Some other matters to ask about at Speak Up...remember this issue?
Lights Committee 'walk', Dec. 3, 2014. New planningRegion? Anything new on the Town Website?
With permission, enters private property, measure if "zero" light achieved; WCCOG? Anything new with h2o? Legislature in Long Session: What's hot?News on school enrollment?
ANNUAL MEETING (LWV of WESTON) 2014:
Annual Meeting approved new bylaws that formalize the "Steering Committee" as an alternative way to
conduct League business (approved in concept by LWVCT), among other items on the agenda.
The LWV of Weston “Betty
Hill Forum” and luncheon May 30, 2014began at noon at the Red Barn featured CT
Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Our guest speaker
will address the topic: “The State of the State, Transparency, and the Future of
WATCH COMPTROLLER LEMBO'S TALK & Q&A ON THIS TOPIC...LINKS BELOW.
video is 52 minutes 20 seconds long, and is presented in two formats:
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SPEAKER: Hon. Kevin Lembo, CT Comptroller, 15th Betty Hill Forum Friday, May 30, 2014
Excellent turnout! Answer re: "future?" Moving slowly forward toward GAAP. Commented on 50-state bidding
wars for jobs. Questioned state commitment to infrastructure improvements and repairs (we think we heard that,
but we'll check the tape later).
MILLSTONE Millstone acts on Fukushima failures... Full
2014 story here Millstone for 2013 here.
pills. Safety from
Millstone report... Thyroid pills headed to residents near
Millstone DAY Sep
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 Greenwich TIME
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 looking into
significance for Weston of Indian Point
repermitting - news story below:. Indian Point: Still safe NYPOST 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
“has always been ‘safety first’?”
Don’t hold your breath. The
NRC’s annual report card on the safety of nuclear plants around the
country gave 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
and Westchester. There is no way to
replace that juice — itself barely sufficient — either quickly or
affordably. And 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
SANDY... Lots of people and animals at the
Trumbull Ag School Oct. 27! Fall Conference
shows LWV not chicken, either. - - - - - - - - ONLINE
SPECIAL EVENT STILL PHOTOS AND STORY
the voting by unions
(rejecting give-back deal), but after Long Session ended, the LWV of
held its VIDEOTAPEDLegislative
Wrap Up 2011; Center, Connecticut logo from
SESSION OVER NOW: "What happened?" League asks legislators Cities
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.
2012 Betty Hill Forum
XIII picture storyhere 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 2011REPORT
------------------- Most recent Speak Up 2014 breaks new ground! SPEAK UP GAVE A VOICE TO AN ISSUE
As a result of outcry, in 2014 for the first time the Board of Finance chose to make an increase to the Town side of the budget! -------------------
LWVCT - it was a was a great event!!!
Click here for more.
THE BIG FINALE! VIDEO ONLINE
HERE A rousing performance and sing along
to "Pride and the Passion" in honor of the League of Women Voters
COUNCIL 2012 REPORT HERE Saturday,
June 2, 2012
Hamden Clarion Hotel and Suites
----------------------- LWVCT CONVENTION 2011
REPORTHERE Saturday May 21, 2011
At the Graduate Club, in New
Haven LWVCT CONVENTION: Luncheon at
left; afternoon Plenary Session at right
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
Want a DVD?Click
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