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
My view of Afghanistan today from 32,000 feet.
Column By John Murray
Afghanistan, Selma, Waterbury….
Thoughts are weaving and swirling inside my skull, and I’m beginning to sweat. I think about war and skirmishes and people standing up to power and demanding change. I see Afghanistan, I hear Selma, and I’m headed back to Waterbury to continue pushing for change in municipal government.
I’m onboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok to Istanbul, and peer down upon a vast landscape of snow and mountains 32,000 feet above Afghanistan. The view is mesmerizing, haunting, heart breaking.
Dr. Peter Morrison, right, handled sharp criticism directed towards his draft map with grace, and afterwards met with State Representative Larry Butler, center, to begin working on a second draft focused on the 2000 state representative districts in Waterbury.
State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) recently joined with House and Senate leadership for a meeting between teachers and legislators in Hamden. Rep. Butler specifically met with 30 school teachers from the Waterbury 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.
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.