Archive for ‘Wolcott’

November 7, 2013

We’ve Moved!

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June 7, 2012

Council Approves Tax Hike, Increases Spending

By Chris O’Brien

The Town Council approved an 11.4% tax increase on Tuesday night. The mill rate rose from 22.68 to 25.27 and tax bills will be mailed to taxpayers in early July. Declining overall property values, a recent revaluation and a 2.74% increase in Education expenditures all contributed to the tax hike. “We didn’t take this lightly,” Council Chairman Dave Valletta told the audience just before the vote was taken.

Six separate votes were taken for…

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June 7, 2012

ACLU Defends WHS Student Expression

by Elizabeth Bowling |

The Front of the shirt worn to school

His classmates were allowed to wear duct tape over their mouths in silent support of gay rights, but a Wolcott High School student was told

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June 7, 2012

Political Roundup: Congressional Races

McMahon Gains on Shays, Murphy;

Donovan’s Use of State Property Queried;

One Candidate Asked to Drop Out, Another Does

This has been far from a boring election year thus far. Wolcott is in the 5th Congressional District and our current Congressman, Chris Murphy is opting run for an open US Senate seat instead. This has left four Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent working hard for voters attention to replace him. This shifting around from one race to another, as well as the FBI probe into one candidate’s campaign gives voters alot to think about. And November’s election is still five months away.

Yet, with an August primary for both parties, voters enrolled in political parties have an opportunity to weed out undesirable candidates and choose the best representative for the November run-off.

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June 7, 2012

Student Wins Energy Contest

New Britain, CONN. (May 24, 2012)   The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in partnership with The Connecticut Light & Power Company and The United Illuminating Company, announced the winners of its eighth annual eesmarts™ student contest for students in grades K-12.  The contest gave Connecticut students the opportunity to showcase their “energy smarts” about saving energy by answering grade level-specific prompts regarding energy efficient and renewable energy technologies and sustainability through various media forms, including poems, songs, news articles, essays, artwork/posters, and television commercials.

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June 7, 2012

Vets Storm New Haven People’s Center

By Paul Bass

1989: Forces of freedom breach the Berlin Wall. Communism begins collapsing worldwide.

2012: Forces of freedom converge on New Haven’s Howe Street to confront a surviving outpost of the Red Menace and the pinko governor trying to prop it up.

At least that’s what the Republicans politicians, Vietnam vets and motorcycle club members from throughout Connecticut said they were up to Friday when they massed for a protest outside the red-brick New Haven People’s Center.

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April 23, 2012

Vote for the Energetic Conservative Today

I’m tired of being told who to vote for.

Year after year, Republican Party officials tell their registrants who they think our candidate should be. Then that candidate – because they’re rich, or have kissed their boots for years – loses. See John McCain, Bob Dole, and virtually every state Republican to emerge on the horizon in the past ten years. Do Connecticut Republicans have any Congressional or state- wide office holders today? No. Yet their Pravda –style message presses on. Romney is the ‘obvious nominee’… who’s still short 400 votes of the 1144 goal. According to today’s RNC count, he only has 51% of the delegates he needs for the nomination.

Despite his “obvious nominee” status, no crowds showed up on the sidewalk outside Romney’s rally for women’s businesses in Hartford last week. Passersby on their lunch break instead asked “what’s going on with all the TV trucks?” The message from the rally almost unraveled when reporters asked an obvious question: “What is Romney’s stance on the gender equal-pay law?” The Romney campaign answered with…. Silence. They had to

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January 3, 2012

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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November 20, 2011

Our New Website

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November 18, 2011

Whisper Moving

Relax, we haven’t been bought out, and we’re certainly not moving to another town. (even if beachfront sounded enticing…). Yet, for simplicity’s sake and smarter marketing, we decided to move to a new web address. Our new website looks almost the same as this one. The main difference will be that the ‘wordpress’ tag will be dropped. You may find some subtle differences, but for the most part it will be the same site. Here is the direct link:

This site will still exist, but will not be updated.

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November 15, 2011

Construction Update

Woodtick Road & Rt. 69 – Work at the realigned intersection is concluding shortly. On Monday morning state DOT contracters placed the final blacktop coat on Wolcott Rd, evening the road surface. Yellow dividing lines on the state road have been painted. Traffic cones are still in the road. Drive slowly.

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November 14, 2011

Murphy Blasts Tea Party, GOP Early in 2012 Race

Chris Murphy

By Richard Weizel
The Daily Norwalk

U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, in his third term representing Connecticut’s Fifth District, says he’s “more frustrated” by government inertia than at any time during his 14-year political career.

But that isn’t stopping the 38-year-old Democrat from seeking the seat being vacated by longtime U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

“The Tea Party and Republican extremists in Congress, especially in the House, have brought the economy to a grinding halt to hurt President (Barack) Obama’s chances for re-election next year,” said Murphy, a former state legislator who now represents northwestern and central Connecticut in Congress.

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November 14, 2011

Marsella Wins Recount, Council Seats Wednesday

First term Councilman Charles Marsella won a recount against fellow Democratic candidate David Gentile for a seat on the Town Council. The recount for the First District seat was held Saturday morning and Marsella garnered 1600 votes to Gentile’s 1592. There was a two vote difference between the recount and the original numbers during the election.

This finalizes the slate of members that will be seated at Council’s organizational meeting Wednesday evening at Town Hall. Mayor Dunn will be sworn in for his fifth term as mayor and the Council will then be seated at 7 pm, in accordance with the Town Charter.

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