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Derby Election 2017

Wabno: I’ll Restore Honor, Commitment To Derby Town Clerk Position

by Laura Wabno | Letter to the Editor | Nov 2, 2017 10:15 pm | Comments (0)

My name is Laura Wabno and I am running for Town/City Clerk of Derby on Nov. 7.

I previously served as Derby’s Clerk from 2005-2013. Like my predecessors Marion Malloy, Barbara Moore, and Joan Williamson, I believe the position of Town Clerk is one that should be treated with dedication and commitment.

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Resident: Derby Needs Help, Now

by Carl Lovisolo | Letter to the Editor | Nov 2, 2017 3:54 pm | Comments (0)

Today I received the latest mailing from Mayor Dugato. The very first statement she quotes a statement from Candidate Richard Dziekan.

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Dugatto Is Succeeding In Derby’s Third Ward

by Samantha Burgan | Letter to the Editor | Nov 2, 2017 3:15 pm | Comments (0)

As a resident of Derby’s third ward, I want to call attention to a few of the positive changes I have seen in my neighborhood under Mayor Dugatto’s leadership.

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Dugatto’s Leadership Measured By Tough Issues She Has Tackled

by Bill Boland | Letter to the Editor | Nov 2, 2017 3:07 pm | Comments (0)

Mayors, like Governors and Presidents, can only do so much. Alderman, State Representatives, Congressmen, Congresswomen, and Senators make the laws.

When Mayor Dugatto stepped into resolve the Parking Garage debacle created by a lack of maintenance and supervision under past administrations, she was highly criticized by some members of the Board of Aldermen and others.

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Writer Compliments Derby Mayor, Public Works

by Bill Boland | Letter to the Editor | Oct 31, 2017 7:24 pm | Comments (0)

More kudos to Mayor Anita Dugatto and Derby’s Public Works Department for making improvements to our city while keeping expenses in check.

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Izzo: Derby Mayor Dropped The Ball On Parking Garage, Sterling Opera House

by Markanthony Izzo | Letter to the Editor | Oct 31, 2017 7:19 pm | Comments (0)

Throughout Mayor Dugatto’s terms and campaign I heard the words “Transparent,” “Process,” and “Pending.”

She opened the debate saying she’s not a good public speaker, which would indicate that she shouldn’t run for public office, especially with two terms of practice under her belt.

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Debate Showed Dugatto Is Mismanaging Economic Development In Derby

by Ralph Cappiello | Letter to the Editor | Oct 31, 2017 5:41 pm | Comments (0)

I think it’s important to address some of the questions posed in the Letter to the Editor written by Deborah J. Godeski on October 25, 2017.

I’m not sure if the author was paying attention at all during the debate. After four years in office, we should be asking ourselves “Is that all Mayor Dugatto has is a plan?”

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Dziekan: Derby Needs A Leader Who Will Take Action

by Rich Dziekan | Letter to the Editor | Oct 31, 2017 1:50 pm | Comments (0)

Valley Indy Photo Now that the dust has settled from the Derby mayoral debate, I’d like to make my final public statement to the voters before next Tuesday’s election.

I first announced my intent to run for Mayor earlier this year on March 22. For the past 7 plus months, I have attended meetings, gone to public events, and most importantly, visited almost 3,000 Derby residents at their homes.

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Ansonia And Derby: A Tale Of Two Administrations

by Gary Lainey | Letter to the Editor | Oct 31, 2017 7:02 am | Comments (0)

I thought it would be interesting to compare what has been accomplished under the leadership of Mayor Dave Cassetti in Ansonia with Mayor Anita Duggato’s achievements.

This information comes from information available on the city webpages and published in the Valley Independent Sentinel.

I’ll let the comparison speak for itself for the purpose of discussion!

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CT Towns To Feel Credit Crunch Even With A New State Budget

by CT MIRROR | Oct 28, 2017 6:42 am | Comments (0)

Despite legislative approval of a bipartisan state budget, a major Wall Street credit rating agency warned Friday municipalities still will struggle to get affordable credit.

S&P Global Ratings also indicated it would review the state’s faltering bond rating if and when the budget becomes law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he would sign the deal, though it did pass both the House and Senate on Tuesday with veto-proof margins.

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Earlier this month, S&P Global Ratings warned of a negative outlook for Derby’s bond rating because of the state budget crisis and low cash reserves.

Then Moody’s Investors Service warned bond ratings could be downgraded in a number of towns due to the state’s budget problems, including Oxford and Shelton.

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