Community Bulletin Board
- Cactus Show at NVCC ~ April 1 & 2
- 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
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced that her office has returned over $2.2 million in savings to constituents since she took office. The refunds include over $900,000 in Social Security benefits, over $500,000 in veterans benefits, over $245,000 in Medicare refunds, and other savings from federal and state agencies, such as the IRS.
U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act to prohibit the advertising of e-cigarettes to children.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) released the following statement today commemorating the beginning of enrollment in Access Health CT, Connecticut’s new health insurance marketplace, created under the Affordable Care Act.
“The beginning of enrollment today is great news for individuals, families, and small businesses who will be able to sign up for new health insurance options with coverage beginning on January 1, 2014. This is a tremendous step forward in increasing access to quality, affordable health care. I thank everyone who is working hard to ensure health care reform works well in Connecticut. I urge 5th District constituents without insurance to take the time over the upcoming days, weeks, and months to visit http://www.accesshealthct.com or call 855-805-4325 for more information, to shop for plans, to find out if you’re eligible for tax credits to help purchase insurance, and to get covered.”
Representative-elect Elizabeth Esty announced today her assignment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during her first term serving the 5th Congressional District. Her statement read -
With Newtown still very present in our hearts, I am humbled by the opportunity to work with members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for legislation that will benefit economic growth in all of the 41 cities and towns of Connecticut’s 5th District.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Waterbury 12 days ago to campaign for Linda McMahon's bid for the U.S. Senate. Photograph by John Murray
By John Murray
One hundred years ago a newspaper’s endorsement of a political candidate moved the electorate. Today it only reveals the political bent of a news organization and amounts to yet another political flyer at your doorstep. Consider that the New York Times and the Hartford Courant – newspapers driven by liberal agendas - both endorsed three Democrats; Chris Murphy for Senate, Elizabeth Esty for Congress and Barack Obama for president. In the other corner, locally, we have the Republican-American newspaper – a bastion of conservative Republican ideals - grinding out endorsements for the GOP; Linda McMahon for Senate, Andrew Roraback for Congress and assuredly, Mitt Romney for president.
Is anyone surprised by these endorsements?
By John Murray
Connecticut Democrats flexed their muscle in Waterbury Sunday afternoon inside the Palace Theater. How often does the mayor share a stage with a congressman, a senator, the governor and a former president all fired up nine days before the election. That all happened yesterday when former president Bill Clinton campaigned in Connecticut for Congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the United States Senate.
Congressional candidate Elizabeth Esty received the endorsements of both the Connecticut Working Families Party and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan in her campaign to represent the 5th District today.
"Based on her record and her commitment to stand up for the issues that working families care about, we believe that Elizabeth Esty is the best candidate to be our next U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District," John W. Olsen, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO said in a statement.
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.
Elizabeth Esty, right, upset the Connecticut Speaker of the House, Chris Donovan, in a highly contentious Democrat primary for the 5th District seat in the United States Congress. Two months ago Donovan was the clear favorite, but his campaign was upended by a finance scandal. Esty will face Republican State Senator Andrew Roraback who was victorious in the GOP primary. Elizabeth's arm was hoisted in victory by her husband, Dan Esty, the Connecticut Commissioner of Energy and the Environment. Photographs by John Murray