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Mayor Mark Boughton credits a solid budget, the addition of 900 new businesses last year, and no tax increase as reasons to be cheerful; the nine-term mayor's November opponent maintains that "we need a new vision going forward.”
Acknowledging that improvements “are not going to happen overnight," the governor promised that improvements to everything from Connecticut's economy and energy consumption to transportation and education are on the way.
“We’re moving forward on a number of fronts, collaborating with everyone from the mayor’s office and zoning to commercial and retail developers,” says Betsy Paynter, executive director of CityCenter Danbury.
Bidders “could rent it for a dollar a year if they’re doing their own improvements,” Mayor Mark Boughton said of the 7,000-square-foot property.
The latest rejection is apparently tied to an investigation of possible campaign finance violations.
The investigation puts into question whether the Westport exec's campaign will qualify for $1.35 million in public financing grants, which have been approved for fellow Republican contenders Mark Boughton and Tim Herbst.
Both political parties’ primaries will be held on Aug. 14; the general election will take place on Nov. 6.
Former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst and Westport-based technology executive Steve Obstinik won enough votes from delegates to enable a primary election on Aug. 14. State Sen. Joe Markley of Southington was endorsed by the convention for lieutenant governor and Hartford pub owner Matthew M. Corey was endorsed to challenge Chris Murphy for the U.S. Senate.
The city estimates the new Danbury Transit Center would cost $27-30 million, not including the costs of acquiring some surrounding property and environmental clean-up.
Prunty once served as the community service coordinator for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
“Democrats now want to draw blood from a stone and impose yet another tax on the people of our state,” said Danbury Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Boughton.
This is Mark Boughton's third attempt to win statewide office and Guy Smith's first attempt at elected office.
The 40,000-square-foot facility at 2 Riverview Drive in the Berkshire Corporate Park, which opened earlier this year, consolidated the practice’s three Danbury office locations.