Column By Danielle Hargrove Albert

   As a parent and community advocate, I spend a significant amount of my “free” time attending meetings and community forums. With three children in the school system, I choose to recognize the potential for success that exists in so many school programs here in Waterbury. I have found ways to volunteer and educate myself regarding the goings-on in the city's education system. Like many others, I choose to spend time participating in an effort to be part of creating solutions. Over the years I have encouraged other parents and families to do the same. As parents, we want the best for our children and the “Best” comes with high expectations. If we teach our children that expectations are part of life, then there will always be goals toward which to strive.

Senior swingman Raheem Solomon leads Sacred Heart into a quarterfinal clash tonight.

          Story By John Torsiello and Photographs by Clay Johnson

   Waterbury’s Sacred Heart High School has a boys basketball team that has developed its own unique brand. polished and dependable, one that has attracted national and even international attention. That’s what winning four straight state titles, producing a slew of college players, and taking on some of the top teams in the nation will bring you.

To Discus Treatment Of Ethnic Albanians

   U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, will travel to Belgium and Macedonia this weekend. Murphy will attend the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum, where he will host a discussion with Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the German Bundestag, and meetings in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Murphy will also travel to Macedonia, where he will meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and attend the 75th Commemoration of the Deportation of the Jews From Macedonia.

                                         Story By John Murray

   Waterbury is openly wrestling with what it wants out of the city-owned Palace Theater on East Main Street.

   •  Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary has demanded that the theater produce more shows to help stimulate economics in downtown Waterbury.

   • New leadership on the Palace Theater board of directors has challenged theater executive director, Frank Tavera, to take greater risks in booking more shows and keeping the lights on.

   Members of the Brass City Young Marines, the first unit in the country, received a visit from a former member of Unit, Chief Warrant Officer Fred Hodges. Hodges, a 1982 graduate of Crosby High School in Waterbury, was in town visiting family from his current station at Fort Bragg.

   On February 22, 2018 Waterbury Police took Shan Thompson (09-10-1997) into custody on an arrest warrant charging him with the crimes of 2 counts of murder and 2 counts of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the November 22, 2017 deaths of Clarence Lewis and Antonio Santos. This is an active and ongoing gang related investigation.  Details will be released as they become available.


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