Archive for September, 2011

September 28, 2011

Legislators Hear Opinions At IGA

Sen. Joe Markley

Wolcott’s two state legislators will be hosting a “Legislator On Your Sidewalk” to hear any concerns from residents on Thursday evening from 4- 6 pm at Pat’s IGA. Any resident is invited to talk about potential state legislation, any issues they may have with a state agency, or perhaps simply come out and meet State Representative Rob Sampson and State Senator Joe Markley.

Rep. Rob Sampson

This is one of a series of outreach events the two are having with constituents.

September 27, 2011

Business Forum On Thursday Free to Local Businessmen

All businesses are invited to a free business forum at Farmingbury Golf Course on Thursday evening beginning at 5:30. The event will feature Oz Greibel who will discuss “Where We Are As A State”.

Mr. Greibel is the CEO of the Metro Hartford Allianace, the capital region’s development authority and chamber of commerce. Greibel also was a past president of Sovereign Bank as well as candidate for Governor in 2010.

Attendees are asked to contact Chris O’Brien (558-5817) or Darlene Tynan (879-8100) so that a headcount could be made prior to the event. Refreshments will be served and the event is free.

September 25, 2011

Republicans Host Picnic

The Wolcott Republican Party will be hosting a picnic today at lower Woodtick Recreation area from 1 – 5 pm today. The public is welcome to attend and meet their candidates for local office in this year’s November elections. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other food will be served.

September 24, 2011

Day of Fun Kicks off Weekend

Its no joke that September is a busy month, this weekend in particular in the area. All day Saturday a <a href="CrossroadsFUn” target=”_blank”>”One Clean Day of Fun” will be held behind Frisbie School. This is an event will feature free food, and a wide variety of events and exhibits for residents of all ages. Besides face painting and a DJ, there will be lives music featuring six different bands, pizza and a bonfire in the evening. All events throughout the day are

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September 12, 2011

Storm Damage to be Heard

The Wolcott Economic Development Commission will have a special meeting tonight at Town Hall to hear from businesses that have suffered flood damage over the past two weeks. The meeting will be at 6:30 on the second floor.

Chairman Christopher O’Brien toured the Nutmeg – Town Line Road area last week and spoke to various businesses examining water crossing over driveways and into buildings. Venus Drive was also a concern. Plans by the town are already in place to add drainage to the area, however that project is only going out to bid now. Its unclear whether the project will be started before the winter or early next year.

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September 9, 2011

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury Host Fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury will be holding its 1st Annual Eat, Drink & BE GREAT Event Sunday September 18th from 12-5 at the Ponte Club in Waterbury. Tickets to the event are $35 for adults $15 for kids. Tickets include unlimited hamburgers, hotdogs, beer and soda. There will be a door prizes as well as a raffle and a DJ. The Event is a great opportunity for alumni and friends of the Club to get together. Tickets can be purchased on the Clubs website, at the Club or at the door the day of the Event.

For the past 123 years the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury has been instrumental in the lives of thousands of children. The Club offers a safe and positive place for youth to spend their time. Every day 200 kids come to the Club after school to participate in sports, work on art projects, socialize, play games and build ongoing relationships with each other and caring staff. The Clubs mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

September 8, 2011

Bristol Under Water Again

The Pequabuck River rose above its banks for the second time in a week today as several inches of torrential rain fell across the area early Tuesday. Click here for video and additional information including road closures in Bristol.

WFSB – Ch. 3 reports that several

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September 8, 2011

Republicans Host Public at HQ Tonight

Local Republicans will open their campaign headquarters with a pizza party at 690 Wolcott Rd. tonight. The public is welcome to attend the opening and ask questions of candidates for elected office and have a bite to eat. A large black bus advertising Town Treasurer candidate Dennis Cleary marks the site of the headquarters at the former Yankee Larder building next to Five Guys Flippin’ Pies.

Mayor Dunn will be

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September 8, 2011

State Treasurer Pulled Over for Driving Unregistered Vehicle

State Treasurer Denise Nappier

State Treasurer Denise Nappier was pulled over driving her state issued car last Thursday on Barbour Street in Hartford’s North End. She was left to walk home after the officer mistakenly towed her car believing it was not registered.

She was issued a summons for operating an unregistered vehicle, having no insurance, and misuse of registration plates.

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September 3, 2011

Shoreline Needs Volunteers, Beaches Open / Closed

Vacationers over Labor Day should be aware that many of Connecticut’s shoreline communities are not ready to handle large numbers of visitors since Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc last weekend. Water, ice, and volunteers are still needed in many towns where assistance

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September 2, 2011

And Then There Was Light…

Utility Crews Go To Work on Kimberly Ct. Friday Evening


That was the sentiment echoed by the Hayes children as they returned from a walk around the block with their parents towards their home on Kimberly Court. The sight of white and yellow utility trucks was the best thing the family had seen all week. Jeanine Hayes beamed as her two boys and husband scampered towards the house, turning on light switches

Residents express frustration on Midwood Dr. Power was restored to the neighborhood on Thursday.

and turning on the faucets. “Bailing water from the bathtub has been an experience for 5 days” she said Friday evening. Moments later the drone of a generator shut down, revealing the peaceful chirping of birds and silence across the neighborhood. “Boy he must be happy,” one of the five electrical workers remarked as they worked on an underground utility box. A moment later,

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September 1, 2011

Thursday Hurricane Updates

– Power was restored to Wolcott High School and all schools will be starting on time today!

– Power was restored to Wolcott Hills and the Laurel Ridge elderly housing community around 7 pm last night

– 195 CL&P customers are still without power in Wolcott

– an effort is being organized to get ice and other supplies to those still without power tomorrow. Contact Chris O’Brien at 203-558-5817

– Hurricane Center is still open today for those wanting a hot meal, can charge phones or check internet.

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September 1, 2011

AT&T Cell Service Hit Hard By Storm

courtesy, CTNewsJunkie

By Lon Seidman

AT&T officials are not offering much information about why their cell phone service is offline throughout large portions of Connecticut, particularly those that were hit hardest by Tropical Storm Irene.

Other networks appear to be functioning a lot better, at least based on an unscientific survey of cell phone users, but CL&P’s ongoing problems are having a domino effect on the telecommunications network.

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