The Danbury News-Times is losing decades of experience today; veteran reporters John Pirro, Eileen Fitzgerald and Bob Miller are all retiring. A loss for Connecticut journalism.
Face the State WFSB 11 am
Host: Dennis House
The Hartford baseball stadium debate
Guests: Dr. Larry Deutsche, City Council and Ken Krayeske, Attorney
The resurgence of the Hartford Whalers logo
Guest: Peter Good, Designer
Flashback: The Hartford Circus Fire Memorial
Report by Kara Sundlun July 6, 2005
CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am
Sen. Eric Coleman- Rock Cats controversy
Ethan Ruby, President and CEO of Theraplant- How the state is preparing for medical marijuana industry
Bob Hebert, The Stride Program- Re-entry workforce development program for offenders that is having great success
The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 am, online at http://www.ctnow.com/stan
Focus on Connecticut News12
Guests: Floyd Lapp, Executive Director, South Western Regional Planning Agency
CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 pm), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)
The Avon planning and zoning commission rejected WFSB-TV’s proposal to put a Doppler weather radar system on Avon mountain in a 6-1 vote. The commission has rejected the radar because it would be “out of character” with the town and would pose potential health risks to the surrounding residents. A consultant hired independently by the residents claims that the radar will emit harmful radiation to those living around the radar. WFSB officials and a consultant for the town of Avon insist that there is no risk associated with the radar system. Another point of contention between residents and WFSB is the noise from the proposed system.
WFSB planned to install the radar on 375 Deercliff Road and it would replace the radar system that is currently at Bradley International Airport.
Evan White has been hired by WFSB and will start as a reporter in mid-July. He was most recently a reporter / fill-in anchor at 13WHAM News in Rochester, NY. Before Rochester, he was a General Assignment Reporter at WKTV News in Utica, NY. During his time in upstate New York he has covered a multitude of stories ranging from professional sports to triple homicides. Evan graduated Cum Laude from Emerson College with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
An update to our post announcing that Tina Martin is leaving WFSB. She writes:
The station and I have mutually agreed to part ways. I have had a tremendous run at WFSB. From general assignment reporter to Tina Around Town features reporter to weekend morning anchor….winning local and national awards along the way!! I appreciate the opportunities I have been given in my 6 years. The viewers have been amazing to me and I thank them for welcoming me into their homes. I can’t go anywhere in the state without people telling me how much they love watching me! For that I am so grateful!!! I look forward to bigger and better. My agent has several irons in the fire all across the country. I look forward to exploring opportunities in my hometown of Boston, NYC and beyond.