Community Bulletin Board
- Hartley on Manufacturing
- Easter Bunny Express
- Love a Lilac
- Improving Air Quality
- What's Happening in Waterbury and Beyond
- TURN to a Historian at the Litchfield Historical Society
- A Night at the Boys and Girls Club
- Call for Hall of Fame Nominations
- President Trump Signs Two Esty-Authored Bills
- Safety Classes at Railroad Museum
- College Scholarship Opportunities
- Take Your Child to the Library Day
A Tribute By Felix Rodriguez
It was a bright, sunny September morning in Louisville in 2010, with temperatures lingering around 82 degrees; the kind of heat that drives people to the nearest swimming pool. As for me, I was driving to fulfill a dream— that of finally visiting the museum built as a tribute to Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer of all time, and my personal hero.
Photographs By John Murray
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary was sworn in to a second term in office yesterday afternoon during a ceremony at Kennedy High School. O'Leary captured nearly 70% of the vote on election day and has a clear mandate to continue the projects and issues his administration has been implementing.
By John Murray
Strongman athlete Derek Poundstone, left, and George Tirado Sr., the long time athletic director at Wilby High School, were both inducted into the Silas Bronson Library's Waterbury Hall of Fame ysterday afternoon at a ceremony inside the Howland-Hughes Center on Bank Street in downtown Waterbury. Poundstone, at age 31, is the youngest member to be inducted into the Waterbury Hall of Fame, and Tirado is the first Hispanic. Also being inducted were choreographer Robert Haddad and manufacturer Eli Josiah Manville, both deceased.
After a contentious debate about ethnicity and minority representation, Felix Rodriguez was appointed by Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Rodriquez works at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and has been a visible leader in the city's burgeoning Hispanic community. Last night Rodriguez announced at the end of his first Board of Education meeting that he wanted to acknowledge his daughter's 13th birthday, and that he was missing the party back home. Few residents realize the personal sacrifice that elected officials make in order to serve and volunteer for the betterment of their community. Welcome to the fray, Felix, and here's hoping there was a slice of birthday cake waiting for you when you got home. Photograph by John Murray