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Friday, June 5, 2015


Right about now we need solutions and suggestions, not attention grabbing stunts. One of those doing that is Mayoral candidate Bob Killian. Killian is stepping up and trying to identify potential solutions that will have a positive impact on Hartford's future. His thoughts are driven by common sense, and after reading his ideas, it makes it clearer and clearer to me every day why Bob Killian is the right choice for Hartford , when we need solid leadership the most.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Monday evening during torrential rains throughout the region, a call came into the Hartford Dispatch Center reporting a meowing cat stuck in a storm drain on Nahum Drive. A dispatcher apparently dispatched a fire assignment to check put the situation.Almost immediately after the engine and District Chief were dispatched , the District Chief cancelled the action. Apparently unlike almost every other agency across the Country, according to the District Chief, "Hartford doesn't do cats".

Fortunately, a dispatcher didn't take the Hartford Fire Departments District Chiefs word as the final answer. The Dispatcher decided to try the Hartford Police to show some compassion for a creature in distress. She made the correct call. Sergeant Winston Brooks , who was the HPD street supervisor at the timer was called. Brooks has had his own unwarranted attention recently regarding not letting civilians into the Hartford Animal Shelter. Brooks was recently villainized on a Facebook page over his efforts to protect the City from unnecessary liability He would not allow civilians trying to have unsupervised access to the animal shelter

It seems minor, but imagine the law suits if HPD allowed someone unrestricted access and they were to be bit or mauled by a dangerous animal? These aren't all lovable puppies in the Shelter. So back to the cat, or as it eventually turned out, the kitten.

Brooks and several other HPD Officers responded to 73 Nahum Drive. Sure enough, the sounds of the cat in distress were clearly coming from the storm drain. HFD still refused to respond, the MDC was also less than responsive. Brooks and the HPD officers refused to allow the kitten to drown.

Officer Holly Donahue, clearly an animal lover as a HPD k-9 Officer was on her way home from what am I am told. Officer Donahue is also a member of the HPD Dive Team and she heard the radio conversations about the rescue effort. She immediately responded back into the City, donned her dry suit ( like a wet suit  but it is sealed instead of letting water in) She offered to be lowered down into the storm drain on a rope and attempt to coax the kitten out for the rescue.

This was also as the rain continued and flash flood warnings were in place throughout the state. Probably not the safest thing to do or the best place to be, but HFD still refused to assist. Besides, Mike and Molly was on TV and who wants to go outside in a rain  storm just to rescue a kitten in distress. The cops are on the streets all the time anyway, so they are used to it.

The rescue attempt was successful, the 8 month old kitten probably used up one of its 9 lives but it lived to see another day thanks to Officer Donahue, Sergeant Brooks and all the other HPD personnel involved. Shame on HFD for turning their backs on a creature in distress. Where is the Facebook page about that?

Sunday, May 31, 2015


When I first started this blog, my main goal was to bring about change in Hartford. To a large degree, I think I have accomplished some of that. As part of that goal, I think a change in leadership is needed to bring about more of that needed change. Some of you may agree with me, some of you unfortunately may not, but regardless I am going to try to educate as many people as possible why I have made the choices I have made.

If you agree, hopefully you will learn why I think Bob Killian is the right choice for Hartford, and maybe you will learn something that will help affirm that choice or persuade you to consider changing your support to Bob from someone else, If you don't want to be educated, there is a red "X" in the upper right corner, click on that. In the meantime for those that want to be educated voters, please tolerate me and see if you agree me that Bob is the best choice for Hartford.

This is an interesting interview and mostly questions you will never hear at any debate, but I think it gives a little more insight into who Bob Killian really is. I do have to do something about that Yankee's support though.

 Media Lab interns at the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Hartford Mayoral Candidates as a part of our (I)NTERVIEW series. Watch as these political candidates reveal personal tidbits about their favorite hobbies, their biggest inspirations, and their reason for wanting to become mayor.

I found the link to this video on Bob's website,

Thanks again for your  indulgence



The Hartford Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for last Sunday's double shooting, including the assault on a pastor.  Aaron Taylor, 12/17/89, of Windsor CT has an active arrest warrant for a shooting that occurred at 932 Capital Avenue on 05/24/2015. This incident was documented under HPD case number 15-15639. He is currently charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and Assault in the First Degree. The warrant carries a 1.2 million dollar judge set bond. Use caution when dealing with Taylor as the firearm in this incident has NOT been recovered. Taylor operated a black Nissan Maxima in this incident although the marker plate is not known at this time. Taylor is also a suspect in other crimes. CT Inmate # 350467

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact Law Enforcement