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PUBLIC MEETINGS AND AGENDAS
Summer 2016 into AUTUMN, ending in snow...as Winter began. The first day of winter is also the darkest day. SPRING has given way to
Summer 2017...longest "LONG" C.G.A. Session... AUTUMN 2017; Winter17-18 grabs hold;
P L E A S E C L I C K O N F O R U M
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ON A LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL
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PLEASE NOTE WE ARE SUSPENDING ATTENDANCE AT WESTCOG.
TOWN" INTERVIEWS THE HONORABLE CHRISTOPHER SPAULDING, Ph.D., FIRST SELECTMAN, TOWN OF WESTON, CONNECTICUT:
"About Town" is honored to present this interview with the recently elected First Selectman of the Town of Weston, Connecticut, the Honorable Christopher Spaulding, Ph.D.
Among many topics covered in the interview that will be of interest to Westonites and to others interested in small town municipal government, Dr. Spaulding provides us with valuable insight into his approaches to the delicate balancing acts leadership of local govenment requires.
The Honorable Gail Lavielle represents the 143rd District in Connecticut's House of Representatives, which includes most of Wilton and parts of Norwalk and Westport.
Currently serving as an Assistant Republican Leader, Rep. Lavielle is the House Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee and a member of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the School Construction Priority List Review Committee, as well as the House Republican Screening Committee. Previously, she served as Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee and as a member of the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees. She also sits on bipartisan caucuses focused on Manufacturing and services for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
"About Town" is honored to present this interview with Representative Lavielle, in which she provides important insights into the 2017 biennial legislative "Long Session," and related matters that affect all Connecticut residents.
TOWN" INTERVIEWS JIM LISHER, CHAIRMAN, TELE-HEALTH SENIORS WELLNESS PROGRAM OF NEW CANAAN, CONNECTICUT:
"About Town" is delighted to present this interview with Jim Lisher, chairman of the Tele-Health Seniors Wellness Program of New Canaan, Connecticut. This highly successful program commenced in 2013, and provides senior citizens with the opportunity, at no cost to them, to have periodic video visits with a nurse, and periodic remote monitoring of vital signs and other health-related information. The goal being to facilitate successful aging in place, while simultaneously improving quality of care and reducing health care costs. After watching this important interview you just may find yourself wanting to inspire the officials of your own town or city to establish a similar program!
TOWN" PRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH THE HONORABLE TONY HWANG, CONNECTICUT STATE SENATOR, 28th DISTRICT:
"About Town" is delighted to present this interview with the Honorable Tony Hwang, Connecticut State Senator for the 28th District, who provides us with exceptional insights into the serious budgetary issues the State is faced with, as well as into the campaign for the Republican nomination for the 2016 Presidential Election. Don't miss this exceptionally informative interview, about matters that will affect all of us.
"ABOUT TOWN" PRESENTS A VERY SPECIAL INTERVIEW WITH
THE HONORABLE TONI BOUCHER, CONNECTICUT STATE SENATOR, 26th DISTRICT:
The Honorable Toni Boucher, CT State Senator for the 26th District, reports on what has transpired during the 2015 biennial "Long Session" of the State Legislature, and the “Special Session” which followed it. She describes how the second highest tax increase in Connecticut’s history has alarmed major corporations headquartered in our State, as well as individuals of all political persuasions. And she explains that it didn’t have to be, and how change that would make jobs, education, and transportation top State priorities, may be in the wind.
INTERVIEWS LYN KIMBERLY, AMERICAN WANDERER, LLC, AND CAMP BERGER OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE GRANGE:
And for more, visit their websites, www.americanwanderer.com and www.campberger.com
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INTERVIEWED KAREN TATARKA, DIRECTOR OF THE WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: NEWS ON RE-OPENING AFTER RENOVATION
"ABOUT TOWN" INTERVIEWS ALLEN SWERDLOWE, AIA, CHAIRMAN OF THE BUILDING COMMITTEE, TOWN OF WESTON:
INTERVIEWS COLLEEN PALMER, Ph.D., SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS FOR THE
WESTON (CONNECTICUT) PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
FOOD FOR THOUGHT...
Amy Kalafa serves on the Town Committee overseeing the future of one of the most beautiful properties in the beautiful Town of Weston, Connecticut. Her exceptionally diverse and distinguished background also includes authoring of the book "Lunch Wars: How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children's Health"; creation of the documentary film "Two Angry Moms: Fighting for the Health of America's Children"; and establishment of the related website www.angrymoms.org. She has produced award winning films and television programs, and has written magazine articles related to health education for more than 25 years, and has been featured on Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, Fox News Live, and in USA Today and The New York Times. Don't miss this very special interview! WATCH NOW!
Dr. Floyd Lapp, F.A.I.C.P., is the Executive Director of the South Western Regional Planning Agency (SWRPA). This program provides an informative look at current regional planning issues and activities, with special focus on Hurricane Sandy, and how good planning must address the effects of climate change. WATCH NOW!
PROTECTING YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!
The Honorable Denise Merrill, Connecticut Secretary of the State, visits "About Town" to discuss what has gone on since she and the administration of Governor Malloy took the helm after the unfortunate voting travesty in Bridgeport on Election Day 2010. Learn about how Secretary Merrill has responded with ideas that can make our democracy here in Connecticut work better! WATCH NOW!!!
Vision and design in the built environment.
Distinguished architect Allen Swerdlowe, AIA (www.d7architects.com) serves as Chairman of the Building Committee and the School Building Committee of the Town of Weston, CT. In this very special interview he presents valuable insights into Weston-specific issues, as well as into the important role that good architectural and urban design can play in both the educational process and in making cities and towns better places to live. WATCH NOW!