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At LWVCT Convention,
in front of the National President, our state stood fast in support of
now that the Governor signed it, this "Corrupticut" nickname, much
bruited about regarding John
Rowland's offenses, now might apply to
present leadership of the
story for LWVCT 2013
Convention here. VIDEO ONLINE NOW!
As it happens, LWVCT Convention comes at
the same time as the end of the Long Session - action
proposed to counter last minute undermining of Campaign Finance Reform
laws - unsuccessfully, as it turned out.
League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund 2013
Symposium on International Relations 2013
"Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop..."
Millstone acts on Fukushima failures...
2014 story here
Millstone for 2013 here.
pills. Safety from
Thyroid pills headed to residents near
10, 9:30 AM EDT
WATERFORD >> Emergency
preparedness officials are preparing to distribute more than 1 million
iodide tablets in the 10-mile emergency planning zone around the
Millstone Power Station.
The pills reduce the likelihood of developing thyroid cancer by
protecting the thyroid from radioactive iodine
isotopes that can be released after a severe nuclear power plant
accident. They’re distributed periodically in the
nine-town area around the Waterford plant.
The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/14HURg7 ) that the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission will send
1.28 million 65-mg tablets to the state Department of Emergency
Services and Public Protection in the coming
Adults would take two pills and children weighing less than 100 pounds
would take one.
Emergency management directors will distribute the pills in East Lyme,
Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville,
New London, Old Lyme, Waterford and Fishers Island, N.Y.
reactor shut down after pumps fail
Updated 8:01 pm, Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — A nuclear reactor in the New York suburbs has been shut
down because two pumps that
send water from a drain tank to the steam generators stopped working.
The plant's owner said Wednesday the shutdown of Indian Point 2 went
safely. They said there were no injuries
and no release of radioactivity.
The pumps are located on the non-nuclear side of the plant. Officials
say they are investigating why the pumps
Plant owner Entergy Nuclear said Indian Point 3, the other reactor at
the plant in Buchanan, is currently operating
at full power.
Entergy is seeking new 20-year licenses for the reactors, which the
state and some environmental groups oppose.
LWV of Greenwich program -
Read here a report
from reliable group, 2011, received from LWV of Greenwich.
More informational links - from the present Att'yGeneral and the previous one.
LWV looking into
significance for Weston of Indian Point
repermitting - news story below:.
Indian Point: Still safe
Last Updated: 11:11 PM, May 17, 2012
Posted: 10:35 PM, May 17, 2012
Another year, another Nuclear
Regulatory Commission safety inspection passed with flying colors by
So will this finally silence the
“shut it down” crowd — starting with Gov. Cuomo, who says his mantra
been ‘safety first’?”
Don’t hold your breath. The
NRC’s annual report card on the safety of nuclear plants around the
Indian Point yet another thumbs
up. Yes, some 25 issues need attention.
But the NRC’s regional administrator,
Bill Dean, said they were all deemed “very low risk” or of “very low
Indian Point’s 2,062 megawatts
provide 12 percent of New York state’s power — 30 percent for the city
Westchester. There is no way to
replace that juice — itself barely sufficient — either quickly or
certainly not both. Not to
mention the 1,300 jobs and $800 million for the local economy the plant
But safety first, as the governor
says. And the verdict is in: Indian Point is safe.
FALL CONFERENCE 2012 SELL-OUT CROWD!!! For more pictures, click here...
SHEEP AND COMING
Lots of people and animals at the
Trumbull Ag School Oct. 27! Fall Conference
shows LWV not chicken, either.
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SPECIAL EVENT STILL PHOTOS AND STORY
the voting by unions
(rejecting give-back deal), but after Long Session ended, the LWV of
held its VIDEOTAPED Legislative
Wrap Up 2011;
Center, Connecticut logo from
SESSION OVER NOW: "What happened?" League asks legislators
and towns winners, unions losers; Senate votes to curtail
benefits in future; but wait...
