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The Tri-M Music Honor Society of Watertown High School hosted a “Talent Under the Stars’’ event, in which 35 students in grades 9 through 12 performed to help raise money for the Watertown Public School’s music department. The event took place May 12 at WHS, and there was a great turnout. The students would like to give a huge thank you to Martino’s Pizzeria of Oakville for their generous donation of pizzas for the event, as well as everyone who came out to support. Shown in the photo are (front, from left) Kimberly Davis, Alana Johnson; (back row), Abby Gallagher, Brielle Trudeau, Sophia Simoes, and Emalyn Osborne. Read more

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Monday, May 16, observed a moment of silence for Louis (Luigi) Razza, who served the town of Watertown with the police department for 37 years and as a member of the Town Council from 2011 to 2021.

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WATERBURY — The Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association free Summer Concert Series begins on Friday, May 20. Each summer, the Bunker Hill Neighborhood Association offers a free Summer Concert Series in Schofield Park (Bunker Hill Park), located across the street from Bunker Hill Pharmacy at 283…

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Land Trust will launch its spring-summer series of free concerts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at its flagship property, the 81-acre Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve in the center of town. Singer/songwriters Hot Acoustics will open the series. The Southbury-based violin-g…

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TORRINGTON — Charlotte Hungerford Hospital will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Thursday, May 26  at the Memorial Conference Room at 540 Litchfield St.

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WOODBURY — The Imperial Brass Band from Westfield, N.J. will present an outdoor concert at the Leroy Anderson House museum at  3 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at 33 Grassy Hill Rd. The concert will take place on the terrace and lawn.

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OAKVILLE — Police report that they arrested Michael Zemo, 22, Oakville, at 8 p.m. May 15 for failure to respond, payable violation.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Wildlife and Conservation Club will be giving out free fir tree seedlings and blue bird houses from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 in front of the Bethlehem Town Hall at 36 Main St. South.

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SUDBURY, Mass. — John Beeler, 87, of Sudbury, formerly of Watertown, died after a determined fight against cancer, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was the husband of the late Dianne (Fitzgerald) Beeler.

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THE VILLAGES, Fla. — Gary P. Michaelis, 68, beloved husband, father, Pop and friend, formerly of Oakville, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

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More than 200 people attended the Water-Oak Crimestoppers 25th annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville to honor Cpl. David McDonnell of the Watertown Police Department, who was awarded the Ronald M. Blanchard Crimestopper of the Year plaque by …

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WATERTOWN — The Planning and Zoning Commission approved two applications, both for used car sales, at its meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, closing Public Hearings for each and placing special conditions on the approvals.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Garden Club will host their annual Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Adam’s Market parking lot, 1167 Main St. The sale will feature a variety of home and nursery grown perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs, in addition to hanging planters …

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MIDDLEBURY — The Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo will host Middlebury artist Sue Healy with a variety of new paintings depicting “Everyday Beauty in Nature” through June 18 at 564 Middlebury Rd. Originally from California, Ms. Healy’s creative path began as a child leading her to earn her…

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Members of Watertown Foundation, the Watertown Garden Club and the Watertown Rotary Club met at their weekly luncheon May 4 to remember their dear friend and colleague, Peggy Durkee. They paused after the lunch to visit the garden. Shown are, (front row, left) Diane Gaulzetti, Day Palmer, Su…

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WATERBURY — FD Community Federal Credit Union will host a free Shred-It Event from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at their Watertown branch at 48 Woodruff Ave. The Shred-It event is open to all living or working in the community. There is a 5-box limit per person. “We enjoy bringing this free…

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FARMINGTON — Thomas Quish and Abby Montambault Quish announce the birth of a son, Liam Edward Quish, on April 20, 2022 in Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department and the Watertown Fire Department responded to the parking area of the nature trail on Ice House Road for a party down on May 7.

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Ambulance Association will hold its annual rabies clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the BAA building, 83 Main St. South.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Fire Department responded to 226 alarms for the month of April, including eight fires, 11 motor vehicle accidents with injury, eight HazMat calls, two mutual aid calls, two good intent calls, 16 smoke or CO alarms, six severe weather calls and 173 medical emergencies.

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Jessica Matule, 41, Watertown, at 12:30 p.m. May 9 for use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance 1st offense, criminal trespass 1st degree, larceny in the 6th degree, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest.

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The Council of Catholic Women of St. John The Evangelist Church sponsored a Baby Shower for Carolyn’s Place on Tuesday, May 3. Women of the parish and from St. Mary Magdalen Church generously donated diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets and toys for Carolyn’s Place. John Lynch, the  executive d…

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The Friends of the Watertown Library awarded Dona Rintelman, representing the Library Association, a check for $5,000, presented by Jim Czarzasty, at their annual Spring Luncheon on May 6. The Friends would like to thank the community for supporting the Book Nook which generates the money fo…

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NEWTOWN — The Friends of the 2nd Company Governor’s Horse Guard and the Newtown Bridle Lands Association will host their annual Your Horse - Our Trails fundraising trail ride from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, on the Horse Guard grounds, 4 Trades Ln.

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WATERTOWN — George F. Miscavage, 74, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the partner of Jacqueline “Jackie” (Davis) Tasker.

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WATERTOWN — Ruth J. (Smith) Labeck, age 91, of Watertown, after several months of declining health, passed away on May 3, 2022, at the River Glen Health Care Center in Southbury, in the presence of her loving family.

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WATERTOWN —  A Memorial Service for Joan F. York, 85, formerly of Watertown, will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Gateway Bible Church, 500 Buckingham St., Oakville.

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The Watertown Fire District began flushing water mains on March 28, continuing through Friday, May 6. This begins week three of the six-week schedule on Heminway Park Road. Those looking for a complete schedule may go to watertownfiredistrict.org/flushing-schedule/. (Dreher photo)