Archive for December, 2009

December 29, 2009

Ice Covers Roads

Be careful on the way to work this morning.

First you will be confronted with cold. Then strong winds. Then perilous roads. Is this the setup for a horror movie? Nope. Its just Tuesday, December 29th. So be careful out there.

Windchills today are expected to be around 0 degrees, so don’t forget a windbreaker, gortex, and the cheap $1.69 but warm hats sold at Cumberland Farms.

Next, the following roads had some significant ice this morning:

Wolcott Rd near Munson and Tosun Rds., Forrestview Dr., Lyman Rd., Chestnut Hill Rd.. Certainly there is likely to be other areas with choppy and ice runoff, including lower County Rd.

Take your time and go slow in any of these areas or others known for water runoff.

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December 23, 2009

Chistmas Dinner To Be Served

Anyone who has no where to go on Christmas is invited to attend a free dinner at the senior center on Christmas Day at noon. Please call the Mayor’s office to RSVP so that an accurate count can be made. 879-8100.

December 15, 2009

Personal Adventure: How To Change a Refrigerator Lightbulb

Ever tap a lightbulb just enough so it becomes loose? And then you screw it back in, but the glass portion of the bulb disassociates from the metal socket portion? Oh great. Now you’ve done it. Welcome to todays unnecessary adventure. Fear not because I’ve been there. Below are directions you’ll probably never find in a “how to” book.

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December 14, 2009

Menorah Lighting Tonight

Mayor Dunn will be lighting the Town Menorah on the green tonight at 6:45.
All are welcome to attend.

December 14, 2009

BOE and T.C Agendas: Monday and Tuesday

The Board of Education meets tonight at 7:00 pm in the Wolcott High School Resource Center. Its agenda can be found here.

They plan on having an expenditure report, reports on two programs called OREO and RIEB. A new policy regulation is also expected to come up for a vote. (unknown topic – if you know, let me know so I can fill this in)

The Town Council will meet tomorrow at 7:30 at Town Hall. Its Agenda is here. Highlights include:

Mayor’s Report,
– The Mayor plans on making appointments to various boards and commissions in January. If you are interested in serving your town on a board or commission or simply would like to know what opportunities might be available or what these boards and commissions do, give the Mayor’s office a call at (203) 879-8100.

Discussion on:

1. Establishing a Committee on the Town Charter
2. Council Stipends
3. Clinton Hill Waterline Water Assessm
ent Revisions
4. Accepting Apple Hill Rd. as a new town road
5. Nominations to the Library Board

Waterbury’s Board of Education will take up a proposal to allow religious holiday parties in all schools at the discretion of the teacher. Board member Paul D’Angelo is encouraging the public to attend.

December 10, 2009

This Weekend: Dec. 11-13

Saturday

Toys For Tots Fundraisers
Fill up a police car and an ambulance with toys which will be distributed by the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to children throughout the state.
Wolcott Police will be at Toys R Us at 275 Union St. from 10 a- 6p. The Police Explorers will be assisting with the drive.
Campion Ambulance will be at Walmart, 910 Wolcott St. from 10a- 10 p.

Church of Christ on Town Line Rd. will have Christmas Carols and concert at 6:30 pm.

A unique Torchlight Parade will be held in Old Saybrook at 6 pm.

Sunday

A Coat Collectoin Drive hosted by Heart Ministries will take place from 1 p- 4p at Hillside Equestrian Meadows on Woodtick Rd. Coats will be given to those in need. Hot Chocolate and horseback rides will be provided for children. Any info, contact Buck Kalinowski at (203) 910-5283.

All are invited to a town wide Christmas Carolling at St. Maria Goretti Church at 6 pm.

December 7, 2009

Veterans Deserve Better Treatment by Litchfield

The Waterbury Republican- American recently had a front page article about the Litchfield Board of Warden and Burgess’s decision to protect the asthetics of their town green by removing 5 large ribbons placed on trees to show support for our troops.

Christopher Philbrook responds:

The powers that be in Litchfield can claim they are patriotic while disrespecting the soldiers and soldiers’ parents but that claim is simply a thin veil of BS that most, if not all, citizens can see through. Politicians and people on town/city boards and committees seem to forget that they are in place simply to represent the citizens of said town or city. Those bureaucrats seem to forget that the green belongs to the citizens of Litchfield and those citizens have far more right to decorate it or express their opinions than some-self serving or special-interest-serving bureaucrat. The excuse Borough Warden Lee Losee cites for his unpatriotic stand is weak. It would certainly appear that his concern is more for the town’s green than for the soldiers who sacrifice their lives to preserve that town’s and that man’s freedoms.

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December 6, 2009

Waterline Grant Will Reduce Clinton Hill Bills

After a grant was proposed over three years ago for the rresidents along the Clinton Hill waterline, their cries for financial relief are almost answered. On Dec. 1st at their regular meeting, the Town Council unanimously approved the $400,000 grant which will be used to defray the costs of debt the town still owes on the waterline; and consequently those residents who pay their dues for the line.

Residents along the waterline can expect

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December 6, 2009

Whispers: Jarjura for Governor?

Governor Jarjura?

One month after winning re-election as mayor of Waterbury, a draft campaign of Democrats in the City are

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December 3, 2009

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Ah-ha!

I found a neat new feature in WordPress which allows you to subscribe to the Whisper. Instead of checking back every day, by placing your e-mail address in the space provided at right you can be automatically updated whenever a new article appears here.

Hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving and is slowly gearing up for Hannukah and Christmas.

December 1, 2009

Town Council Meeting Tonight- 12/1

The Town Council will have its regular meeting tonight.

Last week the Town Council called a special meeting where it rejected a proposed contract between the Town and school administrators. The vote was rejected on a 5-1-1 vote.

Tonight the Council will take up the following topics:

Presentation of the Audit Report

Decide on a Resolutin to Apply a State Grant to the Clinton Hill Waterline Project

– Chairman of the Sewer and Water Commission, James Paolino is expected to discuss how a state grant recieved by Rep. Mazurek for the Clinton Hill Waterline will assist those who both have paid off their final assessments as well as are involved in 20 year payment plans

Discussion on a possible Charter Revision Commission

Public input on the above items will be permitted at the beginning of the meeting. Any public input on other subjects will be permitted at the end of the meeting.