Sunday, June 26, 2011

OUR VIEW: When action is needed New Britain council freezes - The Bristol Press (

Exactly, the Democrats voted nay with the Republicans voting aye.


Lou Salvio said...

" Thank you to The Herald Editorial Staff for yet another timely opinion on the subject of the COSTCO proposal and also for weighing in on the "Aquinas" proposal.
Some Council members make the same old tired claim that, "we have a lot of questions." Fact is, the questions have been answered. Some of the claims/questions made by some opponents can't be answered, they are simply posed to muddy the waters; e.g., "what happens in 10 - 20 years if COSTCO fails?" Answer, the same things that happened to Shaw's and WalMart. Incidentally, Shaw's closed many of its stores, not only the one in NB.
Add to all of this, all of those opponents that have become lawyers and are opining on what were Alix Stanley's; some of these people that have "connections" with the State AG's office have started rumors that perhaps our Mayor and even one of the Council members have done "illegal things." The situation has gotten out of hand. One opponent even said to me and to two other Council members, "I don't care what you say, I will always be against this proposal."
Given enough specious arguments and now, false accusations of wrong doings, I wouldn't be surprised if COSTCO and Community Builders said "GOODBYE" to NB. "It's like deja vu all over again."
Again, Thank you to The Herald. "

Block The Bus said...

Help stop the biggest waste of taxpayer money in Connecticut history and maybe you will have the money to fund the aid to municipalities.

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Anonymous said...

Even though Sherwood is working to re-elect the gay mayor, it seems as if his hand is here working to destroy yet another business opportunity.

Anonymous said...

NEW BRITAIN — It was a moment Rudy Wind felt should have come decades sooner. But the New Britain resident who served in the U.S. Navy in 1964 was happy to finally receive a Connecticut Wartime Service Medal on Friday along with hundreds of his peers.

“This is wonderful,” Wind said as he picked up his matching certificate. “It’s about time. They have to do more for the veterans.”

Wind’s sentiment was echoed by the guest speaker, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who told the crowd of several hundred veterans and their families that more needs to be done for soldiers returning from recent wars.

“This is the greatest nation in the world,” Blumenthal said. “75,000 to 100,000 veterans are homeless on this night. The unemployment rate of those who have returned from recent wars is 25 percent and a full third are suffering from traumatic brain injury or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and haven’t been diagnosed, let alone treated. We must do better.”

Blumenthal and dignitaries including Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz of the state Department of Veterans Affairs and retired Col. Tom Stefanko, director of advocacy and assistance, were on hand to honor local veterans as part of an initiative sponsored by the New Britain state assembly delegation.

The delegation had worked for months to gather the names of New Britain veterans and then organize a fitting ceremony to hand out the medals.

Veterans and their families filled the auditorium at Slade Middle School to collect their recognition.

Many came in wheelchairs or with walkers. But none came away empty-handed.

Schwartz told the crowd that the medals were meant for those who stepped forward in wartime, not knowing what they might face.

“You had no idea what awaited you,” she said. “But you came forward and through whatever fate held, there was no rhyme or reason why you were spared and others weren’t. But never be ashamed. War is not for the faint of heart. You deserve these medals.”

Anonymous said...

Where was the missing Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut who was not present at the New Britain Veterans' Wartime Service Medal Ceremony on Friday. June 24, 2011 at 4 pm at the Slade Middle School, 183 Steele Street in New Britain CT?

Commissioner Director Linda Schwartz of the state Department of Veterans Affairs was present at the Ceremony stating that the medal were awarded to those veterans who stepped forward in wartime, not knowing what they mlght face on the battle field

Anonymous said...

Six hundred wartime veterans and their families came to Wartime Service Medal Ceremony at Slade Middle School on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 4 p.m. to receive and be with their veteran relatives in receiving the Connecticut Wartime Service Medal.

I was truly glad to be able to honor our New Britain wartime veterans with this important state medal stated Commissioner Linds S. Schwartz of the state Department of Veterans Affairs.

Not present at the Ceremony was the Connecticut Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Remarks were rendered at the NB Veterans' Wartime Service Medal Ceremony by State representative Tim O'Brien (24th District) , State Senator Terry Gerratana (6th District) and State Representative Betty Boukus (22nd District).

Guest Speaker was Stephanie Podewell, representing Congressman Chris Murphy's Office.

Closing Remarks at the Ceremony were rendered by State Representative Peter Tecyak (26th District) and State Representative Robert Sanchez (25th District).

Refreshments at Ceremony were provided by The New Britain Delegation.

Anonymous said...

What do the comments about veterans have to do with the COSTCO and Aquinas projects? WHAT A BUNCH OF ATTENTION GRUBBING REPS. WE HAVE.

Anonymous said...

The VFW thanks Connecticut's Adjutant General Major General Thaddeus Martin for sending the Color Guard for The Presentation of Colors and The Retirement of Colors at the NB Veterans' Wartime Service Medal Ceremony.

We also thank the members of the Color Guard, Sergeant Johnny Dumeny, Sergeant Jesse Stanley, Specialist Nichole Cy.and Private First Class Shaneka Ashman.

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