January 23rd, 2016

Class of 2006 Reunion

by Christopher O'Brien

Its ten years already!
Wolcott High School’s Class of 2006 will be celebrating its ten year reunion on Saturday, May 21st at La Bella Vista Club in Waterbury from noon -4 pm. The celebration will include a full buffet and open bar.

Contact Kim Colavecchio on Facebook or at 203-768-0303. Sarah Stabile is also coordinating and can be contacted on Facebook.

Tickets are $42 per person. There is also a Facebook Event Page to join and view updates.

December 24th, 2015

Christmas Religious Services in Wolcott

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott’s Religious community is always welcoming any resident or visitor to its services. This year our local pastors are particularly inviting those who used to go to church or attend only a couple times of year. Come back, join your neighbors as we celebrate Christ’s birth!

The Catholic Community of Wolcott will have the following services for Christmas:

Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24

4:00 – St. Maria Goretti Church

4:00 – St. Pius X Church

Christmas Day, Friday

9:00 am – St. Maria Goretti Church

 

Wolcott Congregational Church

Christmas Eve

5:00, 7:00 and 11:30 pm

 

December 7th, 2015

Holiday Vets Drive Saturday

by Christopher O'Brien

VFWAuxHolidayDriveThe American Legion and Legion Auxiliary are teaming up with Sen. Joe Markley and Rep. Sampson for a Holiday Veterans Drive on Saturday Dec. 12th  from  10 am – 2 pm.

A list of clothing and toiletry items are needed. All sizes for clothing for both men and women – including jeans, pants, shoes, undergarments, boots and winter clothing are requested.

Other items requested include watches, headphones, alarm clocks, UConn, Red Sox, Yankees, NFL football and military memorabilia items.

Questions, contact Peggy Tibbals at 860-240-8801 or Peggy.Tibbals@cga.ct.gov

 

December 6th, 2015

VFW Pancake Breakfast

by Christopher O'Brien

The VFW Mens Auxillery will host a pancake breakfast this morning from 8 am – noon. Adults are $6. Seniors and children $4. Please remember to help support our veterans.

November 9th, 2015

Bears to Invade Library

by Christopher O'Brien

BearsinCTThe Library will host a talk about black bears Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm.

Black bears have become a more common site in Wolcott and Connecticut in the past ten years, as populations of bears have risen above 400. There is some talk of holding an annual hunt to keep their numbers down.

The talk will be given by Paul Colburn, a Master Wildlife Conservationist. He will discuss the natural history of black bears in Connecticut, their habitat, diet, and behavior as well as ongoing research efforts. 

November 9th, 2015

Language Rebrands Politics

by Christopher O'Brien

By State Senator Joe Markley

Acerbic comedian and commentator George Carlin hated euphemisms, believing they weaken language and muddle discourse. He used Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as an example—an eight-syllable phrase so unwieldy it became an acronym: PTSD.

Sen. Joe Markley

Sen. Joe Markley

The affliction now known as PTSD was originally called Shell Shock. Coined in World War I, these two alliterative syllables perfectly communicated the cause, nature, and severity of the diagnosis. During World War II, Shell Shock became Battle Fatigue; in Vietnam, Battle Fatigue got dumped for PTSD.

Those four letters are so ill-defined that now they can apply to car crash survivors as well as tortured prisoners of war. Frankly, I wonder if our veterans would get better treatment if they had Shell Shock instead of PTSD,

November 5th, 2015

Legislative Leaders, Malloy Agree on Budget Shortfall

by Christopher O'Brien

By Christine Stuart

Legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy agreed Wednesday to close a $350-to-$370 million mid-year budget shortfall after a second round of negotiations.

Last week legislative leaders emerged from their first budget negotiation with Malloy and agreed to determine the size of the shortfall. Now that they’ve agreed, they will spend the next week coming up with suggested spending cuts to fill the hole.

 

Continue Reading at CTNewsJunkie…

November 5th, 2015

Republicans Target Malloy, Even Though Not on Ballot

by Christopher O'Brien

By Christine Stuart

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s name isn’t on the ballot today, but you wouldn’t know it from the Republican Party’s rhetoric, robocalls, or mailers.

Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said with a 32 percent approval rating Malloy is unpopular and Democratic mayors and first selectman have done nothing to speak out against his policies.

Continue Reading at CTNewsJunkie…

November 5th, 2015

Writers Wanted

by Christopher O'Brien

Thanks for choosing the Wolcott Whisper as your local news source covering the elections. During any local emergency, we strive to inform you what’s going on as well.

We started the Whisper in 2009 so that you would be more connected to the place you call home. Newspapers used to have staffers assigned to single towns and write several articles of week. It was where we read about Eagle Scouts, girl scouts, and the high school baseball team’s runs and outs. You got to know your local leaders and how their decisions affect you and your neighbors. Once in awhile you would learn about a local resident who reached their 105th birthday, a veteran who played a pivotal role a war, as well as local volunteers making a difference.

November 4th, 2015

GOP Sweeps Back Into Office; Dunn Re-Elected

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

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Mary Hernandez congratulates Tom Dunn on his re-election at the VFW Tuesday night

The Republican ticket that began four years ago will return to office for a third term, as the GOP rebuffed a barrage of accusations by Democrats. It may be unprecedented that so many candidates on one ticket have consistently won re-election to both the Town Council and Board of Education.

“The voters supported the Republican team for another two years. They agree that our team does what’s in the best interest of Wolcott,” said Republican Town Committee chairman Sean Hughes Tuesday night.

Republicans were ready to