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August 28th, 2013

Republican Candidates Host Picnic

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott Republicans will be hosting a picnic at the lower pavilion at Woodtick Recreation Area on Nichols Rd. Friday evening. Anyone is welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit the party’s campaign effort.

Republicans currently have control over both the Town Council and Boards of Education in town. The picnic will feature grilled items, soda, beer and wine. There will also be raffle prizes.

Tickets are available from any town committee member. They are $12 per person and any child under 12 is free.

November 5th, 2012

Mazurek Misleads on Breast Cancer

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott, Southington, Prospect and Waterbury residents received pink flyers in their mailboxes today. No, it wasn’t requesting a donation on breast cancer research. Instead, it was a last minute ad from State Senate candidate Corky Mazurek accusing Joe Markley of voting against breast cancer screening and rape crisis center funds.

The problem with the ad though, is that it doesn’t attribute which bill Mazurek is refferring to (general practice requires that citation). A search of the General Assembly’s proposed bills has yielded nothing that validates Mazurek’s claim.

One bill – Senate Bill 97, which requires insurance companies to cover breast cancer density screenings at no additonal cost – passed in both the House and the Senate chambers of the General Assembly. Markley voted for it. In fact, no legislator voted against the bill.

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