Did Boughton win big?
Time: 5:58 PM
Did he win because of his leadership?
Did he win because the Democrats ran a poor campaign?
Did he win because people agreed him his stance on immigration, the police union contract, his plans to build more condos in the area?
Obviously by looking at Kaback numbers (she beat Esposito and almost beat Boughton in number of votes) and the fact that they picked up seats in the Common Council, that the Democrats had a chance in winning the mayoral race.
So why didn't they win?
I'm going to explore this in greater detail as I think there were many factors which contributed to Boughton's re-election many of which are not favorable to Boughton in general. One thing is certain, there needs to be new leadership in the Democratic Town Committee. For the exception of Lori Kaback, I don't think the Democrats ran a effective campaign nor did they work as a determined group and get their message out to the public.
Friday night local access-What happened to Big T's campaign
Time: 3:44 PM
I promise you that we'll get his shows up online as well as the other political junkie local shows. We just need to buy webspace to deal with the increase in bandwidth which is kind of expensive.
No new parking for Stew Leonard's
Time: 8:20 AM
From the News-Times
Stew Leonard's Dairy Store lost another round in its battle to construct more parking spaces at its Federal Road store.
A Superior Court judge on Nov. 2 ruled in favor of the city of Danbury, which doesn't want the new spaces. City officials said the spaces would destroy an endangered habitat nearby.
City lawyer Dan Casagrande said the city is very happy with the ruling.
"The court appropriately found that the city's Environmental Impact Commission had conducted a thorough and exhaustive hearing on the merits of the application and found on balance that there would be harm to the wetlands if the overflow parking lot was constructed and that Stew Leonard's had simply not shown that its proposal was the only feasible and prudent alternative," Casagrande said.
The city's Environmental Impact Commission rejected the plan for more parking in April 2004.
Meanwhile, the attorney for Stew Leonard's said there may be an appeal of the ruling.
"Obviously, we're disappointed in the ruling. We are recommending to the client to appeal the matter further to the Connecticut appellate court," Ward Mazzucco said. "The expert that the city consulted in the course of the application found very little to complain about with the Stew's plan and it's unfortunate that the commission denied the plan, even though their own experts found it largely satisfactory."
In his ruling, Superior Court Judge Douglas Mintz said there is "substantial evidence" to support the EIC's finding that building a parking lot on the wetlands "would have a significant impact to the wetland soils and to the adjoining wetland habitats."
Election day wrap-up
Time: 11:20 AM
Lori Kaback wins big and her victory is well earned as she did an excellent job with her campaign.
I'll have more comments as I crunch the numbers but it's obvious that the Democrats need to learn from their mistakes if they are ever to have a shot in taking back Danbury.
01A Mayor R Mark D. Boughton 8022
01B Mayor D Dean E. Esposito 5803
02A Treasurer R Daniel P. Jowdy 7128
02B Treasurer D Mike McGetrick 5938
03A City Clerk R Jean Yaglenski Natale 6446
03B City Clerk D Eileen S. Coladarci 6071
04A Town Clerk R Joseph L. Scozzafava 5821
04B Town Clerk D Lori A. Kaback 7151
04C Town Clerk I Robert G. Oravetz 137
05A Councilmen-at-Large R Robert T. Riley 5785
05B Councilmen-at-Large D Alfred E. Cipriani 5710
05C Councilmen-at-Large I Richard J. Leinert 214
06A Councilmen-at-Large R Ted A. Cutsumpas 6015
06B Councilmen-at-Large D Renata DaSilva Amaral 5061
06C Councilmen-at-Large I Gary J. Driscoll 498
07A Councilmen-at-Large R Pauline Repko Basso 6414
07B Councilmen-at-Large D Sherri Neptune 5027
07C Councilmen-at-Large I John L. Dietter 242
08A Councilmen-at-Large R Gregg William Seabury 6461
08B Councilmen-at-Large D Ingrid A. Espinosa 4830
08C Councilmen-at-Large I Margaret A. Dyer 571
09A Councilmen-at-Large R Shailesh 'Shay' Nagarsheth 5267
09B Councilmen-at-Large D Lynn H. Taborsak 6458
09C Councilmen-at-Large I Kevin G. Nolan 546
10A Councilmen-at-Large R Mary Gianfranceschi Saracino 5740
10B Councilmen-at-Large D Adolfo Pena 5003
10C Councilmen-at-Large I Marcia M. Ennis 292
11A Councilmen-at-Large R Colleen A. Stanley 5815
11B Councilmen-at-Large D Patricia Matta-Wrobel 4822
11C Councilmen-at-Large I
12A Councilmen Ward 1 R Louise A. McMahon 1081
12B Councilmen Ward 1 D Jack G. Gillotte 918
13A Councilmen Ward 1 R Vincent P. Nolan Jr. 1207
13B Councilmen Ward 1 D Lawrence J. Jansons 739
