Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance, Yale Law School Grad, Selected As Trump's VP Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance, Yale Law School Grad, Selected As Trump's VP
Former Trump Hater J.D. Vance, Yale Law School Grad, Selected As Trump's VP Former President Donald Trump unveiled his vice presidential running mate late Monday afternoon, July 15.  US Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, age 39, was announced as the pick by Trump on Truth Social just ahead of his appearance at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. The post reads as follows: "After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio. J.D. honorably served our Country…
Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt
Ex-Fairfield County State Rep Apologizes For Meme Making Light Of Trump Assassination Attempt A former Fairfield County state representative who is running again to unseat a Republican is apologizing for a meme he posted following the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Democrat Kenneth Gucker, who is running for the 138th District in Danbury, posted the meme, which showed up on X and Facebook on Saturday, July 13.  The meme depicted an image from a 1960s sitcom, "Get Smart," implying the bullet "missed him by that much." @MattRitterCT @ctdems@CTHouseDems@NancyDiNardoCT@GovNedLamont need to condemn Ken Gucker Dem candidate for state rep in Danbury & …
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Secret Service agents rushed to get former President Donald Trump offstage after loud bangs were heard and he dropped to the ground at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Just minutes after the early evening event on Saturday, July 13 in Butler, just north of Pittsburgh, started, the apparent shots were heard. Trump had turned to show a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs rang throughout the crowd. He ducked and was tackled by Secret Service members as members of the crowd gasped and chanted, "U-S-A." Possible gunshots at former President Trump's rally in Butler, PA. Secret Servic…
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D--4th District) is the latest sitting representative to call upon President Joe Biden to call it quits on his presidential campaign. Himes, whose district covers 17 towns and cities in most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County, is also the first member of the state's congressional delegation to do so. He announced on X following Biden's much-anticipated press conference on Thursday, July 11, during which he said the president's record of public service is unrivaled.  "His accomplishments are immense," Himes wrote. "His legacy as a great …
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Born and raised in Greenwich, District 36 (Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River) State Sen. Ryan Fazio still calls the town home.  First elected to the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, the investment advisor has also spent years volunteering for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. In 2021, Fazio first came to the senate after winning a special election upon the sudden resignation of Sen. Alex Kasser (D). In 2022, by a very slight margin, he beat his democratic opponent to retain his senate seat in the general e…
Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins In Much-Watched Races Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins In Much-Watched Races
Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins In Much-Watched Races A pair of first-time Congressional candidates scored decisive wins in much-watched Democratic primaries in downstate New York. Westchester County Executive George Latimer easily defeated two-time incumbent Jamaal Bowman in the District 16 race, 58 percent to 41 percent, with 84 percent of the vote in, according to the New York State Board of Elections. With $25 million spent, it was the most expensive Congressional primary race in US history and one that became contentious over debates on the Israel-Hamas war. The district includes the southern portion of Westchester, including White …
Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off In Closely-Watched NY Congressional Primary Race Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off In Closely-Watched NY Congressional Primary Race
Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off In Closely-Watched NY Congressional Primary Race Among the New York races that political pundits are keeping an eye on this Primary Day is that of the journalist versus the chemist. On Long Island, Democrats John Avlon and Nancy Goroff are facing off to determine who will take on Republican Rep. Nick LaLota in November for the state’s 1st Congressional District, representing the eastern two-thirds of Suffolk County. The 51-year-old Avlon is a former political analyst at CNN who previously served as a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun. He was also the chief speech writer for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Ea…
Heated New York Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent Heated New York Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent
Heated New York Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent The closely-watched Democratic race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat is about to come to a close as the most expensive congressional primary in history, according to reports. CBS News says nearly $25 million has been raised and spent during the race, which will be decided on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 25. Over half of this amount, $16 million, has been put toward anti-Bowman attack ads and was largely spent by United Democracy Project, a super PAC of the pro-Israel group American Israel Public…
Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons
Race For State Senate Seat Marks First Political Run For Ex-Lamont Aide Nick Simmons This may be Nick Simmons' first political race, but he is not a newcomer to politics.  The State Senate District 36 candidate, brother to Stamford Mayor Carolyn Simmons, was born and raised in Greenwich and now calls Stamford home.  The district comprises Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River. He left a brief career on Wall Street to teach middle school math in Harlem.  Within a few years, at 26, Simmons became one of the youngest acting school principals in New York.  Later, he went on to serve in Gov. Ne…
4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport 4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport
4 Campaign Workers Accused Of Misusing Absentee Ballots In Bridgeport Four campaign workers involved in the 2019 Bridgeport Democratic mayoral primary have been charged with misusing absentee ballots. On Tuesday, June 11, inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney arrested Bridgeport residents: Alfredo Castillo, age 52 Wanda Geter-Pataky, age 67 Nilsa Heredia, age 61 Josephine Edmonds, age 62 Each was charged with unlawful possession of absentee ballots and other election-related charges, said Chief State's Attorney Patrick J. Griffin. Three of the four are also charged with tampering with a witness, officia…
