18-month-old Sean Rice shrieks in delight after running through a water fountain in Chase Park, in the Town Plot neighborhood of Waterbury. Photo by John Murray
Congressman Chris Murphy was in Waterbury in early July to accept the unanimous endorsement of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, which represents 4000 firefighters, in his race for the U.S. Senate in 2012. “Connecticut Fire Fighters are on the front lines protecting our families every day”, Murphy said. “To have their endorsement so early in this campaign is a huge honor and will provide critical support in our fight for the future of middle class working families throughout Connecticut.” Photographs by John Murray
After three years of ongoing vocal medical issues, Bob Sagendorf retired from the broadcast business in May for vocal rest, also to continue treatment, and work in a related career. WATR management has scheduled a casual gathering to thank Bob for his many years of service to the sports and news broadcast community on Thursday July 28th at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall, 91 Golden Hill Street in Waterbury.
Front row (from left): Coach Linda Brown, Jessica Lovejoy, Gianna Polzella, Shimera Estes, Marykate Bunce, Coach Kerry Doty. Back row: Coach Michelle Rinaldi, Denize Torres, Alia Te, Jaydeh Rivers, Mia Giordano, Mattea Polzella.
The Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut gymnastics team was victorious at the American Athletic Union’s 2011 Northeast Region Gymnastics Competition at Paramount Gymnastics in Swansea, MA. Competing against 180 girls from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Girls Inc. of SWCT’s Prep Gymnast team won First place, with the Girls Inc. Novice Gymnast team placing Second in that category. Coached by Linda Brown, Kerry Doty and Michelle Rinaldi, the Girls Inc. gymnasts placed near the top of their divisions in the individual events and all-around.
House Chair of the Commerce Committee Jeff Berger (D-Waterbury) attended a ceremony with Governor Malloy and legislative colleagues where the governor signed into law legislation creating the “First Five” jobs initiative that will provide incentives to the first five businesses that each bring a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs to Connecticut within the next 24 months.
State Representative Tony D’Amelio (R-71) said today he was disappointed after Governor Malloy vetoed a bill designed to boost the local economy and promote economic development near Oxford Airport.