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Tod Laudonia Outlines Vision for Greenwich First Selectman Run

A third Republican candidate for Greenwich First Selectman has emerged. Tod Laudonia is a longtime Greenwich resident and has been a licensed real estate broker since 1980. He served as the Town’s Tax Collector from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Laudonia, who has been interviewed by the RTC search committee, joins Republicans Mike Mason (BET member and former chair) and State Rep Fred Camillo (District 151) as hopefuls for the job. To date Granit  Balidemaj, Joe Kelly and Dan Quigley have announced candidacies for Republican selectman. Continue Reading →

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Mason Outlines Plans for Greenwich at Campaign Kick Off

“I believe I have professional experience. I believe I have the Town government experience. And I have the established relationships with all leaders in Town. I want to use those relationships immediately to continue to develop an economic plan for the Town….I’ve been in training for this position for three decades.” – Michael Mason, Republican Candidate for First Selectman Continue Reading →

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Republican Members of the BET: Right Projects, Right Financing

“The BET has a long-standing practice of borrowing money for short maturities for our town’s capital improvements. This practice has kept taxes and debt manageable, a success for every resident. In contrast, a few voices are calling for increasing the borrowing term to the life of the capital project – in other words, moving from our successful ‘modified pay-as-you- go’ method of financing to longer term borrowing.” – Republican BET members, Michael Mason, Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Republican BET Members Share Budget Discussions and Priorities

Bill Drake, Debra Hess, Karen Fassuliotis

The six members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation ask the Board of Education define programs with well-defined measurable goals and discontinue or change those programs with minimal student benefit. “It is time for the BOE to re-examine headcount growth and the rising costs of schools.” – Michael Mason (Caucus Chair), Leslie Tarkington, Bill Drake, Andy Duus, Karen Fassuliotis, Debra Hess Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Republican Candidates Differentiate Themselves at Crowded BET Primary Debate

In a 90-minute debate candidates shared ideas for funding capital projects, finding efficiencies, watching head counts, and controlling pension and health care costs. There was also talk of running schools in a period of declining enrollment and running a “private, money-losing nursing home.” Continue Reading →

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