Donald Trump Found Guilty On All 34 Felony Counts In Historic NY Hush Money Trial Donald Trump Found Guilty On All 34 Felony Counts In Historic NY Hush Money Trial
Donald Trump Found Guilty On All 34 Felony Counts In Historic NY Hush Money Trial A New York jury convicted former President Donald Trump of all charges in his alleged hush money trial, finding that he falsified business records to buy an adult film star’s silence and influence the 2016 presidential election. The historic verdict, the first adjudication and conviction of a former US president, was reached shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, after around 10 hours of deliberation. Seven men and five women on the jury unanimously found Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree that were filed by Manhattan District Attorne…
'I Don't Really Care': DA Flashes Badge, Phones Chief During Tense NY Traffic Stop 'I Don't Really Care': DA Flashes Badge, Phones Chief During Tense NY Traffic Stop
'I Don't Really Care': DA Flashes Badge, Phones Chief During Tense NY Traffic Stop A district attorney in upstate New York is under fire after she was caught on video berating and disobeying a police officer after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop. The tense exchange between Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley and a Webster Police Department officer on Monday, April 22, was captured in a 26-minute video recorded by the officer’s body camera. In the footage, the officer is seen approaching Doorley’s garage moments after she parked her SUV after ignoring his attempts to stop her for speeding. “I’m sorry, I’m the DA. I was going 55 coming home from work,” Doorley tells t…
Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Region Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Region
Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Region A key witness in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial who allegedly helped bury negative stories involving him has close ties to Westchester, including a university in the county from which he graduated.  Former media executive David Pecker, the former CEO of the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., became the first witness to testify in Trump's criminal trial on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23,  The 72-year-old Pecker testified that he had used "catch and kill" tactics to buy rights to stories casting Trump in a negative light and then decl…
Transcripts Of Trump Trial To Be Posted Online Daily Transcripts Of Trump Trial To Be Posted Online Daily
Transcripts Of Trump Trial To Be Posted Online Daily Those interested in the details of the "Hush Money" criminal trial against former President Donald J. Trump may read every word of what happened at Manhattan Criminal Court when the New York Court system publishes the transcripts online daily. Beginning Monday, April 22, the full transcript will be available here on the court system's website. The New York Unified Court System said it is doing so because the trial is not being televised and to push the courts to ensure broad and continuous public access to the high-profile case.  A certified transcript of each day’s trial pr…
President Biden To Visit Region: Here's When President Biden To Visit Region: Here's When
President Biden To Visit Region: Here's When President Joe Biden will soon be making a stop in the region as part of a celebrity fundraising event. New, updated report: Biden's Irvington Visit To Impact Traffic, Cause Closures Biden will make his visit on Thursday, April 25 in Westchester County to a fundraising event in the village of Irvington-on-Hudson hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, according to the event's webpage.  The exact location of the event has not yet been announced. The cheapest tickets for the fundraising events will cost $3,300, while the most expensive will cost as much…
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For NY House Seat As Independent George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For NY House Seat As Independent
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For NY House Seat As Independent Disgraced former New York Congressman George Santos is declaring his independence. The ex-lawmaker from Long Island – who was ousted from his 3rd District seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – announced that he is leaving the Republican Party on Friday, March 22, following what he described as an “embarrassing showing” in the House hours earlier. He was no doubt referring to the House’s passage of a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills to avert a government shutdown. The budget bill passed with more Democratic than Republican support and prompted Georgia Rep. Marjorie Tay…
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races'
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For NY Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is mounting a comeback campaign. The Republican ex-lawmaker from Long Island – who was ousted from his 3rd District seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – announced a primary challenge against Rep. Nick LaLota for his 1st District seat. In a statement on X shared during President Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday night, March 7, Santos said New York hasn’t had “a real conservative represent them” since he left office “thanks to RINO, empty suits like Nick LaLota.” Earlier Report: Exiled Congressman Turned Reality …
Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos
Not Laughing: George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel For 'Deceiving' Him Into Making Cameo Videos Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is taking his beef with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to federal court. In a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday, Feb. 16, the ex-Republican lawmaker accused Kimmel of copyright infringement and fraud for a series of personalized videos the talk show host commissioned from him on the website Cameo. The 35-year-old Santos began selling video shout outs on the site following his historic ouster from Congress amid federal criminal charges. Earlier Report: US House Expels Nassau Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote K…
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says
Trump Eyeing NY Congresswoman As Veep Pick, Report Says As campaign season heats up, rumors are swirling over former President Donald Trump’s pick to be his running mate should he clinch the Republican nomination. Among the names that Trump is strongly considering for his vice president is New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, NBC News reports. The 39-year-old House Republican Conference chair – whose 21st District represents several Capital Region counties, including Rensselaer – was brought up during a dinner at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home in December 2023, according to the outlet. Trump nodded approvingly and referred to Stefanik as “a ki…
Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department
