Posts tagged ‘Cheshire’

February 12th, 2013

Mouths Agape at Cartoon Museum

by Christopher O'Brien

By Christopher Baldwin and Carrie Johnson

On a Saturday afternoon, Carrie, Jim Clegg of Pink Missile fame and myself decided to take a little day trip up to Cheshire, CT to visit the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum. We didn’t really know what to expect, riding on a recommendation from a couple of friends of ours who said the place was worth the trip. After working around Jim Clegg’s world-domination schedule (which I might add usually keeps him thoroughly detained), we set up the date and off we went on a surprisingly enjoyable non-alcoholic adventure. Some red Gatorade, anyone?

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January 11th, 2013

Rep. Sampson Calls for Death Penalty

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien
Hayes and Komisarjevsky | CT State Police Wolcott State Representative Rob Sampson (R-80th) has submitted a bill to reinstate Connecticut’s death penalty law during the 2013 legislative session.
“Its the proper penalty for the types of heinous crimes that unfortunately sometimes happen in our society,” Sampson tells the Whisper.
The penalty – which was previously abolished in 2012 for any prospective crimes – was abolished at the urging of Governor Malloy. The legislature wrote the current law so that only those gound guilty prior to the repeal would be subject to the penalty. Past convictions – at least in theory – can still be carried out.

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January 6th, 2013

State Awards $9 Million in Open Space; Cheshire Benefits $200,000

by Christopher O'Brien

More than $9 million in Open Space Preservation and Watershed Land Acquisition grants were announced this week that will allow 35 to buy a total of 2,732 acres to be preserved as open space.

“Land conservation is an important investment in our future, and moves us closer to meeting our goal of protecting 21 percent of Connecticut’s land as open space in the next ten years,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in his announcement. “These preservation projects are key to maintaining our high quality of life and making Connecticut a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

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November 4th, 2012

State Senate, House Candidates Q & A

by Christopher O'Brien

The candidates for State Senate and State Representative attended a forum two weeks ago on moral and ethical issues they may need to vote upon if they are elected to represent Wolcott and Southington next week. The forum was held at St. Pius X Church and was sponsored by a coalition of local churches and the Connecticut Catholic Conference.

Participating in the forum were State Representative candidates Rob Sampson (R, I), and Charles Marsella (D, WF). Also were State Senate candidates Joe Markley (R) and John “Corky” Mazurek (D, WF).

Below are some of the positions outlined by the candidates:

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February 21st, 2011

Tuesday’s Special Elections Could Impact Governor Malloy’s Tax Hike Proposal

by LonSeidman

Special Elections will be held in the shaded areas. State House races are in yellow, Senate in green

Shortly after taking office, Gov. Malloy needed additional staff to run his administration. Being the first elected Democrat to the office in 20 years, he looked to those with experience within his own party. This prompted a tidal wave of resignations of 8 of the most prominent legislators from the state house and senate. A 9th legislator – Sen. Tom Gaffey of Meriden – resigned for unrelated reasons stemming from larceny charges where he double billed the state for expenses for himself and his girlfriend.

Special elections will be held this Tuesday to ensure that the 18 towns affected have proper representation. The legislature has been in session for just over a month, although no meaningful legislation has been voted upon except in committees which are currently reviewing bill proposals. Once the new legislators are elected though, they will hit the ground running to analyze Gov. Malloy’s budget proposal. How many seats Republicans pick up could have an impact to whether Malloy gets what he wants, or an alternative plan is approved.

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