Over the last month we've been talking with the two candidates for Danbury Mayor on a weekly basis.

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Every Wednesday at 9:20 we've welcomed Danbury Democratic challenger Roberto Alves to the show. Each Thursday at 9:20, Republican incumbent Mayor Dean Esposito has been our guest. We offered our I-95 platform to the two men so the residents of Danbury could gather as much information as possible before making their decision on Election Day (Tuesday, November 7th 2023).

This week marks each candidate's final opportunity to speak to the voters directly through our 50,000 watt radio signal. Roberto Alves led things off and we asked him about his vision for the Hat City.

Look, we've heard a lot of back-and-forth between you and the Mayor on this show but what does Roberto Alves and team want to do to improve the City of Danbury? 

Alves: "Thank you so much for having us on this year again and giving us the opportunity to hear from both candidates, the other side of the story. I know for the last two years you have a regular spot (weekly Interview with Mayor), and you would think Danbury is a perfect place and a rosy picture but I'm glad I'm able to, at least counter some of the things that were going on there and I appreciate it so much. When it comes down to the question and what we want to do, first and foremost it's just basic honesty, right? It's what we raise our children to be, you want them to be accountable, you want them to have integrity, above all you just want them to be honest, that is what we desperately need from the government in this country on so many levels. Clearly, the city, the municipal level here in Danbury it's been lacking and we want to bring that honesty and integrity and accountability to the city government. We want to run a government that is transparent so people get the answers. Some of your top employees, the Finance Directors when they're gone the city knows why, the city isn't left in the dark trying to find out. Again, to circle back, honest government that [inaudible], that is what we're going to bring to this city when we're sworn in, in December."

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What about Downtown Danbury? I want to see Main Street make a comeback, if we're honest it could be better. 

Hear Roberto's answer below. 

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You can listen to our entire interview with Roberto Alves below.

ATTN DANBURY: Get out and vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 7, 2023.

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.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

Virtual Tour of New Fairfield Summer Camp for Sale on Candlewood Lake

Camp Candlewood was a Girl Scout camp for many years in New Fairfield, CT. The camp sits on the shores of Candlewood Lake, the largest lake in the Nutmeg State. The Girl Scouts of Connecticut decided to sell the property along with Camp Katoya in Milford and use money from the sale to improve other Girl Scout facilities. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

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