This post card of West Main Street in 1911 described The Elton Hotel as "The most attractive hotel in New England".
After listening to dozens of members of Waterbury's black community speak out in support of Dr. Portia Bonner, a black woman who was born and raised in Waterbury, the Board of Education voted 7-3 to hire Dr. Kathleen Ouellette as the new Superintendent of Schools in Waterbury. The board members who voted for Ouellette cited her strong track record of experience as the deciding factor.
Member of the Pontelandolfo Community Club carry the statue of San Donato up the final steps towards their chapel Sunday afternoon.
By John Murray
Waterbury firefighter Bill D'Occhio, and fellow firemen from Truck #3, met with the Petite contestants during the lady's whirlwind tour of the city.
Jimmie Griffin blasted the process used to hire the new superintendent of schools.
Jimmie Griffin has earned a reputation in Waterbury as a fiery speaker who enjoys tangling with individuals in power. When Griffin perceives that the minority community is being overlooked he isn't afraid to take on a mayor, the school board, or the publisher of the daily newspaper. Griffin ran for mayor in 1995, was the driving force behind the aldermen by district movement, was the the head of the NAACP in Waterbury for seven years, and was statewide president of the NAACP for two years.