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Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz Endorses Sandra Pierog

Connecticut’s Lt. Governor, Susan Bysiewicz, today endorsed Sandra Pierog’s reelection campaign for Bolton First Selectman. The Lt. Governor notes that “no one is more qualified than Sandy” to lead Bolton. We agree.

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Bolton DTC Endorses Candidates

At our July 22, 2021, DTC meeting, members of the Bolton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) endorsed the following candidates to run in the November 2021 municipal election. First Selectman: Sandra Pierog (i) Board of Selectmen: Bob DePietro (i), Adam Teller … Continue reading

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Budget Video—Again

Well, the July 13 referendum failed in Bolton. So First Selectman Sandra Pierog again invited Board of Finance chair Emily Bradley and the Board of Education to participate in recording a new video. This one addresses the latest reductions made … Continue reading

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Budget Video

Yesterday Bolton First Selectman Sandra Pierog, Board of Finance chairwoman Emily Bradley, and Board of Education member Christopher Davey filmed a special segment at Community Voice Channel in Bolton. The topic: When voters head to the polls for the budget … Continue reading

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Notice of DTC Meeting to Select Candidates

Notice is hereby given that the Bolton Democratic Town Committee will meet on July 22 at 7 pm for the purpose of endorsing candidates for the November municipal election. This year endorsements are to be made by the DTC rather … Continue reading

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Increasing Access to the Ballot Box

Exactly 170 years ago this past Sunday (February 21) the electorate in Bolton favored Democrats in the town’s municipal election. The Hartford Courant, which at the time was ardently opposed to the Democratic Party, derogated the Democrats as “Loco-Focos.” By 1851, the … Continue reading

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Bolton Democrats’ Response to the Attack on American Democracy

Make no mistake: American democracy was brazenly attacked yesterday. As Americans, we are appalled. Yesterday’s attack in Washington was the most momentous and traumatic event in American history since 9/11. Unlike that horrific day, however, we knew immediately who had … Continue reading

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Statement on Black Lives Matter/Antiracism

The Bolton Democratic Town Committee believes Black Lives Matter. Racial prejudice in various forms still remains in Bolton, as documented by those who experience it. We all have a responsibility to understand and combat systemic racism and the structures that … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter Rally

Bolton held a rally to support Black Lives Matter today on the Town Green. Turnout was impressive for our sleepy town: well over 100 (maybe 150–200?) people of all ages. Speakers were passionate, raw, thought-provoking, and inspiring. The key takeaway … Continue reading

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On Peace in a Time of Protest

Peace is not the absence of violence alone. Many Whites seem to define peace as not only being free of violence but being able to safely ignore violence elsewhere in the world. But the price of guaranteeing that type of … Continue reading

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