Will Haskell believes Connecticut’s 26th state Senate District is in need of a major shakeup. Haskell, a 21-year-old Democrat from Westport, announced today that he will challenge Republican incumbent state Sen. Toni Boucher for her seat in Connecticut’s General Assembly. Boucher, a Wilton native, has held the seat in the 26th District since 2009. “We’re living in an incredibly political moment,” said Haskell. “My generation is not satisfied with what is happening in our government on both a national and local level.” A senior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Haskell is moving back to Connecticut as soon as he … Read more
As of 5 p.m, 2,423 of Weston’s 6,506 registered voters have cast their ballots in the municipal election. That represents just over 37% of the voters in Weston. The polling place at the Weston Middle School is open until 8 tonight. The The HAN Network will have live election coverage on this website after the polls close at 8 p.m.
As you may have read, an 881-page Implementer bill, “An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June 30, 2019,” was passed by the state legislature last week, and awaits action by the governor as this column is being written. And believe it or not, it actually contains a spending cap. The countless hours spent last summer by legislators, Office of Fiscal Analysis employees, and appointed volunteers from the private sector, by or in conjunction with the Spending Cap Commission, have not been in vain. And lo and behold, Weston won’t be receiving a teacher retirement IOU from … Read more
Weston voters will have choices to make in a number of races in next week’s municipal election. The municipal election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Weston Middle School gymnasium. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. There are 31 candidates running for the town’s boards and commissions. Of the 11 offices up for election, five are contested races — first selectman, selectman, Board of Finance, Board of Education, and Planning and Zoning Commission. Running for the town’s top slot, first selectman, is Republican incumbent Nina Daniel. She is being challenged by Democrat Chris Spaulding, … Read more
To the Editor: The privilege we enjoy as citizens to choose our leaders and decision makers is an inalienable right of our democracy. If we fail to go to the polls on Election Day to express how and by whom we wish to be governed, we have given up our individual power to help determine our public fate. On Nov. 7, we are choosing local candidates for the Boards of Finance, Education and Region 9. While we may be affected by decisions made at the state and federal level, the decisions on sound fiscal strategies for our town and … Read more