0 Politics & Government Martin Foncello, former Brookfield First Selectman, was endorsed as the GOP candidate for State Representative in the 107th House District Rich Kirby , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply **News release submitted by Martin Foncello** Martin Foncello, former Brookfield First Selectman, was endorsed as the GOP candidate for State Representative in the 107th House District at a convention held this week. The 107th district includes all of Brookfield as well as the Stony Hill section of Bethel and the northern section of Newtown. This new district was a result of the redistricting of Connecticut this past winter. The State Representative seat is currently held by Stephen Harding, Jr. who is now running for the State Senate from the 30th Senate District. Marty served two terms as First Selectman during the period from December 1999 to December 2003. Following the September 11, 2001 … [Read more...] about GOP Taps Former Brookfield First Selectman To Run For State Office
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Anyone looking for a place to live right now is navigating one of the toughest and most expensive housing markets in recent history. The pandemic boom in housing pushed home prices to an all-time high of $375,300 in March, 34% higher than the median price of $280,600 in March 2020, according to the National Association of Realtors. And in recent months, mortgage rates have been on the rise with the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbing above 5%. That has made the cost of financing a home about 40% more expensive than it was a year ago. While rents in some big cities cratered early in the pandemic, they have largely rebounded and in many places have surpassed pre-pandemic levels . The median rent is up nearly 20% from two years ago, with asking rents in the largest housing markets reaching a record $1,807 a month in March according to Realtor.com. All of these rising costs can make deciding whether to rent or buy a dizzying … [Read more...] about Should you rent or buy? Ask yourself these four questions
The right to abortion, as declared by the Supreme Court in 1973, is based on the constitutional guarantee of privacy that the court had established in birth-control cases since 1965. Now, as the court appears prepared to overturn its 1973 ruling, some justices are seeing their own privacy challenged by angry protesters outside their homes. Justice Clarence Thomas, whose name was one of five on a leaked draft opinion to overrule Roe v. Wade, has accused abortion-rights supporters of throwing “temper tantrums” and said the court would not be “bullied.” But the conflict between a resident’s privacy and a protester’s freedom of speech has an extensive history and no simple answers. And it’s not merely left vs. right, or opponents vs. supporters of abortion rights. Challenges to past restrictions on residential protests have been filed by some of the same groups now backing the justices. In 1965 the Supreme Court upheld Louisiana’s ban on picketing near courthouses. In 1983, however, … [Read more...] about Mix of laws limiting where people can protest is hitting close to home for judges
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Obituaries While her sons were growing up, Marianne worked as the administrative assistant to the principal of Holy Cross High School in Waterbury. Nancy Sasso Janis , Patch Mayor Posted Reply Send Flowers, Plants & Gifts Obituary courtesy of Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home Marianne S. Lussier of Prospect, beloved wife of Paul Lussier, passed away peacefully while surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Marianne was born December 18, 1936 in Torrington, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Felix and Assunta (Marchione) Marracino. Marianne made friends instantly, her kind and outgoing ways led to lasting friendships. She met and married the love of her life Paul and enjoyed over 55 years together. They welcomed their three sons Steve, Ken and Todd who were the light of … [Read more...] about Obituary: Marianne S. Lussier, 85, of Prospect
As he walked off the Miami Heat practice court Monday, veteran forward and converted hockey fan Udonis Haslem shook his head. “Not good. Not good,” he said. “The Lightning, that’s not good for us, right?” He was talking about the Florida Panthers’ second-round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the two-time-defending Stanley Cup champions. And he recognized an intrastate rivalry percolating because of the Panthers’ rise to contender status. The day after Haslem’s forecast, ahead of what turned into 0-2 direness for his adopted Panthers, another intrastate rivalry received a jolt, with the Orlando Magic winning the NBA lottery, the first pick in the June 23 draft now theirs. That, of course, is a big deal. And the Magic certainly have done big things with such selections before, turning previous No. 1 selections into Shaquille O’Neal, Penny Hardaway (through trade) and Dwight Howard. The Heat, by contrast, with the notable exception of Dwyane Wade, largely have … [Read more...] about Ira Winderman: Based on how balls bounced, is a rivalry brewing for Heat?