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Derby Election 2017

Derby Resident: You Can’t Question Mayor’s Honesty, Work Ethic

by Bill Boland | Guest Column | Sep 5, 2017 5:52 pm | Comments (0)

Over the last few years I have been asked to serve upon three citywide boards and tip my cap to those fellow residents who donate so much time to the betterment of Derby. Many have spent years trying to improve our city.

During this time period I have had the pleasure of working with Mayor Anita Dugatto. We spent numerous hours meeting with federal and state officials of EPA and DEEP to resolve the many issues that plagued our Water Pollution Control Authority over the years.

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Derby Mayoral Primary Set For Tuesday Sept. 12

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 5, 2017 4:09 pm | Comments (0)

Registered Democrats will choose between Mayor Anita Dugatto and Aldermanic President Carmen DiCenso in a primary scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The winner of the primary will receive the Democratic Party line for mayor on the ballot for the Nov. 7 general election.

The Republicans have nominated Rich Dziekan, a retired police officer, for mayor. He announced his candidacy in March.

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DiCenso: Perseverance And Passion Make Me The Right Choice

by Carmen DiCenso | GUEST COLUMN | Sep 5, 2017 9:56 am | Comments (0)

When I retired from a very demanding, yet very gratifying career as a business owner after nearly 40 years, I was determined to take on an even more demanding, even more gratifying position serving the great City of Derby as an elected official.

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Resident Supports Derby Mayor’s Re-Election

by Deborah J. Godeski | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 31, 2017 12:35 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Deborah Godeski, and I am writing this letter in support of Mayor Anita Dugatto’s re-election campaign.

I am worried that there is a lot of misinformation being spread that does not fit with what we see happening in our town.

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Mayor Dugatto: Life Experiences Empower Me To Lead Derby Forward

by Mayor Anita Dugatto | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 28, 2017 11:04 am | Comments (0)

CONTRIBUTED I was the first of my eight siblings to be born in Derby after my parents immigrated here from Italy.  My father worked in the fabric dying room of Derby’s Hull Dye; my mother spent most of her time raising me and my siblings, while doing her best to stretch my father’s paycheck as far as she could.

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Sill To Dugatto Letter Writers: Let’s Talk

by Ron Sill | Guest Column | Aug 28, 2017 8:11 am | Comments (0)

FILE In response to the two recent editorials by Samantha Burgan and Chris Larocque, I encourage you both to reach out to Carmen DiCenso personally to discuss your concerns with him.

It’s far too easy to sit behind a keyboard to express opposing thoughts, judgements and opinions without communicating directly to the person you are calling into question.

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Derby Letter Writer Says DiCenso Doesn’t Get It

by Chris Larocque | GUEST COLUMN | Aug 26, 2017 9:06 am | Comments (0)

I had to put down my copy of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” by Jane Jacobs (which I borrowed from the Derby Neck Library earlier in the week) when I read the recent op-ed by mayoral candidate Carmen DiCenso.

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Dziekan: I’ll Honor Squads And Teams With More Signs

by Rich Dziekan | Guest Column | Aug 26, 2017 8:46 am | Comments (0)

On Aug. 1, during my campaign walk, I stopped by Ryan Field to show my support and help kick off the Pop Warner season.

Specifically, I wanted to congratulate the three-time National Champion cheerleading squad, who finished as 2016 National Grand Champions among 332 contenders.

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Dugatto’s Campaign Questions Registrar’s Objectivity In Derby

by Eugene Driscoll | Aug 23, 2017 3:20 pm | Comments (0)

Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto’s campaign accused the city’s Democratic Registrar of Voters Wednesday of having a conflict of interest for being “involved” in a rival campaign and not informing Dugatto’s campaign of looming deadline.

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DiCenso: Derby Mayor Is Not Transparent

by Carmen DiCenso | Guest Column | Aug 15, 2017 3:26 pm | Comments (0)

As an elected official, nothing is more important to the taxpayers and voters of Derby than transparency. Saying that you are transparent and actually being transparent are two very different things. While the mayor likes to use the word “transparency,” City Hall could not be operating any further from its definition.

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