First Selectman Candidates to Debate Oct. 25

The League of Women Voters of the East Shore will host a debate for First Selectman candidates in Killingworth on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 7pm (Haddam Killingworth Middle School, 451 Route 81, Killingworth). The debate will be moderated by Elise Low.

Please join us to learn more about Cathy’s plans and ideas for Killingworth!

Yard Signs Have Arrived!

The wait is over! Show your support for the democratic slate in our upcoming municipal election!

A fresh order of 2017 Cathy Iino & Lou Annino Jr. yard signs along with others have just arrived and are available for pick up or delivery.

Please send an email to with “Yard Sign” in the subject line to get yours.

Can’t Argue with Success

Last month at the Killingworth Democratic caucus, I was proud to nominate two candidates to continue the excellent work they have been doing in behalf of our town.

I nominated Dawn Mooney for town clerk. I am pleased that the Republicans have decided to cross-endorse Dawn, acknowledging her excellent skills and experience. She is most knowledgeable about our town’s rules and regulations and provides an atmosphere making it pleasant for residents needing assistance.

I also nominated Cathy Iino for another term as first selectman. As her running mate for the Board of Selectmen, Lou Annino, Jr., says, “you can’t argue with success.” Cathy’s successes range from new recreational facilities—including the town’s first tennis courts!—to expanded tax relief for low-income seniors, and from finding new sources of support for the library to creating a war veterans monument at Town Hall. She was able to accomplish so much by engaging people of all parties and persuasions in exciting projects that enhance Killingworth, and she was able to do it all while keeping the budget under tight control. Cathy is tireless in her dedication to do what is best for Killingworth.

Dawn and Cathy and Lou are joined on the Democratic slate by an impressive group of highly competent, committed, energetic candidates, whom your readers will meet in the next few months.

I encourage all Killingworth voters to vote for Cathy, Lou, Dawn, and the Democratic slate on election day, Nov. 7. We are fortunate to have such outstanding candidates.

Joan Gay

Published August 02, 2017 in The Source

A Toast to Cathy and Lou

We had a great turnout for the campaign launch of Catherine Iino and Lou Annino, Jr. on Sunday, June 4, at the lovely Chatfield Hollow B&B.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support Killingworth’s future! Special thanks to Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr, State Rep Matthew Lesser, CT State Central Dita Bhagava, Essex First Selectman Norman Needleman, Jim Ball and our own Joan Dabkowski Gay.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page

Campaign Launch of Cathy Iino and Lou Annino, Jr. June 4

Please join us on Sunday, June 4, 2017, from 4-6pm as we toast the campaign launch of Cathy Iino and Lou Annino, Jr. for the future of Killingworth. The celebration will take place at the breathtaking Chatfield Hollow Inn. We’ll enjoy live music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine, not to mention amazing company!

Questions? Please call 978-270-9510 or email

Interested to see who else is going? Visit our Facebook page.