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
State Representatives Jeff Berger (D-Waterbury), Larry Butler (D-Waterbury), Geraldo Reyes (D-Waterbury) and Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck) are pleased to announce that funding was approved for a major food hub facility in Waterbury.
Former 75th District State Representative Victor Cuevas
Story By John Murray
Federal Judge Jeffrey Meyer sentenced former state representative Victor Cuevas to one-year probation and a $1000 fine for lying on a federal mortgage form. Judge Meyer said Cuevas had made an ill-advised plan to defraud a bank, but also had "remarkable support" in dozens of letters, and that "half the courtroom was bursting" in support of him.
Cuevas admitted guilt on June 20th to lying on a HUD mortgage form stating a $7000 loan from life-long friend had been a gift. As part of the application process for securing a low interest loan backed by the federal government, the applicant had to secure a $7000 non-repayable gift. Ironically, if Cuevas had not repaid the loan there would have been no crime.
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
On Wednesday, January 22, from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. the Waterbury Regional Chamber will host its annual Legislative Breakfast at the CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center at 3580 East Main Street in Waterbury. The event provides Chamber members the opportunity to hear from state leaders on their priorities regarding numerous issues that impact the business community, including taxes, workforce development, health care concerns, energy costs, infrastructure funding, and brownfield remediation.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) and Susan Pronovost, Executive Director of Brass City Harvest, today announced the Waterbury-based non-profit organization has been awarded a Farm Viability Grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Brass City Harvest promotes healthy eating and sustainable agriculture, particularly within low income, high risk local neighborhoods.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury) today announced approval for two state grants to help revitalize dormant parcels in Waterbury. The first will help underwrite remediation and demolition at the brownfield site of the Washington Avenue Business Park, which will be transformed into a mixed-use development. The second will be used to remediate the property at 313 Mill Street after a fire there.
State Senator Joan V. Hartley (D-Waterbury), Senate chair
of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee, helped
secure unanimous passage of Emergency Certified legislation creating
the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund to help those directly and most
severely impacted by events in Newtown last December 14th.
Senator Hartley said first responders, educators, and medical
personnel who were connected to the scene on December 14th and
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 Tuesday, March 5th during office hours at the Shepardson Community Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The legislators invite constituents to share concerns and ideas and ask questions. They’ll provide information about the last legislative session as well as the current one.
On Monday, March 4, the Waterbury Regional Chamber will host their annual Legislative Dinner. Held to provide Chamber members to hear from state leaders, the dinner will include invited keynote speaker Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with the state’s delegation of ranking members who participate in the legislative sessions. The dinner will be held at the Crowne Plaza Southbury hotel at 1284 Strongtown Road in Southbury, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The brick SNET Building on the right will be demolished to remove an eyesore and to open up the train station for a possible transportation center. Photo by John Murray
Waterbury legislators are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission today of $1.7 million to demolish the former SNET building next the train station on Meadow Street.