Monday, March 28, 2011

Lawmaker Cuts Deal with Pesticide Lobby

Health-protective pesticide legislation topped Connecticut environmentalists’ wish list for the current legislative session until Environment Committee co-chairman Rep. Richard Roy, D-Milford, struck a surprising deal with industry.

In return for a pledge from the pesticide lobby not to roll back existing pesticide laws, Roy single-handedly promised that the Environment Committee would not raise any new pesticide bills this year.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Milford Independents Plan Meeting Ahead of Special Elections

Dear Independent Friends, our monthly meeting is scheduled for March 30th at 7:30P.M. we will be meeting at Costa Azurra to discuss candidate support in other Independent Party races, local politics, and a follow up on municipal elections. Anyone interested in arriving early can enjoy the newly created boardwalk (Not open yet) that goes from the Rotary Pavillion to Silver Sands a nice Two mile walk.

We will do the same format as the Cabo meeting, (order appetizers courtesy the Independent Party) and collect a donation during the meeting. Donations are entirely based on what you can afford to give and there is no committment required on your part to give. However, we do count on your support and always appreciate and thank everyone who has donated so generously in the past. There is also a cash bar available for any one who wishes to have a drink.  Newly registered Independent party members get their first Free drink on us.

For questions or comments please call me at (203) 247-4357.

Rocco Frank
Chairman Milford Independent Town Committee

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eisenhower Park Blighted And Vandalized

Each year the city of Milford spends a considerable sum on Eisenhower Park, this year we are celebrating the construction of Bodie's Place, a playground built with the donations and generosity of Milford Residents. The playground proudly bears the name of a young local child who was stricken with a deadly and debilitating disease.

The vandals on the other hand have no consideration, nor do they care to keep their community nice. They instead have spray painted every building in the Park with their rebellious message "Devon Taggin Crew." Ordinarily, one would expect that this sort of problem would be taken care of. We have websites in town like "seeclickfix" and local "blight laws" where these issues are reported. There are also several "Earth Days," and "Green Events" that the locals engage in and volunteer for. The city of Milford also pays a handsome price to have scores of city employees take care of the grounds at the park. This graffiti (featured in the photos) has been present now for several months and its everywhere in the park.

The utility poles, the old cabana, the dog park, the veterans concession building, etc.. etc.. all marred and vandalized with graffiti. Locals who are attending the park with their dogs, are hiking or riding horses pass by this blight and question where the money is being spent in Eisenhower Park one would think that the most obvious problems would be addressed first and foremost.

One such individual said "every year thousands of dollars are spent on worthless studies and every year the park looks more scuffled, what are they going to do when the vandals spray paint the their pride and Joy... Brodies Place will they clean it up then?"

Thus far several complaints have been made by locals under the new city blight complaint and it would appear that Milford has been slow in responding to its own complaints. Personally I feel the city should be complying with the very law it intends the rest of us to follow. This week we need to urge the city to clean up the blight at Eisenhower Park and keep our city looking attractive.

Photos in this caption depict the (Top) the main capana at the park entrance. Middle Photo is the rear of that same building. The photoe to the bottom left is a 135' hight utility pole belonging to the Middletown Power Grid. This pole is located to the far left corner of the main field where the bleachers are located. Photos taken by myself (Rocco Frank) on 3/14/2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stamford Independents Nominate Monique Thomas For State Rep. 148th District

The Stamford Independent Party nominated and endorsed Monique Thomas for state Representative last week. Monique is a new force among an emerging and dynamic Independent Party across the state of Connecticut.

Monique greeted several of her supporters, fans, and members of the state central committee at an endorsement rally in Stamford Connecticut. Monique addressed her supporters with energy and enthusiasm.

Monique is a Taxpayer advocate, who proudly signed a pledge that she will "oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes" in the state. Monique is categorized by those who know her best as a fiscally responsible individual who is charismatic and full of positive energy.

Mike Telesca, the Chairman of the State Independent Party, and also the person responsible for candidate endorsement for several local Independent Town Committees throughout the state of Connecticut, said that Monique "is a welcome addition to the Independent Party and there is no doubt that she will be a shining example of the passion and commitment Independents so proudly resonate every place they go."

Monique is a cut above all her opponents, is a family oriented individual and an advocate for fairness, job security, veterans, the disabled, and education. Her record of fundraising, and working across the board for several political campaigns is a truly remarkable one that in my personal opinion, places her among the most dynamic and responsible candidates to date. Please give your support to Monique Thomas this election by coming out to vote for her in what will assuredly be a very competitive midterm election.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good Versus Evil A Call To Have Courage And Stand Up Against Bullies

The best cartoon depicting Evil Bankers versus a Loving Free world. What an amazing creation! Highly recommend you watch this!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Milford Independents Elect A New Slate of Officers

The Milford Independent party met at Cabo last week and held the annual election of officers for the year 2011. The current Chairman, Rocco Frank thanked the group for taking the time to come out and be involved in the local political landscape.

Frank reminded and encouraged the group as to how important it is to win over the "hearts and minds of the voters." Frank said that the "Milford Independent Party is like a seed firmly planted in the community, and over time will grow and bear fruit." Frank said that Independents in Milford have just as good a chance as any other candidate, reminding the Independents in attendance that the party is built on the success of others including the late Charles Iovino Milford's last Independent Mayor from 1959-1963.

Frank said that when you win over the "hearts and minds of the local people miracles can happen, when Joe Lieberman ran as an Independent he won, when Lowell Weiker ran as an Independent he won, and who can forget Americas most famous Independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg of nearby New York.

Frank added in his closing remarks that the Independent party is the engine that will "work tirelessly for the right candidate and still to this day we seek that impressive leader who will fearlessly lead, not through politics, but through the long coveted "truth" a truth that longs to resonate with Milford's voters who are overdue for a great leader."

The 2011 slate of officers were elected as follows: Chairman: Rocco Frank Jr. (Second Term) Vice Chairman: Steve Borer Treasurer: John Grant and Secretary: Dick Sieron (Replacing Todd Casey)