Marathoner Bill Rodgers will participate in the 2011 Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk in Waterbury on Sunday, Sept. 11.  The event will be held at 1:30 p.m., at Library Park, Grand and Meadow Street in Waterbury; rain or shine. There will be a 5K running route and a 1-mile walking circuit.  In honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, there will be a brief prayer, a moment of silence and a special guest will sing the National Anthem just before the runners head off.

   The national Wings of Freedom tour will be at Waterbury-Oxford Airport for a unique four-day living history event September 9th-12th. The tour features the iconic B-17 Flying Fortress, the only fully restored and flying B-24J Liberator and the legendary P-51 Mustang. 93 year old WWII Veteran and B-17 crewmember Frank Petrillo will be joining the crew on our inbound flight to Oxford on Friday, September 9th. Last time he was in a B-17 was 1943 when he had to bail out over Germany. 

Bricks of cocaine. Image courtesy of the U.S. Government.

   Atty. Martin Minnella today called on the State Police to arrest the United Parcel Service driver that carried nearly 250 pounds of raw cocaine to a UPS facility in Windsor.

   “Why arrest one delivery man and not the other?” Minnella said.

NO RESERVATIONS: AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY BOURDAIN
Tuesday, October 25 - 7:30 pm
In this rare, uncensored appearance, Tony (pictured above) will share the fascinating, hysterical, and sometimes shocking stories behind his life, books, travels, and his hit Travel Channel show. Sponsored by Bank of America.
Tickets: $100/ $53/ $43

   Waterbury police officer Mike McKenna has made it to the comedic final four at the Empire City Casino in a "Battle of the Badges Showdown", this Thursday, September 8th.

Chris Donovan, middle of the front row, is pictured above during the recent Waterbury Democratic Convention held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Photo by John Murray

   This week, Chris Donovan, Democratic Candidate for Congress in the 5th Congressional District, will host a campaign kick-off announcement tour. Donovan will be visiting five cities in the district over four days, culminating with his announcement and office opening party in Meriden on Friday; he will discuss his plans for the district with a focus on jobs, education, transportation and infrastructure, and Medicare and Social Security.

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