Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Awards anti Women and Minorities?

Is the Republican Town Committee and Senator Fasano turning it's back on Women and Minorities at the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Awards?


I as well as many other readers of The Patch who clicked on to see what the Patch decided to offer today quickly discovered that the East Haven Republican Town Committee is holding what they are calling the Ronald Regan Distinguished Service Awards.

Here is the rundown in case you missed it:

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Awards

11October Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:00 pm Country House, 990 Foxon Rd, East Haven, CT | Get Directions » $50.00


Ronald Reagan Distinguished Service Award:

-Joseph Maturo

-Michael Brandt

Charles "Doc" Schlegel Distinguished Service Award:

-Charles Schlegel

Republican Town Committee Distinguished Service Award:

-Frank Cappelloni

Guest Speakers:

Jerry Labriola, CT Republican Party Chairman

Leonard Fasano, CT State Senator

Now looking at this event I have to first congratulate those who are getting the awards at this event. I may not agree with the selections made to get the awards but then again I will not be attending the event however,whoever selected the honorees must have truly found something special about their choices that they made.

I do however,notice as I browse the list of those being honored and getting awards that there is not one Woman or Minority listed as getting an award and it seems like an award party for the old boys club of the Republican Party.

I personally know of many Republican Women in our town such as Janet Cianelli who through her work at The East Haven Food Pantry surely must be deserving of an award at this ceremony?

Looking at the list of Speakers for the event I see that Senator Leonard Fasano will be speaking at the event.

I find this interesting as it not only brings flashbacks of how his office while he was serving as Senator went against the wishes of the residents who live around the East Haven Quarry in Foxon but was being paid as Senator to represent the best interets of the residents of East Haven and those living around the quarry.

The Senator recently admitted to me that he Advocated for the developers of the Quarry and his office was paid for services which brings up the question was the Senator playing both sides of the fence and double dipping to line his pockets both as Senator and private Attorney?

The ceremony that the Senator will be speaking at as I mentioned above has no awards being given to women or minorities of East Haven who have made a difference and yt the Senator is choosing to speak at this event.

That in my  opinion is wrong as it represents the Senator thumbing his nose at all the women and Minorities who have made a difference in the East Haven Communitty.

Yet knowing all of this residents will and have placed on their lawns signs to support a Senator who went against the wishes of residents and is now thumbing his nose at Women and Minorities.

I would not accept nor have a Senator Fasano sign on my lawn knowing fully well how the Senator has taken advantage of the system to benefit himself and has clearly demonstrated that he clearly cares very little for the Residents of East Haven especially Women and Minorites who have helped to shape this great town.

If I were a community business or another resident with a Senator Fasano Lawn sign on my lawn I would remove the sign and show that unlike Senator Fasano you support the rights and appreciattion the  contributions of Women and Minorities in the East Haven Community.

Allow me to close by saying as I did at the top I congratulate all those getting an award for the service that they have given to our community.

