Webster Lake Association President Gloria Ricker and Senator Richard T. Moore display signs to be installed within the watershed district of the town of Webster.
St. Joseph Basilica recognized.
By Thomas D’Agostino
WEBSTER - It was a short but celebratory Webster Board of Selectmen Meeting on Monday, October 22, with the approval of new watershed district signs, a proclamation recognizing the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph Basilica and a new Cultural Council appointment.
Senator Richard T. Moore and Webster Lake Association President Gloria Ricker unveiled a prototype of signs that will be posted on Route 395 Exits 1 and 2 ,both north and south, as well as Route 193 at the Connecticut/ Massachusetts state line. The signs are to acknowledge the fact that Webster has a watershed district with certain rules and regulations that must be adhered to within that particular boundary. The signs will help developers be more aware of the fact that there is a watershed district within the town. The actual signs will be made of aluminum and are scheduled to be in place around November.
Senator Moore spoke to the board on how pleased he was to be part of the project stating that “the lake is one of the town’s most important assets.”
Senator Moore also commented on the renovation of the downtown area in regard to improvements and more employment opportunities for the community. The senator did caution the board to still be fairly conservative on the budgeting process in regard to the concerns over the so-called “Federal Fiscal Cliff” which will result in cuts of federal funding to municipalities such as Webster. The cuts are in attempt to cut the federal deficit.
The board awarded a proclamation to St. Joseph Basilica for recognition of their 125 years in the town. Reverend Monsignor Anthony Czarnecki was present to receive the award.
Board of Selectmen Chairman Donald Bourque read the proclamation recognizing St. Joseph Basilica as the oldest Polish-American parish in New England, being established in 1887. In 1998, Pope John Paul II conferred the title of Basilica on the church. This honor recognized the unique role that St. Joseph has assumed in the history of the Polish-American Church in New England. The St. Joseph School was established in 1892 and continues to be an educational cornerstone of the town. The church has also hosted an annual festival for almost 40 years. According to the proclamation, Reverend Monsignor Czarnecki is recognized internationally for his leadership in the religious community and selfless effort in the town.
Town Administrator John McAuliffe presented the board with an artists rendering of the new police station. At present, architects are working on the space aspect of the building. The next step will be choosing materials. The illustration of the station is scheduled to be posted on the town website.
Michael Walter Robillard was appointed to the Cultural Council.
Sacred Heart of Jesus was issued a one-day liquor license.
- Tuesday, 23 October 2012
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