Archive for April, 2011

April 26th, 2011

Town Council Budgets Heard Tonight

by LonSeidman

The Town Council will be hearing from various departments tonight and closely examine every line item to see if they can achieve any more savings in the 2011-2012 annual budget.

Land use boards, various town hall offices and the Police Department will be heard tonight. It will also be carried live on Comcast Channel 96.

Town Council Agenda

April 21st, 2011

Easter Weekend Services

by LonSeidman

Souce: Sharefaith Clipart

Wolcott is a religious town and takes pride in its faith. This weekend all churches in town welcome new and old members to remember Christ’s death and celebrate his resurrection. Even if its been awhile, feel free to join your neighbors at one of Wolcott’s churches to worship together.

Below are this weekend’s services. Clicking on the red links will bring you to the church’s website:

Good Friday

All Saints Episcopal Church – 282 Boundline Rd.
7 pm Good Friday Liturgy

Christ Church – 16 Town Line Rd.
7 pm Good Friday Service

St. Maria Goretti Church – 1300 Woodtick Rd.
9 am Good Friday Morning Prayer
3 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (multi- church service)
7 pm Stations of the Cross followed by Evening Prayers

St. Pius X Church 525 Woodtick Rd.
3 pm Good Friday Service
7 pm Living Stations of the Cross

Wolcott Congregational Church – 185 Center St.
7 am Men’s Communion and Breakfast

Holy Saturday
St. Maria Goretti Church
8 pm Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

St. Piux X Church
8 pm Holy Saturday Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday
6:30 am Sunrise Service on Wolcott Town Green; Congregational Church
8 am – St. Maria Goretti Church Mass
9 am – St. Pius X Church Mass
9 am – Congregational Church worship & communion
10 am – Christ Church Sunday Service
10:30 am – St. Maria Goretti Mass
11 am – St. Pius X Church Mass
11 am – Congregational Church worship & communion

April 21st, 2011

Markley: Busway Not Needed

by LonSeidman

By Joe Markley

Imagine a bus ride that cost $60 million a mile. That would be a magical bus: I’d expect cocktails and canapé’s, served by smiling hostesses while I soaked in my hot tub, serenaded by a string quartet. We can each conjure our own transportation fantasy, but the bus Governor Malloy wants to sell us is a nightmare.

The governor recently endorsed a busway from New Britain to Hartford, to be built on an existing rail bed: 9.6 miles of road, closed to motorists, at a projected cost of $579 million. Of course, there are roads already from New Britain to Hartford, and buses too, that run nearly empty most of the day. But though no reasonable person sees the need for this project, it is shovel-ready and federal funds are available–hence it doesn’t have to make sense.

The governor

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April 20th, 2011

ARF’s Ouimet to Appear on Morning Radio Show

by LonSeidman

Animal Rescue Foundation spokesman and Wolcott Animal Control Officer Joe Ouimet will be on the Brad Davis show this morning at 6:50. Ouimet has been actively coordinating the group’s efforts to fundraise for money to rebuild the foundation’s animal shelter which burned two years ago in Plymouth.

Ouimet will be a guest on the Brad Davis morning show talking about the group’s upcoming pasta dinner and other fundraising events. He is expected to be on the radio at around 6:50 this morning. You can listen to the show at WWCO, 1320 AM.

If you miss him, please be sure to visit the group’s website at http://www.arfct.org/ . Be sure to listen or click the link to see what WFSB meteorologist Scot Haney also plans on doing for the organization.

April 16th, 2011

Town Budget Hearings… and I-Pad Discussion – on Ch. 96

by LonSeidman

The Town Council is both the Wolcott’s legislative body and finance board. As they work towards a June deadline to set the 2011-2012 mill rate, the Council is holding budget hearings with each town department throughout April. The Town’s budget is about $49 million and these hearings assist both Council members and the public to understand each line item therein. It is gone through a fine toothed comb as each department gives justification for its request.

Council members often ask for simple clarifications for what particular line items include. (For example “what is included in a ‘contracted services’ line?) Other questions often revolve on why a department is over or under performing compared to past performance. Sometimes special requests are made, such as paving expenses to the public works department.

This week’s presentation is being aired on Channel 96 today. It includes the following departments:

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April 11th, 2011

Presentation on

by LonSeidman

A discussion on Gov. Malloy’s proposed budget is airing now on Comcast Ch. 96 right now. It is bein presented by Republican State Senate Joe Markley and Rep. Rob Sampson.

April 9th, 2011

Markley Thanks Residents for Town Hall Mtg

by LonSeidman

Letter To Editor
Dear Editor,

It was great to see so many people at Wolcott Town Hall for the budget forum Representative Rob Sampson and I recently co-hosted.

After the presentation, audience members asked us many informed questions about the state budget crisis and suggested some creative solutions.

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April 5th, 2011

Republicans to Honor Caligiuri Thursday

by LonSeidman

Sam Caligiuri represented the 16th Senate District

Former State Senator Sam Caligiuri, who represented the town of Wolcott for four years will be honored by Wolcott’s Republican Town Committee at a dinner at Krystal Gardens. Caligiuri was famously quoted by

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April 4th, 2011

In Time For Tax Day: Mayor, Legislators Hold Budget Discussions

by LonSeidman

With just over a week before Tax Day, discussions in Town Hall tonight and tommorwo will revolve around exactly how your money will be spent at the Town and State levels. With a sluggish economy and towns tightening their belts, residents in Wolcott are anxious over whether or not their tax burden will increase or decrease. Gov. Malloy has proposed a variety of increases in taxes, including the sales tax and gas tax. A number of additional special taxes are being proposed in addition to an increase in next year’s budget by over $100 million.

Markley and Sampson will hold a Town Hall meeting tonight from 6 – 8 pm at

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April 4th, 2011

Glen Beck Dropped from Local Radio

by LonSeidman

By Laurie Rich Salerno,
Meriden Patch

Listeners used to tuning in to conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s talk show weekday mornings on Waterbury’s WWCO 1240 AM and Meriden’s WMMW 1470 AM will have to head somewhere else starting April 4 for their Fox newscaster fix.

The conservative station, owned by Buckley Radio out of Bloomfield, will be replacing Beck’s nationally syndicated news show with a lifestyle program by local host Mary Jones. Jones, of New Britain, is familiar with the 9 a.m. to noon time slot – she was actually ousted from it by Beck’s show in October 2008.

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