AREA — The preparations you make now, ahead of storms, floods or hurricanes, can help you recover faster and stay safe during clean-up. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers, reminds home and business owners that it’s best to get ready before a storm strikes.

WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host its 24th annual Champion Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 10 at the Country Club of Waterbury, 1 Oronoke Rd. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit St. Mary’s Emergency Department renovations, which will improve and expand services to ensure high quality medical care in the Greater Waterbury region.

WATERTOWN — Nilda Pedroncelli, 78, of Watertown, passed away p…

WATERTOWN — Peter DeLeon, 71, of Watertown, son of the late Pa…

OAKVILLE — Anna (Zopko) Lopes, 102, of Oakville, passed away p…

Americans have grieved over the senseless murders of 31 people recently gunned down in an El Paso, Texas Walmart and a Dayton, Ohio nightclub.…