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Here's the video Brookfield First Selectman Bill Tinsley doesn't want you to see

Friday, October 02, 2015
Time: 4:25 PM

"The Vermont Superior Court found Mr. Tinsley guilty of larceny -- of being a thief, and with Mr. Tinsley's continued assertion of innocence without putting the State's evidence to the test, he is an unrepentant thief."


"By failing to disclose pending larceny charges during the election campaign and by condemning the financial management of the then-incumbent administration while not disclosing being hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and filing for bankruptcy, Mr. Tinsley has conducted himself dishonorably."

Brookfield Police Commission member Robert Marconi, News-Times January 6, 2014

Via YouTube:

"Brookfield Connecticut First Selectman Bill Tinsley stealing money from his employer. He and the Brookfield Republican Town Committee kept this secret throughout his election. It was never disclosed and he plead down from embezzlement to larceny."

Lets not forget what Tinsley said about the matter...

Tinsley: Charges are 'False and Frivolous' Reached by phone Friday, Tinsley categorically denied the accusations, calling the charges “false and frivolous.” “It did not happen,” he said, stating that the video evidence does not show any proof of theft. “A misunderstanding with a temporary employer resulted in his claim of theft against me,” adding that the “claim was not investigated by police.” Tinsley’s assertion that Bailey’s claim was not investigated by police is “completely false,” according to investigating officer Sgt. Richard King of the Ludlow Police Department. Police Officer Sheds Light on Investigation King said Friday that the department did a full investigation, including “gathering numerous documents” and reviewing the videotape, which is “crystal clear.” “One segment shows [Tinsley] clearly — directly face-on — reaching into the deposit bag and placing money in his pocket,” King said. King said the department took Bailey’s statement in March 2012 and, following their investigation, Tinsley was arraigned in April. He was charged with misdemeanor larceny and felony embezzlement. "The amount doesn't matter for embezzlement," King explained of the felony charge. "If you work for a company and take money from that company, that's a felony."

Food for thought come November...more to come...


Friday, September 11, 2015
Time: 9:06 AM

On this day when we reflect on the tragic events of September 11th 2001, I wanted to share my thoughts on that tragic day which I originally published back in 2007. This write-up has been modified from year to year as I add more of my thoughts and thoughts of that day to the post.

9/11 Memorial, June 2006.
Photo by ctblogger

September 11 2001 is a day I'm sure many residents of Danbury (as well as the nation) will never forget.

I remember that morning like it was yesterday. I woke up, made my usual cup of coffee, walked outside to my porch at my lake house in Sandy Hook and witnessed what must have been the most vivid and bluest sky I had ever seen. As usual, I was running behind schedule and scrambling to get ready to work (thankfully I lived rather close to my job at the time).

While ironing my clothes, I was trying to catch up with the news flipping back and forth between ABC and NBC while chuckling at the thought of my colleagues at work laughing at me when I walked into the office late again since I told them I would be on time today.

I can distinctly recall reaching for the remote control and placing my finger of the power button when it was announced that "something" hit one of the World Trade Center towers. I didn't think much of it at the time since who in their right mind would think that someone would deliberately fly an airliner into one of the tallest buildings in the country.

While driving to work, while I usually listen to The Howard Stern Show in the morning, on that morning I listened to 1010 WINS in order to find out more information regarding the accident at WTC...that's when I first learned that something serious happened as the reporter announced witnessing a second plane hit the tower. By the time I made it to my job, the reality of the situation had already hit me...the country was under attack.

Work came to a complete standstill.

I walked into the office (at the time, I worked for a book publishing company) and everywhere I looked, I saw complete chaos. The internet completely shut down (the WTC was a major internet hub for communications), people were on their cell phones trying to get in touch with friends and loved ones who worked in the city. There was no way to get any information except for the radio (we had no TVs in the building) so people resorted to running outside and getting their news reports from car radios.

I remember the moment hearing that there was a major explosion at the first tower and my heart dropped as I realized that a friend of mine worked at the towers from time to time and none of my friends knew whether or not he was at the WTC on that day...he had a young son and a daughter on the way.

I remember the horrible feeling of emptiness, a dark feeling you get when someone close to you passes away. Throughout the office, fellow colleagues walked around in a state of disbelief as many of my co-workers (if not all) knew someone who worked in that section of Manhattan.

