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The LWV of Weston CT is all in for Election 2020...
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NOTE: Both candidates for the 135th House District have agreed to a Weston LWV DEBATE!!! Observer Corps reports Town Hall re-opened
JULY 16th at 6:15pm Public Hearing to apply for CTDOT capital improvement grants. Then at
7pm, Special Town Meeting to transfer parcels of Town land to CT DOT for Davis Hill Road
bridge project for price agreed. Via Google Meet at Board of Selectmen. IMPLEMENTATION NEXT STEP
TOWN PLAN OF C&D ADOPTED JUNE 15, 2020 EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020
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The League of Women Voters® of Weston, Connecticut, presents ... A "Community Conversation" on "Local News, Community, and Democracy"
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A distinguished panel of three long-time League members having extensive professional
journalism and communications experience presents and discusses results of recent research
on the state of independent local news coverage and its future.
Panelists are Dr. Tom Failla, Kathleen Failla, and Laura Smits.
Held November 16, 2019, at the Weston Public Library, Weston, Connecticut.
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27th annual Speak Up is over. Big crowd!
Both on stage and in the audience!
Topics with more than one question/discussion about
1. taxes; 2.
education and special ed...
NORFIELD RED OAK DECISION "Work is expected to commence December 27th and
end on December 29th on the oak tree at the corner of Norfield Road and Norfield Farm Lane. It is
expected that there will be delays and possible
closures on Norfield Road to allow for work to be done
safely." From Tree Warden, Town of Weston
Tri-Board Meeting on Governor's Budget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFzXzhcmAHU
Committee 'walk', Dec. 3, 2014. New planningRegion? Anything new on the Town Website?
With permission, enters private property, measure if "zero"
light achieved; WCCOG? Anything new with h2o? Legislature
in Long Session: What's
on school enrollment?
MEETING (LWV of WESTON) 2014:
Annual Meeting approved
new bylaws that formalize the "Steering Committee" as an
alternative way to
conduct League business (approved in concept by LWVCT),
among other items on the agenda.
The LWV of Weston “Betty Hill Forum” and
luncheon May 30, 2014 555began at noon at the Red Barn
featured CT Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Our guest speaker will address the topic: “The State of the State, Transparency, and the Future
of Connecticut’s Economy.”
COMPTROLLER LEMBO'S TALK & Q&A ON THIS
video is 52 minutes 20 seconds long, and is
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NRC begins special inspection at Millstone Unit 2
By Judy Benson, The DAY
Published October 13. 2015 12:41PM
Updated October 13. 2015 7:16PM
Waterford — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a
Special Inspection at Unit 2 of the Millstone
Power Station Tuesday to review issues associated with an
“Unusual Event” declared at the facility on
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
finds 3 violations at Millstone, 2 considered for
By Judy Benson
Published May 01. 2015 2:46PM
Updated May 01. 2015 10:32PM
Waterford — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has
identified three apparent violations from 2011 at
Unit 2 of the Millstone Power Station, two of which are
being considered for escalated enforcement.
In response to the announcement, state Department of
Energy and Environmental Protection Commission
Rob Klee on Friday sent a letter to the NRC requesting a
"government to government" meeting in Hartford
to brief staff of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and DEEP staff
"in order to address our serious concerns related to
the continued safe operation of Millstone." Malloy also
issued a statement Friday.
Millstone acts on
Fukushima failures... Story in part from DAY,
Jan. 24, 2014
Waterford - Nearly three years after a major
earthquake and tsunami caused the Fukushima Daiichi
power station disaster, Millstone Power Station here
is undergoing more than $10 million in equipment and
facilities upgrades to enable it to better withstand
The work is taking place at Millstone and the
nation's other nuclear power plants after orders
were issued by
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March 2012 for
enhancements of safety and emergency response
capabilities in response to the 2011 disaster in
Japan, in which three reactor cores melted down and
amounts of radiation were released...
headed to residents near Millstone DAY Sep 10, 9:30 AM EDT
>> Emergency preparedness officials are
preparing to distribute more than 1 million
iodide tablets in the 10-mile emergency
planning zone around the Millstone Power Station.
The pills reduce the likelihood of developing
thyroid cancer by protecting the thyroid from
isotopes that can be released after a severe nuclear
power plant accident. They’re distributed
periodically in the
nine-town area around the Waterford plant.
The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/14HURg7
) that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will send
1.28 million 65-mg tablets to the state Department
of Emergency Services and Public Protection in the
read the rest of this article in the archives
at THE DAY (New
London, CT) website]
NY reactor shut down
after pumps fail Greenwich TIME
Updated 8:01 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A nuclear reactor in the New York
suburbs has been shut down because two pumps that
send water from a drain tank to the steam generators
The plant's owner said Wednesday the shutdown of
Indian Point 2 went safely. They said there were no
and no release of radioactivity.
The pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the
plant. Officials say they are investigating why the
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archives at the
Greenwich TIME website]
2012 Betty Hill
Forum XIII picture storyhere Annual
Meeting, Weston LWV 10AM, The Red Barn, Friday, May 11, 2012 Friday
May 6 - LWV of Weston Annual Meeting at
Red Barn; Betty Hill International Forum
------------------- Speak Up 2014 SPEAK
UP GAVE A VOICE TO AN ISSUE
As a result of outcry, in 2014 for the first time the
Board of Finance chose to make an increase to the Town
side of the budget! Bravo
- it was a was a great event!!! Click here for more.
THE BIG FINALE! VIDEO ONLINE HERE A rousing performance and
sing along to "Pride and the Passion" in honor of the
League of Women Voters Please
type in "LWVCT Convention" or "LWVCT Council" in search
box at the top of this page for more. LWVCT COUNCIL
2012 REPORT HERE Saturday, June 2, 2012
Hamden Clarion Hotel and Suites
CONVENTION 2011 REPORTHERE Saturday
May 21, 2011 LWVCT Convention
At the Graduate Club, in New Haven LWVCT
CONVENTION: Luncheon at left;
afternoon Plenary Session at right
The presenters were Jacob S. Hacker, the
Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political
Science at Yale University and
Kevin Lembo, Comptroller-Elect, who had held
the position of state Health Care
Advocate and was co-chair of
the SustiNet Health Partnership Board of
Maxwell, Former LWVUS president,
Professor Hacker discussed the future of
health care reform on the federal level and
what that would mean for
Connecticut. He has written an excellent
book about all of this, which was available.
Lembo, Comptroller-elect, described SustiNet
and informed the audience about the specifics
of the SustiNet
Board’s upcoming recommendations to the
General Assembly for implementation.
responders were Stephen Glick of the Chamber
Insurance Trust and Frances Padilla, the VP
and Administration for the Universal
Health Care Foundation of CT (the organization
that helped design SustiNet).
Written questions were collected from the
audience during the presentations and
submitted to Kay Maxwell. The
entire conference was video recorded;
DVDs will be distributed to local leagues.
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herefor news of how to obtain one!!!
------------------------------ HAPPY BIRTHDAY
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS - full story here.
“The league has fought for 90 years to improve our
system of representative government and impact public
through citizen education and advocacy,” said Helen Z.
Pearl, president of the New Britain area League of Women
Voters and a founding commissioner of the PCSW.
One question asked in Q&A
was "Why not drop the age to apply for Medicare to
55?" - it took until
2016 for someone to suggest a similar idea!
("The plan, dubbed “Medicare for all,” would replace
policies most Americans currently get through their
employers or purchase on their own...Sanders).