July 22, 2014

Guestblog: DeLauro Continues to Deceive & Receive

Commentary by Chris Schaefer, Connecticut

Yesterday Rosa DeLauro commented on a “new” report—
based on OLD and utterly inaccurate “statistics”—
and issued by the “social justice” organization “Social Security Works”.
DeLauro: “Today, women make just 77 cents for every dollar made by a man for equal work”
—a “statistic” which has been disproved time and time again,
ever since DeLauro first began ranting about it, for example: http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/should-the-senate-pass-the-paycheck-fairness-act/paycheck-fairness-act-is-based-on-a-misapplied-statistic .
The fact that Rosa DeLauro would continue to quote such false information
underscores her desperate willingness to use ANY deceptive means whatsoever
to support her perpetual re-election.
DeLauro: “inequality affects women of color more than any other racial background”.
Which begs the question:
Why therefore should ‘women of color’ continue to support a politician
who has been unable to improve the overall economic status of CT’s minorities,
despite serving 24 years in Congress—
24 years during which Democrats and Republicans took turns
holding the House majority as well as the White House?
If voters truly want to start changing some REAL statistics for the better,
then it’s time to get rid of ineffective Representatives.
And a good place to begin would be
getting rid of Rosa DeLauro.
If you believe in returning our govt to the People—YOU!—
rather than allowing it to be run by out-of-touch, elitist—and deceptive--MultiMillionaires like DeLauro,
—then copy/paste this entire post into an email—and send it to 3rd district* friends, post on Facebook, etc. to share with others
[you can use the Facebook and Twitter buttons below ]
—and help expose this fraud!
#RosaDeLauroExposed #AnyoneButDeLauro
#NOincumbents #NHV #equality #inequality #RealityCheck #ctjobs #jobs #tlot #tiot #TermLimits #independent #ctpolitics #RetireRosa #jamesbrownforcongress

Meet DeLauro’s opponent:

*CT's 3rd district: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Middlefield, Middletown (part of), Milford, Naugutuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton (part of), Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury (part of), West Haven, Woodbridge.

Be sure to share this with folks in these towns—
help DUMP DeLAURO—and get YOUR government back!

Conservative Roundup by Palin Smith : The Hillary Protest Rally & Common Core Updates

Greetings patriots:
Daria Novak organized a fabulous protest rally against Hillary Clinton. Our videos are completed. To see the results click on the link to my play list.

Our videos from the overpass rally are still in production.
Here's one.
Please download and print out this Common Core brochure to share. It's attached to this email.
The Glenn Beck movie is being shown in these theaters tomorrow at 8 PM.
Call to make sure.
Distribute the flyer to movie goers.
Let's get the word out.
Here is the list of theaters showing Glen Beck's  movie "We Will Not Conform".  It is showing live on Tues. July 22 and rebroadcasting Tues. July 29th.  A total of eleven theaters in CT will show the movie. Contact info:

1)   Digiplex Bloomfield 8 (Wintonbury Mall)
      863 Park Ave.  Bloomfield   

2)   Regal Branford Stadium 12
      325 East Main St.   Branford   

3)   AMC Loews Danbury 16
      61 Eagle Rd.  Danbury  

4)   Enfield 12
      90 Elm St.   Enfield  

5)   Digiplex Lisbon 12
      162 River Rd.   Lisbon  

6)   Buckland Hills Mall 18
      99 Redstone Rd.  Manchester  

7)   CT Post 14
      1201  Boston Post Rd.  Milford   

8)   North Haven  12
      550 Universal Dr.   North Haven  

9)   Regal Stonington 10
      85 Voluntown Rd.    Pawcatuck   

10) Digiplex Cinerom Torrington
       89 Farley Place  (K-Mart Plaza)   

11) Brass Mill 12
      495 Union St.  Waterbury    

Legend Chubby Checker to come to Middletown in July!

 Music legend Chubby Checker is coming to Middletown in July! All welcome! 

July 15, 2014

Reader Poll on Immigration: What if it was happening in Middletown?

