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THOMASTON — Thomaston Center School hosted its first Cardboard Challenge Day for students in grades 4 through 6 on Friday, October 4. This idea began in the fall of 2011 when nine-year-old Caine Monroy of East Los Angeles made a cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store while looki…

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NEW HAVEN — The state Mosquito Management Program is warning Connecticut residents about the risk of infection by eastern equine encephalitis this season.

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Water-Oak Community Women’s Club founding member Susan Ponton (left), congratulates Dot Dorso as a new member at Mrs. Dorso’s installation ceremony recently at Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe. The women’s club is a community organization for women over the age of 18 who are interested in vo…

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WOODBURY — At a time of bitter divide over the treatment of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border, one little-known federal regulation quietly ensures that on behalf of the nation, resettlement agencies offer a warm and gracious welcome to refugees by providing a culturally appropri…

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OAKVILLE — Special Wishes, a statewide non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses, hosted a charity walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28 at St. Mary Magdalen School, 140 Buckingham St. Money raised by the walk will help grant the wishes of Luca D…

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WATERTOWN — Andy Judd of Watertown recently returned from a five-and-a-half month hike on the Appalachian Trail. Mr. Judd spent 171 days on the trail, hiking 14 states and more than 2,192 miles.

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The Sacred Heart High School chapter of the National Honor Society hosted a Pet Memorial Day on Monday, September 9 at Sacred Heart High School, 142 S. Elm St. For a small donation, students were able to include the name of a deceased pet and a personal tribute to that animal in a memory boo…

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Black Rock School staff members (from left) including, second-grade teachers Alisa Zepeck and Bethany Lahey; third-grade teacher Cindy Sabolcik; first-grade teachers Cheyenne Clark and Julia Peck and third-grade teacher Paul Biron served more than 200 bowls of ice cream to students and their…

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OAKVILLE —Special Wishes will host a walk to raise money to grant wishes to area children with life threatening illnesses on Saturday, September 28. Registration starts at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen School, 140 Buckingham St. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and be roughly 2.5 miles long.

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Center School in Thomaston hosted an annual ice cream social on September 10. Staff members from Center School scooped ice cream and socialized with students and their families. More than one hundred students and their families attended the event. “Once again, the ice cream social was a grea…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Historical Society hosted an opening ceremony for its new museum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at the new location at 401 Main St. Guests were invited to look at the exhibits, which included an 1852 Wilson sewing machine. One of the first sewing machines …

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On this week’s episode of Talk of the Town, Watertown Chief of Police John Gavallas talks about his 50 years of service to the Watertown Police Department and his experiences throughout the years. Also, during the episode Chief Gavallas focuses on the future of the department and its current…

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Watertown hosted its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 14 at Veterans’ Memorial Park. Residents were treated to a variety of booths and food trucks as well as activities. Notable clubs and organizations including the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Watertown High School Interact Club, WHS…

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John Trumbull Primary School Principal Laura Meka (front, left) and Assistant Principal Jennifer Galik got slimed by kindergarten teacher Kate DeSantis (back left), second-grade teacher Jen Longo, first-grade teacher Jen Caprari and second-grade teacher Sean Ramsey during a school assembly o…

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Regional Chamber is recruiting participants for its Leadership Greater Waterbury program. 

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WATERTOWN — The registrars’ office will host a lottery at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 23 at their offices at the Watertown Municipal Center 61 Echo Lake Rd., to determine ballot positions for the November elections. 

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THOMASTON — Superintendent Francine Coss issued a modified, shelter in place, for all schools for the reminder of the afternoon, shortly after noon on Thursday, September 12. “This modified shelter in place is in response to an unscheduled visitor who came to Thomaston Center School this mor…

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OXFORD — Instead of the occasional Cessna plane or Sikorsky helicopter flying in the skies over the Greater Waterbury area, residents might have had the opportunity to glimpse some of history’s most influential planes during the past weekend. A B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator from th…

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Workers clear the remains of a tree that fell over and blocked Nova Scotia Hill Road in Watertown on Thursday, September 5. The tree’s base had rotted, causing it to fall over and take out power lines a day earlier. (Perugini photo) 

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This year’s Thomaston Car Show took place on Sunday, September 8 in the center of Thomaston. The event was created to raise funds to support the Thomaston Police Explorer program and continues in memory of Officer Terry Hawley. This event has grown into one of the largest events of its kind,…

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SMILE FOR SCHOOL — First grade student Ellie Lubitski (left), John Trumbull Primary School Principal Laura Meka and first grade student Brooke Talarico gave big smiles as they walked into school in Watertown for their first day on Thursday, August 29. (Perugini photo)

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Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, made a visit to the area on Thursday, August 26. He made a visit to the Ward Leonard factory in Thomaston in the morning and then stopped by the Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown during the afternoon. While at the winery he took the time to speak to customers a…

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Roof work is being done on the Heminway Municipal Center in Watertown as renovation on the site continues. (Perugini photo) 

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This month the Rotary Club of Thomaston, in conjunction with Thomaston Social Services, provided a donation of school supplies to Our Savior Lutheran Church’s chapter of New Beginnings to help students start the new school year. Director of Social Services Elizabeth Dobos (fourth from left) …

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OAKVILLE — The Oakville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 195 received three awards last month at their Department Convention at the Marriott in Trumbull. They received the Children and Youth Award, the Community Service Award and the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Award.

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Work was done earlier this week to replace a section of the old sidewalk on Main Street. The entire sidewalk was replaced with new concrete and is brand new. (Perugini photo)

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WATERBURY — The St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is taking part in LaBonne’s Markets’ Cash for Charities Rebate Program.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Army Corps of Engineers announced today that on August 21, 2019, it has temporarily closed the swimming area at Hop Brook Lake, Rt. 63, in Middlebury, until further notice.

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AREA — The preparations you make now, ahead of storms, floods or hurricanes, can help you recover faster and stay safe during clean-up. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, an international trade association representing small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacture…

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WOODBURY — Changes in Social Security and Integrating Them in Retirement will be the topic of a program set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5 at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. Michael Alimo of USA Financial will share key concepts to consider before applying for Social Security.

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Children shot hoops at a traveling carnival game while at the annual Thomaston Firemen’s Carnival on July 31. (Pietrorazio photo). 

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WATERTOWN — Last month more than two million viewers tuned in to the first ever Fortnite World Cup, an e-sports event that attracted players from around the world, including teenage resident Cody Conrod. Fortnite has taken the world by storm, as its popular Battle Royale game mode grows and …

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THOMASTON — Sixty-four years have passed yet the Flood of 1955 still brings memories to the minds and hearts of those who were affected by the onslaught from Hurricanes Connie and Diane, which led to unprecedented rainfall levels and mass flooding, amounting to more than $200 million in dama…

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As part of the event 100 Nights of Taps, Oakville residents Joseph Noga (left), Lisa DeMunda-Gardella and Katherine Noga sounded “Taps” on Friday, July 19 at Gettysburg National Cemetery in Pennsylvania. The trip was sponsored by the National Park Service, the Lincoln Fellowship and Taps for…