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Richard, The Democratic Party and the DTC have along storied history of supporting both minorities and women. The idea that you are proposing above Richard has already been in existence for over 12 years the Profiles In Courage Awards was started in the year 2000. The recipients were, Anthony Proto, Thomas Giaimo and Yolanda Barraco (a woman) 2001 John Brereton, John Leary, Eileen Lawlor (a woman) and In meritoriously Mario Giaimo. 2002 Kenneth Dagliere, Elizabeth Mattie (a woman) Anthony Marino, and in meritoriously Salvatore Longobardi 2003 Doris Martin (a woman), John Limmocelli, Anthony Serio Sr., and in meritoriously Fred DePalma. 2004 Magdalen Sparaco (a woman) Martin Looney, James M. Dougherty, and in meritoriously Paul Norwood. 2006Alfred Cronk, Claire DiMartino (a woman) and Elizabeth Leary (a woman). 2009 Alice Helms(a woman), Noreen Clough(a woman) and Andrew Verderame. 2011 Susan Bysiewicz(a woman) Henry Hank Luzzi and Michael Albis. 2013 Have not selected recipients as of yet. Congratulations to all past recipents of the award now as I have previously asked why is there not one Woman or Minority listed as getting an award at the Ronald Regan Distinguished Service Awards?
Janet, Look what I found maybe this clears everything up why you were so embarassed by being mentioned and how tight you are with the Mayor. https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/528495_502489159763532_1774979112_n.jpg
Ted Musco October 10, 2012 at 07:45 AM
Here's a creep who had my wife resign from the Disability Committee because at meetings all he did was stare at her and she felt dirty by his staring, fortunatley for him, she made me promise not to say anything, but the day will come
Ted Musco October 10, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Julie there is not one person who agree's with the lie's this man says on the Patch why do you let him continue to make statements, everything he says is outright slander and vile. I vote for him to be baned and ask others to write to you with the same request. either lose the good people or lose the creep.
You owe me the money October 10, 2012 at 08:55 AM
Some people on here who protest about the wrong doings of Mr. Hoff should look themselves and say should I be saying anything in public when I have burned fellow towns people out of thousands of dollars because i would rather blow money at the casino than pay my debts. Those people should be silenced and shamed for their lack of character and downright phony lying to others. They should crawl back under their rock. As for Mr. Hoff just shut up already no one really cares what younthink anyway.
Luigi (the original) October 10, 2012 at 09:48 AM
So essentially what "You owe me the money" is saying is........ EVERYONE should SHUT-UP !! (yeah, that'll happen).
Ted,...Glad to see your still a card carrying member of The Republican Town Committee as it gives you something creative to do with your time. Perhaps the community would be better served however if you and the RTC would tell the truth a little more. It's shameful that when I start posting the truth for the residents of East Haven to see the RTC and this Adminastration have to stoop to such low brow tactics in order to protect Senator Fasano. I am refering to the Fact that your wife who ran for State Representative in the past would have the skills to be State Representative had she been elected but yet sadly decided to resign from the Disability Committee as this link will demonstrate after several months. http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/pdf/boards-coms.pdf Can you imagine if she had been elected and a Chairman of a Committee had looked in her direction? I was sad to see Lori go but hear she recently found a new hobby of attempting to destroy political signs of candidates of the opposing party with who's views she may disagree with. The fake protection order that suddenly was posted at the top and your attempts to publicly destroy me on behalf of your candidate and this adminastration only go to show just how well versed this adminastration and the RTC are at taking the low road and trying to evade the truth. Yet another reason why the voters of East Haven should not support any RTC endorsed candidates in this election.
Richard Poulton October 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Good job Hoffy. So proud of you and the DTC. Keep up the good work. Don't foget to stretch those arms now so you can do the patting.
Ted, I find it interesting that you as a member of The Republican Town Committee and Supporter of Senator Fasano would cliam that everything I write is outright slander and vile. It seems that another member of the RTC our Mayor Joe Maturo also used that line when the Department of Justice announced it's findings. http://easthaven.patch.com/articles/justice-department-east-haven-police-engaged-in-racial-profiling-in-violation-of-federal-laws#photo-8746064 It seems wherever and whenever the Truth is being told the RTC and this adminastration resort to calling it slanderous. I find that interesting in itself. It makes one wonder just why anyone would support any RTC endorsed candidates and their version of "the truth" Have an awesome Day Teddy.
Jacobo Arnez October 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Mr. Hoff is rapidly becoming my idol. He is of the perfect stature for a party "pitbull". I am sure he has fleas, what his all that rolling on the ground. Having walked past him at a Stop and Shop food drive, I can tell you he smells just like one too. Down boy, heel.
Janet A Cianelli October 10, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Mr Hoff ,Yes I am being formal here ! Seeing you are going through my pictures you will see this was taken at the ALS walk this year at Lighthouse Park that I attend every year! You will also find pictures of me with April Capone and Richard Bloumenthal at the Penquin Plunge a function that I took part in every year it was held in East Haven so your point is I can not take pictures with the Mayor of Our Town! The Mayor and I were at the walk Honoring Brian Savo who has the dreadful diesase and all The ALS Victims and families affect personally by this diesase! I might add that the embarrassement I felt is that there are so many other dedicated Republicans in Our town (as I am sure Democrats) That do an awful lot for Our Great community but this dinner was to honor Republicans! Thank-you for pointing out that I was proud that Joe Maturo showed up to support All the East Haven Famies that were in attendance! Enough said God Bless you and keep you safe!
