Community Bulletin Board
- 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
- Markley and Zupkus Town Hall Meeting
- Click It Or Ticket Enforced Over Holiday Season
State Representatives Selim Noujaim (R- Waterbury) and Tony D’Amelio (R-Waterbury) along with Senator Joe Markley (R-Waterbury) are happy to announce several worthy arts establishments in and around Waterbury will be receiving state grants from The State Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)/CT Office of the Arts (COA).
The awarded grants from the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund and the Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship grant program will be going to the following groups:
Tom Kenyon, Ed Drapatin and Dave Telesca from Kaynor Tech High School, look on as Rep. Selim Noujaim presents a National Institute of Metalworking Skills certification to the Manufacturing Technology Department of Kaynor Technical High School during a meeting of the Smaller Manufacturers Association held at Waterbury's Career Academy School.
Senator Joe Markley, Waterbury, along with Representatives Rob Sampson, Wolcott, Selim Noujaim, Waterbury, Neil O'Leary the Mayor of Waterbury and members of Girls Inc. in Waterbury pose for a picture after receiving recognition from the General Assembly through an official citation.
A Chance to Listen
by Sen. Joe Markley
State debt, taxes, government waste, town needs, and transportation issues are among the topics likely to come up when I host a series of Town Hall Meetings along with my fellow legislators in the 16th district.
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.
Town Hall Meeting
Please join us as we discuss the
2014 Legislative Session.
Monday • January 27, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Waterbury City Hall
(Veterans Memorial Hall)
235 Grand Street • Waterbury, CT
Event Is Open To The Public
State Senator Joe Markley &
State Representatives Anthony D’Amelio
& Selim Noujaim invite you to attend a
The three men vying to be elected mayor of Waterbury on November 5th are from left to right, Independent Party candidate Larry De Pillo, Democrat incumbent Neil O'Leary, and Republican candidate Jason Van Stone.
Column by John Murray
Trying to understand the 2013 municipal election in Waterbury is as slippery as black ice on an early morning in February. It’s the most low-key mayoral campaign the Observer has covered in 20 years, but trying to dig out the reasons is as elusive as trying to catch the Loch Ness Monster. Why? Because perspectives change from one political camp to another, and grasping reality in politics is like snatching a fistful of fog, they both leave you empty handed.
Is it a foregone conclusion that Neil O’Leary will be re-elected on November 5th? Is that why it’s so quiet?
“Nothing is guaranteed in politics,” O’Leary said. “There has been very little excitement in the campaign so far, and that may translate into low voter turnout. We’ve worked very hard and I’d like to think the citizens of Waterbury like the job we’ve been doing, but does a lack of excitement worry me? You bet it does.”
Championed by State Representative Selim Noujaim (R-74) an expanded program to allow qualified apprenticeship training grants passed the House of Representatives during the final hours of the 2013 legislative session.