SEBAC (unions) changes rules for a
re-vote - simple majority only now required.
HOUSE BILL PASSES IN BOTH CHAMBERS:
AN ACT CONCERNING THE BUDGET FOR THE
BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 2013.
BILL ON CURTAILING BENEFITS PASSES, NOT TAKEN UP BY THE HOUSE
WOMEN RUN, WE
direct to watch Patricia Russo's address (Women's Campaign School at
2012 Betty Hill Forum
XIII picture story
Annual Meeting, Weston LWV 10AM, The Red Barn
, Friday, May 11,
Friday May 6 - LWV
of Weston Annual Meeting at Red Barn; Betty Hill International
Forum 2011 REPORT
REFERENDUM STORY HERE (Budgets, YES, YES; NO
UP 2012 VIDEO
1 hour 44
minutes 25 seconds
THREE STORIES INSPIRED BY SPEAK UP IN
2012 photo essay
Thoughtfull questioning on Legislative
Session (l) and FORUM-anointed hottest subject, Humvees (r)
LWVCT - it was a was a great event!!!
Click here for more.
THE BIG FINALE! VIDEO ONLINE
A rousing performance and sing along
to "Pride and the Passion" in honor of the League of Women Voters
COUNCIL 2012 REPORT HERE
June 2, 2012
Hamden Clarion Hotel and Suites
LWVCT CONVENTION 2011
Saturday May 21, 2011
At the Graduate Club, in New
LWVCT CONVENTION: Luncheon at
left; afternoon Plenary Session at right
now online here
FALL CONFERENCE 2010 LOCATION
South Congregational Church not a sponsor.
Year Later: Health
Care in Our Country and Our
health care issue in today's news: http://www.ctmirror.org/print/14673
A SUMMARY OF THE FALL CONFERENCE
The presenters were Jacob S. Hacker, the Stanley B. Resor
Professor of Political Science at Yale University and
Kevin Lembo, Comptroller-Elect, who had held the position of state
Health Care Advocate and was co-chair of
the SustiNet Health Partnership Board of Directors. Kay Maxwell, Former LWVUS president,
Hacker discussed the future of health care reform on the federal
level and what that would mean for
Connecticut. He has written an excellent book about all of this,
which was available.
Lembo, Comptroller-elect, described SustiNet and informed the audience
specifics of the SustiNet
Board’s upcoming recommendations to the General Assembly for
responders were Stephen Glick of the Chamber Insurance Trust and
Frances Padilla, the VP Program, Policy
and Administration for the Universal Health Care Foundation of CT
(the organization that helped design SustiNet).
Written questions were collected from the audience during the
presentations and submitted to Kay Maxwell. The
entire conference was video recorded; DVDs will be distributed to
more background info and a video of the event
Want a DVD?
news of how to obtain one!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
- full story
“The league has fought for 90 years to improve our system of
representative government and impact public policies
education and advocacy,” said Helen Z. Pearl, president of the New
Britain area League of Women
Voters and a founding commissioner of the
TOWN PLAN NEWS HERE
OF WESTON, CONNECTICUT -
PUBLICATIONS: NEW CHARTER
NEW for 2012 is Know Your Town Directory,
available at online here or on
the Town of Weston Website...
Numbered prints by Mary O'Reilly Sowinski for
still left!) depict Weston in 1979!
commissioned by LWV of Weston available from the League;
- Test your knowledge of Weston...what is depicted in
the print above?
- Is this scene still there?
- Why is this view of particular importance for
economy turnng down, this was a very important forum:
"MUNICIPAL SHARED SERVICE: THE
Symposium Presented by:
- The Connecticut
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
- The Connecticut
Office of Policy and Management
- The League of
Women Voters of Connecticut
30, 2007, 7:45am-12:30pm
University, Student Center, Alumni Complex
condensed version here:
Take a tour of the
and Information Tours" (C.I.T.)