GOVERNOR LAMONT ORDERS SPECIAL ELECTIONS TO COMPLETE THE TERMS OF SIX RETIRING PROBATE JUDGES

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is ordering special elections to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – the same date as the next general election – to complete the terms of six probate judges who will each be retiring over the course of the next year. Five of the six judges are reaching the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges. The governor specifically chose to hold these special elections on the same date as the next general election because doing so will enable the municipalities in each of these probate districts to avoid any added costs of holding separate elections for this purpose. Probate judges in Connecticut serve four-year terms. The terms…

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GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES FUSS & O’NEILL EXPANDING ITS PRESENCE IN CONNECTICUT

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., a renowned civil and environmental engineering firm founded in Connecticut 100 years ago, is expanding its operations in the state. The firm is establishing a new office in Hartford and plans on creating 74 new jobs in the state over the next several years. Founded in 1924, Fuss & O’Neill has 11 locations in seven states in the northeast, including two offices in Connecticut. The company employes approximately 400 professionals, including 200 in the state. It will be relocating its headquarters from Manchester to a 23,000 square-foot space in Hartford’s Gold Building this autumn. “Connecticut has the best trained and most skilled workforce in the country, which…

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Arrest of 25-year-old Elijah M. Vines for Criminal Attempt – Assault in the 1st Degree + Weapons Violations / Bridgeport Police Department Detective Bureau Case no. 23D-0587

On April 8, 2023, at approximately 11:20 pm Bridgeport Police received numerous ShotSpotter activations and citizens reports of shots fired within the 1400 block of Fairfield Avenue. Patrol Officers responded to the area and located a crime scene at the BP Gas Station (1464 Fairfield Avenue).  The scene indicated a shootout had recently occurred at this location.  Officers secured the scene and contacted the Detective Bureau.  Detective Aaron Rivera was assigned as the case officer and immediately took charge of the investigation. While officers were safeguarding the gas station, a victim presented at an area hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.  That victim was identified as 25-year-old Elijah Vines of Bridgeport Connecticut.  It has been determined…

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STRATFORD 2024-2025 TOWN BUDGET APPROVED IN 6-4 TOWN COUNCIL VOTE

REVENUE SOURCES ALLOW FOR NO TAX INCREASE AND MILL RATE TO REMAIN FLAT BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET FULLY FUNDED STRATFORD, CT – The Stratford Town Council voted to approve an amended 2024-2025 budget with a 6-4 vote last night. After numerous discussions between the Council, Mayor Laura R. Hoydick, and Chief Administrative Officer Chris Tymniak, the Town Council presented and approved a budget of $260,014,370. This includes an allocation of an additional $500,000 to the Board of Education, along with a $2 million BOE surplus from the 2023 fiscal year (allowed per state statute). This puts the Board of Education budget at $127,502,725 from the general fund, plus the aforementioned $2 million provided by the surplus. Mayor Laura R. Hoydick…

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