Joe Montanaro

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Meet Tod Laudonia: Republican Candidate for State Rep in the 151st District

The Republican candidate for State Representative in the 151st district in November is Tod Laudonia, a longtime Cos Cob resident. He will challenge Democrat Hector Arzeno who is running for a second term. Laudonia, who said he will not be taking the funding from the Citizens’ Election Program, noted, “I don’t believe the state or any government should be involved in financing people’s campaigns for office.” This is Laudonia’s first run for a state office, though he was elected locally as Greenwich Tax Collector in 2009, and served four 2-year terms. In 2017 he lost to Democrat Howard Richman, who would serve just one term and then lose to Republican Heather Smeriglio, the town’s current tax collector. Laudonia also served on the RTM for 16 years, though the years were not consecutive as he worked in California and commuted home during one term. Continue Reading →

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LEVINE: We do not need your faux empathy

“The newsletter sent out by the Greenwich Republican Town Committee and signed by their Vice Chair, Joe Montanaro, shook me to my core. The newsletter used the devastation in Israel and Palestine as a moment to attack the local and national Democratic party. I am appalled by this insensitive action and rebuke the newsletter’s contents.” – Marina Rosin Levine Continue Reading →

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BET’s “Ugly, Messy Conversation” on Discontinuing OGS Independent Cost Estimator Project

The BET met Monday and the agenda included a motion presented by Democratic member Leslie Moriarty to discontinue the Old Greenwich School cost estimate project. Mr. Ramer said the process had become tainted because one member of the BET had talked to a bidder. Continue Reading →

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