Mike Bocchino

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Bocchino Says Thanks for the Memories, Bids Farewell

Steve Walko, Mike Bocchino and Scott Frantz at the new Lebanon School ground breaking, Dec 7, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. I will always treasure that time. I’d like to give special thanks to my family, especially my wife Shannon and my two sons, Michael and Sean, whose love and support over the years has meant more to me than anyone will ever know. Ladies and gentleman, Elvis has left the building.” – Mike Bocchino 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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PHOTOS: Crowds Flock to Opening of Kindness Rocks Garden at Greenwich Town Hall

“I want to say thank you to Steven because this year he has given us something to play for – something a little bit extra. He’s given the community something to come together for,” Marinelli said, adding that for the First Selectman and Parks & Rec and other town departments to come together to make the kindness rocks garden happen. “That speaks volumes about what Steven means to us.” – GHS football coach John Marinelli Continue Reading →

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