At 9:55 p.m. on February 9, the Watertown Fire Department responded to an alarm coming from the residents of a house on Buckingham Street. The two-story home, which was being rented by the Sharp family, was owned by the neighboring Union Congregational Church. Tiffany Sharp and three school-aged children escaped without injury from the blaze, which claimed the life of the family’s cat. The father of the children and a son at college were not home when the fire broke out.

WATERTOWN-OAKVILLE — The Watertown Fire Marshal’s office has announced the winners of the 2020/2021 annual Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. The contest, sponsored by the State Fire Marshal’s office, the Connecticut Fair Plan, the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association and the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Association is run by the county and local fire marshals each year to help promote fire safety.

WATERTOWN — State Auditor Robert J. Kane, 53, a former state s…

WATERBURY — After nearly two years and $9 million, the Mattatuck Museum has announced its re-opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 28. The museum opens with new exhibitions, an artist installation in the plaza, reinstallation of the permanent collection and a re-interpretation of the Orton P. Camp, Jr., History Exhibit. The renovation project has brought to life a reimagined space that continues to be a welcoming, inclusive, stimulating and enriching community anchor.