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Stallworth is the third Democrat and the third African-American to announce plans for the Bridgeport mayoralty.
Factors in the shortened renewals included generally inferior student performance and a high level of student suspensions.
Tales both humorous and poignant were heard at the Westfair Communications Family-Owned Business Awards that honored more than 20 businesses from Westchester and Fairfield counties.
The CCM provided details of 15 communities that have seen a shift from municipal recycling being a net plus to a net minus.
The contractors' violations include lack of workers’ compensation and the payment of employees in cash without maintaining required payroll records.
One would establish an open-bidding process for a new casino – most likely in Bridgeport – while the other would ease the way for the construction of a tribes-operated casino in East Windsor.
"If a school was built in 1910 or 1920, they were built like brick you-know-what-houses," Ayles said. “They’re not going anywhere."
The event has grown from a handful of participants and awards to one that this year featured hundreds of attendees and the recognition of 57 companies throughout New England.
The tribes operating Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods remain adamant that they will not participate in the proposed open bidding process, and that the cancellation of their compact with the state will cost Connecticut billions of dollars in lost revenue.
Also, 91 percent of small and midsize companies plan to maintain or increase their capital expenditures.
“In Bridgeport, they are looking for more residential opportunities than commercial opportunities,” said Kim Galton, director of retail for Houlihan Lawrence’s Commercial Group.
Rishi Malik is free on a $1.2 million bond and is scheduled to report to prison on March 13.
Stamford’s stretch of I-95 was ranked 43rd and neighboring Norwalk was ranked 47th.
Harris is a former WNPR reporter who has worked with Mayor Joe Ganim for the last three years.