Community Bulletin Board
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- New Home for 'Quilts that Care'
- Poetry Slam Competition
- Environment-Wise Symposium at Post
- Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble
- A.L. Davroe Book-signing
- Hartley on Manufacturing
- Easter Bunny Express
- Love a Lilac
- Improving Air Quality
- What's Happening in Waterbury and Beyond
- TURN to a Historian at the Litchfield Historical Society
Fifth District congressional candidate Dan Roberti thanked his family, supporters, volunteers and staff following the Democratic primary tonight. After paying tribute to his mother, who died this past weekend after a six-year battle with melanoma, Mr. Roberti thanked his father, brother, sister, and other family and friends who supported him throughout his campaign for Congress. He noted that his supporters, staff and volunteers had helped his family through “the most difficult time of our lives,” in dealing with his mother’s illness.
Chris Donovan is the Speaker of the House in the Connecticut State Legislature and is campaigning to win an open seat for the United States Congress in the 5th District of Connecticut. Donovan, the prohibitive favorite, had his dream of serving in Congress nearly shatter when members of his campaign staff were arrested and charged with accepting illegal campaign donations. Under a cloud of uncertainty, Donovan's campaign hired former United States Attorney Stan Twardy to conduct an independent investigation into Donovan's campaign. This is Twardy's report, followed by Donovan's reaction to the report, and the reaction of two of Donovan's rivals for the seat in Congress.
By John Murray
Chris Donovan, the Speaker of the House in Connecticut, is committed to staying in the race for the 5th District Congressional seat despite a federal probe into his campaign's finances. An FBI undercover investigation has resulted in the arrest of Donovan's finance director, Robert Braddock Jr., who was charged with concealing $20,000 in campaign contributions that was directly linked to legislation before Donovan in the state legislature. In the wake of the arrest, Donovan fired his campaign manager, John Nassi, and met with the media last night and vowed to press forward with his campaign.
Led by a majority of the Waterbury delegation, Mr. Roberti won his slot on the ballot as Democrats cast their votes in the 5th District convention Monday night in the Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School.
Fifth District Congressional candidate Dan Roberti, foreground, tours a brownfields site at
Cherry Avenue and Maple Street in Waterbury with Kevin Taylor, senior project manager with the Waterbury Development Corporation. Mr. Roberti called attention to the sites on Earth Day, pointing to the need for cleanup and the opportunity for job creation that comes along with environmental remediation.
Democratic Congressional candidate Dan Roberti today stressed that the number one topic among 5th District voters is job creation. Mr. Roberti is going door-to-door in the 41 towns and cities in the district to hear citizens’ concerns.
By John Murray
Democrat candidates for the 5th Congressional seat squared off last night in a debate at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, CT. The debate was sponsored by Connecticut Young Democrats, and lasted 90 minutes. The candidates from left to right are Chris Donovan, Elizabeth Esty, and Dan Roberti. Looming above the candidates was a quote from King James Bible. The full quote is "finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
Democratic Congressional candidate for Connecticut’s 5th District, Dan Roberti, right, received the formal endorsement of former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, left, last night at Roberti headquarters in downtown Waterbury. Photograph by Kevin Zak