Laura Kostin

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RTM Declines to Vote on Anti-Tolling Resolution, Votes to Postpone Indefinitely

Dozens spoke out against the anti-tolling resolution, saying the non-partisan RTM should not get involved in state issues. Other disagreed, including Democrats, saying tolls would hurt “the little guy” and be a regressive tax. Continue Reading →

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Kostin: Tesei’s Outrage is Selective

“Disgraced former Navy Seal Carl Higbie is being allowed to use Greenwich Town Hall for a televised debate taking place later this week (seemingly in violation of Town rules). ….Mr. Tesei has been a supporter of the Think Greenwich initiative, which seeks to market our Town as an ideal place to live, work, eat, shop, etc. This is event is hardly what people should think of when they ‘Think Greenwich.'” – Laura Kostin Continue Reading →

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Melillo: Is the Golden Rule Universal or Just a Political Weapon?

“Forcing an elected person out of office for saying silly, childish and immature things may not be a valid reason to force them from office, though that seems to be the argument from one political party against the highest office on the national level.” – Andrew Melillo Continue Reading →

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Letter: Republican Men Forgiven for Their Words, Why Not Democratic Women?

“While he was in office, Mr. Bocchino made a classless ‘joke’ about rapes being the hallmark of a good college party. He apologized and kept his elected position. … the town of Greenwich must clutch their collective pearls and come after Ms. Kostin to demand apologies and concessions with the full weight of the office of the first selectman before setting her adrift on an iceberg to ‘think about what she’s done.'” – Augusta Perrin, Phyllis Behlen, Robert Brady, Joanna Swomley, Kenneth Greenberg, Rommel Nobay, Lori Jackson, Lucy Krasnor, Jeffrey Stewart, James Thomas, Joseph Smith Continue Reading →

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Bocchino on Kostin Comment: I’m surprised Trump wasn’t blamed for this.

“We can pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off when things don’t go our way without the need of counseling. We can support those elected to office even though we didn’t vote for them. We can be nice. We can be civil towards one another. We can be respectful to each other and their beliefs. We can be role models for our children and their friends. We can show up to Veterans events that honor our heroes.” – Mike Bocchino Continue Reading →

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Litvack: Shock and Horror over “Douche” Comment are Politically Motivated

“They want a pound of flesh—they want her punished and the punishment they have decreed is for her to resign from the RTM. Even more troubling than the public campaign seeking retribution, is the ‘underground’ campaign that has arisen. Anonymous letters and emails have been sent to her labeling her ‘filth’ and calling for her to move from Greenwich.” – Greenwich Selectman, Sandy Litvack Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Frantz vs Bergstein Too Close to Call. Camillo, Meskers Victorious

In local races, Republican State Rep for district 150 Mike Bocchino was defeated by challenger, Democrat Steve Meskers. Republican incumbent Fred Camillo in district 151 fended off a challenge from Greenwich mom of four Laura Kostin. Continue Reading →

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State Rep Candidates Talk Pensions, Tolls, Opioids

On Wednesay night after candidate for State Senator Scott Frantz and Alex Bergstein debated, four State Representative candidates had their own debate. Moderator Kay Maxwell first asked about solving problems with state pensions. Steve Meskers, a finance expert who had a 35-year career on Wall Street specializing in emerging markets with a focus on Latin America, is challenging incumbent Mike Bocchino in the 150th House district, said the state’s pension funds system was pay-as-you-go from 1931 until about 1975. “In 1984 those pensions began to be fully funded for a short while, and then were left unfunded. The gap is tremendous,” he said. Continue Reading →

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