Danbury is a special city, with a rich history and I love living here.
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What I've noticed since moving here years ago is that there are very strong political opinions. It's more than that, the people he care about their city and are convinced they know how to fix it. Unlike other places I've lived, the people here actually get involved and attempt to make their city better.
That kind of energy and passion creates a whirlwind effect around election days. This is where we find ourselves right now, we're in that moment, so the Democrats brought out their biggest name yesterday, right to the center of Danbury. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont visited several Hat City businesses yesterday, ending the tour at Empire of the Incas on Main Street.
CT Governor Ned Lamont Made a Surprise Visit to Danbury Yesterday
Hey look, it's the Governor of the great State of CT, walking our Danbury Streets. Yes, the Governor was in town yesterday to meet with Danbury residents and business owners. I was invited but not able to attend. I asked Danbury City Councilman and former Mayoral candidate Roberto Alves if he'd share some photos and he agrees. Alves took it a step further and provided me with an outline of how the day went. I wanted to know why the Governor was there? Who was in attendance? Did the Gov seem accessible to our residents? Alves answered all those questions, his answers are below in quotations.
Was it really a surprise visit?
It was to me, surprising, in that I learned about it the day before. It sounds way better that way.
P.S. Empire of the Incas is blocks from my home and one of my favorite places to eat. If you haven't been, go! Get the Tallarin Verde con Bistec - Peruvian style pesto pasta with pan-fried steak. You will thank me.
P.S. #2 - I don't think it's a coincidence that I called Lamont, "Ned The Head" when he came on our show years ago, and now he calls his fans "Ned Heads." Listen below and tell me what you think.
Esposito VS. Alves: A Complete Breakdown of Danbury’s 2021 Mayoral Race
Voting in a local election is one the best ways to express your beliefs and immediately impact the world around you but how can you really know a candidate from a few quotes in the local newspaper? You can't.
The paper cannot give you a sense for the candidates personality nor can they show you how the person performs under pressure. A radio interview is a much more intimate thing and you can learn who your local candidates are on a deeper level.
In the weeks leading up to the 2021 Danbury Mayoral Election, we believe we have provided Hat City voters with an unbiased view of their options. Each Friday we brought Roberto Alves and Dean Esposito on the Ethan and Lou Show and asked them both the same questions.
Because the person who goes last, has the ability/advantage of answering to the first candidate, we would alternate the order every few weeks. We did not endorse either candidate, we simply gave an even portrait of the two men, their politics and their vision for Danbury.
This is a look back at the I-95 Election coverage for you to review the day before Election. Below you will be given an excerpt from each article we did with the candidates and a link that can redirect you to the full article. Most of the articles include full interviews we conducted with your candidates, Vote tomorrow, it matters.
Danbury in Photos 2021
It's that time of year where media outlets inundate you with a braggard list of all the work they've done for the year. By December, everyone is pretty much out of ideas anyway. This is sort of like that. The following are photos I took of Danbury, CT for stories I wrote about the Hat City in 2021.