Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today commemorating the beginning of enrollment in Access Health CT, Connecticut’s new health insurance marketplace, created under the Affordable Care Act.
“The beginning of enrollment today is great news for individuals, families, and small businesses who will be able to sign up for new health insurance options with coverage beginning on January 1, 2014. This is a tremendous step forward in increasing access to quality, affordable health care. I thank everyone who is working hard to ensure health care reform works well in Connecticut. I urge 5th District constituents without insurance to take the time over the upcoming days, weeks, and months to visit http://www.accesshealthct.com or call 855-805-4325 for more information, to shop for plans, to find out if you’re eligible for tax credits to help purchase insurance, and to get covered.”
In celebration of Manufacturing Month in Connecticut, Naugatuck Valley Community College and the Smaller Manufacturers Association (SMA) invite the public to two viewings of “American Made Movie,” a documentary showing the positive economic impact of domestic manufacturing, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 10 in the College’s Mainstage Theater.
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of Waterbury Police Chief Vernon L. Riddick, Jr. on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 6:00 pm, at the Palace Theater on 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.
Deputy police chief Chris Corbett issued the following press release this afternoon...
Waterbury Police have completed the investigation into last night’s suspicious items/ explosive devices investigation that occurred right outside the PD. At around 7:45 pm a male complainant came to the front desk saying that he had found two possible pipe bombs in a backpack left behind by one of his employees and that the backpack was on the sidewalk outside the PD.
Celebrating 20 years of publishing The Waterbury Observer, John Murray decided to leap out of an airplane 10,500 feet above Connecticut. The plunge reminded Murray that launching a business with no money, or chasing dreams of world travel all have one thing in common, facing fear, and letting go.
Story By John Murray
Photographs By SkyDive Danielson
For most of the twenty-minute ascent I tapped into breathing exercises, and positive imagery, to try and keep myself calm.
“That’s the University of Connecticut,” said Norm Nault, my tandem skydiving instructor, “and if you look to the south you can see Long Island Sound.”
At 5000 feet my attempt to relax faltered, and the metallic taste of fear marched across my tongue. I looked around the plane - which was no bigger than a car - and checked on my daughter, Chelsea. If I was starting to lose it, I was sure Chelsea’s heart was clanging against her chest. Chelsea was tandem jumping with instructor Scott Barylski, a dead ringer for actor Ben Stiller. There was something comical, and terrifying, about hurling yourself out of a tiny airplane with Derek Zoolander strapped to your back.
By John Murray
Vernon Riddick has been a busy man the past eight days.
On September 12th he attended the funeral service of Fortune, the former slave in Waterbury whose skeleton was on display for 170 years. During Fortune's burial in Riverside Cemetery a woman injured herself climbing a steep hill walking towards the gravesite. Riddick left the service to check on the woman, and then walked back to pay his respects to Fortune.