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Election Day on Tuesday, November 4th
By Bettina Thiel - Woodbridge Town News Correspondent
Federal and state elections are coming up on Tuesday, November 4. There are now two voting districts for Woodbridge, but both vote in the same location, the Center Gym, 4 Meetinghouse Lane. Election workers will be present to direct voters if they are not sure which district they belong to. Hours for the polls are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voting District 1
The federal and state offices that residents of the two districts are voting for overlap except for that of state senator. Voting District 1, which encompasses the majority of Woodbridge residents, votes for Senatorial District 17. That seat is currently held by State Senator Joseph Crisco, a Democrat. He is being cross-endorsed by the Working Families Party. Crisco is being challenged by Philip Tripp of Ansonia. Tripp is being cross endorsed by the Independent Party. Both their names will appear twice on the ballot, but voters can only check off one name once.
Voting District 2
Voting District 2 is part of Senatorial District 14. The seat is currently held by Gayle Slossberg of Milford, a Democrat. She is being challenged by Matt Gaynor. Gaynor is being cross-endorsed by the Independent Party.
The rest of the ballot is identical for all Woodbridge residents.
Governor and Lieutenant:
Thomas C. Foley and Heather Somers (R) (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Nancy Wyman (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
(Petitioning)Joe Visconti and Chester Frank Harris
James E. Brown (R)
Rosa DeLauro (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
Themis Klarides (R), (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
Aldon Hynes (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
Secretary of the State:
Peter Lumaj (R) (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
Denise W. Merrill (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
S. Michael DeRosa (Green Party)
Timothy M. Herbst (R), (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
Denise L. Nappier (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
Sharon J. McLaughlin (R) (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
Kevin Lembo (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
Rolf W. Maurer (Green Party)
Kie Westby (R) (cross endorsed by the Independent Party)
George Jepsen (D) (cross endorsed by Working Families Party)
Steven E. Fournier (Green Party)
Judge of Probate:
Clifford P. Hoyle (D)
Registrar of Voters:
Anna D. Dickerson (R)
Jeanette G. Glicksman (D)
In addition, voters get to answer the question whether or not to make it easier to vote by absentee ballot. ”Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”
Traffic at the Center Building will be one way on Election Day. Voters can enter from Meetinghouse Lane, and then exit onto Center Road.
Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption "Mother" Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike (Rte. 69), Woodbridge; September- April and May-June outdoors at Camp Whiting, all boys ages 10 and up or who have completed the fifth grade are welcome to stop by and see what we're all about. For more information, visit http://www.troop963.org or email Troop63CT@gmail.com.
Woodbridge Republican Town Committee Meetings, second Tuesday of each month, 7:30pm, Center Cafeteria. Visitors welcome and urge you to join us. For information, go to www.woodbridgegop.org.
God On Tap, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Wheeler’s Restaurant and Taproom, 180 Amity Road, Woodbridge, refreshments with friends & nourishing conversations facilitated by Elsa Worth, priest at Christ Church, Bethany, www.christchurchbethany.org.
Spring Entrepreneur Series, Thursdays, 5:30-8:00pm (PDT), New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, View Map, sponsored by SCORE New Haven (http://newhaven.score.org/) and the New Haven Free Public Library to help participants establish a business plan, understand basic financial statements, learn how to build a recognizable brand, and manage technology effectively. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the series.
Alzheimer's Community Caregivers Support Group, 2nd Thursday of the month, 5:00pm, Arden House, Conference Room, 850 Mix Avenue, Hamden. Call Maria Paduano, Program Director to RSVP or for more information at 203-281-3500, ext. 7669; www.genesishcc.com.
Woodbridge Rotary Club Meetings, 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, 7:30am breakfast meeting, Country Corner Diner, 756 Amity Toad, Bethany and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 12:15pm luncheon meeting, Woodbridge Social, 12 Seldon Street, Woodbridge. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary should contact Anna Dickerson at 203-710-0223 or email email@example.com.
Trap Falls Kennel Club Obedience Classes, every level, AKC STAR Puppy (obedience for dogs under 12 months) and Family Manners Classes/Obedience & Canine Good Citizen; Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Pawz for Wellness in Shelton, CT. For registration and/or information, call 203-450-9485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Trap Falls Kennel Club is a non-profit member club of the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Amity Parent Support Group, meets every other Friday morning, 7:45am, Woodbridge Senior Center Lounge, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, sponsored by Amity High School, Woodbridge Youth Services and the Orange Drug and Alcohol Action Committee, local parents who struggle with children who are, or may be involved with, substance abuse share experiences and concerns in a confidential setting, For more information, please contact Nancy Pfund at 203-389-3429, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven Art Show, Thinking through Painting: Exploring the ideas of Peter Geimer and Isabelle Graw, Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, 70 Audubon Street, 2 FL, New Haven, on view through November 7, 2014. For more information, contact Debbie Hesse at (203) 772-2788 or online at newhavenarts.org. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9am to 5.m.
Pumpkin and Holly Bazaar, Fri.day., November 21, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Parish House of Christ Episcopal Church, 526 Amity Road (Rte. 63) at the blinker light. Come with family and friends, buy delicious Thanksgiving pies, and begin Christmas shopping for unique presents at bargain prices. This popular annual bazaar features The Bountiful Harvest Bakery, Sugar Plum Fairy Fudge, Granny’s Huge Attic Treasures Shop, 25 Spectacular Gift Basket Raffles, The Elves’ Crafts and Needlework, Silver Bells Twice Nice Ladies’ Clothing Boutique, Holiday Cookies on Beautiful China Plates, Children’s Stocking Stuffers, New and Vintage Christmas Decorations, and The St. Nicholas Café.