Archive for June 2010
>The Register Citizen’s “Ben Franklin Project,” an experiment in using open-source technology to produce the newspaper and its Web site, and crowdsourcing concepts to report the news, is entering its final week.
>I’m pleased to be presenting a check for $1,400 to the FISH homeless shelter and food bank in Torrington today.
>Two years ago, now-retired United Way of Northwest Connecticut Executive Director Bill Egan and I started the Northwest Connecticut Diaper Drive because we were moved by stories of local families having to divert money from budgets for food and medicine to pay the cost of diapering their young children.
>We will be holding a live online chat at RegisterCitizen.Com at 1 p.m. today as part of a major citizen-based reporting project that we have launched exploring downtown revitalization efforts in Torrington.
>There’s still time to submit entries – and vote for your favorites – in The Register Citizen’s Children’s Art Calendar Contest.
This is very cool … on RegisterCitizen.Com we now have a live Web cam and tracker counting how many gallons have been spilled in the BP disaster down in Louisiana.
>In case you missed it, The Register Citizen unveiled a major, new effort last week urging readers to challenge and report factual errors in its news stories.