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Italian Heritage Celebration at Silas Bronson

Waterbury UNICO, in conjunction with the Silas Bronson Library, is hosting virtual Celebration of Italian Heritage for the entire family at 1pm on Saturday, January 9th.  The zoom event features  Angela Buzzelli reading Tomie DePaola's "The Legend of LaBefana", an Italian folklore tale centered around the Feast of the Epiphany and a musical performance by Vittorio DiCarlo, an Italian-American singer from Puglia, Italy.  There is no charge for the event however advanced registration is require

Community Testing for COVID-19 by StayWell Health Center

StayWell Health Center will be providing free Covid-19 testing at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury on the days listed below. Please understand that testing may be cancelled on short notice due to winter weather conditions. Please check the website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

"Be the Reason" ~ United Way Campaign

I am happy to be stepping into the role of board chair at the United Way of Greater Waterbury—despite the challenges our community is facing, for two reasons - the people and the strategy. Donors, volunteers, businesses, local officials, and the United Way staff came together in 2020 as our strategies held strong.

Environmental Groups Ask Lamont and CGA to Say “NO” to Killingly

Environmental advocates, elected officials and community leaders joined together for a virtual press event today to highlight public opposition to NTE Partners’ proposed fracked gas plant in Killingly, and to call for a moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Connecticut. Together, grassroots activists have generated over 650 hand-written letters to Governor Lamont, in addition to 2,550 emails to the Governor and CT Elected Officials in opposition to the proposed fossil fuel power plant. The organizers closed out the zoom press conference with a holiday gift for Gov. Lamont; more than 5,925 petition signatures signed by CT residents in support of ending investments into fossil fuel infrastructure and investing instead into renewable energy and energy efficiency.

NVCC Allied Health & Nursing Program is Top 10 Bellwether Finalist

The Bellwether College Consortium has named NVCC’s Allied Health and Nursing Program a top 10 Bellwether Award Finalist in the category of Instructional Programs & Services. One of 30 community colleges among three categories, NVCC will compete for the top Bellwether Award at the 2021 Virtual Community College Futures Assembly in January.

Palace Theater ~ Holiday Activities

The Palace Theater has planned some festive themed activities for the community to help make spirits brighter during the holiday season this year. “Now more than ever we need some holiday cheer, particularly the children, whose routines and traditions they normally look forward to, have been so adversely affected by the Pandemic”, stated Sheree Marcucci the Palace Theater’s Marketing/PR Officer.   To that end several activities are planned:

Message from Waterbury Superintendent of Schools ~Nov. 12th

November 12, 2020

Dear Waterbury Public Schools Community,

Recently, Governor Ned Lamont issued a COVID-19 community alert for several cities, including the City of Waterbury, due to the significant and continuing rise in coronavirus transmission. Based on the available health data, and in collaboration with Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and the City of Waterbury Department of Public Health, I have made the following decisions in the interest of the health and safety of our school community while balancing the needs of our families.

Community COVID-19 Testing by StayWell Health Center ~ Oct. 28

StayWell Health Center, in partnership with the State of CT Health Department, The Greater Waterbury Health Partnership, and the City of Waterbury, will be providing COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday October 28th at the StayWell Health Center site located at 1309 South Main Street in Waterbury. The testing will run from 8am-10:30am. No doctor approval is required and this service is offered for anyone who wishes to be tested for COVID-19. This testing site will offer Drive-Up and Walk-Up testing.

Hayes Legislation for Mental Health Care Signed into Law

Legislation introduced by Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) to strengthen mental health care for veterans was signed into law by the President of the United States. The bipartisan VA Mental Health Staffing Act and provisions from the VA Mental Health Counseling Act were included in the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 116-171. 

Free Naloxone Kits ~ Sept. 23rd Outreach Event

Wheeler and its on-site partner, Genoa Healthcare, will provide information about Naloxone (NARCAN), a life saving medication used to reverse overdoses, and medication-assisted treatment for addiction at a community outreach event on Wednesday, September 23.  A limited supply of Naloxene kits will be available, at no charge, for individuals who are eligible and do not have access to the life-saving medication, made possible by a grant from the American Savings Foundation.       &

Palace Theater Broadway Series Schedule Update

The performance schedule for the Palace Theater in Waterbury, like other performing arts venues across the country, is continuing to evolve.  While the Palace Theater awaits reopening guidelines, Broadway shows are planning and re-planning their national tour schedules. In order to include as many of the previously announced presentations as possible in the Webster Bank Broadway Series, the theater is expanding the 2020-21 Season to encompass dates in 2022.

Hayes Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Veterans' Health Care

Today, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes introduced two pieces of legislation to strengthen mental health care for veterans. The bills – the bipartisan VA Mental Health Staffing Act and the VA Mental Health Counseling Act – would ensure Connecticut veterans can access the mental health care and resources they need.

NVCC Welcomes Manufacturing Students Back to Campus

Naugatuck Valley Community College  CEO, Lisa Dresdner, Ph.D., faculty, and staff welcomed two cohorts of Advanced Manufacturing Technology students back to campus for the fall semester. CEO Dresdner expressed her enthusiasm for the opportunity this program represents: “We’re excited to welcome you to NVCC and into the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program, because it represents so much potential not only for you, but also for our communities when you enter the workforce!”