Please answer the question below. Please note your comment & any name used will be apart of an upcoming post. 

Question: What are your thoughts on the recent influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border into Texas? If you were president, how would you handle the situation? If the government were to send buses of immigrants to Middletown, what would be your reaction?

July 10, 2014

CT Bar Association Supports Gun Control

Today, the CT Law Tribune published an article stating that the CT Bar Assoc. is considering writing an amicus brief in support of U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello's dismissal of the lawsuit that had been filed by the Connecticut Citizen's Defense League and Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen in opposition to S.B 1160, the most recent assault against the Constitution to come out of the CT legislature.  Following is my response:  (let's see how long the Trib lets my remarks stand)

This is so wrong; I don't know where to begin . . .

Let's start with the term "assault weapon".  This is a term dreamed up by the anti-gun extremist to raise fear in the minds of the low information crowd, who have no knowledge or experience with the lawful possession and use of firearms.  (Think about it; if someone hits you over the head with a bat, does the bat become an "assault bat" or is it still just a bat?  Or maybe we could call aluminum bats “assault bats” since they are unbreakable?)

Scary looking semi-automatic firearms like the ones that were banned by S.B. 1160 have been in common use at least since the early 60's.  (Eugene Stoner invented the M-16 in 1958)  Semi-automatic firearms in general have been in common use since the late 1800's.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-automatic_firearm

Who gets the privilege of deciding what a "large-capacity ammunition magazine" is?  I'll bet it ain't me.  S.B. 1160 bans magazines that are capable of holding more than 10 rounds.  Yet, magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, including those used by civilians, police and military, are standard capacity magazines and have been in common use for a century.

When U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello dismissed the lawsuit filed by the CCDL and CCS, he said the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines "does not effectively disarm individuals or substantially affect their ability to defend themselves".  If that were the case, why aren't police limited in the same way as the citizens?  After all, cops don't carry guns to defend YOU, they carry guns to defend themselves.  If you and I are not "substantially affected in our ability to defend ourselves" by a restricted magazine capacity, then it stands to reason that police would not be "substantially affected", either.

How would the judge know such a thing, anyway?  Has he ever been in a firefight?  Has he ever fired a gun?  Has he ever had his home invaded in the middle of the night by multiple assailants?  A single assailant?  No.  Covello earns a hefty salary from the bench and lives in a home with a sophisticated security system and has armed guards to protect him at work, unlike most of us.  He is an elitist, out of touch with the general citizenry.

Covello "reasoned" that "a wide variety of non-assault weapons" are still available for protection and hunting under the law.  He needs to look at the plain language of the Second Amendment; "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED,*" and the plain language of Article 1 Section 15 of the Connecticut Constitution, which reads, "Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state."  You will notice, perhaps, that there is no mention in either of hunting or target shooting or limits to capacity or scarylookingness.

Covello admits 1160 burdens Second Amendment rights, but he claims it "is substantially related to the important government interest of public safety and crime control."  Gun control does not equate to crime control or public safety.  Last weekend in Chicago, where there are some of the most draconian gun laws in place, (remember McDonald?) there were ten people KILLED and forty-four wounded by criminals*** wielding firearms . . . in a single weekend!  http://gawker.com/5569299/chicagos-weekend-shooting-tally-10-dead-44-injured

Gun control laws do NOTHING to prevent crime and in fact it is evident that where gun control laws are most stringent, crime is highest.  Look at cities like Chicago, D.C., L.A., Philly, etc., all cities with draconian gun laws and controlled by Democrats, and you will see that crime rates (and poverty) are higher there than in places where gun laws are less restrictive.

Surely, we all understand the concept of "original intent"; let's step away and take a look at what our Founding Fathers wrote concerning the militia and the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

On Feb. 20, 1788, Trench Coxe wrote in The Pennsylvania Gazette, "The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves?  Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every terrible implement of the soldier are the birthright of Americans. The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but where, I trust in God, it will always remain, in the hands of the people."

