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February 13th, 2013

Town Excels in Storm Cleanup

by Christopher O'Brien

By Roy Balkus

Munson Road after the storm | photo: Chris O'Brien

Munson Road 24 hours after the storm | photo: Chris O’Brien

Given the severity of the recent snow storm, and tales of disaster from surrounding towns, the Town of Wolcott Public Works Department did an excellent job dealing with the storm. With depths of almost 3 feet and wind driven snow making for 5 foot to 6 foot drifts the town crews kept streets open for travel. They should be proud of the great job they did in the face of difficult conditions.

This reporter was out at 7:30 AM Monday morning to travel to Farmington to get a part needed to repair a broken snow blower. I traveled through several towns. None appeared to be as well plowed as Wolcott’s.

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February 11th, 2013

Youth Jobs: Waterbury Needs Shovellers

by Christopher O'Brien

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary is calling upon any youth at least 14 years old and older who wants to earn minimum wage on Tuesday. After 34 inches of snow fell on the Brass City, the City’s public works crews still haven’t had a chance to dig out the thirty-odd schools in town.

Any person interested should show up at City Hall at noon on Tuesday dressed warmly and with a shovel. City Hall is at 235 Grand St., downtown Waterbury. 203-574-6712

The notice was posted to the Waterbury Police Athletic League’s Facebook page and reposted on the Mayor’s Facebook page Monday evening.

January 28th, 2013

Schools Early Dismissal Monday

by Christopher O'Brien

Due to the expectation of an afternoon snow storm, Wolcott’s schools will be dismissed early today, Monday January 28th.

December 31st, 2012

Snow and Wind Announce Winter

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

8-9" of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday

8-9″ of snow kept drivers off the roads after 5 pm Saturday | Photo: Chris O’Brien

This first significant snowstorm in more than a year left almost nine inches of snow in most of Wolcott Saturday night. While most residents wrapped up their Christmas vacations enjoyed the storm’s beauty, it was a reminder of what a real winter can be like as strong winds whipped flags and plummeted temperatures Sunday night. This snowfalls light talcum powder- like flakes were a welcome relief a storm earlier this week that dropped four inches of snow, ice and heavy rain causing strained backs and broken shovels.

Many of Wolcott’s hilly streets were impassable Saturday night, yet drivers headed in aroudn 5 pm. Wolcott Police Capt. Domenic Angillilo said that there were few problems to report. “One motorist was stuck on Beach Rd, but that was it.” Lakewood Autobody responded for the job overnight Saturday..

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Chris O'Brien

Wind blows snow across Charles St. Sunday afternoon | Photo: Chris O’Brien

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