Community Bulletin Board
- UNICO Scholarship Awards Dinner, May 28
- Post University partners with Masonicare
- Crosby H.S. in CT Innovation Exposition
- Award Winning Musical, Jersey Boys, at Palace
- CT Law Firm Joins Driver Safety Campaign
- Farm Viability Grant for Brass City Harvest
- State Grant to Revitalize Vacant Parcels
- Gallery Tour at Museum~ April 23
- Palace Theater Announces May Line-Up
- Rep. Cuevas appointed to M.O.R.E. Committee
- Annual Arts Show in Naugatuck
- Fulton Park Clean-up And Restoration April 21
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) recently helped deliver meals to homebound older adults in Waterbury. New Opportunities Meals on Wheels sponsored “Mayors Deliver Meals Day” (March 20th) to provide seniors who are trying to maintain their independence in their own home a healthy meal.
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.
“I'm thrilled that the Jonathan Reed School, which is Waterbury's newest school, will open with these new services. This is the kind of school reform that will really make a difference for families in the 72nd district,” stated Rep. Larry B. Butler.
State Representatives Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) and Jeffrey Berger (D-Waterbury) applauded Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement that new early childhood education slots have been identified for Waterbury, meaning that state funding will be provided for preschool opportunities for 51 additional young people.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) welcomes the anticipated approval of funding for additional housing units across Connecticut, including Waterbury, when the State Bond Commission meets this Friday. Rep. Butler, the House chair of the Housing Committee thanked the Governor and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) for their work in securing a total of $30 million to create 179 additional units of supportive housing.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury), pictured above, has announced the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has stocked Lakewood Lake in Waterbury with fish for a fifth consecutive year. The state delivered about 1,200 Arkansas Channel Catfish to Lakewood this week as part of the agency's Community Fishing Program. The DEEP also annually stocks streams and rivers with trout for fishing season.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) led passage of a bill that would prohibit the eviction of an individual 62 years of age or older who is mentally disabled or family who has a member that is mentally disabled because the lease has expired. SB 94 affects housing complexes with five or more units, but it does not supersede current good cause eviction rules for evicting a tenant, it merely prohibits mental disability as the sole reason for that eviction.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) led unanimous passage of a bill on the House floor that would establish an urban revitalization pilot program offered through the Department of Economic Development (DECD). Low interest loans will be made available to foster stabilization of neighborhoods in distressed areas. Non-profit organizations in the revitalization area would be selected to administer the program.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) is pleased to announce that a bill designed to protect homeowners from unfair eminent domain practices is heading to the House floor. HB 5454 was passed by the Planning and Development Committee on Friday. The bill would require homeowners to be paid the assessed value of the property if their home needs to be taken.