Posts tagged ‘Wolcott’

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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December 14th, 2012

Wolcott Religious Services

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott has a very vibrant religious community with regular services each weekend. If you are of a particular faith, or searching for the best church for yourself or your family, feel free to contact any of the pastors of the town’s growing faithful communities.

St. Pius X Church517 Woodtick Rd.

Saturday – 4 pm

Sunday – 9 am, 11 am

St. Maria Gorretti Church1300 Woodtick Rd.

Saturday  – 4 pm

Sunday 8 am, 10:30 am

Wolcott Congregational Church – 185 Center St.

Sunday at 9 am, 11 am

All Saints Episcopoal Church 282 Boundline Rd. (behind Town Hall)

Sunday 9:30 am

Christ Church – 16 Town Line Rd.

Sunday – 9:00, 10:30 am

Wolcott Christian Life Center – 481 Wolcott Rd.

Sunday – 10 am

November 28th, 2012

Winter Calendar Items

by Christopher O'Brien

The Holiday Season is giving an opportunity for many clubs and organizations to bring Wolcott residents together. The Whisper is compiling a calendar of upcoming events for the month of December. Please send us your items to . The Calendar will be published in upcoming days.

November 5th, 2012

Wolcott Election Ballot

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott’s Ballot is below. Residents can choose any ONE candidate for each of FIVE offices.
Some candidates appear on more than one party, which means that they have been endorsed by those political parties. The candidate is elected based upon the total number of votes they receive from ALL lines that they appear. Voters should only fill in the oval for ONE candidate for each office, evne if they appear more than once. This ensures an accurate count.

Wolcott Ballot

In some towns, redistricting has shifted voters from one polling place to another, but this has not happened in Wolcott. Since the overlapping districts include the entire town, there was no need to do so.

District 1 – Tyrell Middle School (south entrance)

District 2 – Wolcott High School

District 3 – Wakelee School (gym – park in back)

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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August 15th, 2012

Esty Finds Support in Wolcott; Greenberg Wins Town but Loses District

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott residents voted in a crucial primary Tuesday that offered vastly different visions for US Congress. The conservative Republican town favored onservative Mark Greenberg on the Republican side and while newcomer Dan Roberti did well in the 2nd district at Wolcott High School, most Democratic voters favored Elizabeth Esty in the battle for the open 5th District. Wolcott was just one of 41 towns in the vast district that stretches from Meriden and Simsbury to Danbury and Salisbury.

In the US Senate race, Republican McMahon demolished Chris Shays with 91%.

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July 30th, 2012

Emergency Alert Notification Changes; Cell Users Need to Re-Up

by Christopher O'Brien

The Town of Wolcott and The Wolcott Police Department have implemented the Connecticut Alert Emergency Notification System (CT Alert ENS), an emergency incident notification system. This system has taken the place of the CodeRED system that had previously been in place. This notification system will provide a town wide reverse 911 and “Opt-In” program for our citizens. This system will enhance the Police Department’s ability to protect lives and property by providing critical information to citizens during potential life threatening emergencies such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.

Residents with cell phones or who want to be notified by text message can sign up HERE.

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July 2nd, 2012

Miss Wolcott Crowned as Miss Connecticut

by Christopher O'Brien

By Ann DeMatteo, New Haven Register

Credit: Miss CT Scholarship Organization

NEW LONDON – Emily Audibert of Wolcott is the new Miss Connecticut.

Audibert, the former Miss Wolcott, earned a $5,000 scholarship and will represent Connecticut at Miss America in Las Vegas in January.

The 84th annual Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant got off to an exciting start with 20 young women advancing to the top 10 in the Outstanding Teen and Miss categories.

With a full house at the Garde Arts Center, families cheered on contestants as their names were called to take part in the finals competition for Miss Connecticut 2012 and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen 2012. “Who do you think is going to take the crown home tonight?” emcee Rachel Frank of Fox 61 asked, while a loud, inaudible response roared from the audience.

Continue Reading at the New Haven Register’s website….

Read more about Emily Audibert’s performance and reaction to being crowned HERE.

June 6th, 2012

ACLU Defends WHS Student Expression

by Christopher O'Brien

Editor’s note: The ACLU sent this letter to school officials: aclu-ct-letter-060512

Click on “Comment” below to join the LOCAL discussion.

by Elizabeth Bowling |

The Front of the shirt worn to school

A WHS student wore this shirt, where the reverse side read "Excessive Speech Day"

His classmates were allowed to wear duct tape over their mouths in silent support of gay rights, but a Wolcott High School student was told he had to remove an anti-gay T-shirt, according to his father.

The T-shirt featured a rainbow with a slash through it on one side, and a male and female stick figure holding hands on the other side with the words “Excessive Speech Day” on the other side.

The student, Seth Groody, wore the T-shirt on April 20 to

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October 31st, 2011

Snowstorm Open Forum

by LonSeidman

Here you go!

This is your space. Feel fere to post a comment about storm damage in your neighborhood. Do you have a particular need for yourself or a neighbor? Or is there a resource or service you wish to offer (including tree cutting, contract work, etc. Yep. Free advertising)? Perhaps just an inspirational thought or complaint?

How do you get started? Click on “Leave a Comment” below!