Community Bulletin Board
- College Scholarship Opportunities
- Take Your Child to the Library Day
- Markley and Zupkus Town Hall Meeting
- Click It Or Ticket Enforced Over Holiday Season
- Free Photography Classes at Library
- OLLI Winter Registration
- Food Hub Coming to Waterbury
- Drought Warning in Waterbury
- Dreamgirls at Thomaston Opera House
- Opioid Forum 9/26
- Literacy Volunteers Recruitment Event
- Giacomi Earns Independent Party Endorsement
Observations by John Murray
Bill and Jan Smolinski Continue To Fight For Legislation That Would Alter The Way Law Enforcement Officers Respond To The Report Of A Missing Adult. Slowly, and Against Strong Police Resistence, It Appears Progress Is Being Made
Angry At A System They Trusted To Help Find Their Missing Son, Jan and Bill Smolinski Seek Federal Reform
Story By John Murray
Fire makes steel.
For Jan and Bill Smolinski a fire of angst and pain engulfed their lives after their 31 year old son Billy vanished six years ago. The fire is so hot it could shatter friendships and destroy their marriage, Left alone, the fire would consume them.
For the past year friends and family of John Regan stood by his side after he was arrested for allegedly raping the wife of one of his best friends. The charge was so outrageously off the wall, and despicable, that many people in the community refused to believe he had committed the crime.
Nobody seems to know what to expect on election day in Waterbury this year. There are six candidates running for mayor, five of whom are fully engaged in campaigning. Each believes they have a shot at being elected mayor November 8th. Let's break out the scorecards, take a hard look at the five active campaigners, and try and decipher the race.
Operating a community newspaper for ten years has provided me with a unique opportunity to meet and interview some of the areas interesting and colorful individuals. Sometimes it’s a high ranking public official, but more times than not it’s the little guy toiling away from the limelight that snares my attention.
Andy and The F.B.I.
A Column By John Murray
During the ten years I’ve published the Observer in greater Waterbury I’ve met thousands of people. I’ve interviewed the powerful, the wicked and the oppressed. I’m friendly with many influential people in the city, but only two broke through my journalistic barrier to become my friend, one of them is community activist Andy Michaud.