As the day progressed, I we were bombarded with so many false reports and rumors that I recall thinking “the hell with this crap”, packing up my things, and leaving work. There was no need to be at the job since most of the publishing industry is located in the lower section of New York City...a section of the city that's now a cloud of dust.

I couldn't get any work done...no one could get anything done on that day. My thoughts were on my friend as I still didn't know if he was alive, lost, or dead. Driving around town, you could see that everyone had the same look of shock and disbelief on their faces. It was like, how could such a beautiful day turn into a nightmare?

I pulled over to the first bar I could find (a bar had two things I needed: a television and beer), and it was there for the first time that I witness with my eyes what I only heard on the radio and it made the situation even worse. The only bright spot of that day was the phone call I received telling me that my friend didn't have to work in the city on that day but he lost a lot of friends who never made it out of the building.

That was a brief look at what I remember the most from that day and to be honest, I don't even know why I'm writing this for.

Maybe it's because the memory of that day is fresh in my mind as I watch the memorial service.

Maybe it's because that moment was a turning point in my life when I decided to get more politically active.

Maybe I just wanted to share my feelings with someone who going through the same emotions right now as we remember those who lost their lives years ago.

Whatever the case, I know in my heart that I'll always recall that experience on that terrible day on every September 11 for the rest of my life.

My heart will ALWAYS go out to all those who lost a loved on that horrible day in our country's history. I pray that none of us will never forget and pass on our experience to the next generation who will never know what the beautiful New York skyline looked prior to September 11, 2001.

State Rep. Arconti, City Councilman Minority Leader Tom Saadi speak out against transfer station proposal

Monday, August 17, 2015
Time: 4:22 PM

After the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection gave their stamp of approval towards a proposed solid waste transfer station on Plumtress Road, State Rep. David Arconti and City Councilman Tom Saadi issued the following statement:

Rep. Arconti:

“I was disheartened to hear about the preliminary DEEP recommendation for this solid waste facility that would affect the quality of life for so many residents. Among the many issues is the overwhelming traffic necessary to process 800 tons of waste per day. Since day one I have been against locating it in such close proximity to a residential neighborhood. I will continue to do so and will closely monitor all related decisions.”

Councilman Saadi:

"While I am disappointed with DEEP's decision, I intend to continue the fight, along with Rep. David Arconti and the City of Danbury, against this ill-conceived and onerous proposal which is bad not only for the local neighborhood but the City as a whole."


2007: Transfer Station public hearing (VIDEO)

2008: Transfer Station denied (VIDEO)

One on one with Danbury DTC Chairman Joe Walkovich: Downtown revitalization efforts

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time: 5:09 PM

Last month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Danbury Democratic Town Committee chairman Joe Walkovich and get his thoughts on some of the major issues in the city.

In the first part of this series of posts, Chairman Walkovich offers his concerns regarding the direction of Mark Boughton's downtown revitalization master plan…

More videos to come...

Why demolish the playground at Rogers Park in August?

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time: 7:12 PM

To say that the demolishment of the playground at Rogers Park is boneheaded would be an understatement.

The playground at Rogers Park has a very popular destination for youths (my kids play there several times a week) this summer so I was shocked is dismayed to see the playground be dismantled earlier today.

Although the city will probably install an upgraded playground, the question that I have, as well as many members of the public who are scratching their heads over this bizarre move, is why did the city have to demolish the playground NOW as opposed to the end of the summer when kids return to school. What are kids suppose to do in the meantime while the playground is being upgraded?

Your tax dollars at work...ugh, the insanity!

VIDEO: Danbury Fair Mall fireworks finale

Friday, July 03, 2015
Time: 12:04 PM

Happy 4th of July...

Danbury's local music scene is alive and well!

Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 3:10 PM

Lys Gulliorn and Her Band

I've ALWAYS been a HUGE supporter of the local music scene in Danbury and during those rare moments when I have a free night to myself, I make sure to stop downtown and listen to the latest talent in the area.

During my recent visit to Billy Bean's Cafe and Pub, I caught up with group Lys Gulliorn and Her Band as they played their song "Ghost Child."

You can hear great acts at Billy Bean's on Tuesday and Saturday nights...stop by and show your support for local music.

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

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