Our Lady of Mount Carmel Girls Varsity Softball Team won the Parochial City Tournament Championship for the fourth year in a row by defeating Blessed Sacrament 8-2. The team had a perfect season (17 and 0) and has won the City Championship for three years in a row.
(Editor's note - the following column was written by Don Coppock, an American ex-pat now living in Thailand. Living 8000 miles away from the United States provided Coppock time and space to reflect about the dramatic changes in American life that has evolved during the past sixty years)
Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura is a five-term incumbent, and after switching to the Republican Party in June, Jarjura is seeking a record sixth consecutive term in office. Last night while accepting the GOP nomination Jarjura was animated, engaged and fired up. For much of the past ten years his public speeches amounted to singling out local and state dignitaries in the crowd for acknowledgement. Last night, Mayor Jarjura uncorked a blistering speech that he wrote late Monday night after the Board of Aldermen meeting.
Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura was enthusiastically welcomed by local and state Republican leaders after announcing he had joined the GOP. Jarjura will be nominated tonight to head the Republican ticket for the November municipal elections.
The Waterbury Republican Convention is being staged tonight, July 26th, at the Marriott in downtown Waterbury. The event is open to the public and begins at 6:30. The following candidates are going to be presented to the Republican Town Committee for approval at the convention.
Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura was all smiles as he announced his switch to the Republican Party.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
Life-long Democrat Mike Jarjura will have his official Republican coming out party tomorrow night at the GOP convention in downtown Waterbury, but he's not going to have the unbeatable fusion ticket he imagined seven weeks ago.
If you litter in Waterbury, you can expect your wallet to be lightened by $219. That’s the message from Waterbury Police Chief Michael Gugliotti, who announced a summer long police initiative to crack down on litterbugs in the Brass City. “Through this initiative," Gugliotti said, "we intend to educate the public of the litter problem here in Waterbury while also taking enforcement action against litter violators."