WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting on Tuesday, February 18, discussed parts of the town’s budget and announced the hiring of an acting town manager. Under new business, the council approved Watertown Police Chief John Gavallas as the acting town manager. The approval had one opposition from council member Paul H. Rinaldi. Chairman Thomas Winn said in the past, if a town manager was unavailable or on vacation, Mr. Gavallas would fill in.

MIDDLEBURY — George Frantzis, III, has been named human resources director at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark. “Small family businesses are the foundation of a great economy,” he said. “My position specifically deals with creating great entry-level opportunities for our employees and providing an excellent experience for our customers. I’m extremely proud to be a part of the team again.”

NEW HAVEN - The Watertown High School boys’ and girls’ indoor track and field programs sent several competitors to the CIAC’s Class ‘M’ championship meet on February 15 at the Floyd Little Center. “I was pleased with the results for both teams,” said Indians’ coach Brian LaFontaine. “Everyone worked really hard to get to this meet, which is a reward for a good season, being able to pit yourself against your peers.”

WATERBURY — Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will present the third concert in the 2019-20 Subscription Series, a program titled All-Mozart at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center, 750 Chase Pkwy. Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland will lead the orchestra in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 and Requiem in collaboration with the Hartford Chorale and vocal soloists from Yale School of Music including Soprano Nicole Leung, Mezzo-Soprano Martina Myskohlid, Tenor Jonghyun Park and Bass-Baritone Phillip Lopez.

WATERTOWN — The Council of Catholic Women of St. John the Evangelist Church will sponsor this year’s World Day of Prayer at noon Saturday, March 7 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St. Members of all the churches in the local ecumenical council are encouraged to participate. World Day of Prayer is an international event, originating in 1927, that unites Christians in more than 170 countries in prayer.