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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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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 — 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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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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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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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. 

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Residents of Watertown Crossing Condominiums donated a carload of food and $350 to the Watertown Food Bank on Tuesday, April 28. Ron Blanchard (left) of Watertown Crossing’s Board of Directors and Gary Smith of Watertown Park & Rec are pictured unloading the donations at the food bank.

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WATERTOWN — Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Watertown-Oakville Veterans’ Council has canceled this year’s Memorial Day Parade, originally scheduled for Monday, May 25.

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Watertown Town Clerk Lisa Dalton chatted with Ray Aubin, a member of the Watertown Highway Department, on Thursday, April 30, as the first boxes of town records were brought into the new vault at the new Watertown Town Hall site, 61 Echo Lake Rd.

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WATERTOWN — The Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the Watertown Town Wide Tag Sale, originally scheduled for June 6, has been canceled.

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

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont is urging community stakeholders throughout the state, including municipal officials, community-based organizations, nonprofit providers and philanthropic partners, to establish local long-term recovery committees that will help meet urgent needs, accelerate recove…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Saturday, May 2, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved another portion of his ongoing request for disaster assistance as part of the state’s Major Disaster Declaration due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Bessie, a ewe in residence at Nonnewaug High School’s Vo-Ag Department in Woodbury, gave birth to two lambs, Bonnie and Bella, on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. Bonnie and Bella had no idea that their birth coincided with NHS Principal Pam Sordi’s departmental meeting, nor that they arrived …

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WATERTOWN — On April 24, Officer Kevin Conard was promoted to the rank of detective in the Watertown Police Department. Detective Conard is a 15-year veteran of the department, working mainly on the evening shift and most recently on the day shift of the Patrol Division. Detective Conard is …

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 SHOWING SOME LOVE — In a new world where many millions of Americans are hunkered down in their homes protecting themselves and others from the spread of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 there are heroes among us who venture out into the community on a daily basis to do the necessary work to k…

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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…