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Many organizations and individuals remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, by placing memorial wreaths at the base of the monument in front of the Watertown Fire Department on Main Street during a somber 20th anniversary ceremony last Saturday. (Dreher photos) Read more

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OAKVILLE — Kathleen (Zabit) Kontout, 64, of Oakville, passed away peacefully on Friday September 10, 2021, at St Marys Hospital with the comfort of her family by her side after a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of Steven Kontout.

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A major fire on Friday, September 10, in Oakville destroyed the family-owned Cocchiola Paving at 18 Falls Ave. in Oakville. Onlookers described a series of explosions followed by the fire. The few employees in the building escaped uninjured. The Watertown Fire Department and other area fire …

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The Watertown Lions Club Car Cruze will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 26, at Watertown High School, 324 French St., Watertown. The Car Cruze is co-sponsored by Watertown Recreation and the Watertown Lions Club. Lions Club members (from left) Jim Kosloski, President Kath…

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BETHLEHEM — James A. Brody, 81, of Lake Drive, died Friday September 10, 2021, at Waterbury Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Sharon G. Brody.

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WATERTOWN — The Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency, meeting Thursday, September 9, closed a Public Hearing on an application from Carmine Castiglione for construction of a new private road, nine duplex age-restricted residential homes and associated driveways and parking at 470 S…

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WASHINGTON — HORSE (the Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines), celebrating its 40th year, will hold its second Fall Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at 43 Wilbur Rd. The rain date is Sunday, September 26.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that more than 50 million pages of state government documents have been digitized through a public-private partnership with Scan-Optics, a data management company based in Manchester, as part of an ongoing initiative to modernize services and produce …

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OAKVILLE — All Saints with Christ Episcopal Church will host a tag sale with a twist from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, October 2, at the church at 262 Main St.

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WATERTOWN — Pastor Michael Jenkins of the United Methodist Church of Watertown invites everyone to the church’s Back to Church Sunday Service, at 11 a.m. Sunday, September 19.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom for a drumming event at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 2, at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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WATERTOWN — An article in the Thursday, September 9, issue of the Town Times on the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Wednesday, September 1, meeting, needs some clarification.

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OAKVILLE — All Saints with Christ Episcopal Church, 262 Main St., will celebrate Welcoming Sunday on Sunday September 19.

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PLYMOUTH — The First Baptist Church of Plymouth is asking for donations of winter coats  for its Clothes Giveaway.

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WATERTOWN — Watertown Police will join with Amtrak Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track” on Tuesday, September 21, during Rail Safety Week, September 20-26. 

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Conservation Commission will host Dr. Carole Cheah at the Woodbury Library for a virtual presentation about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Connecticut’s hemlock trees at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 28 via Zoom.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Lbrary, 100 Poverty Rd., will host a teen banned books trivia game from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 30.

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The Red Cross, in conjunction with the town of Watertown, held a blood drive on Wednesday, September 8, at the Town Council Chambers in Watertown. The blood drive was in honor of Louis Razza, a former Watertown detective and current Town Council member, who recently was diagnosed with leukem…

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WATERTOWN — Police report that they arrested Christopher Libby, 33, 164 Falls Ave., Oakville, at 9:30 p.m. September 9 for harassment in the 2nd degree.

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WATERBURY — The Spirit of Waterbury Committee, with a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation, will host a weekend Art Crawl from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 24 and Saturday September 25 in downtown Waterbury.

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TORRINGTON — Hartford HealthCare and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital are offering Covid-19 vaccines for the public and pre-op patients at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Main campus, Memorial Conference Hall, 540 Litchfield St.

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BEACON FALLS — A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Septemb…

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LITCHFIELD — The program, “From Wisdom’s Table: Non-Carb Tables” will be offered at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 25.

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The Watertown Lions Club will host their sixteenth annual Golf Tournament on Friday, October 8, at Crestbrook Golf Course at 834 Northfield Rd., Watertown. Pictured (from left), are Lions David Jean, Rich Dayton, President Kathie Trowbridge, and co-Chairman Steve Bormolini. Absent from the p…

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WASHINGTON — The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will present A Letter to Zola, an exhibit featuring new paintings by Peter Cusack, through Tuesday, October 12, at 1 Green Hill Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host Wayne Mattox to discuss antiques at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 at the library, 269 Main St. South.

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

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WASHINGTON — The Institute for American Indian Studies will participate in the Smithsonian Magazine’s nationwide Museum Day on Saturday, September 18.

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NEWTOWN — Parent Connection’s Newtown Hope & Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Sq.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library will host an online Food Explorers program making mini apple pies at 5 p.m. Monday, September 20.

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library and the Hickory Stick Bookshop will welcome Michael Blanding to discuss his latest work, “North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar’s Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard’s Work,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, via Zoom.

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WATERTOWN — Commander Michael Minervino and Auxiliary President Brenda DiFederico, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7330, 85 Davis St., Oakville, have announced the kick-off of the VFW’s annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition.

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NAUGATUCK — The Whittemore Library will feature oil paintings of Newtown resident Roberta Shea, which will be on display during September and can viewed on the library’s Gallery Wall during regular library hours.

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LITCHFIELD — Wisdom House Retreat will host author Bill Ludwig to speak on “Chasing Labyrinths” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 25 at the conference center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.

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WATERTOWN — Pellegrino Mancini, 77, of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 31, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Angelina (Calabrese) Mancini.

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The extent of the damage caused by the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida was revealed in the early daylight hours of September 2, with driveways and businesses on Main Street left with erosion and mudslides at entrances and parking lots. (Dreher photo) 

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The Watertown Lions Club will host a Wine and Beer Tasting at Sunset Grille from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at the Crestbrook Golf Course at 834 Northfield Rd. Proceeds will go to Watertown Police to purchase security equipment. Shown are Lions President Kathy Trowbridge with Watertow…

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WATERTOWN — It is with sadness that the family of Anne M. Horner, a resident of Watertown since 1961, announces her passing on Saturday, September 4, 2021.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that he has received notice from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that his request has been approved for Connecticut to receive an agriculture disaster declaration as a result of damages caused by Tropical Storm Elsa in early July.

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WATERTOWN — The town is hosting a Wreath Laying Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center at the Watertown Fire Department, 935 Main St.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Art league will host artist Anda Styler for a demonstration of acrylic painting on aluminum, at 7 p.m. Monday, September 13, in the church hall of the First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest St. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Masks and social dis…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, legislative leaders, the Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Connecticut Business & Industry Association have announced details of a bipartisan proposal to restore the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and reduce taxes on the majority of Connecticut businesses.

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BETHLEHEM — The state Department of Public Health and Griffin Health will host a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, at Bethlehem Town Hall. No appointment is needed.