Tuesday, January 27, 2015
|Main St. Middletown, via Westfield Fire Commissioner|
Matt Scarrozzo's fb page.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Northern Middlesex Cable Advisory Board has announced that they have delivered HP Officejet 7612 Wide Format printers to all senior centers which fit into the purview of the committee. The project began in mid-2014 when Assistant Director of CAB, William Wilson pointed out that during the spring meeting that the committee must focus on those who do not have essential items during the holiday season.
"I felt it was a great endeavor and unfortunately the seniors get overlooked during this crazy times. A new printer for each center that we cover would help the residents create brochures and other creative documents." After consulting with the NMCAB board in the late spring and followed by a vote that was enthusiastically unanimous, the project was on its way. Secretary Marco Iacoviello organized a sub-committee of the board and with the funds allotted was able to purchase and deliver the products in a rapid fashion.
|CAB Secretary (R) Gary Aubin delivers a brand new HP printer to members of the East Hampton Senior Center.|
The Northern Middlesex Cable Advisory Board covers: Middletown, Middlefield, East Hampton, Portland and Cromwell. The committee will meet next in March at Middletown's city hall located at DeKoven Drive.
|CAB Member (R) Marco Iacoviello delivers a brand new HP printer to the Cromwell Senior Center.|
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It seems that the Mayor is conducting business as usual by not appointing or re-appointing Republicans to their appropriate committees when their tenure is up. The Middletown charter allows an equal amount (if possible) appointments (non-elected positions) from each party to the various town committees such as Inland Wetlands, Harbor Review, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The mayor does have the purview to replace member with another member of his/her own party when the original member's tenure is up, a practice that has happened under many past members. Instead this mayor will ignore the re-appointments and cause committees to exist in limbo, this can cause issues within the city due to the fact that the committees cannot meet with a proper quorum. For example, it took Mayor Drew nearly 3 months to re-appoint Anabel Redzensky, Evelyn Russo and Judy Peaota to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Due to the mayor's stalling about the issue, meetings had to be rescheduled, while many appeals were not heard.
Why did the mayor wait so long to re-appoint this people? The three above mentioned individuals have been an amazing asset to the city for many years and have always worked diligently and followed the zoning board guidelines to the letter of the law. Perhaps the mayor was upset over their recent decision to overturn the Zoning Enforcement Officer's decision to shut down a local pellet vendor business on Atkins Street.
Perhaps, the mayor had others in mind to replace the trio, but due to pressure from outside forces at the last minute he decided to reinstate Redzensky, Russo, and Peaota.
Sincerely, William Wallace
Friday, January 16, 2015
Predictions for the NEW YEAR! Guess what? One already came true.
If you have not guessed by now, there is a lot of truth mixed in with the satire. Don't believe something? Do some research and see what you come up with. I bet if you are a very liberal person who likes to judge others about their bad behaviors you will not like this column. "Hey, Jen would never do that?" or "Well, I know that Malloy has taken the state to Hades and beyond, but hey, he's a Democrat."
|President and Sharpton, well I guess it beats hanging out in public with Professor William Ayers|
|Opps, wrong Jason.|
|"I fight to get convicted wife killers out of jail, plus I was awarded a high paying city job that has no responsibilities"|
9) Middletown will go to war with Portland.
|"We both control non-profit organizations and we make about $700,000 a year plus expenses. Did we mention that our son was picked up originally for alleged sexual assault last year at Wesleyan last year so we keep moving him around"|
|The captured Devoto "Yeti" at The Olin Library|
|"No money for Wesleyan!"|
Her manager, "Barbara", raved over just how much "Brenda" had grown in the position over the past years; how important her work was and how she had mastered the job. "Barbara" went on to remark about how the real estate agents praised her work and her positive attitude; and commented on how much they depended on her support. They couldn't do what they do, without "Brenda" there to support them.
"Brenda" is a mature adult, over 55 yrs old, with decades of experience in the work force. Her experience includes some fifteen years in a real estate and commercial construction support roles. She does not require excessive supervision. She knows her job. She takes initiative, anticipates contingencies and plans accordingly.
Along with this glowing annual review came a pay raise! One percent; one . . . percent. Manager "Barbara" was embarrassed when she made that disclosure to "Brenda". She apologized for the meager increase, saying her hands were tied. The decision came from "corporate", and applied to all hourly and salaried employees.
"Brenda's" one percent pay raise amounts to fourteen cents per hour, or $5.60 per week.
"Brenda", being a gracious and magnanimous person, accepted her raise and "Barbara's" embarrassed apology.
Me, not being so gracious, would have declined the raise. I would have told "Barbara" that; if things were so tough for #WarrenBuffett and #BerkshireHathaway, that all they could afford was a one percent pay raise, (an amount that does not even come close to matching inflation), they obviously need the money more than I do and they could keep it.