Janet, Question if you as you put it feel that there are so many other dedicated Republicans in our town that do an awful lot for our great community...Then can you honestly tell me there is not one Republican woman or minority who could have been selected to recieve an award at this event?
Dan McCann October 10, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Hoff you truly are a complete Party Animal. Everyone don't you realize that this sit at home collecting a government check guy is getting off every time you respond to him? Do us all a favor and stop responding. He loves to see all the attention towards him. He's nothing more than a weasel and a fool:
Janet A Cianelli October 10, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Enjoyed this so much! Thank-you!
Patrick Madley October 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Not to get off topic but I will tell you that in the next municipal election I will be splitting my votes. I will support some of the Democrats and I will support some of the Republicans. I vote on who I like and ideals that I share with those people and if that means they have a D or R next to their name, who cares? If this gets me in "trouble" I do not care, I will support the best candidates, or, who I believe is the best candidate I should say. The DTC has just as many issues as the RTC, just to clarify. I do not like this name calling and putting down- it is not fair to any citizen of this town.
Janet A Cianelli October 10, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Mr Hoff....Just because a women is a women or a minority is a minority does not mean that they have to be acknowledged! When someone does something worthy of recognition it matters not of gender or race and until we realize this we will have people trying to help out regardless of regonition or not! Simply said in little league we are not teaching our young ones to excel when we give a trophy for just showing up! My point is everyone should do and be the best they can be and know someone will always be better than you!
Richard Poulton October 10, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Patrick, I don't think you would get an argument with your comment. Maybe though from someone that is hard cored to their party.
Patrick Madley October 10, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Thanks, Richard. It is just that this is getting so sickening. We are all adults, right? Because from the way it looks it does not seem like it. I will from now on be outspoken on any issue where this political mud slinging is taking place.
Mrs Cianelli, Can you tell me what exactly the Mayor has accomplished that is worthy of Recognition?
Beth October 10, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Gee seems that you missed a few years there Hoffy--you hiding something? Or did you lose count? Thanks too for pointing out exactly which names are those of women.....might not have been able to determine that for ourselves.
Richard Poulton October 10, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I'm sorry folks I said I wouldn't but this is just too funny. Hoffy asked the question above. My answer would be, his accomplishment would be he beat April. That is all, bye bye.
Anthony M October 10, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Hate Mongering to the extreme.
Rosie October 10, 2012 at 06:54 PM
This guy is really sickening. He obviously has a severe mental difficiency that requires attention, positive or negative. (Mostly negative). Perhaps we are seeing the real reason behind the "disability". Anyway, anyone who has an ounce of respect for this so-called man should be put in the same catagory. He does not warrant any respect at all. And with these antics, he may just be hindering the Food Pantry as well. I, for one, will donate directly to them from now on, or double up to other organizations conductiing drives. I will not give this guy any reason to pat himself on the back. And if smart, neither will anyone else.
Luigi (the original) October 10, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Rosie unfortunately he is getting help from a number of malcontents, some even from the right........ It's really unfortunate, but I'm more than sure what goes around comes around.
Rosie October 10, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Well, hello Luigi. Long time no..hear from!! I agree that he is not intelligent enough to come up with this stuff on his own. There is obviously some coaching going on. And it is unfortunate that they are using this very simple man this way, but as you said, what comes around goes around. That being said, I am unfortunately serious that seeing the downward spiral that he has taken, the Food Pantry will suffer. He is putting everyone off and my prediction is that no one will want anything to do with him. He is a very twisted man.
Luigi (the original) October 10, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Yes, hello Rosie. I've been behind the scenes reading quietly these past few months. This guy Hoff has been nothing more than a hemorrhoid for his party of..., well you know. But the animosity he displays is only half as annoying as supposed party faithful who hold an axe to grind. This should have been a positive piece, and it was tainted by cry baby "know-it-all's".
Ron October 11, 2012 at 01:34 AM
So which one's Hoffy ?
One last one before I go watch as Former Republican Town Committee Chairman Carl Ruggerio states that only the Democrats have a problem winning this award but the news reveals that indeed Republicans themselves have a problem with it. http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/mayor-maturo-receives-reagan-award
I asked this question almost 10 hrs ago and Mrs Cianelli has yet to provide an answer.
cheryl October 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Mr Maturo served this town for many yrs,,he was mayor before and i feel did a great job,,this term he has put his foot in his mouth a bit but i still believe he is doing a good job,,ppl may not think so because he hired gallo back,,i agree a big mistake, but all in all with his 10yr record i dont see why he wouldnt win this award,,


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