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WATERBURY — Carmella D’Amico, 71, of Waterbury, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital due to complications from the Covid-19 virus and a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of Antonio D’Amico.

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OAKVILLE — Brian Thomas Malley, 71, of Oakville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his residence. He was the beloved husband for 43 years of Lucille “Lucy” (Calvo) Malley.

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WASHINGTON — New York Times best-selling author Ann Patchett’s latest publication, “The Dutch House,” will be the topic of a book discussion organized by the Gunn Memorial Library. Facilitated by Washington author and literary enthusiast Ann Hodgman, the program will take place via Zoom Vide…

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WATERTOWN — “Hey there, it’s Yogi Bear!” Oh no, it isn’t. This bear wasn’t named Yogi and it didn’t have sweet Boo-Boo along as a companion in search of “Pic-a-Nic baskets” either. On the morning of May 16, my neighbors and I were startled (and who isn’t?) by the sight of a black bear behind…

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WATERTOWN — Lidia (Capuano) Anello, daughter of the late Gaetano and Maria Felice Capuano, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the age of 82, where she was last living in Watertown.

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WATERBURY — Community Cookbook Club: Digital Dining will be the focus of a virtual program from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The Mattatuck Museum is organizing a virtual gathering of its Community Cookbook Club with a focus on what people are cooking during these challenging times. Those…

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WATERTOWN —  The emotions were raw and real. “We love you! We Miss you! Thank you and be safe!” Led by a police escort, more than 50 vehicles of family and friends voiced their love and support of the residents and staff of Apple Rehab rehabilitation and recovery facility of Watertown on the…

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WATERBURY — Lorette Ingraham, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Cheshire House in Waterbury. She was the devoted wife of the late Paul Ingraham, who passed away in 2013.

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WATERBURY — Harry Louis Hassel, 95, of Waterbury, formerly of Oakville, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Silvia (Bravo) Hassel.

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. — Carolyn Elizabeth (Kline) Sellers, 90, a resident of Ocean City, N.J., since 1986, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at The Shores at Wesley Manor, where she had been living since 2006.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an executive order, the 40th since he enacted the emergency declarations, that builds on his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus.

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MIDDLEBURY — Six Westover students have been honored for their poetry by the 2020 Alliance for Young Artists and Writers’ Regional Scholastic Poetry Awards competition, including McKenna Rook, a junior from Morris who was awarded a Gold Key, the highest level of recognition.

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HARTFORD — As their administrations continue developing strategies for the safe reopening of sectors of the economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island on May 18 announced their intention to align the reopening of hair salons and …

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HARTFORD — As Covid-19 hospitalizations continue to trend downward and Connecticut inched closer to its first phase of reopening on May 20, state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-68, and state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, launched a survey last week gauging constituents’ interest in allowing restaurants to …

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WATERTOWN — The Department of Public Works reminds residents that the summer hours schedule for the transfer station will be in effect as of Monday, June 1.

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WATERBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury has postponed its Out of the Shadows fundraiser until the spring of next year.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont on May 18 released the guidance document that was developed through a collaborative working group organized by his administration and provides best practices for dental offices that are considering expanding their operations beyond emergency care in the coming days.

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Resident Ilona Blouin took this photo of employees from the Public Works Department installing flags in Oakville in time for Memorial Day.

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WATERTOWN — Gregory Renaudo, 162 Evelyn St., Oakville was arrested for disorderly conduct at 4:41 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

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WOODBURY — The Better Days Rescue Fund is seeking help for Helen, a very tiny senior lady with a strong will to survive. Helen came to Better Days Rescue with eye infections so severe that they left her mostly blind. Part of her tail was missing and the remaining tail had been broken in two …

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WATERTOWN — Taft School student Felicia Wang frequently spends time in service to the local Chinese community. “I think it’s really cool that we are all American, but are still finding cultural and ethnic connections and embracing our ancestral cultures in these communities,” she said. When …

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WATERTOWN — Lillian Casavant Cyr, wife of the late Gilman Cyr, died unexpectedly Friday, May 8, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

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WATERTOWN — When it was announced in March that Covid-19 considerations could mean that the safety and well-being of the Taft School community would be compromised by a return to campus after spring break, students, faculty and staff began to consider the impact on local agencies and organiz…

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OAKVILLE — Louis D. Sirois, 72, of Oakville, entered eternal peace on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Louis was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, May 11, recognized the accomplishments of several students, including the Watertown High School Class of 2020 Salutatorian Aubrey DiStefano and Valedictorian Daniel Ottowitz.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the state Department of Labor has successfully programmed its computer system and begun issuing the first round of weekly federal stimulus payments to filers receiving state unemployment benefits, with the first batch of payments having been issu…

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WATERBURY — As the positive impact of social distancing begins to flatten the curve for Covid-19 cases in the region, St. Mary’s Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, is ramping up select critical services and elective surgeries to provide clinically necessary care for the hea…

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WATERBURY — Waterbury ARC has postponed a fundraiser that was originally scheduled to take place on June 3.

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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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TORRINGTON — The Susan B. Anthony Project’s third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser is a virtual event this year, happening May 11 to 31.

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HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has released the official interpretation of Connecticut General Statutes 9-135, the state’s absentee ballot statute, that has been sent to local election officials.