Community Bulletin Board
- Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble
- A.L. Davroe Book-signing
- 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
The nearly six hundred members of Mayor O'Leary's Snow Brigade busted their humps today clearing snow from the following schools; Tinker, Gilmartin, Kingsbury, Walsh, Duggan, Maloney, Chase, Reed, Wilson, Wilby, Crosby, Kennedy, Bucks Hill and WAMS. It wasn't all work, however, as kids being kids, they managed to have a few chuckles along the way.
In this picture Anthony Romero, 16, gives a big smile after being blasted by a shovel of snow from his buddy, Anthony Del Valle. Romero and Del Valle were joined at Reed School by their friend Jonathan Castellar, and they called themselves "The Three Musketeers."
Thank you Musketeers for working hard, being enthusiastic, and reminding Waterbury that work can be fun.
By John Murray
There was an astounding response to Mayor Neil O'Leary's offer to pay Waterbury youth to help shovel out the schools. At least 500 kids packed the entire upper floor of City Hall, filling both Veteran Memorial Hall, aldermanic chambers, and the hallway inbetween. It's hard to imagine that more city residents have ever been in City Hall at one time. An historic response to an historic crisis. Very cool.
By John Murray
Day #5 of Nemo and inspirational stories are beginning to emerge from the fog. While some frustrated city residents ranted about the lack of snow plows on their street, other city residents decided to take matters into their own hands. A group of ten men formed a snowblower brigade on Woodcrest Drive in the Bunker Hill neighborhood and cleared their road themselves. One of the men, Anthony Engala, told Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary, "after this, we're going to have a block party this summer."
A peek up Willow Street this morning around 8 am. Observer publisher John Murray went on a photo safari in Waterbury from 6:30 am to 9 am this morning. Here are some of his observations - "Downtown will be paralyzed tomorrow. If you thought parking was a problem last week, you're in for a massive headache. Sidewalks are impassable. Parking lots no longer exist. Hillside and the Overlook are a war zone. Cleaning up after Nemo is beyond daunting. Plows and backhoes and snowblowers and shovels are out in full force, but it's like emptying a swimming pool with a spoon. This will take days for the city to recover. Everywhere I looked there were people working hard to dig the city out from beneath Nemo's wrath. Be patient. Be safe. Help is on the way."