Word From the Chair – October, 2020

What’s the difference between a politician and a public servant?  I know it sounds like a joke, and based on my usual tone you could be forgiven for imagining that’s where I’m going with this. The reality is, in 2020 more than ever, the difference is on full display. Public servants represent a higher calling…

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Steve Taccogna Drop Hammer on Feehan in LTE

To the Editor: I always try to give the other guy the benefit of the doubt. In Jim Feehan’s first losing campaign against Phil Young, he stood by the Devon Bridge waving beach tongs at the camera. I thought maybe he was trying to start a Carrot-Top-esque prop-based comedy career, but his conduct this election…

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Word From the Chair – September, 2020

There is plenty of negative emotion…anger, frustration, sadness…to be had in 2020. Trump, racial violence and inequity, a global pandemic killing 200,000 fellow citizens, murder hornets, the west coast on fire (again)…do you realize the Australian wildfires were this year? Doesn’t it seem like a decade ago? There’s a lot to feel good about as…

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DTC Statement in Response to Sgt. Rivera’s Social Media Comments

The Stratford Democratic Town Committee strongly condemns the irresponsible, offensive, and erroneous comments made by Sgt. Jamie Rivera of the Stratford Police Department about the Black Lives Matter movement. These comments are unacceptable and reprehensible. They are aimed at movements to end systemic police brutality against black men, women, and children and to silence those…

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Word From the Chair – August, 2020

Given the way 2020 has progressed, this summer gap brings with it an opportunity to evaluate, adjust, and get ready to go for November and beyond.  As I said at the first meeting in March, this is a working committee.  In June, I talked about winning elections starts with putting in the work today.  So,…

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