"WALLINGFORD — The Town Council wants to strengthen local littering laws to impose fines on people who dump household or commercial garbage into public trash receptacles. The Town Council voted unanimously at an ordinance committee Thursday to advance to a vote of the full council changes to the town’s littering ordinance ... The council also discussed the proposed ordinance changes at an ordinance committee meeting in December. Councilor Craig Fishbein asked during the meeting who was empowered to go through trash bags dumped in town receptacles to identify the person. Town Corporation Counsel Janis M. Small replied that once the trash was deposited, it belongs to the town. Public Works would ask the police to go through the trash, unless someone else was designated."
Letter to Editor of Record Journal "Support for Fishbein" - 9/18/2021
Letter to Editor of Record Journal "Re-Elect Fishbein" - 9/11/2021
“Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. said Tuesday that the town is working on a plan to disburse the money locally to help people recover from losses due to the pandemic — from individuals who were unemployed to small businesses and nonprofits. ‘We are looking to set up a program that allows for applications for funding,’ Dickinson said, ‘and review those applications, and hopefully award a grant to assist in those circumstances.’”
"... The setback requirement against any border with a residential property or zone would be 150 yards, and include a 100-foot landscaped or natural open space buffer with an earthen berm at least 6 feet tall. Evergreen or native trees must be planted every 10 linear feet along the outside of the edge of the berm to provide extra screening. All substations would be screened with fencing and evergreen trees not taller than 10 feet ... ."
(NEW) POLICE STATION NEWS
ANIMAL SHELTER UPDATE (ACO Gibbs Requests AC in Kennel Area)
Below please find the report and request by the town's new Animal Control Officer, in support of installing the air conditioning that the Town Council unanimously approved a few weeks ago. #Finally #Godpeed (Just in time for fall.)
Town Council Passes Resolution to Add Air Conditioning to Animal Shelter
"Heartfelt Thanks" - A Letter to the RJ Editor 8/13/2021
From the Record Journal Newspaper - 8/13/2021
ANIMAL SHELTER UPDATE (Upcoming Meeting of the Town Council Ordinance Committee)
On... to... NOVEMBER!
ANIMAL SHELTER UPDATE (2014 Memo)
ANIMAL SHELTER UPDATE (Mayor's Press Release)
WALLINGFORD — Deputy Chief John Ventura will succeed the retiring William Wright as the town’s new police chief, Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. announced on Monday. Ventura “possesses the knowledge, experience and temperament to lead our police department," Dickinson said in a statement released by his office. Wright will retire by July 1 to become director of operations at Choate Rosemary Hall. He announced his intention to retire in April.
A PRETTY GOOD Summer Reading List for Children
With no homework or school to worry about, summer can be the perfect time for kids and teens to crack open a great book. These must-read books are classics for a reason: They tell compelling stories with unforgettable characters. Whether they're in middle school or high school or just getting started on chapter books, kids, tweens, and teens can use this list to get a jump start on the year ahead. And parents can use it to learn more about the books teachers are assigning their kids over the summer and throughout the school year.
Here is the list: Summer Reading List for Children
Notice of an Important Town Meeting (Re: Data Centers), Tuesday, May 18, 2021!
"The council voted 9-0 to approve a change in Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr.’s proposed budget that would allocate $60,000 to convert the four tennis courts at Harrison Park into eight pickleball-only areas. 'We have the money, so I would defer to the Parks and Recreation Commission to determine where (pickleball courts) would be best suited for the town,' Fishbein said."
Oakdale Theatre COVID-19 Vaccination Site Is Taking Walk-ins!
Please be advised that the vaccination site at Oakdale Theatre is taking walk-ins for COVID-19 vaccinations.
By Lauren Takores, Record-Journal staff
Record Journal: "Body cam shows Wallingford officer making ‘split second decision’ as armed suspect flees"
While some want to "defund the police," I do not. Many do not know the sacrifice that they and their families go through, not knowing whether or not they or their "family member in blue" will return safely at the end of their shift. Thank you, Wallingford Police Department for your efforts in keeping us safe. #BackTheBlue
Fishbein announces decision to seek re-election
From the Record Journal Newspaper - 4/15/2021
Editor: During the pandemic, various individuals have sought my help as a private attorney, to fight for their rights. Last spring, as a result of my legal representation, the federal courts ordered Governor Lamont to repeal his unconstitutional executive order that totally shut down the process to apply for a firearm permit. The governor complied within days, and that process was restored.
A few months ago, our attorney general agreed to vacate thousands of dollars in fines levied against one of my clients, a single mother with relatively no income, when it was proven that portions of the governor’s travel ban were legally unenforceable.
And, just a few weeks ago, as a result of our case which successfully challenged the legal process by which the governor mandated the wearing of face masks (as opposed to the general wearing of facemasks, no matter what my political opponents may claim), the court ruled his procedure unconstitutional, thereby causing the legislature to convene and vote to re-taking its position as a co-equal third branch of our state government.
As with representing my clients, as an elected official, I have fought for the principles of smaller government, lower taxes, and less interference in the day-to-day affairs of our law-abiding citizens, and that fight is apparently never-ending. With that in mind, I recently filed papers to run, once again, for a seat on the Wallingford Town Council, and have created a website for the campaign: www.fishbeinforcouncil.com.
Please know that I will not be accepting donations for this campaign. I respectfully request that any money you would consider donating you instead use to take your family out for a meal at one of our fantastic local Wallingford restaurants. They are the lifeblood of our local economy, and could use your support. Now, on to November!
Very truly yours,
Craig C. Fishbein, Wallingford