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Former State Sen. Eileen Daily Dies at 72

Former State Sen. Eileen Daily Dies at 72

Former State Sen. Eileen Daily of Westbrook, a tough politician with a sharp sense of humor who helped craft the state's fiscal policy for more than a decade, died Wednesday at 72. Daily represented the 33rd District since 1992 before deciding not to seek re-election in 2012 after she was diagnosed with cancer. Prior to becoming a senator, she served as Westbrook’s First Selectwoman and as a member of the town's school board. A longtime advocate of open space preservation, Daily served as co-chairwoman of the legislature's enviroment committee. In 2003, she took the helm of the powerful finance committee, a post she held for 10 years. “For decades, she was...

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