Monthly Archives: May 2008

Visconti enters the congressional race

Trying to catch up with what Joe’s doing, I found these stories especially helpful:

Hartford Courant (April 29, 2008)

The Everyday Republican blog (May 2, 2008)

Bristol Blog (May 1, 2008)

Personally, I think Joe’s got no chance. But you have to love his fighting spirit.



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Don’t feed the bears

Notice from the town… Just in case you were thinking of throwing raw meat in your back yard:

During the past week there have been three bear sightings in West Hartford.  Bears are very active this time of year.  They pose very little threat to residents, but DEP has issued the following recommendations to us:

1)      Never feed the bears.

2)      Remove bird feeders from late March through November. 

3)      Add a few capfuls of ammonia to trash bags and garbage cans to mask food odors.  Keep trash bags in a container with a tight lid and store in the garage.

4)      Thoroughly clean grills after each use.

5)      Do not leave pet food outside overnight.

6)      Do not add meat or sweets to compost piles.

Please report bear sightings to the DEP Wildlife Division at 860-675-8130.  If a bear is acting aggressively toward a person or attempting to enter a home, please call the West Hartford Police Department at 523-5203 or 911.

Anyone know where people saw the bears? I want to know if I should worry.




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A whale of a dumb story

Let me get this straight… the Courant has a story at the top of the front page saying that the Science Center whale isn’t going away? All because a Facebook user thought it might be leaving? It’s a strange, strange new world.


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