George Mason said, "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."  16Jun1788, in Debates in Virginia Convention on Ratification of the Constitution, Elliot, Vol. 3

James Madison said, “A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country ..." 8Jun1789, at page 434, Vol. I Annals of Congress

Lastly, though there are countless references from the Founders, are the words of Thomas Jefferson.  Jefferson said of the Second Amendment: ". . . what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned . . . that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?   . . . The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."  letter to William S. Smith in 1787,  (Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)

Clearly, the authors intended the citizenry to be armed equally to, or nearly so, a standing army, including our own.  (See Scalia in Heller)  The right to bear arms has been referred to as our “liberty teeth”.

Let us now look at the unintended consequences of S.B. 1160.**  In a Hartford Courant column by Dan Haar, "Untold Thousands Flout Gun Registration Law", he writes, "No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000."

Think about that; 50,000 to 350,000 of our fellow citizens and neighbors, as much as 10%, became instant felons on January 1, 2014 based solely on the type of property they own, not upon any specific criminal behavior.  How does the state intend to enforce this law, when tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people flaunt it?  How do you think these gun owners, not to mention those who complied with the law and those who don’t even own guns, will react if and when the state begins wide spread enforcement?  How will the citizenry in general react if and when the blood of otherwise innocent people, their families and law enforcement personnel is spilled for no other reason than the type of property they own and a refusal to comply with an unconstitutional law?  Is that a wise and prudent use of the taxpayer resources; to incarcerate or kill our fellow citizens over property?

Based on what I have read from around the country and my personal relationships with law enforcement personnel, there are plenty of cops who will not enforce unconstitutional laws.  After all, they are sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution.

In Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called proposals to seize firearms unconstitutional and warns of dire consequences if such plans are enacted.  "The reason is I don’t want to get shot, because I believe that if somebody tried to enforce something of that magnitude, (confiscation) you would see the second coming of an American Revolution, the likes of which would make the first revolution pale by comparison.”

Have you thought about the consequences of what could well escalate into a civil war?  I have, and the thought terrifies me to the extent that I will do everything in my power to prevent it.  The CBA should think twice before submitting an amicus in defense of S.B. 1160.

Then there are the lies necessary to promote such legislation as S.B. 1160.  Early in January of this year, Dannel 88 publicly stated that 1160 was a success, noting a drop in gun related crime since its passage.  This is an absolute lie.  In the first place, 1160 didn't go into effect until after the first of the year, and in the second place, those statistics are generally not available until some months after the end of the period in question.  Malloy fails to make mention that prior to the enactment of S.B. 1160 on 1Jan14, gun sales in Connecticut went through the roof and pistol permit applications have overwhelmed state police!  Assuming there really was a reduction in crime during that period, it is clearly not because of a restrictive, unconstitutional law, but because there are far more of our friends and neighbors bearing arms in defense of themselves, than there were prior to 14Dec12 and the criminals know it.

But the right to keep and bear arms is not absolute.  There are no absolutes in the Constitution; or are there?  Liberal Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, stated, "There are 'absolutes' in our Bill of Rights, and they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant and meant their prohibitions to be 'absolutes.'”  (http://criminology.fsu.edu/faculty/gertz/hugoblack.htm)

Justice Black also wrote, "Our business is not to write laws to fit the day. Our task is to interpret the Constitution,"   (U.S. News & World Report, volume 63 (1967), page 38) I submit to you that, as it is the job of the courts to interpret the Constitution; it is the duty of legislatures to follow the Constitution and not to twist it to fit the passions of the day.

So what should the CBA do?  If the CBA is not willing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, it should butt out.  I can think of a Shakespearean quote that is apropos to the circumstance, but I dare not use it, lest some ignorant, alarmist, elitist coward take offense and my comments here, be banned.

PARTING SHOT:  It is a fool’s endeavor to think that this will stop with S.B. 1160.  The ultimate goal is the disarming of the American People.  Make no mistake about it.  Late last year, I heard a rumor that a state senator said there was a confiscation bill sitting in the drawer waiting for the this upcoming legislative session.  I called the office of Senator Jason Welch, of Bristol and his aid, through him, confirmed this for me.  Keep your powder dry!

