Community Bulletin Board
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- 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
- Markley and Zupkus Town Hall Meeting
- Click It Or Ticket Enforced Over Holiday Season
Story By John Murray
Dan Lynch looked at the e-mail with a mix of joy and confusion. It was 2:38 PM on Thursday, January 26th. The message was from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office, and it confirmed that Lynch had qualified to have his name placed on the February 28th ballot in a special election to fill the vacant seat in State Senate’s 32nd District.
The joy came from Lynch’s realization that his intense six-day effort to get 502 signatures on petitions had worked. Lynch had spent 12-14 hours a day working on his campaign; he’d stood in front of diners in the cold; he’d frequented a Dunkin Donuts in Southbury; he’d mingled at sporting events; he’d driven back and forth across the ten-town district visiting friends; and as a strategic move to maximize his time on the last night before deadline, he’d slept in his car.
State Representative Tony D’Amelio (R-71) and State Senators Joan Hartley (D-15) and Rob Kane (R-32) look forward to meeting with constituents on Wednesday, February 26th during office hours at the Shepardson Community Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The legislators invite constituents to share concerns and ideas and ask questions. They will provide information about the last legislative session as well as the current one.
For information on the session call Rep. D’Amelio at 800-842-1423
The Watertown/Oakville Chamber, a division of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, will host its annual Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, February 21, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Siemon Realty Company, 27 Siemon Company Drive in Watertown. Attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with State Senator Rob Kane and State Representative Sean Williams who will open the program by speaking about their priorities and then listen and respond to concerns expressed by event attendees.