Archive for December, 2014

December 22nd, 2014

School Bus Company Purchased

by Christopher O'Brien
All Star Transportation President John Dufour and Operations Manager Leslie Sheldon

All Star Transportation President John Dufour and Operations Manager Leslie Sheldon

By Chris O’Brien | The Wolcott Whisper

The Worhunsky Corporation has been purchased by All-Star Transportation, according to a news release last week.  All-Star is owned and operated by the Dufour family, which has been in the school transportation business in Connecticut for nearly 50-years. The company provides bus service to Waterbury and Prospect with a headquarters and maintenance facility on Huntingdon Avenue.

“The Worhunsky family has been a well-regarded provider of school transportation services in Connecticut since 1951 and we are delighted to be taking over this well-run family business,” said, John Dufour, President of All-Star Transportation. “As another family-owned company already providing service to schools in the region, this was a perfect fit for us and the communities we serve.”

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December 17th, 2014

Dunkin Donuts Manager Passes

by Christopher O'Brien

Phillip Comer, a longtime manager at the original Dunkin Donuts on Wolcott Road passed away on Friday at Ingraham Manor in Bristol. He’s a well known fixture in the Wolcott community and became a close friend to many of his employees and customers.

A gathering of friends will take place at Della Vecchiia Funeral Home at 690 Woodtick Road on Saturday, December 27th from 11 am- 2 pm.

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December 10th, 2014

Volunteers Needed to Set Carolling Record

by Christopher O'Brien

christmasClipart1The hours are fading if you’d like to help Wolcott make a huge holiday statement in a beautiful way.

Voices from Wolcott residents will fill the air this Saturday to spread holiday cheer and potentially set a new World’s Record for most carolers in a single event. The event begins at 4 pm at Wolcott High School, but participants must pre-register by midnight tonight at www.encorescholarship.org.

Local resident and former Miss Wolcott Stacy Perrone is organizing the effort to instill Christmas spirit and a sense of pride. “This is a great way to give back to the community,” she told Michael Bruce in an recent interview on WLCT96. She is hoping that at least 2000 carolers show up so that Wolcott has a chance to break the world record for number of carolers in a single event. That record is currently held by Waukesha, Wisconsin after 1822 carolers took the crown from Westport when they set a record in 2002 with 502 carolers. A committee is assisting with this effort.

Registrataion on site will start at 2 pm at Wolcott High school. Carolling will begin at 4 pm through the Kalko Drive neighborhood. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Wolcott Community Bible Church. Streets in the area will be closed to allow the procession to proceed safely. Should there be inclement weather, then the event will the next day, Sunday the 14th.

Residents – as well as area visitors and guests are invited to participate, but are asked to sign up by midnight tonight.

Any questions, please contact Ms. Perrone at 203-228-7305.