Campaign briefs


Rossi wants free Wi-Fi downtown

NAUGATUCK — Republican mayoral candidate Tamath Rossi announced as part of her campaign platform she wants to bring free Wi-Fi to downtown.

Rossi said in a press release that providing free Wi-Fi will create the opportunity to provide a service to residents while enhancing economic development for businesses.

“This has been done nationally with great success, and it’s time we bring Naugatuck into the future,” said Rossi in a press release. “I’ve been working on the financial structure and in most applications of this service in other places, it is a self-sustaining and in fact, revenue-generating for most municipalities.”

Free Wi-Fi can give businesses another tool to attract new customers and an opportunity for Naugatuck to attract new businesses, she stated in the release.

“We live in a connected economy where with the click of a button from our smart phones we can buy anything from laundry detergent to a car or house,” said Rossi in the release. “With free Wi-Fi downtown, we empower our community, our businesses and our residents to be more connected and grow our local economy.”

Democrats hosting meet the candidates

PROSPECT — The Democratic Town Committee is hosting a meet the candidates event on Saturday.

The event, which will feature complimentary pizza, is from 12 to 3 p.m. at Baki’s Pizzeria, 105 Waterbury Road. Residents are invited to stop by and talk with candidates.

The committee is also hosting pumpkin carving and Halloween crafts for children at its headquarters at 35 Union City Road Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should bring their own pumpkins. The headquarters will also be open for trick or treating from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.

Republicans hosting meet the candidates

PROSPECT — The Republican Town Committee is hosting a pizza party fundraiser to meet the candidates Oct. 19.

The event is at Baki’s Pizzeria, 105 Waterbury Road, and starts at 5:30 p.m. The minimum donation is $25. Republican candidates running for office in the November election will be on hand to talk with residents.

Republicans to hold wine tasting

BEACON FALLS — The Beacon Falls Republican Town Committee is holding a wine tasting fundraiser Oct. 24.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Michael and Joyce Krenesky, 22 Maple Ave. The evening will feature homemade wines made by Michael Krenesky, a Republican candidate for selectman.

Residents can also meet Republican candidates running for office in November. Suggested donations are $20 for individuals and $30 for couples.

Beacon Falls Democrats hosting brunch

BEACON FALLS — The Democratic Town Committee is hosting a harvest brunch fundraiser Oct. 25.

The brunch is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Chatfield Farms, 100 Fieldstone Lane. The donation is $20 per person. For more information, call Sheryl Feducia at (203) 525-3640.