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The Water-Oak Community Women held a fund raising paint night at Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe led by member Pauline Hudson on September 22. A great time was had by all with unique interpretations of a lovely fall scene. Water-Oak Community Women is a community service organization serving Watertown. Those interested in joining the group may call Vice President Dawn Liano at 203-231-6482. Read more

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WATERTOWN — The Boy Scouts of Troop 140 Oakville hiked the Freedom Trail and toured several sites in Boston on Columbus Day weekend. The scouts camped at the New England Base Camp in Milton, outside of Boston. The objective of the hike was to learn about the historic significance of Boston a…

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WATERTOWN — The Friends of the Watertown Library Association has been selected by local Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of November. Shoppers can now give back to the local community and help reduce sing…

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WATERTOWN — The Office of the Archbishop in Hartford has announced that the Town of Watertown has received a check in the amount of $7,500. The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Hartford and its parishes, is celebrating the 24th year of the Vicariate Outreach Program.

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OAKVILLE — A Get Out to Vote Republican Rally will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 29 at the Oakville American Legion Post 195 at 62 Bunker Hill Ave.

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

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The Watertown Fire Department hosted their annual open house on  October 10th at Fire Headquarters at 935 Main St. The event was attended by many members of the community, and helps promote fire safety during the month of October. Adults and children were able to meet firefighters, explore f…

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Lion Steve Bormolini is presented with a plaque as Outstanding Lion of the Year by Watertown Lions Club President Kathleen Trowbridge at a recent meeting. Lion Steve stepped up to Chair the Golf Tournament and Co-Chair the Christmas Tree sale when one of the Lions became ill.

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Watertown Lions Club recently installed new members. From left are new Lion Christine Faressa, CEO of Sun, Moon, and Stars autism support group; Lion President Kathie Trowbridge; new Lion Superintendent of Schools Dr. Alison Villanueva; Lion District Governor Ed Fenton; new Lions Kathleen Ra…

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

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Fire Department responded to 308 alarms for the month of September including four fires with one structure fire; 12 motor vehicle accidents with injury; two searches for missing persons; 13 HazMat calls; four miscellaneous; 39 false alarms smoke or CO; 33 severe wea…

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OAKVILLE — Members of St. Mary Magdalen Church completed a Homefront project for a proud homeowner in Oakville on Saturday, October 2. This was the group’s 17th year taking on a home repair project through Homefront. Homefront is a community-based volunteer home repair program that provides …

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AREA — The Connecticut Psoriasis Network has been developed for people who share a common challenge of living with psoriasis.

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Mr. and Mrs. Dennis F. Rose of Watertown celebrated their golden anniversary on May 28, 2021. The couple, Dennis and Donna, was married 50 years ago at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Waterbury and have a beautiful family of three children, Dennis R. Rose, Daniel A. Rose and Deanna M. Russo, a…

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WATERTOWN — Absentee ballots for the municipal election to be held Tuesday, November 2, are now available to qualified electors at the town clerk’s office, 61 Echo Lake Rd.

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

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The Watertown Rotary Club’s guest this week was certified mindset coach, author and speaker, Susan Wheeler, who lives by the motto, “It’s never too late to change your life.” She talked about her new book, ‘The Lemonade Diet,” and shared her personal story of the lemons life thrown her way a…

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MIDDLEBURY — Regional elementary and middle school students will be asked to put on their thinking caps and name Quassy Amusement and Waterpark’s newest attraction at 2132 Middlebury Rd. The lakeside property will introduce the largest single investment in the park’s 114-year history next sp…

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Artist and Master Woodworker Patrick Flanagan (right) and Nikki Jimmo installed the newly restored Little Free Library at the children’s playground at March Farm, 160 Munger Ln., Bethlehem. Heather March and Emily Medonis said they were happy to receive the addition to the children’s playgro…

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WARREN — The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life will host Stephen J. Whitfield for a Zoom presentation titled Why the Jewish Vote Matters at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 17.

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WATERBURY — A patient who received treatment using Waterbury Hospital’s newest surgical robot named the robot TriXi Grace, which refers to the robot’s technical abilities and the name of the maker.

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The 96th annual Bethlehem Fair returned on September 10, 11, and 12 and all enjoyed a beautiful weekend for taking in everything the fair has to offer. Visitors once again flocked to the fairgrounds to take in the agricultural exhibits and events, baking contests, craft, art and photography …

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation is accepting applications for Phase III of its grant cycle, which are avaiable to nonprofits and government agencies in New Haven County, from Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 31.

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After an intensive six month training at the State Police 130th Training Academy in Meriden, Watertown residents John Augelli, (left), and Elidon Hoxhallari graduated in August. Both troopers have been assigned to Troop A in Southbury. Mr. Augelli is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State …

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WATERTOWN — Petron Automation at 65 Mountain View Dr. celebrated its 40th anniversary on September 3. The company’s actual anniversary was in 2020, but due to Covid restrictions, the celebration was postponed until this year. The company celebrated with a ribbon cutting attended by the Water…

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TORRINGTON — SCORE Northwest Connecticut is seeking volunteers to work with small businesses.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Training School Thrift Shops are Thrift One, Thrift Too and the Little Shop.

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WATERTOWN — At the September 9 meeting of the DAR Trumbull-Porter Chapter, Community Service Chair Marylynn Alexander announced that Brenda J. DiFederico was awarded the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate of Award for Excellence in Community Service.

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HARTFORD — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports that in Connecticut suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people, ages 10 to 34, and the fourth leading cause of death for those ages 35 to 54.

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The Morris Fire Company took advantage of the three day Bethlehem Fair by offering a boot drop collection in front of the firehouse. Firefighters who participated in the fundraiser were Morris Fire Company President Michael Lauretano, Isaiah Wilson, Corey Mathews, Jason Mangini, Ryan Taylor …

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

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The Watertown Lions Club held its annual Shred It event on Saturday September 11. Lions Club members thanked those who made the event possible including, Iron Mountain Shredding, LaBonne’s Market and Store Manager Linda Morris and community members sho turned out. Those on hand included (bac…

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The Friends of the Watertown Library awarded Joan Rintelman, representing the Library Association, a check for $10,000, presented by Jim Czarzasty, at their recent Annual Meeting on September 17. The Friends wish to thank the community for supporting the Book Nook which generates the money f…

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The Friends of the Watertown Library hosted their Annual Meeting on Friday, September 17. The meeting was followed by a light luncheon and enjoyed by all. The Friends honored Joy McGinnis, (seated) a long- time dedicated volunteer, for her continuous work, as member Susan Jean looked on.

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

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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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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.