You’re Invited; Join In Support of Mayor Blake

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Join us tomorrow, Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 6:00pm, at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford in support of our Mayor Ben Blake and his re-election campaign. Milford’s Center of the Arts is located at 40 Railroad Avenue.

For directions please click here (you’ll be re-directed to Google Maps with the address already entered).

Make sure to follow Ben’s re-election efforts on Facebook; you can throw a “Like” on his page here to get updates on the campaign and to learn about upcoming events.

MilfordDemocrats.com will be updating this week following this event to include all the up to date information on Ben’s re-election campaign and how you can participate.

VFW Post 7788 hosting 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”

VFWPost7788DevonOn Sunday, April 26th at 12:00pm noon, the Travis C. Kitchen VFW Post 7788 at 422 Naugatuck Avenue in the village of Devon will host the 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran” here in Milford, Connecticut. Ms. Christine Smith of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788 very kindly contacted us through the Milford Democrats website and I’ll be re-posting her message along with some other information concerning this important event:

I am an auxiliary member of the VFW Post 7788 here in Milford and I was hoping you and your members may be able to help.

On Sunday, April 26th, VFW Post 7788 will host our 58th annual “Day for a Hospitalized Veteran”. We will bring 150 hospitalized veterans from the West Haven VA Hospital, Newington VA Hospital, and Rocky Hill State Veterans Home to Milford, where they will enjoy an afternoon of dining and entertainment. We also send every veteran home with a goodie bag and here is where I was hoping you could help.

We are looking for donations of items to put into the bag. The types of items we are looking for are white socks, puzzle books, bathroom articles (soap, razors, shampoo, etc.), candy, greeting cards, pens, and any other item you think they may like.

If you wish to contact me for more information, please do not hesitate to email or call me at (203) 800-5181. I would be happy to speak with you about this wonderful program.

For many of the permanently disabled resident veterans at the VA hospitals, this is the highlight of their year.

Thank you, very much. Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

Christine Smith
Trustee 2
VFW Ladies Auxiliary CT Post 7788
(203) 800-5181
christine.smith235@yahoo.com

To visit the VFW Post 7788 website please click here. Their website has information on the April 26th event and they regularly update their main page of their website to showcase other events they’re holding.

For those interested please give Christine a message and I know any help will be appreciated.

Thank you Christine for reaching out to us on the website.

Have a good weekend all.

Governor Malloy Featured In Time Magazine: “Ready to Rumble”

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Governor Dan Malloy, following his successful bid for re-election last November, was recently featured in Time Magazine where he was interviewed and candidly expressed his views on his counterparts, Democratic ideals and upcoming elections.

Governor Malloy definitely did not hold back any punches and urged fellow Democrats running for State office across the country to stop running on “Republican-lite” platforms, reiterating his statement during a speech at the Association of State Democratic Chairs this past month.

“Malloy is rising to the occasion, positioning himself as one of the party’s top attack dogs as the 2016 cycle approaches” says Time Magazine. Malloy was recently selected as the Chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association in 2016. In the interview Malloy made it clear he will be focusing on helping out fellow Democratic candidates get elected to their respective Governorships.

“There are not a lot of Democratic governors, and we need to go our and fight the fight” he said,”We need to take some of those states back and lay the groundwork for taking others back four years from now”.

The Governor also shared some thoughts on upcoming Congressional races, saying “We’ve got to begin the process of changing the Congress….each election we need to pick up seats and we need to be on the offensive”.

To get more insight on Malloy’s thoughts on the upcoming budget, elections, and strategy go check out Time’s online version of the article here.

Featured Letter to the Editor: Maroney Praises Grants for Downtown Milford

JamesMaroneyNot lacking a spring in his step, former State Representative James Maroney (D-119th) has put out a letter to the editor that was recently published at the Milford Mirror praising Mayor Ben Blake, Governor Dan Malloy and the Milford state delegation for securing a $150,000 grant for the downtown Milford area.

James knows that investing and planning for a vibrant downtown Milford will greatly benefit the community as a whole. Downtown is home not only to numerous amounts of small businesses but also to Milford’s Legacy Arboretum, City Hall and others. James, when serving as a State Representative, helped secure a $300,000 grant to pay for the significant and historic “Founders’ Walk” memorial in downtown Milford.

With our local elected officials like Mayor Blake, fellow neighbors, advocates and the Founders’ Walk Committee, he is working towards building a stronger downtown Milford and I thank him for that.

An excerpt from the letter;

While we have a beautiful 17 miles of shoreline, downtown is the heart of our community. The increased parking in a thoughtful way, as well as projects like Founders’ Walk, the beautification of the railroad trestle, and the MilfordViews project will ensure that our downtown is enjoyed by our community and visitors for years to come.

To view the entire letter to the editor on the Milford Mirror please click on this link.

Blizzard Update From Mayor Blake at City Hall

Milford, CT, January 26, 2015: Mayor Ben Blake and the City of Milford, and Governor Dannel Malloy and the State of Connecticut, have each declared a state of civil preparedness in preparation for Winter Storm Juno. A travel ban on all roads is in effect beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight.
All meetings and recreation events are cancelled and all City buildings are ordered closed to the public as of 5:00 p.m.

All City Departments have been taking action to guard and protect the citizens of Milford against the impact of the storm, but the help of all residents is needed throughout this event. If you live near elderly or infirmed neighbors, please check in on them as often as it safe to do so.

Additional storm information may be obtained on the City’s website at http://www.ci.milford.ct.us or the City’s facebook page at “Milford CT City Hall.” Anyone in need of sheltering or social services may obtain additional information by calling the 211 Infoline. In the event of an emergency please call 911.
Thank you and be safe.

To view the complete post from the Facebook page of Milford City Hall, check out this link. Look out for regular updates on their page. To view more information on the upcoming storm be sure to check out the City of Milford’s website and their dedicated page for this storm.

End Corporate Access to the First Amendment

Start of the New YeaWrong Streetr with signing some petitions, particularly this one! The description below for the petition is from the link’s main page on “CREDO Mobilize”, which can be found here:

End Corporate Access to the First Amendment

Uphold the fact that ‘commercial speech’ is not protected by the first amendment. Disallow corporate entities from having free-speech and freedom of religion. Only humans have these rights. Corporations are abstract entities created by law, i.e. not human.

Why is this important?

Corporations and their allies have used the First Amendment to subvert the government’s right to limit and regulate their actions, and have allowed corporations to garnered rights that were previously reserved for human beings. Corporate entities have significantly more power in the courts than individuals. This imbalance of power has greatly diminished the vox populi.

To sign this petition head over to the link above, or here, and look towards the left hand side of the screen to fill out necessary information to add your name.

Press Release: Holiday Open House at Governor’s Residence

First I want to thank everyone who participated and volunteered during campaign season this year. Results from this year didn’t go in our favor completely on a local level but we held firm State wide and were able to re-elect real good people to represent us in Hartford and Washington D.C. Our State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Representative Kim Rose I know will represent Milford dutifully. It is unfortunate that our State Reps James Maroney and Paul Davis won’t be joining the legislature next year but I know they will remain close to their communities and continue to work on behalf of their neighbors, with a legislative title or not.
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From a press release:

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy are inviting Connecticut residents to attend the annual holiday open house of the Governor’s Residence, located at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford, which will be decorated for the season and open to the public for tours.

This year’s holiday open house will be held:

 

  • Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There is no admittance fee and tickets are not needed.

To view the full press release click on this link.