NORWICH – This Nov. 7, a mayoral race will be held in the City of Norwich to determine who will finish the current term. Republican Joseph P. Maiurano has been filling the position left when Mayor Robert C. Raphael passed away in late May. This year’s election will guarantee the winner only one year in office to finish out the current term. Running against Maiurano will be Democrat Michael Carnrike and Independent Vince Anthony.
Anthony is a bus driver for the Norwich City School District and an office manager at Norwich Tire. He has lived in Norwich for 16 years, since moving here from New Jersey. Anthony is married and has four children and four grandchildren.
The political newcomer says his run was inspired by his concern for the youth in the city. He said he became troubled after speaking with students last year at career day, and hearing what they had to say about the city. “A high number of kids feel there is no future here for them,” Anthony said.