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WATERTOWN — The Watertown History Museum and local veterans groups will gather near the gazebo on Veterans Hill to honor the men and women who served in the First World War at 1 p.m. Friday, May 21 at Route 838. Veterans who were born in Watertown and Oakville, who lived here, and/or were bu…

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Shown are members of Troop 140 celebrating Mary Jane Concepcion’s newly minted U.S. citizenship. From left, Gina Vadney, Lynn Mancini, Michele Skarpa, Mary Welch, Jeanne Ralicki, Alex Mercer, Michael Cihal, Karen Grendzinski, Mike Mercer, Nate Garbrecht, Jace Kiernan, Greg Stroehle, Gavin Wo…

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WATERTOWN — General plans to redevelop the Sealy manufacturing site in Oakville met with opposition from neighbors during a Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 5, on proposed Sealy Oakville Center Planned Development District regulations. The hearing was continued…

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OAKVILLE — State Rep. Joe Polletta, R-68, and state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, in conjunction with Commander Mike Minervio and VFW Post No. 7330, invite residents to help their neighbors by donating non-perishable food items.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Robert Dingwell, 58, 174 Echo Lake Rd., Watertown, at 11 a.m. May 8 for violation of a protective order.

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WATERBURY — The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging is offering a free, six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes in the comfort of their home without having to use technology beyond the telephone.

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WASHINGTON — The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (HORSE), will hold its Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at 43 Wilbur R.

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SOUTHBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury offers emergency shelter for battered women and their children, individual and group counseling, legal advocacy for civil and criminal matters, counseling and advocacy for children including art therapy, information and referral, outreach to the Hi…

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WATERTOWN — Friends of the Watertown Library share the safe continuation of the Mystery Book Club discussions, hosted by  retired Taft instructor Robin Osborn. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. monthly, usually the third Wednesday of the month, via Zoom. The next meeting is planned for May 19, dis…

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WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum will be open to the public after a two year renovation. The museum has reopened with four 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 …

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Recently, 23 blankets with matching pillows, 5 prayer shawls and 42 Hug Me pillows were delivered by VFW Post 7330 Auxiliary president Brenda DiFederico to Apple Rehab. The pillows, blankets and prayer shawls were created by the Falls Avenue Senior Center Knitting and Crochet Group before th…

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An April 18 Ride For Love, inspired by Associate Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Oakville, Jacqueline Ramos, was a great success. The event was a joint effort of Ms. Ramos, Rev. Carmen Cavallaro of Union Congregational Church and Rev. Joseph Balducci of the New Hope Anglican Church.…

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WATERTOWN — Margaret “Peg” Durkee, nee Willis, 73, of Watertown passed away on April 27, 2021, unexpectedly of natural causes in her beloved home.

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WATERTOWN — Kerry A. Souilliard, 42, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, at Vitas Innovative Hospice at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness.

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WATERTOWN — The Town of Watertown and the Economic Development Commission with state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-63, hosted an hour-long webinar to educate local restaurant owners on the benefits of the newly released Restaurant Revitalization Fund on April 30.

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OAKVILLE — The Book Nook will begin featuring different authors each month.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Jeremiah Laporte, 21, 150 Birch St., Waterbury, at 11:43 a.m. April 29 for breach of peace in the 2nd degree.

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WATERBURY — The Mattatuck Museum will host the free program, Let’s Talk: Gender Equality for Women – Community Dialogue, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Department of Public Works announces that the following streets will be paved by Cocchiola Construction, Oakville with the tentative starting date of Monday, May 10.

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WATERTOWN — A Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian (Casavant) Cyr, who passed away May 8, 2020, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 574 Main St.

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MATHEW NARDELLA of Oakville will complete his four year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy in May. Stationed in Norfolk, Va., his tour included two deployments to several countries. Mr. Nardella is the son of Mary Beth and Danny Nardella and is a 2016 graduate of Watertown High School.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer Tornados! with Tom Alena via Zoom at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer a virtual Nature’s Nursery series via Zoom on four Thursdays from May through August for 30-minute programs designed just for young nature lovers.

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As warmer temperatures begin to become the rule rather than the exception, longer daylight, abundant sunshine and yes, a little rain, have brought some bright color to the landscape, such as the forsythia blooming on Buckingham Street in Oakville. (Dreher photo)

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer a virtual program, Knick of Time - DDT, The Chemical Al Capone with Gerri Griswold at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29.

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. Shown collecting and boxing items are (from left), Kim Chepulis, Lillian Torrance, Samuel Sirica, Devin…

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. They collected hundreds of non-perishable food items which were donated to the Watertown Food Bank. Mon…

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Christine Faressa has announced her candidacy for the 2021 Watertown Public Schools Board of Education. A graduate of Watertown High School, Ms. Faressa has long standing ties to the Watertown Public School System, especially in special education. “If elected to the Board of Education, my go…