Laura Kostin

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Greenwich DTC Formally Endorses Candidates for the 2021 Municipal Election

“At their July 21st meeting, pursuant to state law, the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee formally endorsed an impressive group of candidates for the 2021 municipal elections. They are consistently well-qualified and well-versed in how town government works.” – Greenwich DTC Continue Reading →

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Greenwich DTC’s Nominating Committee Recommends Candidates for Municipal Election

The Nominating Committee of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee announced on Monday a full slate of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections. Pursuant to state law, the DTC will hold its nominating convention to endorse candidates at its July 21 meeting. Continue Reading →

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An Open Letter to the Members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation

“We are as concerned as everyone about the economic impact of the pandemic. However, current indicators suggest our Town’s finances have held steadfast. Property transactions — and conveyance tax revenues — have increased. Divide the $900,000 difference between the BET and BOE budgets by the 16,000 families living in Greenwich and one gets $56.25.” – group letter Continue Reading →

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Following Emotional Hearing, Board of Education Votes on Combo of Engineered Natural Grass and Artificial Turf at CMS

Passions were high during the public comment portion of the BOE meeting where several men, mostly coaches and teachers, spoke in favor of synthetic turf. The BOE voted 6-1-1 in favor of Option 4. Continue Reading →

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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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