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Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon Tapped to Head Small Business Administration – Remember When She Stopped by the Peach Festival?

Posted on January 25, 2017

By Jacqueline Bennett   Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon has been tapped to head the Small Business Administration by President Donald Trump. In a show of bi-partisan support, she was introduced at her confirmation hearing on Capital Hill January 24 by two former political opponents, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, both Connecticut Democrats.   “I think she would be an excellent fit for this agency, “Blumenthal said at the hearing, “She knows, as I do, that small businesses are the backbone of the economy.” Blumenthal went on to say that McMahon has utilized her expertise to help veterans and women realize their dreams.   Various news organizations featured a side-by-side photo of McMahon, Blumenthal and Murphy at the confirmation hearing.…

Six Hundred Ninety-Five Commitments to Action

Posted on March 25, 2014

 By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Six hundred ninety-five commitments to action were made by Millennials through the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University – a message perhaps overshadowed by television network sound bites focused on the coming presidential race. Born circa 1980 to 2000, Millennials are next in line to lead the nation and the world. Despite a struggling American economy and an especially high unemployment rate among their generation, Millennials were characterized at the three day event as optimistic and civic-minded. “Six hundred ninety-five commitments to action exemplify the Millennials,” former U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an opening speech delivered during the CGLU conference held at Arizona State University March 21, 22 and 23. A Pew Research Center report issued…

Can’t Keep A Good Man Down – Windsor, CT Mayor Don Trinks Battles Back To Sweet Victory

Posted on November 6, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It has been said you can’t keep a good man down and as far as supporters of Windsor, Connecticut Mayor Donald Trinks are concerned his victory in the November 5 election is proof that is true. “Five months ago I wasn’t even on the ticket. I had to fight to get on the ticket, I had to fight for the caucus, I had to fight for Amazon,” Trinks said Tuesday night referring to the on-line retail giant. Democrats had gathered at Union Street Tavern to wait for returns to come in. Trinks continued, “What you have to fight for means a lot. And so yes, this is a sweet victory.” The results said it all. Voters not only resoundingly returned…

Democrats Right a “Wrong” Done to Windsor, CT Mayor Donald Trinks

Posted on July 19, 2013

 Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  Democrats took another step July 18 in righting what many say was a wrong done to longtime Windsor, Connecticut Mayor Donald Trinks. At a Thursday night caucus, Windsor Democrats unanimously backed the endorsed slate for the town council- with Trinks on it -to run in the November municipal election. Nonetheless, it was only a few weeks ago that Trinks was blindsided by members of his own party. Despite being what some call the most electable person in this quaint New England hamlet, having garnered the highest number of votes for town council in the last six consecutive town elections, he was left off the recommended slate for the upcoming election by the Windsor Democrat Town Committee’s nominating…