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TORRINGTON — Marilyn Dons Varno, 84, of Torrington, died June 20, 2021, at home with her family after a short illness.

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WATERTOWN — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7330 Auxiliary will hold its annual car show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at Veterans Memorial Park, 580 Nova Scotia Hill Rd. Admission is free to the public, in a fun, family setting.

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WATERTOWN — The 2021 Watertown Fall Festival Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 to make plans for the annual Watertown Fall Festival planned for Saturday, September 18 At Veterans’ Memorial Park. The committee is always in need of new members with new ideas. All jobs are divided …

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that Tunxis Community College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities College of Technology have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead the nation’s only NSF National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing.

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THOMASTON — The Fine Arts Connection of Thomaston will host a “Portraits and Places” gallery show at the Crescent Gallery, 158 Main St. The exhibit, featuring the paintings of the Ten-2-One Artists, begins Thursday, June 24 and runs through Wednesday, October 27. The show features the T2O Ar…

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WATERTOWN — Seniors from 12 area high schools participated in the DAR Good Citizens Award contest. Each student is eligible to enter an essay for the CTDAR Good Citizens Scholarship Contest. Recipients from six schools received their Good Citizens Awards during a May meeting of the Trumbull-…

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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AREA — Al-Anon family groups meet via Zoom and at person-to-person meetings.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Semaqer Ausartegasut Ebron, 28, 461 Spring St., Naugatuck, at 10:45 p.m June 18 for failure to respond to an infraction.

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WATERTOWN — The Department of Public Works reminds the public that the summer hours schedule for the Transfer Station are in effect as of June 1. The hours are as follows:

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Natalie Calo of Watertown, a 2020 graduate of Westover School in Middlebury and a current freshman studying physical therapy at Springfield College, was awarded the 2020 Fitness Fury Foundation Scholarship. Natalie was nominated by her AAU coach and mentor Margret Heyward Bowen from the Nort…

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ALEXA GRACE BROGNA of Woodbury received a bachelor of arts in education with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Ms. Brogna is a 2016 graduate of the Taft School. She is currently pursuing a master of arts in education at the University of North Carolina Ch…

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WATERBURY — The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging has teamed up with ShopRite of Waterbury to offer 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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TORRINGTON —  The Arc of Litchfield County, LARC, has been awarded a grant from Union Savings Bank Foundation to help cover the cost of software that is enabling staff to complete required training online and on demand.

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WATERBURY — The non-denominational non-profit organization Acts 4 Ministry is seeking individuals to help clients shop the organization’s boutique retail store, sort donations and organize resources.

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The Water-Oak Community Women’s Club, a nonprofit organization for women ages 18 to 80 who live in the Watertown-Oakvillle area, recently installed new officers. Shown (from left), are Vice President Dawn Liano; Secretary Pam Ciccio; outgoing President Sue Ponton; Treasurer Deb Cignoli and n…

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THOMASTON — Steven Harley Jones, 67, after a courageous battle with Covid-19, passed over the threshold of life on this earth to life with Jesus his Saviour, Lord and Friend.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host a Virtual Field Trip to the Wolf Conservation Center from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. Experience the world of wolves in this virtual field trip to the Wolf Conservation Center in Salem, N.Y. The program will talk about  the history and …

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WATERTOWN — In a cautionary tale for new home buyers, an application for filling and grading within a wetlands area and the installation of a swing set and fence at 12 Trolane Rd. prompted discussion among the members of the Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency on Thursday, June 10.

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OAKVILLE — A memorial Mass for Timothy “Sarge” Sargunas, Sr., who passed away on December 15, 2020, will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 19, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 16 Buckingham St., Oakville.

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Arts and Tourism Commission, the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association, and Thomaston Savings Bank will host a free Summer Concert Series at Bunker Hill Park on Bunker Hill Avenue, across from Bunker Hill Pharmacy and Walnut Hill Community Church. Although admission …

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope & Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the virtual program, Rock Around the Ring Road with Tom Alena and Gerri Griswold at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

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MIDDLEBURY — Westover School’s Class of 2022, under the leadership of this year’s Dorcas Heads Sarah Adams, Tate Dunbar and Morry Ajao, did not let the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic undermine the success of this year’s Dorcas Fair at the school, both as a fundraising for charity and as…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that additional young people this year will be able to benefit from the expansion of the Connecticut Youth Employment Program, which provides year-round employment opportunities for young people across Connecticut with community-based agencies.

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MIDDLEBURY — Katy Wolff of Westport, a senior at Westover School, has won second place for poetry in this year’s Thornton Wilder Writing Competition for her poem “Meadow Mine,” the sixth consecutive time a Westover student has received a poetry award in the contest.

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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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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont announced that more than 1,000 tenants and landlords in Connecticut have benefitted from UniteCT, the state’s emergency rental and utility assistance program for households that have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, since its launch in March.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host noted dry stone wall builder Andrew Pighills for an encore of his virtual presentation, “The Stone Structures and Walls of England and New England: An Evolution” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. The library is located at 269 Main St. South.

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The Water-Oak Community Women’s Club, recently installed new members shown (from left), President Gayle Clark; new member Jennifer Gay; new member Krista Palomba; outgoing President Sue Ponton and new member Courtney Babcock on June 8. The club donates funds generated with fundraisers, suppo…

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Lori Lupachino was awarded the Susan Ponton Leadership Award by Sue Ponton, outgoing president of the Water-Oak Community Women’s club, at a meeting at the Sunset Grille on June 8.

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WATERTOWN — At the June 14, 2021 Meeting of the Watertown Board of Education, the employment contract between Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alison Villanueva and the Board was officially extended to June 30, 2024. 

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WATERTOWN — Officers on patrol heard several shots fired while they were on patrol on Main Street at approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday, June 11. The area of the shooting was narrowed down to the Pondview Drive / Kimberly Lane area and police dispatch started receiving calls.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested John P. Dimaria, 27, 69 Washington St., Waterbury, at 7:30 a.m. June 12 for harrassment in the 2nd degree.