Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.
Stamford Board of Finance member David Martin defeated state Representative William Tong in Tuesday's primary. Tong was endorsed by Governor Dannel Malloy but was only able to get 48% of the popular vote, compared to Martin's 52%.
Based on what they describe as the "worst" summer ever, several Long Island environmental groups are coordinating resources to launch a multimillion dollar advocacy campaign aimed at creating a more unified water protection plan.
Whatever the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, most New York mayors who win a new term in cites across the state will face a similar challenge: how to get their municipalities back on secure financial footing.