select candidates for the position of town councilor. I would like to offer a personal endorsement of one of those candidates I believe is more than qualified. That candidate is David McBride. Dave is a former St. Bernard High...