Archive for May, 2010

May 20th, 2010

We Hit The Wrong Button

by LonSeidman

If you’re a subscriber, you may have inadvertantly recieved an incomplete story about the US senate race. That story was quicky removed from the Whisper after we inadvertendly hit the ‘publish’ button while trying to save the story’s content to the server. More will be added and we hope to complete the article in the next few hours.

May 18th, 2010

Body Found in Cheshire

by LonSeidman

A passing trucker found a decomposing body under a tarp on Knotter Rd. in Cheshire today. News reports say that forensics will be needed to identify the body, but the age of a decomposing body likely correleates with that of Cynthia Cannon who was missing for over a week. Hundreds of volunteers have searched in four towns every day since her disappearance. They have searched swampland, forrest and along roadways for any additional clues in the presumed murder. One volunteer found Cannon’s wallet on North Main st. last week.

Speculation shows that it is possible that cannon’s husband may have slept at a motel across from the Truck Stop near where the body was found. According to WFSB 3, the trucker passed the tarp earlier this week and mentioned it to friends who suggeted he check it out. He did so, then called police tonight.

May 15th, 2010

Board of Ed Presents Annual Budget

by LonSeidman

The Superintendant and Chairwoman Pat Najarian presented their proposed 2010-2011 budget to the Town Council this past week. The hearing is being shown on a loop on Comcast Channel 96 right now until 8 pm tonight.

Tune in and find out why they are proposing a “survival budget” and what factors are affecting the budget this year.

May 14th, 2010

Conventions Will Prove Interesting

by LonSeidman

What do a television anchor, head of the World Wrestling Federation, and Republican State Party Chairman have in common? This year, they are all nominees for state office. Add to that mix a young African-American lawyer from Hartford, the mayor of Danbury, a Marine who arranged water purification supplies to Baghdad, a New York City firefighter, and various small business owners and you have

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May 13th, 2010

We Keep Looking

by LonSeidman

The search continues for Cynthia Cannon’s body as well as any other clues or evidence throughout Wolcott and Waterbury. Wolcott Police tell the Whisper that searches will begin at 9 am every morning for the foreseeable future. As it should. Wolcott is a close-knit community and when a neighbor is in trouble, we help out and do so with determination and perseverance until the job is completed.

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May 12th, 2010

Search Continues for Cannon

by LonSeidman

If you would like to assist in the search for clues in the presumed death of Cynthia Cannon, please report to the police station at 9:00 am this morning.

News sources report that new clues have been found in the mysterious disappearance of Cynthia Cannon in the last two days. Included among these was the finding of Cannon’s wallet on North Main St. by a volunteer helping with the search. Wolcott Fire crews, friends, neighbors and everyday citizens have assisted State and Wolcott Police in the search for any clues in the case. Residents are being asked to report any activity that might be related to the case. Even a seemingly insignificant fact might be helpful in leading investigators to additional leads. Remember that police might combine your input with other evidence already gathered that could lead somewhere.

To report any information, call Wolcott Police at (203) 879-1414 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (203) 879-1414      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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May 10th, 2010

Missing Woman Spurs Investigation

by LonSeidman

Cynthia Cannon was reported missing to police by her husband Friday after reportedly failing to return home Thursday night or to work on Friday. Wolcott Police began a search for her which Sunday turned into an investigation at her Spindle Hill Home. As of Saturday evening, there appeared to be few clues reported in Sunday’s Waterbury Republican – American.

As of Sunday evening, news reports say that her 2005 black Jeep Liberty with CT License plate 258-PMV was found on Cemetary Rd., just over a mile from her home off of North Main St. A sleeping bag was also found on Woodtick Rd. Additional evidence is being collected by Wolcott and State Police at her family’s home. Cindy is reported to be about 5’6″ and a photo may be viewed on the Republican- American website.

Acting Police Chief Neil O’Leary named Cannon’s husband as a person of interest at a news conference Sunday evening, according to WTNH.

Any person with any clues or sighting of Cynthia Cannon should contact Wolcott Police (203) 879-1414 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (203) 879-1414      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Sometimes even seemingly insignificant instances or conversation may lead to something.

A vigil is planned for Cynthia Monday night at Wakelee School at 8:00 pm.

Sources: Crystal Haynes, WTNH http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/wolcott-woman-vanishes-without-a-word .

Martin Begnal, Waterbury Republican American 5/10/10, page 1; http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/482044.txt

May 5th, 2010

Legislature Winds Down Today

by LonSeidman

Are you curious if the frog dissecting bill passed? Yes, the one that your state government is debating instead of the budget. If passed, it will allow school kids to dissect frogs on a computer instead of a formerly live frog. But don’t worry – they might get around to the $4 Billion budget deficit sometime today… before the midnight deadline when they’ll have to start from scratch. Rest assured though -the frog bill passed. No frogs need to be harmed in the filming of this year’s tremendous budget deficit.

Of note should be the 180 DOT projects which were cancelled because of the deficit. News on them will be published here as soon as they are available.

The Courant’s Capitol Watch blog has a great listing of how the most interesting and substantive bills fared:

http://blogs.courant.com/capitol_watch/archives.html

May 4th, 2010

Town Council Meeting Tonight

by LonSeidman

The Town Council continues hearing from various boards and commissions at its meeting tonight. Tune into channel 96 or stop by Town Hall to know how your tax dollars are being spent!

This year, the budget appears to increase and may increase in a slight tax increase.

May 4th, 2010

Sewer and Water Bills Not Being Paid

by LonSeidman

The Sewer and Water Commission is looking for a rate increase to cover 11 years of increases in expenses Wolcott has had to pay Waterbury over the years. In addition to covering these costs, many residents are delinquent in their sewer and water taxes. “We’re sending marshals out” Chairman James Paolino told the Town Council at two separate meetings.

If the town were to have a water break, the town has a fund to cover the costs, but with the shortfall in revenue, it has become even more necessary for the town to go after delinquents.

Some Council members have asked if sewer and water usage will be shut off to residents who don’t pay their bills. “You can’t really shut off sewer – it just doesn’t work that way” Paolino said to laughter. But, the town may need to shut off water if necessary to residents who don’t pay up.