BillBoy Baggins

*In Heller, Scalia wrote that the Second Amendment would have the same meaning if it read, "Because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

**Or are they REALLY unintended consequences?  Why would the post office or the National Park Service need to buy millions of rounds of hollow point ammo? (look it up)

***Criminals by nature, do not obey laws.

The author is a certified paralegal, one of the 16,000 members of CCDL, a life member of the NRA, a former USAF Combat Arms Instructor, a contributing writer in middletowninsider.com,  a member of the Middletown Republican Town Committee, chairman and founder of the Tea Party Caucus of the CT GOP Town Committees and according to Janet Reno, Eric Holder and the current administration, a potential terrorist.

July 7, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Council Should Delay $15K Appropriation for Riverfront Recreation Items

Tonight at the Common Council meeting (7PM, City Hall),  will vote on an appropriation of $15,000 by the Planning Department. Funds would be from the Economic Development Fund to  purchase recreational items for immediately improving the Waterfront for the public, as suggested by Project For Public Spaces  the firm hired by the city to craft the Riverfront Redevelopment Commission report. PPS suggests in it's report "lighter quicker cheaper" ideas to fix existing picnic tables, add lighting at tunnel under the highway, buy portable playgrounds, purchase cheap plastic Adirondack chairs, purchase trash cans like the Fat Belly automated solar powered cans on Main Street, and buy LED  Christmas tree lights. The Common Council will also be voting on the adoption of this report this evening.
The following Letter to the Editor regarding this agenda item was submitted by Molly Salafia.

Dear Councilmembers,

I noticed on tonight's Council agenda is $15K allotted for the "lighter quicker cheaper" amenities for Harbor Park. Although 15k dwarfs other appropriations by many thousands, need I remind the council the average income per family in Middletown is $50k according to the last census. The $15K should be treated as delicately as if were a six figure appropriation, seeing many families struggle in the wake of an unstable economy and this administration's increased local taxes.

I ask specifically what this appropriation will be used for- plastic furniture shown in the presentation by the firm Project for Public Spaces would not work well in Middletown. If granted, the public's money should be used for amenities that will last multiple seasons & events, and can be utilized by park goers with out  monitoring by public safety. The pipe rails & wood benches at Harbor Park are already in place, however, appear to need maintenance. Before more money is spent on more "things", why not restore what is already in place? More "things" also means more storage required. A budget for amenities such as this can be funded through dockage fees which the City does not currently charge for but should. Another question- shouldn't routine maintenance to Harbor Park already be budgeted for?

Unaddressed by Public Spaces were events already taking place annually at Harbor Park such as the Regatta, a gospel music weekend, yoga, and a variety of other events by local groups. While some of these events have a large turn out, others do not. The City should find out why. Perhaps before purchasing for unspecified events, someone should address attendance to current activities and find out what can be done to make the most of these scheduled activities. That in my eyes is the essence of "lighter faster cheaper."

The public bathrooms at Harbor Park are perpetually locked, with the exception of the Fourth of July. Before the City purchases public "toys" to make the riverfront friendlier, why not make the riverfront friendlier with finding a way to have usable bathrooms? Let's solve current issues before new ones are invented.

Lastly, as acting chair of P&Z, it has come to my attention that we are awaiting a hearing with representatives from the DOT to discuss improvements the ramp at Exit 17 by Harbor Park which has burdened Middletown for nearly two decades as a death trap. Until the presentation, we are unsure of the impact & timeline of these improvements. Common sense tells me that construction would be noisy and possibly make Harbor Park unpleasant for leisurely activities for a time; therefore; until such timeline for DOT improvements is put in place, personally, I would encourage the council to delay appropriations for temporary leisure based improvements to the park.

Sincerely, Molly Salafia
Vice Chair Planning & Zoning

July 6, 2014

Letter to the Editor: DeLauro calls for VA reform...

