Voter Registration Deadlines
The mail-in deadline for new voters to register in time for the November 8th city election is Tuesday, October 25th. Registrations must be postmarked by 10/25 according to the Election Calendar. The last walk-in voter registration day is Tuesday, November 1. More information at the Registrar of Voters 860-826-3310. The Registrar of Voters is located on the fifth floor of New Britain City Hall, 27 West Main Street.
Stephen Sidorak Nominated For Ward One Vacancy
Democratic Town Committee members from Ward One nominated Shuttle Meadow Avenue resident Stephen Sidorak to run for Common Council from an area that includes the Vance, First Church and HRA polling places. Sidorak fills the vacancy left by the withdrawal of Nancy Giannini for one of two Council seats in the ward.
A legislative aide to State Senator Steve Cassano (D-4), Sidorak’s government experience includes legislative service for three lawmakers in the General Assembly. Sidorak grew up in Rocky Hill, the son of United Methodist ministers. He graduated from Rocky Hill High School and has studied at Quinnipiac University, CCSU and the University of CT where he is continuing his education.
In seeking the Ward One nomination, Sidorak said: “New Britain faces challenges that can only be overcome with effective leadership. I look forward to being an engaged member of the Common Council who seeks every opportunity to move New Britain forward. I want to work with local, state and federal officials, nonprofit agencies and private employers as an advocate for the city and our residents.”
Sidorak joins Steele Street resident Duane Hinkson seeking Ward One seats for the Democrats.
Peter Kochol, a DTC District 10 member and former President of the Board of Education, was nominated for one of two positions on the Board of Assessment Appeal. The nominations were made at the October 3rd Town Committee meeting
On the 2011 Campaign Trail this week………
Monday, October 10
A Columbus Day fundraiser for Common Council At Large Candidate Suzanne Bielinski will be held at the home of Frank and Terry Gerratana from 5-7 pm, 674 Lincoln Street. The suggested donation is $50 for this Bielinski for Council event.
Bielinski, a former Common Council President, seeks a return to the Council, focusing on her priorities of public safety, effective anti-blight policies and economic development. “If the city is successful in building strong stable neighborhoods with good housing opportunities,” says Bielinski, “businesses will want to invest here. I will continue to work to support initiatives and projects promoting businesses in New Britain that will provide fair-paying jobs.” Bielinski is an insurance professional with a 19-year career at CIGNA and is a Corbin Avenue homeowner.
Thursday, October 13
The Democratic Town Committee will recognize its outstanding candidates for Board of Education at a Thursday, October 13th reception for the Row A slate to be held at the Roma Sports Bar & Grill, 382 Allen Street, from 5:30 to 8 pm. There is a suggested donation of $20 . The individual maximum donation to the Democratic Town Committee is $1,000.
Incumbents Aram Ayalon and Carlos Pina, Jr. are joined by newcomer Nicole Sanders on Row A. To learn more about the BOE candidates please visit https://newbritaindemocrat.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/2011-board-of-education.pdf
October 15: Neighborhood Clean Up for North/Oak NRZ
The North/Oak NRZ will be joined by church and community organizations on Saturday, October 15th from 8 a.m. to noon for a neighborhood clean up. Participating organizations include South Church, CCSU, Friends of Willow Street Park, Smalley School and the Spanish Speaking Center of N.B. The NRZ and volunteers from various groups are working with the New Britain Police Dept. for a day to “Clean up the Neighborhood”. For more information: South Church 860-223-3691, Pastor Jane Rowe. Volunteers will met at Willow Street Park.
October 22: Friends of A.W. Stanley Park Plan Clean Up
The Friends of Stanley Park are having a cleanup in the Park on Saturday, October 22 from 9 am to noon. Organizers suggest interested individuals wear weather appropriate clothes and bring work gloves if you have them. More details will be announced.
End Quote on Occupy Wall Street
“I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen. Wall Street is an institution that is not serving the country well. Because of their financial practices, money’s not getting invested in the long-term creation of jobs. They basically have turned Wall Street into a gambling casino. Credit default swaps, about 95 percent of that is speculation. So I’m glad to see all these young people on Wall Street.”
– Howard Dean, Former Governor of Vermont and former DNC Chair, National Memo, 10/5/11
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