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New Third, Independent Political Party Forming in East Haven

Organizers are holding an informational meeting — which is open to all registered voters in town — regarding the formation of a new local town committee in East Haven for the Independent Party of CT on Jan. 24 at the senior center.

The following is a press release from Dan McCann, one of the lead organizers of the new East Haven local town committee of the Independent Party of Connecticut.

On January 24, 2013 at 7pm, there will be an informational meeting regarding the formation of the Independent Party of Connecticut in the Town of East Haven.

The meeting will be held at the East Haven Community Center a.k.a East Haven Senior Center located at 91 Taylor Avenue, East Haven, CT 06512.

All residents of the Town of East Haven who are over 18 years of age and are eligible to vote in elections are encouraged to attend.

We also encourage members of the Independent Party of Connecticut who reside in the Town of East Haven to attend as well as any Democrat, Republican or any other minority party in East Haven who are interested in changing parties and joining a party that is interested in putting East Haven Taxpayers first.

We will have voter registration forms for any intention.

“It is time East Haven removes the two sided political system that has polarized the East Haven Community for the past 20 years. With the Independent Party of Connecticut the residents of East Haven will now have a major 3rd party to represent their issues, hear their concerns and affect change for the betterment of East Haven. Aligning ourselves with the Independent Party of Connecticut, the residents of East Haven will have the 3rd largest political party in Connecticut represented in East Haven and it will allow voters to access Local, State and National Offices on the ballot. It will provide the freedom to vote as an Independent as well.

Over the next several months we will hold meetings to organize the party, arrange districts and select district members throughout the Town of East Haven. We expect our new party will have a seat at the table with Democrats and Republicans and we expect to be a major player in the upcoming Old High School discussions, 2013-14 Budget Session and the November municipal elections. 

We look forward to seeing everyone on January 24th and begin the hard work to put East Haven in the right direction.”