5 Conflict Memorial in Middletown
Letter to the Editor from Christopher Schaefer of Connecticut:
—to clean up mess SHE created!
Yesterday, while touring the West Haven VA hospital,
DeLauro urged passage of a Senate bill,
which would increase flexibility to provide outside medical care
when the VA is unable to provide prompt treatment.
However, if you talk to staff at the West Haven VA and/or at Yale-New Haven they’ll tell you that the VA
ALREADY routinely sends patients over to Yale for various treatments which the VA can’t handle themselves.
The VA is THE model of the “socialized single-payer, govt-owned, govt-run healthcare system” which
ObamaCare proponents—including Rosa DeLauro—
see as their ultimate goal. So how’s that working out at the VA?
At a Jan. 20 meeting at The Grove on Chapel Street, New Haven,
when someone asked if the country should move to a single-payer system
“U.S. Rep. DeLauro said the Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction on that front.” [New Haven Independent, 1/21/14]
Because of ObamaCare, which Rosa DeLauro called her “proudest vote”,
and the resulting massive defunding of our state hospital system,
failed hospital inspections are becoming standard.
However, failed inspections of public hospitals don’t make the news because inspections are performed by the Joint Commission (jointcommission.org) which does not release its findings to the general public or media.
However, ask any medical staff member of a state hospital (e.g. Yale-New Haven) and they’ll confirm that failed inspections are not uncommon.
Thanks to DeLauro, our state hospital system is becoming like a third-world system.
Of course, you won’t hear DeLauro decrying this development
—because she bears much of the responsibility for it.
November elections will be here before you know it and
DeLauro needs to continue fooling everyone with her feigned “concern”
—including veterans—
to maintain her opulent, elitist, ‘Downton Abbey lifestyle’
via her lucrative office-for-life.
If you believe in returning our govt to the People—YOU!—
rather than allowing it to be run by corrupt, self-serving, elitist, control-freak MultiMillionaires like DeLauro—
then copy/paste this entire post into an email—and send it to 3rd district* friends, post on Facebook, etc. to share with others [you can use the Facebook and Twitter buttons below]—and help expose this fraud!

Meet DeLauro’s opponent:
*CT's 3rd district: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Middlefield, Middletown (part of), Milford, Naugutuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton (part of), Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury (part of), West Haven, Woodbridge.
Be sure to share this with folks in these towns—
help DUMP DeLAURO—and get YOUR government back!
Christopher Schaefer, Connecticut

July 4, 2014

Independence Day 2014

                                            The Gadsden Flag ("Don't Tread on Me" 
by Michael O'Donoghue

Scene from film "Major Dundee"

Trees of Honor Memorial Middletown: Celebrate Local Hero's this Independence Day

July 2014 from the Tress of Honor Memorial Newsletter

Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc.
Walnut Grove Road
Middletown, CT

Message from Sue Martucci, CTHM Inc. President

We are pleased to report that construction of the Memorial is fully underway.  Trees have been cleared, backbreaking trenching has been completed and silt fencing installed, surveying and staking has been done,  more than half a dozen pieces of heavy equipment are on site and running every day and excavating and digging out a new reflecting pond and shaping the walkway around the pond is taking place!

What is truly amazing is that this project is underway with incredible volunteers and all our equipment is being donated to us.  Companies and organizations donating manpower and expertise include:

 *   United Rentals of Bloomfield
 *   Retired and Apprentice Operating Engineers Local 478
 *   Dutton & Associates of Glastonbury – Surveyors
 *   Steve Nelson, Architect - Moser, Pilon, Nelson of Wethersfield
 *   Tom Linden, Linden Landscape Architects, LLC of Wethersfield
 *   Jim Horahan, Custom Tree Care LLC of Glastonbury
 *   Joe Butler, Distinctive Gardens & Tree Care LLC of South Windsor
 *   On-Site Services Inc. of Clinton and their employees.
 *   Middletown Office of Emergency Management
 *   Lee Wilson, Computers by Lee, LLC and Commander, Avon VFW Post 3272
 *   Mark Babineau, Old Cider Mill Landscaping of Glastonbury
We also want to thank Sean of Jukonski Truck Sales, Middletown for coming every few days to grease all the machines.

