Each week on the Ethan and Lou Show, we are joined by both candidates for Mayor in the City of Danbury, Dean Esposito and Roberto Alves.
The two men joined us again on Thursday (10/21/21) and we shifted the topic to retail cannabis sales in Danbury. First, Alves spoke on the matter first, later in the morning we asked Dean Esposito about it.
I posed a question about it right away asking; "the current administration, you are the Chief of Staff there, decided to a moratorium on retail weed sales in the City. That means we'll be revisiting the topic in 2022. Why did you all do that, and do you anticipate that if you take office, you will support retail weed sales in Danbury? Esposito replied with the following:
"Obviously the moratorium was put into place so the City of Danbury could take a step back and evaluate this new bill, it came pretty quick and then was implemented pretty quickly.
So, we took the moratorium position because we want to give the issue the deepest thought. The concerns we have are for the people of the City of Danbury. I know that my opponent is all about the money, but the reality is, we have to support the safety and the concerns of the people of the city.
So, we took a step back and we're evaluating it every single day. Lou, you'll like this, we have what is called a cannabis working group. So, they are all here together to evaluate what is the best options for the people of the City of Danbury."
Later we asked Esposito if he smokes or consumes cannabis products, he said "no I do not", we followed up by asking if he has ever? Esposito replied; "I never inhaled." This was Esposito's nod to the long national P.R. nightmare known as Bill Clinton and while I knew that answer was coming from some direction, I insisted on an answer, Dean said:
"No, I'm a cigar smoker but I was an athlete in high school so that was frowned upon."
There was so much more to the interview and you can hear it by clicking into the video at the top of the page. Esposito defended himself from accusations by his opponent that he actually lives in Brookfield and doubled down saying that Roberto Alves intends to defund the police. If you want to hear what Roberto Alves said earlier that day in his interview, click here.
Mayor Joe Cavo Wrapping Up Virtual Restaurant Month in Danbury
Danbury Mayor Joe Cavo and the wonderful folks from the City Hall office have been celebrating virtual restaurant month for all of March. Mayor Cavo, his staff and offices with connections to City Hall have been purchasing and eating food from some of Danbury's best eateries and there are many to choose from. Take a look at where our Mayor has been.
Some of Danbury's Best Gas Stations When You Are in A Rush
Whether stopping for gas, getting a coffee or just grabbing a snack, gas stations/convenience stores should be convenient, but that is not always the case. Sometimes you wait in long pump lines, some gas station lots have an odd configurations, the staff can be slow to ring you out or you get stuck behind people buying 50 Lotto tickets. These Danbury gas stations have cracked the code, they don't fall into the common mistakes that make a gas station stop a headache. These are "Some of Danbury's Best Gas Stations When You Are In a Rush."
Inside the Holding Cells and Grand Rooms of Danbury's Fairfield County Courthouse
One of Danbury's most significant buildings is the vacant courthouse on Main Street. I took a tour of it recently and captured images to share with you. This is a look at the judge's chambers, inside the holding cells and around the grand courtroom of the Fairfield County Courthouse.
44 Images From Inside the Haunting + Historic Old Jail in Danbury
Rich history and survival is the story of Danbury's Old Jail. It's historical significance in the Hat City is unquestionable, and many residents know some of the facts. What people may not know, is that it took great effort on the part of many Danbury residents to keep it protected. It's not a miracle that it stands today, it's a result of hard work and respect for the City's narrative. Here I share with you some of the facts that make the Old Jail special, the work it took to keep it intact and why I found the space haunting.
Hat City Group Selects 10 of The Best Breakfast Sandwiches-Delis in Danbury Area
If you consider yourself a breakfast sandwich connoisseur, you know that a bad one will really upset you, so getting the right deli or breakfast spot is what matters most. Most breakfast sandwich extremists know exactly where they are going when they are hungry in the morning and they have their favorite spot. They'll travel out of there way to get there if necessary and it will be worth every extra second.
Maybe you don't have a favorite, or your preference isn't in business anymore, maybe you are new to the Danbury area and if so, you came to the right place. I found a pretty comprehensive list of some of the Danbury areas best places for a breakfast sandwich and It just happened to be on the Danbury, CT Reddit
If you are looking to have someone blow smoke up your a--, there are plenty of websites where you can get that. If you want honest, harsh and critical reviews, go to Reddit. If you find a positive review on Reddit, it's because the place they are recommending is very good at what they do.
Someone just like you (u/JansportStrings) was is search of breakfast on Sunday and posted: "Best Breakfast Sandwiches/Delis in the Area?" Below are the delis/eateries they selected.
10 Wild But True Facts About CT Roads + Motorists
Each year, the average American spends 54 hours a year
in traffic. We are out on the roads so often we are bound to learn a few things about the roads themselves and our fellow drivers but there are some things many of us will miss. Here are some wild but true facts about Connecticut's roads and motorists that you may not know.