Community Bulletin Board
- Looking to fill Gas Utility Foreman and Experienced Operator and CDL Driver Positions!
- To Kick Off National Poison Prevention Week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Introduces Bill to Prevent Liquid Nicotine Poisoning
- Donate Blood in April for National Volunteer Month
- Jimmy Fund invites local schools to participate in Scooper Schools Program
- Sweet Maria’s Bakery Launches “Cakes for Kids” Initiative, Celebrates 25th Anniversary
- Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kickoff event March 16th
- Mario Pavone to perform Street Songs at Mattatuck Museum
- Spring Break Art Classes at the Mattatuck Museum
- City's Leaders Perform with Shakesperience in Sweets to the Sweet
- SHRINE, High Rollers, and Scorpion Bar Recognized as Leading Nightlife Destinations
- Grief Support Group at Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center
- Hospice Care Volunteers Needed
Tension Still Palpable Between O'Leary and Aldarondo
Sharp divisions from a bruising mayoral election were on display on the first day, at the first press conference of Mayor O'Leary's term. O'Leary clashed with State Rep. David Aldarando, left, about the best way to get out the vote in the largely Hispanic South End of the city. O'Leary refused to pay $50,000 to finance the effort and stated Aldarondo was "shaking him down".
In retaliation Aldarondo orchestrated the exodus of the only Hispanic on the Democrat ticket, which resulted in O'Leary having 8 Democrat aldermen elected, instead of 9. The two men dislike one another and in the picture above Aldarondo is reacting to an O'Leary comment during the press conference. In the photograph below O'Leary looks on with disdain as Aldarondo finished reading his prepared remaks. O'Leary has vowed to put up a Democrat challenger against Aldarondo in 2012. Photographs By John Murray