We are ever grateful to Gold Star father Jon Miller of On-Site Services in Clinton for being on the job daily to coordinate the workers and supervise operations, Brian Kronenberger of Kronenberger & Sons Restoration Company of Middletown for being construction advisor and liaison with City of Middletown officials, neighbor and veteran Tony Rosa for operating equipment and helping where needed.

Middletown business owners have been wonderful in contributing to feed our workers lunch every day and include:

Wendy's, Subway, Illianos, Nardellis, Roma Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Nardellis, Tom Hartke (veteran and supporter)

This month we will see the completion of excavation and digging. Our hero trees will be planted and each hero’s granite post and personalized plaque will be installed.  Three handsome flagpoles will be installed and the entire Memorial area will be mulched and hydro seeded.

Committee members are busy working to finalize designs for the Flag Ceremonial and Entrance plazas, meeting with sculptors and soliciting donations for concrete pavers for the walkway and plazas.

How can you help? Do you know a company that sells concrete pavers and willing to donate a pallet or two?  We need 150 pallets.  Can you donate gift cards to fast food restaurants or chain grocery stores so we can continue to provide lunch for our hard working volunteers?

Stop by the park any time to check out the progress and meet our wonderful volunteers and don’t forget to check out all the great photos of construction progress on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming fundraisers later this year and don’t forget the July 28th Trees of Honor Golf Classic at Lyman Orchards to benefit CTHM.

Happy Summer!

Volunteers Needed
Show your support for all veterans by becoming a CTHM Volunteer!

CTHM is currently seeking volunteers to serve in various capacities.

 *   Construction professionals are still needed to volunteer a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks during our Spring/Summer construction period.  For more information, please contact Sue Martucci, 860-841-4287 or suemartucci@gmail.comsuemartucci@gmail.com>
 *   Fundraising volunteers needed to help plan, organize, and run our 2014 events. Contact Diane at 860-930-9048 or TreesMemorial@gmail.com<mailto:TreesMemorial@gmail.com>
 *   Media and Marketing enthusiasts are needed to help spread the word about this awesome project.  For more information please contact Diane DeLuzio860-930-9048 or TreesMemorial@gmail.com<mailto:TreesMemorial@gmail.com>

Trees of Honor Golf Classic sponsored by Grade A Home Improvement to benefit CTHM.  This golf outing will be held at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT.  Registration is currently underway for the golf tournament by contacting Derek or Andrew at Grade A Home Improvement at 860-874-4848.

OCTOBER 7, 2014 Statue unveiling and cocktail party.  More details to follow soon.

NOVEMBER 1, 2014 Patriot Dinner/Dance and Salute to Veterans with silent and live auctions. Three course meal, live music by 42nd Street Band, and much more.  Tickets are currently on sale for the event at www.cttreesofhonor.com<http://cttreesofhonor.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1d11a8cb20a7fb70fc016f096&id=86b114d803&e=79af724cbc> in the drop down menu for "EVENTS" click on "Buy Tickets." Reserved seating is limited to a Table of 8.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.

For more information on these events and ways that you can help, please conctact Diane DeLuzio 860-930-9048 or TreesMemorial@gmail.com<mailto:TreesMemorial@gmail.com>


We are excited to announce some changes to the CTHM Executive Committee.  While we are sorry to see Rose Nolan step down from her Treasurer position, we are excited to welcome Cecile Fazio to the team.  Rose has been a wonderful addition to the committee and we will be forever grateful to her for the dedication and commitment to her duties as treasurer. I know that she will continue to support this wonderful project and be around for events at the park and at fundraisers.

Cecile Fazio is our new treasurer and she is no stranger to community service.  She comes to us with experience as the Chapter President of the Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers organization.  Cecile was instrumental in securing the Wreaths Across America honor for our 65 CTHM heroes with the display of wreaths at Middletown City Hall this past winter.  She will fill the role as Treasurer for CTHM effective immediately.

