Archive for November 5th, 2011

November 5th, 2011

Halloween Is Tonight

by LonSeidman

Turn your lights on, slow down and get the candy ready – its Halloween!

The winter storm last week prompted Mayor Dunn and police to suggest residents postpone Halloween until tonight. Electrical wires, downed tree limbs and other hazards prompted the caution and almost no one ventured out last Monday on the actual day.

November 5th, 2011

Row C – Town Council Candidates

by LonSeidman

The Whisper asked Town Council candidates about why they are running for office. Below are the candidates on Row C, and their responses. We thank each candidate for their response.

When voting for Town Council, there will be six candidates running from each of Wolcott’s three voting districts. You may vote for any two, no matter which column they appear within the district.

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November 5th, 2011

Santopietro: Wait… The Former Waterbury Mayor?

by LonSeidman

Joseph Santopietro... Not the Mayor

Board of Assessment Appeals candidate Joe Santopietro gets alot of looks when people see his name. “Most people think I’m the Waterbury Joe Santopietro,” he tells the Whisper.

Indeed. So did we.

“When I call people while campaigning, they think I’m calling the wrong town,” he tells the Whisper.

THAT Joseph Santopietro was a former Republican mayor of Waterbury from 1986 until 1991.

fmr Waterbury Mayor Joseph Santopietro (source: courant.com)

THIS Joseph Santopietro was just graduating Wolcott High School in 1989. THAT Santopietro was arrested and convicted in a savings and loan scandal in 1992. This Santopietro can’t remember if he had a bank account back then.

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