Only 842 of Newtown’s 5,138 Republicans cast votes in Tuesday’s GOP primary — the majority supporting candidates who were unsuccessful in races that were expected to draw low numbers at polling places statewide. Locally, State Senator John McKinney received 520 votes to statewide victor Tom Foley’s 322.
Mr Foley was ultimately victorious, however, taking the lead as polls closed.
Newtown’s six-member Recovery and Resiliency Team is ready to begin seeing and assisting residents who have questions, or believe they or a loved one is suffering from post-12/14 traumatic effects. The team is, clockwise from left, project manager Margot Robins; case managers Catherine Gaida LCSW, Suzy DeYoung, MsEd, and Eileen Rondeau, RN; community outreach liaison Melissa Glaser, LPC; and clinical recovery leader Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC.
Motorist Jill Russell, 36, of Redding was driving a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan northward near 71 Eden Hill Road, near the Easton town line, about 11 am on August 4, when the vehicle veered to the tight and struck a utility pole, snapping that pole.
A section of the broken utility pole landed on the auto’s trunk lid, police said. There were no injuries.
Police said they issued Russell an infraction for making a restricted turn.
WATERBURY – Tom Foley will get a second crack at Dannel P. Malloy.
Foley, 62, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he preferred to ignore until recently.
State police report they learned at about 2:28 pm on August 7 that an assault had occurred involving a Garner Correctional Institution inmate and prison staff members, so they responded to the high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road to investigate the incident.
State police said that interviews and a review of prison surveillance video resulted in criminal charges against inmate Jamal Coley, 33. State police alleged that Coley had assaulted two male correction officers, ages 24 and 47. There were no injuries, state police said.
Newtown Rep. Mitch Bolinsky stands behind Governor Dannel Malloy, and beside Rep. Tony Hwang and Senator John McKinney during a bill signing event at the Fairfield Police Department August 11. Officials were introducing the statute, which affects a number of changes to deter driving under the influence (DUI) and strengthens the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be installed on cars of first-time DUI offenders.
As of 1 pm August 12, only 351 of the 5,138 registered Newtown Republicans had cast ballots according to the Registrars of Voters Office.
Local Republicans are being called to the polls Tuesday to determine which of two GOP challengers, State Senator John McKinney and Tom Foley, will face Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman for the state’s top elected offices come November.
The primary ballot also includes a rare primary challenge between two GOP contenders for the office of state comptroller.