Fire Station Thief: Police Search For Man Who Burgled CT Department Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating a man who was caught stealing equipment from a Connecticut fire station. The Middlesex County incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 25 in the town of Middlefield. At around 9:40 p.m., a man walked into the Middlefield Fire Department’s apparatus bay, located at 406 Jackson Hill Road, using the side door. A surveillance camera in the department caught the man walking in, and he disappeared behind a fire truck before reappearing and walking out with the stolen property – two lime green Motorola portable radios with the words “Middle…
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill 'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill
'Can't Happen Again': Lying About Candidate Background Would Be Perjury Under NY Bill New York lawmakers are hoping to prevent a repeat of disgraced former Congressman George Santos’ meteoric rise and fall after he lied about much of his background to get elected. A new bill announced Friday, Dec. 8 would require candidates to make sworn statements under penalty of perjury about parts of their background. Specifically, it would require candidates running for any elected office in New York State to sign a sworn statement affirming their military service, if any, as well their employment history and current residence. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Sa…
Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says
Matchup Set: GOP Picks Candidate In NY Special Election For Seat Held By Santos, Report Says New York Republicans have nominated Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip as their candidate for the state’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat, NBC News reports. A spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee told the outlet that party officials in Nassau County and Queens had picked Pilip for the 3rd District race. A formal announcement was expected on Friday, Dec. 15. Pilip immigrated from Ethiopia to Israel as a refugee when she was 12 years old. She later served as a paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). She earned her maste…
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Says New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Says
New Haven City Employee Sent 'Suspicious' Marriage Licenses To Feds, Mayor Says A Connecticut city employee who allegedly sent what she thought were suspicious marriage license applications to federal authorities has been placed on leave. According to New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker the employee who worked in the city's Office of Vital Statistics, sent dozens of marriage licenses she thought were questionable, reported NBC Connecticut. NBC said the employee, Patricia Clark, told her supervisor she had sent 73 marriages that occurred between August and November to the US Citizens and Immigration Services. The marriages involved non-US citizens. Clark repo…
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows
George Santos In Talks For Plea Deal In 23-Count Federal Case, Court Filing Shows Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos may avoid leaving his fate up to a trial in his federal fraud case. The Republican ex-congressman is currently in talks with federal prosecutors for a possible plea deal in his 23-count criminal case, according to a filing in Central Islip federal court on Monday, Dec. 11. In the joint filing, US Attorney Breon Peace and Santos asked the court to schedule the next status conference in approximately 30 days, saying “the parties are presently engaged in plea negotiations with the goal of resolving this matter without the need for a trial.” Earli…
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos
Special Election: Democrats Pick Nominee For NY Congressional District Held By George Santos Democrats have nominated former Rep. Tom Suozzi as their candidate for New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. Party officials in Nassau County and Queens formally announced that Suozzi – who previously held the 3rd District seat – was their pick on Thursday, Dec. 7. In a statement on X following the announcement, Suozzi said the district’s constituents “deserve better.” Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat “I will work day and night with both parties to deliver for the people, to make living here more affordable, …
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster
And Just Like That: Lock Changed, Website Scrubbed Following George Santos’ Historic Ouster Well, that didn’t take long. Now-former New York Rep. George Santos has been all but erased from the halls of Congress following his historic expulsion from office on Friday, Dec. 1. The disgraced Long Island Republican – whose former 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – made a hasty exit from the House chamber once it was clear that the required two-thirds majority had been secured to seal his ouster. Earlier Report: US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote He did not address the throng of reporters who followed him to a waiting car, though CNN …
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote
US House Expels NY Rep. George Santos In Historic Vote In an incredibly rare move, the US House voted to expel New York Rep. George Santos amid mounting accusations of criminality, ending his tumultuous Congressional stint and closing one of the most controversial chapters in American politics. An expulsion resolution brought by California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia overwhelmingly passed with 311 "yes" votes to 114 "no" votes on Friday, Dec. 1.  The resolution required a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass. Santos – a Long Island Republican whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau County and Queens – becomes only the sixth fed…
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties
Woman Released By Hamas After Being Held Hostage Has CT Ties An American woman taken hostage by Hamas with family members in Connecticut has been released. Liat Beinin, age 49, was released on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the second American citizen to be released after being kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz during the Saturday, Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel. She has family in New London County, according to Rep. Joe Courtney (D) of Connecticut's Second District, Liat, who is a dual US-Israeli citizen, hid in a saferoom until being captured by the terrorists on that fateful day. Her family lives in Waterford and are active members of eastern Connectic…
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing
House Gears Up For George Santos Expulsion Vote; Here's Expected Timing Members of the US House are preparing for a third floor vote on whether to expel embattled New York Rep. George Santos amid allegations he stole money from donors. The House will vote on an expulsion resolution introduced by Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia of California on Friday, Dec. 1, NBC News reports. If Garcia’s resolution passes, Santos will become the sixth House member ever removed from office. Earlier Report: Ethics Chair Asks House To Expel Santos After Finding 'Substantial Evidence' Of Lawbreaking The Long Island Republican, whose 3rd District includes parts of Nassau Cou…