Trumbull Senior Calls Out Senior Tax Proposal ‘Hypocrisy’

On October 18, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Wake up fellow seniors and smell the hypocrisy! The new senior tax abatement “proposal” that Timothy Herbst sent to the Town Council reeks of desperation. After telling residents for months that there isn’t any money in the budget for our schools or other programs, Herbst suddenly comes up with a plan that would cost the [...]

Thornton: Herbst Tax Relief Might Be Illegal

On October 12, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Councilwoman Mary Beth Thornton today questioned whether First Selectman Tim Herbst’s automobile property tax relief program is legal under state law. “Mr. Herbst’s recent press release is irresponsible,” Thornton said. “It’s irresponsible to suggest that he can give a tax break to all senior citizens in Trumbull when that is simply not true. It gives our citizens [...]

Tom Kelly Explains Why He’s Supporting Mary Beth Thornton in 2011

On October 7, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

I have never called our First Selectman “Timmy,” not even once, on Trumbull Chat or in any other communication. My differences with the First Selectman and the Trumbull Republican Party are not personally based, no matter what some people think. The root of my differences is based on the fact that I was a very [...]

Thornton Outlines Way Forward on Magnet School

On October 7, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Trumbull Democratic First Selectman candidate Mary Beth Thornton this week outlined her position on the Bridgeport magnet school, calling First Selectman Tim Herbst’s handling of the project one of the worst mistakes in Trumbull’s history. Herbst earlier this year, allowed the state of Connecticut to carve out a 40-acre swath of the town’s southern border [...]

Thornton Declines Unofficial Debate

On October 5, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

In the spirit of “people not politics”, I accepted an invitation a few weeks ago to meet and greet residents of the Huntington Apartments at their community center room, along with First Selectman Herbst. This proposed informal event, subsequently found to have been suggested by Republican Town Committee Chairman Jack Testani, was being hosted by [...]

Thornton Outlines Education Priorities

On September 28, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Democratic First Selectman Candidate Mary Beth Thornton outlines a series of principles from which she will govern and calls for a variety of immediate initiatives, including seeking an outside review of the school system’s processes and structure in an effort to generate sustainable savings for the community. Thornton noted that First Selectman Tim Herbst is [...]

Thornton Denounces Herbst’s Deceptive Remarks

On September 28, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Democratic First Selectman Candidate Mary Beth Thornton today called on First Selectman Tim Herbst to publicly disavow remarks about her made in a statement where he unsuccessfully attempted to explain why he was personally sued for defamation. Herbst last week was sued for defamation by a local contractor, Mark IV Construction, for making a series [...]

Mark IV Construction Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trumbull First Selectman

On September 26, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Last week, Mark IV Construction Company, the primary contractor on the Trumbull sewer project,  filed a defamation lawsuit against Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst. In the three-count lawsuit, the company alleges that Herbst made “grossly misleading” public comments about its work on the town sewer project that has damaged the companies reputation. Herbst fired back claiming the suit was politically [...]

Trumbull Democrats Challenge Testani and Herbst to Substantiate Claims

On September 26, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

Trumbull Democrats this week called on Republican Town Committee Chairman Jack Testani to substantiate his claims from an opinion piece posted on Trumbull Patch earlier this week. Testani said several things that have no basis in reality. Trumbull residents, during this critical election season, need to know that the Republican leaders of the town, starting [...]

Thornton Responds to CT Post Article on All-Day Kindergarten

On September 20, 2011, in News, by Trumbull Democrats

In an article by Vinti Singh in the CT Post September 20, 2011 the headlines read: “Trumbull may introduce all-day kindergarten program.” We can all agree that full-day kindergarten is a priority for our town. Can we fund it long term right now? What will the impact of funding full day kindergarten be on other [...]

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