Community Bulletin Board
- UNICO Scholarship Awards Dinner, May 28
- Post University partners with Masonicare
- Crosby H.S. in CT Innovation Exposition
- Award Winning Musical, Jersey Boys, at Palace
- CT Law Firm Joins Driver Safety Campaign
- Farm Viability Grant for Brass City Harvest
- State Grant to Revitalize Vacant Parcels
- Gallery Tour at Museum~ April 23
- Palace Theater Announces May Line-Up
- Rep. Cuevas appointed to M.O.R.E. Committee
- Annual Arts Show in Naugatuck
- Fulton Park Clean-up And Restoration April 21
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) and Susan Pronovost, Executive Director of Brass City Harvest, today announced the Waterbury-based non-profit organization has been awarded a Farm Viability Grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Brass City Harvest promotes healthy eating and sustainable agriculture, particularly within low income, high risk local neighborhoods.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) today announced approval for two state grants to help revitalize dormant parcels in Waterbury. The first will help underwrite remediation and demolition at the brownfield site of the Washington Avenue Business Park, which will be transformed into a mixed-use development. The second will be used to remediate the property at 313 Mill Street after a fire there.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury), Senate chair
of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee, helped
secure unanimous passage of Emergency Certified legislation creating
the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund to help those directly and most
severely impacted by events in Newtown last December 14th.
Senator Hartley said first responders, educators, and medical
personnel who were connected to the scene on December 14th and
State Representative Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and State Senators Joan Hartley (D-15) and Rob Kane (R-32) look forward to meeting with constituents on Tuesday, March 5th during office hours at the Shepardson Community Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The legislators invite constituents to share concerns and ideas and ask questions. They’ll provide information about the last legislative session as well as the current one.
On Monday, March 4, the Waterbury Regional Chamber will host their annual Legislative Dinner. Held to provide Chamber members to hear from state leaders, the dinner will include invited keynote speaker Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the state’s delegation of ranking members who participate in the legislative sessions. The dinner will be held at the Crowne Plaza Southbury hotel at 1284 Strongtown Road in Southbury, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The brick SNET Building on the right will be demolished to remove an eyesore and to open up the train station for a possible transportation center. Photo by John Murray
Waterbury legislators are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission today of $1.7 million to demolish the former SNET building next the train station on Meadow Street.
Joseph P. Nolan
By John Murray
In the October issue of The Waterbury Observer it was mistakenly reported that State Representative Selim Noujaim (74-R) and State Senator Joan Hartley (15-D) were "both widely expected to win re-election in November (especially since both are running unopposed."
That statement is untrue.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) has received a 100% score – a perfect rating – from the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) with regard to her voting record in 2012. The CTLCV scorecard is provided annually, this year with regard to votes on eight qualifying bills. Senator Hartley’s rating reflects her support for the environmental initiatives prioritized by the CTLCV this year.
Into The Future
Story and Photographs By John Murray
It’s exactly the sort of deal that many in Waterbury imagined when John Rowland took an influential post at the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce two years ago, and was declared the “economic czar” of Waterbury. Rowland was a three-term Congressman and had been governor of Connecticut for nine years, so clearly the man had contacts in high places.
Bill and Jan Smolinski Continue To Fight For Legislation To Alter The Way Police Respond To The Report Of A Missing Adult
Story By John Murray
State Rep. Vickie Nardello, left, confers with Jan and Bill Smolinski in Hartford.
Jan and Bill Smolinski refuse to stop searching for the body of their son, Billy, who was murdered - and buried - in the lower Naugatuck Valley area six and half years ago. During their quest for truth the Smolinskis have clashed with local, state and federal police who have mishandled critical evidence and lost seven DNA samples in the case.