Archive for May, 2009

May 29, 2009

Welcome, Wolcott citizens!

     In the past 3 years, the Town of Wolcott has relied upon the Waterbury Republican American newspaper for its news. Supplementing the daily, a contributor- supported monthly paper called the Wolcott News has also provided some additional outlets for letters to the editor and youth activities.
     As the economy falters, the State of Connecticut has more problems, and we all go about our daily lives, the glue of information has become stale and something needs to connect us back together. I’m hoping that this blog – with articles covering a wide variety of subjects can rope us in and tie us together again. Only armed with information can we make connections and improve our hometown for the future. As we get off the ground, I intend to write periodic articles from my perspective. I hope that we can add perhaps two contributing writers as well. And of course, you the reader will be able to comment on everything.
     As you comment, feel free to provide leads, suggestions, ideas and news you’ve heard. This blog will then become yours. I won’t be surprised if, on occaission, controversy may arise from discussions here. All I ask is this: Any contributions and comments should be factual, properly attributed and non- incendiary. “flaming” will be regulated.

     For now, comments will be open and I invite your suggestions. Feel free to contact me personally at (203) 558-5817 or cobrien7 (at)

May 29, 2009

Pssstt… The Whisper Begins!

Well, here we are. Wolcott has its first (known) blog on the internet!

It has been my hope to start an online newspaper for some time. At some point I’ll learn to add photos and other fancy things to this large square papyrus paperweight. Because I have a fulltime job, I know keeping this little news source up to date will be a challenge. At times, I might also be too involved with the news for my own good. That’s why I invite you to become a reporter for various news events around town. You can choose the event, and write as often or as little as you can. As long as you can write fairly well, I’ll include it here. Even if you can only get a few quotes and a good story together, we’ll work on the article. General commentary will be written and accepted on occassion, but because there’s plenty of room to make comments, my hope is we’ll stick with general news. In fact, your ability to comment is one of the reasons this is online. I hope that you will give praise, ideas, insight or even an occaissonal piece of wit or offbeat remark to create a dialogue with myself and our neighbors.

While this blog will include major “hard” boring news like politics and police reports, I hope we can also feature local restaurant and business profiles, retirements, a general calendar and whatever readers can contribute in a journalistic way.

Whew, this sounds like alot of work and stuff. At the moment I know how to put words on a screen. The next step: pictures. (Gosh, what did I get into!)


Todays news:  Bear siting on Winterbook Rd., and then a second bear siting on Wolcott Rd. as far south as Wolcott Lanes. This was reported at about 11:30 this morning. That has to be two different bears… Have a siting ? Report it here!

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