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Jeffrey Manville July 21, 2014 at 03:29 PM
Yes that is Maeve Slavin consoling Christine Edelson during/after the walk out. Can the VoicesRead Morereall y call this unbiased reporting? Did Ed Edelson ask his personal press secretary Maeve not to write up much about the Palmer event? Yet Rudy Mazurosky,owner of the Voices, got quite a write up for his volunteer event. Narcissism and nepotism at its best. Though the Lt. Governor was there along with State representative O'Neill and a presentation Flagg given the best the Voices could do was a picture of Mr.Edelson. The same person who tried to derail the event. Grilling me a BOS meeting to the point that selectman Pereira questioned why he was being so aggressive. I am sure that there will be a biased article in the voices Wednesday about the walk out.
Ted Brown July 21, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Nice photo. Maeve's reporting has always been biased to favor Edelson and the Dems. In recentRead Moremont hs, her bias has gotten worse. Her reporting has lost any sense of balance and fairness, and she gets away with it for some reason.
John Trenam July 23, 2014 at 12:08 AM
Did you or maybe someone else give the picture to the editor of Voices? I think it would be hardRead Moreto keep her on the Southbury beat if they are faced with that kind of conflict. So much for journalistic integrity
Woodbury Connecticut June 04, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Southbury Voters: Don't forget to VOTE today. Pomperaug Regional School District #15 BudgetRead MoreReferend um – June 4, 2014 All voting will be held at the Firehouse (461 Main Street South) from 6AM to 8PM. The last day to register to vote is June 3, 2014 at noon. (Same-day registration does not apply to referendum.) Property owners who are not registered voters in Southbury may vote at the referendum providing they are U.S. Citizens, at least 18 years of age and own property valued at $1,000 or more recorded on the Southbury Grand List as of October 1, 2013.
end it now! May 28, 2014 at 09:28 PM
There are updates posted on the Town's web site.
Ruth May 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Well, that is just fine and dandy, "end it now", if one has power. Exactly how does itRead Morewor k if you do not??? Not everyone has an IPhone or whatever but apparently that is unimportant. Just saying....they should have sent the reverse 911 out to update. That is precisely what it is for, correct????
Toni Kay-Wolff May 30, 2014 at 09:35 AM
We live off Flag Swamp off 172. The following morning the police let my husband drive as far up asRead Morep ossible without telling him there was no access. He was able to go through Flood Bridge, but I agree, they should have detour signs or at least alert drivers in advance.
Jennifer O'Neill May 26, 2014 at 07:02 PM
4 gentlemen from the Knights of Columbus graciously placed the flags -- I think there were 680Read Morelinin g Main Street. You're right, the flags were spectacular and looked beautiful with our new patriotic red, white and blue lane stripes.
Ruth May 28, 2014 at 06:14 AM
Jennifer, thank you for providing this information, and thank you to the volunteers from theRead MoreKnights of Columbus!
Southbury Mom May 21, 2014 at 08:43 PM
JHS it's called cost of living increase.. For example, in 1999 gas prices were $.99/gallon todayRead Morein this town they are over $4.00/gallon.
Southbury Mom May 21, 2014 at 09:20 PM
The BOE did an excellent job tonight explaining their cuts and the regions needs. It was recordedRead Moreif you were unable to attend. They are very transparent and hide nothing. Also on the Region 15 website the have a detailed account the budget. Also the reason the cost is not going down per say is because it's called the constant increase in the cost of living. For example, in 1999 gas prices were $.99/gallon today in this town they are over $4.00/gallon.
Don May 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM
Why thank elected officials for walking out of the duties for which they were elected... BEFORE the Read Morerevised budget was even discussed? If you attended the last BOE meeting or watched it on TV, you'll see exactly how difficult this is. You'll also see how all four Middlebury BOE members are quite ignorant about the current needs of education today and the current state of Region 15 schools. Instead of discussing issues they choose to make political statements. Don't send them emails, they don't know how to open them... or choose not to. They are shirking their duties. Feel free to worship them, but there has to be a more responsible way to respect the fiscal miserliness of many Middlebury voters while being an advocate for our children's education, for which they had taken an oath to support. They are an embarrassment.