While our mail will be forwarded from our old post office box in Windsor, please note that CTHM has changed our mailing address to the following:

CTHM, Inc.
P.O. Box 86
Cromwell, CT 06416

Connecticut's Heroes
TSgt John Chapman
Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse
GySgt. Phillip Jordan
SPC Wilfredo Perez Jr.
SSG Richard Eaton Jr.
SGT David Friedrich
PFC Anthony D'Agostino
SGM Phillip Albert
PFC Jeffrey Braun
CPT Eric Paliwoda
SGT Benjamin Gilman
SPC Tyanna Avery-Felder
SGT Felix Del Greco Jr.
DC3 Nathan Bruckenthal
PFC Melissa Hobart
SPC Jacob Martir
CWO William Brennan
Cpl. Kevin John Dempsey
SGT Joseph Nolan
LTC Michael McMahon
SSG Henry Irizarry
SPC Robert Hoyt
SSG Thomas Vitagliano
LCpl. Lawrence Philippon
LCpl. John Schmidt III
SPC Christopher Hoskins
MAJ Stephen Reich
Sgt. David Coullard
Capt. Brian Letendre
Cpl. Stephen Bixler
Cpl. Jordan Pierson
LCpl. Philip Johnson
PFC Nicholas Madaras
CPT Jason Hamill
SSG Joseph Phaneuf
SGT Richard Ford
PFC Stephen Richardson
PFC Orlando Gonzalez
1LT Keith Heidtman
SPC Andre Craig Jr.
SO1 (SEAL) Jason Lewis
SGT Jason Lantieri
Cpl. Christian Cotner
1Lt Thomas Brown
SFC Edward Kramer
SPC Dennis Pratt
CPT Benjamin Sklaver
Cpl. Xhacob Latorre
SSG Ronald Spino
LCpl. Tyler Griffin
SSG Edwin Rivera
SGT Steven DeLuzio
PFC Gebrah Noonan
SPC David Fahey Jr.
SFC Dae Han Park
SSG Frank E. Adamski III
Maj Raymond Estelle II
PFC Eric Soufrine
SOC (SEAL) Brian Bill
SGT Edward Frank II
SSG Ari Cullers
SPC Philip Schiller
CPT Andrew Pedersen-Keel
SSgt Todd J. Lobraico

Attorney General Warns of Jury Duty Scam in CT

U.S. Attorney Again Warns Connecticut Residents of Jury Duty Scam

U.S. Attorney’s OfficeJune 27, 2014
  • District of Connecticut(203) 821-3700
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a “Jury Duty Scam” has again been reported in Connecticut.
The Clerk’s Office for the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut recently learned that three people reported that they received a call from a man falsely identifying himself as “Lt. Steve Smith” with “badge number 8031” from the U.S. District Court in Bridgeport. The man referred to a case number, that the person had failed to appear for jury selection, and there was a warrant for their arrest. The caller told the people that a bond had been set and the matter would be resolved if they gave him four Green Dot pre-paid $500 VISA cards. In one instance, a victim purchased a Green Dot card and, at the caller’s direction, provided the card’s number to the caller.
The public is advised that this is a scam, and if a person were to receive a jury service-related call they should not provide any personal identification information or money to the caller. Federal and state courts in Connecticut do not call prospective jurors and ask for money or personal identifying information over the telephone. Juror information for the U.S. District Court in Connecticut can be found at www.ctd.uscourts.gov.
Anyone receiving a “Jury Duty Scam” phone call should report it, with any available Caller ID information, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Haven at 203-777-6311, or 1-800-CALL FBI (1-800-225-5324).
U.S. Attorney Daly urged individuals who receive phone calls from suspicious sources never to disclose personal identifying information, as it may be used to cause serious financial harm and jeopardize a person’s credit.
“Identity thieves and scammers defrauding the public will be vigorously prosecuted when identified,” U.S. Attorney Daly stated.