12A Councilmen Ward 2 R James H. Johnson 947
12B Councilmen Ward 2 D Henrique Antonio 727
13A Councilmen Ward 2 R Charles J. Trombetta 1030
13B Councilmen Ward 2 D Zachary Scott Rapp 810
12A Councilmen Ward 3 R Joe Cavo 1153
12B Councilmen Ward 3 D James M. Kelly 1072
13A Councilmen Ward 3 R Michael J. Calandrino 1108
13B Councilmen Ward 3 D Donald R. Hensley 876
12A Councilmen Ward 4 R Mary M. Cronin 439
12B Councilmen Ward 4 D Thomas J. Saadi 909
13A Councilmen Ward 4 R William R. Cortese, Jr. 471
13B Councilmen Ward 4 D John J. Esposito 761
12A Councilmen Ward 5 R Scott Lewis Demuth 505
12B Councilmen Ward 5 D Frederick L. Visconti, Jr. 831
13A Councilmen Ward 5 R Linda J. Ossenfort 563
13B Councilmen Ward 5 D Duane E. Perkins 761
12A Councilmen Ward 6 R Christopher Alan Sanzeni 617
12B Councilmen Ward 6 D Paul T. Rotello 770
13A Councilmen Ward 6 R Joel B. Urice 637
13B Councilmen Ward 6 D Benjamin Chianese 727
12A Councilmen Ward 7 R Mary E. Teicholz 934
12B Councilmen Ward 7 D Ellen K. VanDyke Bell 817
13A Councilmen Ward 7 R N. Jane Diggs 948
13B Councilmen Ward 7 D Christine Louise Halfar 745
14A Board of Education R Sandra Garcia 5288
14B Board of Education D Kathleen M. Molinaro 6172
14C Board of Education I Catherine V. DiBuono 444
15A Board of Education R Joel P. Garofalo 5809
15B Board of Education D Joan W. Hodge 5516
15C Board of Education I Dustin A. Ziegler 441
16A Board of Education R Walter F. Perkowski 5083
16B Board of Education D Robert J. Taborsak 6302
16C Board of Education I Beverly A. Nickerson 454
17A Board of Education R Eileen W. Alberts 5982
17B Board of Education D
17C Board of Education I Rudi Grolich 399
18A Board of Education R Scott Anthony Clayton 5411
18B Board of Education D
18C Board of Education I Dawn Christine Nolan 724
19A Zoning Commission R Donald E. Kennedy 5578
19B Zoning Commission D Juan A. Sanchez 4435
19C Zoning Commission I Petros K. Filippakos 361
20A Zoning Commission R Ted Farah 5295
20B Zoning Commission D Theodore J. Haddad, Jr. 5679
20C Zoning Commission I K.T. Shartouni 311
21A Zoning Commission R Gary A. Dufel 4843
21B Zoning Commission D Anthony G. DiCaprio 5476
21C Zoning Commission I Michael C. Romano 593
22A Zoning Commission R Helen M. Hoffstaetter 5333
22B Zoning Commission D Richard Roos Jr. 4875
22C Zoning Commission I Calvin R. Dow 389
23A Zoning Commission R Christine E. Cuhsnick 5182
23B Zoning Commission D Theresa A. Buzaid 5763
23C Zoning Commission I Donald W. Grandieri 486
24A Zoning Commission R Patrick G. Johnson 5019
24B Zoning Commission D Richard Paul Jowdy 5883
24C Zoning Commission I Michael F. Van Tassel 434
25A Zoning Commission R Jack Harold Knapp, Jr. 5531
25B Zoning Commission D
25C Zoning Commission I Lenore H. Scott 512
26A Zoning Commission R Robert C. Melillo 5664
26B Zoning Commission D
26C Zoning Commission I George Lubus 516
27A Zoning Commission R Kurt M. Kleis 5030
27B Zoning Commission D
27C Zoning Commission I Winton C. Nickerson 465
28A Zoning Commission Alternate R Robert P. Urban 5060
28B Zoning Commission Alternate D Steven P. Miller 4558
28C Zoning Commission Alternate I Wilton A. Nickerson 373
29A Zoning Commission Alternate R Victoria A. Hickey 5496
29B Zoning Commission Alternate D Jean M. Anderson 4946
29C Zoning Commission Alternate I Ivy Beth Handsman 530
30A Zoning Commission Alternate R Joseph Notaro Jr. 5653
30B Zoning Commission Alternate D
30C Zoning Commission Alternate I Gary Grandieri 508
31A Constables R Michael Safranek 5001
31B Constables D Francis J. Kieras 4776
31C Constables I Richard J. Gillich 354
32A Constables R Dianne C. Zielinski 5359
32B Constables D Paul D. Estefan 5215
32C Constables I Paul William Woods 499
33A Constables R Robert E. Zarbock 4640
33B Constables D Michael J. Esposito 5807
33C Constables I
1-Y Question 1 YES 4609
1-N Question 1 NO 2230
2-Y Question 2 YES 4835
2-N Question 2 NO 1838
3-Y Question 3 YES 4851
3-N Question 3 NO 1849
4-Y Question 4 YES 5279
4-N Question 4 No 1483
Well, the live blogging didn't work out
Time: 1:38 AM
I have to say that I was surprised at the Police Union and their SOB display at the Danbury High and Broadview Schools. I think those types of protests (ln school grounds) are counter-productive and if anyhting, the union will lose the support of the people if they continue pulling stunts like that.
It's obvious that the first thing Mayor Boughton HAS to do is work out the police contract situation before things get out of hand.
Sorry to all those who waitied for my posts. I really feel bad that things didn't work as expected but we'll get everything worked out.
Time: 10:51 PM
I'll be live blogging tomorrow starting at 5 P.M.
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