ASmith January 03, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Well guess Mr. Dan figured out the only way to get a top spot in a party was to start his own. Thought he was a supportin Sgt. Schultz," i see nothin, i know nothin" Depalmer.Or maybe thats the purpose of this here party. To give Deplamer a line to run on in the election so he dont have to do a primary. or maybe he's gonna primary and then get endorsed on this line so he runs on two lines. that ways there reps can vote for em without feelin guilty. well time will tell. but as a time has a proven, all folks that gravitate to politics in this burg have a hidden agenda.
Bob Fawkes January 03, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Good point Mr. Smith. The Cop DePalma running on the "Independent Party" ticket would be a joke; might gerate a three way split vote and (God help us) even allow the cronyies to propel Marblemouth Maturo back into office. Not beyond the realm of possibility... McCann and the others behind this IP had better come clean and publically acknowledge the crimes committed by the "Cancerous Cadre" of cops, certainly of those who have PLED GUILTY thus far, if they ever expect this Independent Party to be taken seriously by the Latino Community, and by all other objective, independent, unaffliated, disenchanted East Haveners at large. There are a hell of a lot of us.... Wake up McCann. A crime is a crime; even if a cop committed it. Capisce?
Jacobo Arnez January 03, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Guess maybe fools who stink of deception like you two Bozo's see everything and everyone through tainted eyes. Hell if you are such scoundrels, everyone else MUST BE. The inbreed and the socialist, two opinionated frauds.
Refreshing January 03, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Here go the two nitwits of Gene Ruocco's klan. You can tell the truth because you know your time will be done soon and that the New Independent Party will be a place to go for the truth. But then again anyone associated with Gene Ruocco couldn't identify the truth if it smacked them upside the head. I applaud Dan McCann for what he is doing. Need I remind you if you look at the Vine....Dan McCann was born and raised in the Bronx...Last time I checked the Bronx had a very large Latino community. Maybe Dan knows more about the Latinos than any of us and he was the ONLY Republican to call for Joe Maturo's resignation after the TACO comment. Time will only tell....To me the 3rd party in East Haven is long overdue!!!!
its about time January 03, 2013 at 03:35 PM
The last time I saw Dan was down at the softball fields on Dodge Ave in the spring, I stopped him and said to him. You've got to do something. This town is a complete mess with these idiots from both sides. He said to me...Oh we are going to do something, I don't know when but when we do you'll know it! Boy am I glad to see this. Dan is the MAN!!! 1000% support. Dan you know who I am and I will be there on the 24th...OUTSTANDING!!!
Neil Lane January 03, 2013 at 04:34 PM
I'm thinking this whole thing is being put together so Mr. McCann will be able to support Mr. Hoff's run at the 3rd District!!!! LOL - Seriously, If I had to base my thoughts on what I've read on Patch...I believe McCann is the kind of guy that runs on facts. When you read his posts, he follows up all his rants with evidence. I know some people love him and others hate him. It's hard to argue with someone who does the homework. Common sense tells me that if you're an unhappy Dem or Rep, you have a new bed to lay in. If you look at McCann's previous research on people and candidates, one can only imagine how they will select people to join the Indy Posse. Looks like this will be a fun election season.
Magdalen Sparaco January 03, 2013 at 05:47 PM
There once was an Independent Party in East Haven. It didn't work then and it won't work now.
Seaglass January 03, 2013 at 06:02 PM
The police party! Brilliant! Why not call yourselves the Third Reich?
Old Timer January 03, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Magdalen why do you say that? I think it's a great idea.
Neil Lane January 03, 2013 at 06:40 PM
I understand what you're saying. As a lifelong Dem, I'm starting to feel no party works for us. They all work for themselves. Locally and Nationally. They get into office with the best intentions and it quickly turns to a steaming pile of turd. Personally, I wouldn't switch parties but I'm open to listening to what they have to say. Good ideas can come from anywhere. Hopefully they have some...we'll see.
George Kenyon January 03, 2013 at 07:38 PM
The town needs to steer away from both the current parties. Both have their gravy trains and both have helped destroy our town. There is many good people in both parties, but sadly, the people making the decisions are doing so for their own needs, not ours. This is hopefully the first step in making East Haven a better Town that puts its residents first.
Soapstone January 03, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Dan McCann couldn't organize his way out of a paper bag. Combine that reality with the undisguised pleasure he takes in participating in the politics of personal destruction, and I would say these folks have an other Hitler on their hands.
Old Timer January 03, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Has anyone noticed that on another blog post for James Albis that both Gene and Sam were posting and now there is an attack on Dan? These two guys have no idea of the swell of support the Independent Party really has. Soon...very soon you all will be gone. Captain Blood and Josy Wales...Dan we know you're the person that can pull it off and we are right behind you to help. It takes a village Gene and Sam...
Bounty Hunter January 03, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I notice it too old timer. Everyone listen,,,,Don't let those two people or that group of Old Democrats distract the mission. Josy Wales and Sam know it...They are done on the Dem side the Rep side they're done too. The old games are over and the younger more tolerant group of people are emerging, So it's a wake up call for everyone. The new party will be a factor. If McCann can't do it he'll step aside and someone else will carry the torch. But I'll bet on McCann. He whipped Gene (aka Josy Wales), Sharon Bass and now Robert Hoff. Seems to be McCann 3 Ruocco 0
Police_State January 03, 2013 at 11:28 PM
God help us all. The East Haven Secret police are finally making the ultimate power play. A vote for Dan McCann's police party is a vote for the final solution.
Bounty Hunter January 03, 2013 at 11:45 PM
To Police State...Dan McCann is/was a cop? I didn't not know that can you fill me in? Was he on the EHPD?
Crystal January 03, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Dan McCann is a pompous ass.
Bounty Hunter January 04, 2013 at 01:46 AM
Crystal...Um Gene or Robert is that you???
Thoughts January 04, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Ummmm... Could you please stop with the colossally immature childish games? You are nauseating everyone with a brain, Bounty Idiot.
Ivanna D. Truth January 04, 2013 at 02:32 AM
I will put my money on HOFF. All of these single use names are amusing.
ASmith January 04, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Ah McCannville, (aka Potterville), I can jes see it now. It's a wonderful life in this burg, think we can import clarence the angel to save us all.
CAjones January 04, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Ah Clowntown, (aka Idiotville), I can jes see it now. It's a messed up burg, with A<S>Smith the towns Mayor and head jester........ What a genuine moron.
Bob Fawkes January 04, 2013 at 03:43 PM
A new year presents us with all of the grace and civility of a cultured society. Downton Staven, it's...
Willie January 04, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Here's a song fitting for Mr. Ruocco...AKA Mr. Josy Wales... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Xl17B-Z0A
Willie January 04, 2013 at 04:57 PM
Gene is this your anthem? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwrOTR5dsBU
Russell January 04, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Well stated @George Kenyon, "Both have their gravy trains and both have helped destroy our town. There is many good people in both parties, but sadly, the people making the decisions are doing so for their own needs, not ours. This is hopefully the first step in making East Haven a better Town that puts its residents first." There is definitely good people in both parties. I believe the biggest hurdle for this new party is going to be the fact that people in general do not do well with change. Although change is sometimes scary and intimidating it is often well needed as in the case of typical East Haven politics. The old time politicians in this town are banking on the ideology "We should not be afraid of change, we should return to the old ideas." I say NO. I hope to see many towns people at this first meeting supporting and embrassing change. Contributing their thoughts and ideas for a better East Haven. If we continue to travel the same path day in and day out, we will never encounter positive change... Your voice counts.
noname January 06, 2013 at 12:20 AM
You go Dan McCann...I'm right behind you and wishing you all the best with hopes that many will follow you. Best Wishes and Good Luck ! Someone flagged me last time...I have an idea who that was,
MAC January 07, 2013 at 12:04 AM
I am glad to see any change to politics as usual in CT. Hope this is just the start of a bigger movement. After all, generations of mindless voters have voted unthinkingly for incompetent career politicians like this one (DeLauro), who was at least good for a laugh last week (and very often) in her ridiculous choice of attire. http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/01/03/photo-meet-congress-craziest-dresser/ The comments are a needed chuckle, such as these: "Another complete embarrassment for Connecticut! Female Ichabod Crane!" Rollybones ..."is this person actually a man or cross dresser?" FormykidsVA "She might be rich, but she dresses like she picks from a garbage bin." Livia "What in the World?…my eyes are hurting!…make it stooooooooop" Elisheva "It appears that a series of throw-rugs threw up on Keith Richards." Slapweasel "Looks like Keith Richard’s twin brother. That haircut does not help in the least, clearly." Piper60 "Uh, lady, you are way too old for those boots, and those hair streaks… total fashion FAIL!" AllAmericangirl22 (DeLauro will be 70 yrs. old in just a couple of months.) This comment may be the most insightful: "She is a Liberal, that is what happens when a Liberal grows older physically but maintains their childlike liberal mentality." Jenny Lee
grapefruit January 07, 2013 at 05:13 PM
LOL! Rosa Details Lauro is adored. Her fabulously eccentric fashion sense has become a part of her charming persona. F 'em if they can't take a joke!
grapefruit January 07, 2013 at 05:15 PM
LOL! Rosa De Lauro is adored. Her fabulously eccentric fashion sense has become a part of her charming persona. F 'em if they can't take a joke!

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