Posts tagged ‘Waterbury’

November 7, 2011

O’Leary Endorsed By Rep-Am

Neil O'Leary

After about a week’s worth of stories attacking Neil O’Leary’s bid for Waterbury mayor, the city’s daily newspaper endorsed the former Wolcott and Waterbury Police Chief. The articles ran the gamut from an open rift with Hispanic leaders, the possibility of election fraud by a campaign worker, and his innermost thoughts on ‘hating’ the chairman of the Board of Education. We were about to write our thoughts explaining how dangerous such minutely unbalanced reporting on inside baseball matters can be in the hands of the media. But now we ask – has Jarjura been fairly treated? And if things are that bad, what about that DePillo guy?

Or is it all about newspaper sales?

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November 5, 2011

Santopietro: Wait… The Former Waterbury Mayor?

Joseph Santopietro… Not the Mayor

Board of Assessment Appeals candidate Joe Santopietro gets alot of looks when people see his name. “Most people think I’m the Waterbury Joe Santopietro,” he tells the Whisper.

Indeed. So did we.

“When I call people while campaigning, they think I’m calling the wrong town,” he tells the Whisper.

THAT Joseph Santopietrowas a former Republican mayor of Waterbury from 1986 until 1991.

fmr Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro (source:

THIS Joseph Santopietro was just graduating Wolcott High School in 1989. THAT Santopietro was arrested and convicted in a savings and loan scandal in 1992. This Santopietro can’t remember if he had a bank account back then.

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July 3, 2011

Waterbury Fireworks Postponed

Waterbury Police have informed the Whisper that the concert and fireworks scheduled for tonight at Municipal Stadium are postponed to tomorrow night.

The band Swing Shift will begin their performance at 7 pm with gates opening at 6 pm. Naugatuck and Quassapaug in Middlebury are also holding their fireworks tomorrow night as well.

Rain and sprinkles throughout today – with the probable chance that they will continue into tonight led to the decision. Showers are moving primarily from north to south in a circular pattern, so the heaviest of rain which as of 4:30 is just over the Hudson Valley may not arrive in the Greater Wolcott area until late this evening.

July 2, 2011

Fireworks Schedule

The weather is supposed to be consistently in the low 80s and beautiful for the four day holiday weekend. Below are the scheduled fireworks and other Independence Day related events throughout Connecticut. If you have an event or know of a display, fair, or other event, send it to the Whisper – Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday July 2
Cornwall – Country barn dance from 7- 10 pm at Town Hall $5 adults, $3 children


Greenwich – beaches

Manchester- Manchester Community College with festival starting at 4 pm

New Milford – fireworks off of Ft. Hill Rd and Peagler Hill.

Putnam – Rotary Park on Kennedy Dr.


Salisbury – Lime Rock Race Track

Stafford – High School

Wallingford – Sheehan HS

Warren – over Lake Waramaug

Sunday July 3
Bristol – Lake Compounce. Can also view from Lincoln College in Southington

Bridgeport Seaside Park

Madison – West Wharf

Norwalk – Calf Pasture Beach

Stratford – Army Engine Plant, South lot

Waterbury – Municipal Stadium. Swing Shift concert at about 7 pm, fireworks afterward – POSTPONED TO MONDAY, JULY 4

West Haven – Bradley Point, area beaches

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