Claudia Chapman May 31, 2014 at 01:41 PM
That's an interesting point of view. People who don't agree with your goals or assessment of theRead Moresit uation are "bickering" and "nit picking." I understand Sue's points. I'm just not in agreement. I've been very courteous in my comments and I've had the integrity to stand behind my words by signing my name.
Claudia Chapman May 31, 2014 at 04:17 PM
I understand Sue's points. I'm just not in agreement with much of what she believes. I've been very Read Morecourteous in my comments and I've had the integrity to stand behind my words by signing my name. It's an interesting idea, but I don't agree that those of us who disagree with your assessment of the situation are "bickering" and "nit picking." I'm listening to what others are saying and respectfully sharing my point of view without insulting anyone or demeaning what they have to say. There's a great deal of difference between disagreeing and being disrespectful.
Don June 05, 2014 at 12:23 AM
OK. Vote is over. Budget passed. Looking forward to our community being more proactive inRead Moresharing opinions, thoughts and solutions throughout the whole year. Maybe we can actually find ways to work together to find additional sources of funding or resources for our schools, without taxing. More conversation throughout the year may help minimize the annual bickering as well, since we're more likely to understands each others' differences and be more educated about the actual costs, needs and budget impacts on both sides.
charles jeremiah May 15, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Cooper and Lancor actively campaign against Republicans. They actively campaigned against fellowRead MoreSo uthburians who served this community for years and wanted to be on the Republican Town Committee. Lancor was overheard saying “Hey, we don’t want them on the Town Committee, we can’t let them on.” They actively campaigned against an incumbent Republican First Selectman. They’re the reason why Republicans have the reputation for destroying their own. Cooper and Lancor want people on the Republican Town Committee they think they can lead around by the nose. Fortunately, there are some courageous and independent thinkers on that town committee who almost sent Cooper packing by nominating and voting for someone else to be the new chairman. The vote came in 7-11 in Cooper’s favor, only because the other person was too much of a gentleman to play hardball politics by campaigning against Cooper. 7-11 is a close call; clearly, Cooper’s not getting the love. IMO, it seems as if wherever Cooper goes, he makes enemies, and he is the reason Southbury is divided in the first place, just ask anyone who has been here long enough and knows the history of Southbury politics. He turned against the person who first helped him become First Selectman, and he turned against the people who helped him since then. He didn’t deserve their help. He betrayed Southbury when he quit in the middle of his term to take a better paying job in another Town. He knew he couldn’t win reelection; after all, his defeat of Carol Hubert was embarrassingly close. Now he and his buddy Lancor think they are the Wizards of Oz of Southbury politics? Perhaps these questions should be asked: Is Lancor not getting the contracts from Town Hall that he used to get when his buddy Cooper was First Selectman? Is Lancor desperate for contracts? The kumbaya call is disingenuous: has something been discovered about Cooper’s days in office? These guys didn’t just wake up a couple of weeks ago and decide to be nice guys. What’s the quid pro quo? How dare they try to stifle the voice of the people. How fundamentally un-American. Perhaps Cooper and Lancor have a personal agenda? Do they think we are too stupid to eventually figure it out? Follow the money folks.
charles jeremiah May 15, 2014 at 02:14 PM
For another example of an attempt to silence the voices of the people, parading asRead More"civility,&q uot; read the statement by the SRTC on the Southbury Republican Town Committee Facebook page.
Ernest Sheckelton May 15, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Hey Mark thanks for destroying what the rest of the republican party in town guess you finishedRead Morewhat Claire Dwyer started and could not do congrats Mark Cooper.
Ruth May 12, 2014 at 06:37 AM
Good luck with any of the above. Our road is such a mess with pot holes, rough pavement, guardRead Moreposts knocked down, edge of road broken away, and a school is on it. Complained to Edelson and was told to submit a request to public works via the town web site. Did that and received no response. They finally threw a shovelful of patch in the holes a few weeks back, & that has now washed out. Our tax dollars at work NOT!!!
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