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House Republicans Welcome Fundraising Transparency, Must Limit PACS

by Press Release | Mar 28, 2017 7:51 am | Comments (0)

File PhotoResponding to claims that Democrats want to reform campaign finance laws, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides yesterday welcomed greater transparency laws, but said the GOP proposal to crack down on individual political action committees would clean up the system that has been gradually subverted since reforms were put in place.

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Gentile Supports ‘Dark Money’ Reform

by Press Release | Mar 28, 2017 7:06 am | Comments (0)

State Representative Linda Gentile (D-Ansonia, Derby) joined her colleagues in a press conference yesterday to discuss legislation designed to shed light on and reduce the amount of special interest “dark money” in state election campaigns.

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Valley Residents Ask DeLauro To Preserve Heating Help Program

by Ethan Fry | Mar 27, 2017 8:41 pm | Comments (0)

photo:ethan fryRep. Rosa DeLauro visited Derby Monday to highlight a federal program that helps more than 3,000 Valley residents pay their heat and electric bills — and a “staggering” request from President Trump to eliminate funding for it in next year’s budget.

A half-dozen people helped by the program met with DeLauro inside the offices of TEAM Inc., where they told the congresswoman how important that help has been to them and their families.

“This program has saved my life,” Derby’s Crisann Keeney said, telling DeLauro of the challenges of raising a child while dealing with her own medical issues. “If I’m sitting in the cold, I’m going to get more ill.”

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Update: Volunteers Needed To Help Ansonia Fire Victims

by Eugene Driscoll | Mar 24, 2017 11:29 am | Comments (0)

Volunteers are needed this weekend and next weekend to move furniture and other items that will eventually be given to five families displaced by a fire in Ansonia March 10.

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Seymour Police Officer, Former Ansonia Alderman Arrested After Domestic Incident

by STAFF | Mar 22, 2017 9:58 pm | Comments (0)

A Seymour police officer and a former Ansonia Alderman both face misdemeanor charges in connection to a domestic dispute.

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Valley Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm | Comments (0)

The Valley Community Foundation (VCF) is proud to announce the appointment of four new board members: Francis H. Michaud, Jr., Raymond Oppel, Fred Ortoli and Marianne Smythe replacing former members.

The organization also thanks departing board members, Susan Coyle and John Zaprzalka, whose terms concluded at the end of 2016, for their dedicated service to the Foundation and the Valley community.

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Learn About Solar Power April 11 In Seymour

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 1:09 pm | Comments (0)

The Town of Seymour has been selected to participate in an award-winning residential solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Solarize Seymour is part of Solarize Connecticut — the groundbreaking residential solar program managed by the non-profit organization, SmartPower. Solarize Connecticut has helped thousands of Connecticut residents save money on energy bills by going solar.

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Seymour Democrats Seeking Candidates

by Press Release | Mar 21, 2017 1:07 pm | Comments (0)

The Seymour Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates to run for various town offices in November’s municipal election and will being choosing a slate for the July convention.

The party is looking for residents interested in running for the following boards: Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Board of Finance, Board of Assessment Appeals, Board of Police Commissioners, Board of Library Directors and the Planning & Zoning Commission.

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What Does Trump’s Spending Plan Do For Meals on Wheels, Special Education Funding?

by STAFF | Mar 17, 2017 6:42 am | Comments (0)

The Trump administration unveiled a plan Thursday that increases spending on defense, veterans affairs and homeland security by $59.5 billion while cutting funds to education, the state department, health and human services, and the Environmental Protection Agency by about $57.3 billion, according to Fox News.

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State Sen. Berthel: I Work For You

by Eric Berthel | State Senator, 32nd District | Mar 16, 2017 4:12 pm | Comments (0)

I am honored and humbled to be your new state senator.

First and foremost, I work for you.

I love this state, and I will do all I can to help improve the quality of life of the people I represent.  Contact me anytime at Eric.Berthel@cga.ct.gov, call me at 800-842-1421 and sign up for my State Capitol email updates at www.SenatorBerthel.com.

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