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Editor’s Note: This re-posting from October 2006 follows another pathetic attempt at a smokescreen by Tony DiPace in his interview with The JI last week.

Phony Tony One, Phony Tony Two And Roger The Stooge
News & Commentary

Enfield's Dynamic Dirtbags Strike Out Again

The Cool Justice Report
Oct. 17, 2006

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is available for reprint courtesy of The Cool Justice Report,

NEWS ITEM: A Superior Court judge ruled in September that -- despite a full-court press by the powers that be and their flunkeys in town government -- the Felician Sisters who run the Enfield Montessori School could keep their parking area. Curious comments were made in the aftermath.

The most bizarre comment was made by Anthony DiPace, chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission.

"What we're looking at is a safety concern -- and that's it," DiPace told The Journal Inquirer.

With this comment, DiPace exposed himself as a fake, a phony and a fraud.

DiPace The Coward never stepped forward when he had a chance to make the school parking area safer. DiPace had a chance to help when the Felician Sisters presented a traffic engineer's report to the Historic District Commission, showing that a proposed looped driveway and parking area farther from Route 5 would prevent back-ups and lessen safety risks.

Nor did any other town official appear to support a plan for improved safety.

DiPace had chosen instead to file an anonymous complaint, falsely claiming that the existing dirt parking area by the highway was illegal.
The town government -- instead of protecting its children -- sent Assistant Town Planner Roger The Stooge Alsbaugh to the Historic District Commission.

Alsbaugh had told the zoning enforcement officer -- incorrectly -- that Enfield Montessori School expanded illegally within its existing buildings. He also carried water for Big Anthony Troiano, next-door neighbor and virulent foe of Enfield Montessori. Roger The Stooge argued that a parking lot toward the rear of the school would "reduce the areas of vegetation … and permanently change the character of the remaining site open space … "

Historic vegetation has been a long-time and grave concern for Troiano.

Big Anthony Troiano, as recently as this week, is reaching out to the media, inviting selected press to his cabana and pool area for a viewing of the Enfield Montessori School. Troiano is also - incorrectly - calling the improved parking plan an expansion. Will Big Anthony be offering a cigar to any special guests who might show up?

Perhaps Big Anthony meant what he said to the Historic District Commission a couple years ago:

"The school refused to accept the commission's ruling. It's like a teacher telling a child no. Why does the school continue to return again and again when they have been told that the application is not appropriate for the Enfield Historic District … Once this paving is accepted, no one can stop the school from fulfilling their intent to asphalt their backyard total. This is their way of coming back through the back door to the large addition to the school built.

"The school made their own problems," Big Anthony Troiano continued. "If you wish the school to grow as it has in the past, the most sensible thing to do is find another location out of this Historic District to build a brand new beautiful school. Or do the most obvious thing. Use the empty buildings across the street owned by the Felician Sisters."

The chairman of the Historic District Commission, attorney Richard Tatoian, is a close associate of Big Anthony Troiano and a board member of the bank Troiano developed, Enfield Federal Savings.

How might Tatoian be conflicted in this case?

The Historic District Commission's denial of Enfield Montessori's plan for a safer parking area is before the state Appellate Court. Troiano can thank Enfield taxpayers again for funding his cause.

Attorney Ken Slater of Hartford's Halloran & Sage is representing the Felician Sisters.

10 comments from October 2006

Why call them Big Anthony and Big Frank? They are both under 5'5" tall!!
Posted by Anonymous | 5:47 PM

Why doesn't Big Anthony stay at his home in Rhode Island or his home in Vero Beach, Florida, and leave the nuns alone.
Why did he want to buy their property? To develop it? Then a road or condos or houses wouldn't bother him. He is such a hypocrite.
Pat Tallerita seems to be doing well. He has made a lot of expensive improvements to his property. He plans to install double hung storm windows to his house. That is an expensive project!! Did he get a raise at his state job??
Posted by Anonymous | 6:39 PM

can't be stated enough - his wife is on the commission.
Posted by Anonymous | 7:00 AM

Enfield Federal--The BANK thats another story.
Posted by Anonymous | 8:27 PM

This stuff is riveting. It's like a soap opera but the sad thing is the truth behind it, details that we didn't even know but things that we know are not yet here. Were watching/waiting. We recently found this blog but we keep looking at it. We are afraid that the comments can get traced by the Enfield PD so if we want to get you things how do we do that?
Posted by Anonymous | 8:56 PM

It is easy to complain and make accusations and then do nothing about it. Get involved and make your case. Help someone else make their case. Contact the Ethics Commission, the Town Manager, the Attorney General or some of the good town council people (yes, there are several in both parties). But do something constructive. Blogging is a strangely fun way to blow off steam but it accomplishes little. Step up or shutup should be the mantra.
Posted by Anonymous | 7:06 AM

It is interesting to me that the Troiano's have forgotten where their children all went to preschool. Right next door at the beloved Montessori school that they now want to destroy. Shows you how loyal this family can be.
Posted by Anonymous | 7:48 AM

The Troiano's even used to use the previously illegal parking lot at the Montessori School for overflow parking when they had big parties or receptions of their own. They had no problem accepting the hospitality of the good Sisters when it benefited them. That's what they must be talking about when they say "Neighbors Helping Neighbors".
Posted by Anonymous | 8:55 AM

Troianos and just about everyone else in enfield with money are dirty white trash, they joke about how cheaply they can buy the local politicians.
Posted by Anonymous | 8:07 PM

Why do I get the feeling that it is the same person defending the corrupt officials, no facts in defense are offered instead just immature name calling. How can you defend trying to run nuns and their school out of town? Enfield needs to wake up, and rein in their corrupt leaders and residents. It has been a widely known fact for years that this exists, and thank god Andy has devoted his time, and courage to finally expose it. I just wonder why the republicans sit by complicitly and watch it happen, those who know and do nothing to stop it are just as guilty.
Posted by Anonymous | 7:06 AM

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