Following the completion of the Connecticut General Assembly 2019 Regular Session, State Representative Joe Polletta R-68 reminisces about closing this year's legislative session and finalizing the state's biennial budget, recalls his participation in crafting and endorsing key policy issues regarding Watertown pedestrian public safety and the creation of cultural districts as well as dives in with his perspectives surrounding the current political state of Connecticut.

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Foundation is taking applications from non-profit organizations for non-recurring capital improvement grants. Organizations must be tax-exempt and must be located within a 15-mile radius of Watertown. The proposed capital expenditure must conform to foundation requirements that it be for charitable, educational, literary, scientific, historical or religious purposes.

President and CEO of Thomaston Savings Bank Stephen L. Lewis was elected president of the Connecticut Community Bankers Association on June 1 during the group’s annual meeting. Mr. Lewis, who previously served as the association’s vice president, will serve a two-year term as president.

WOODBURY — Flanders’ Van Vleck Farm and Sanctuary will host Goat Yoga at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23 on the hill outside the North Barn, 644 Flanders Rd. Experienced yoga instructors will lead guests in this one hour gentle class suitable for all levels. Nigerian dwarf goats will roam among participants during the class.