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WATERTOWN — Members of the Trumbull-Porter Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Charles Merriman Society, Children of the American Revolution celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up the Old Burying Ground in Watertown. The groups removed the 82 wreaths from the Wreaths Across America ceremony which had been placed on the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery, and a number of bags of trash. Read more

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OAKVILLE — State Rep. Joe Polletta, R-68, and state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, in conjunction with Commander Mike Minervio and VFW Post No. 7330, invite residents to help their neighbors by donating non-perishable food items.

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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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An April 18 Ride For Love, inspired by Associate Pastor of Union Congregational Church in Oakville, Jacqueline Ramos, was a great success. The event was a joint effort of Ms. Ramos, Rev. Carmen Cavallaro of Union Congregational Church and Rev. Joseph Balducci of the New Hope Anglican Church.…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Department of Public Works announces that the following streets will be paved by Cocchiola Construction, Oakville with the tentative starting date of Monday, May 10.

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MATHEW NARDELLA of Oakville will complete his four year tour of duty in the U.S. Navy in May. Stationed in Norfolk, Va., his tour included two deployments to several countries. Mr. Nardella is the son of Mary Beth and Danny Nardella and is a 2016 graduate of Watertown High School.

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As warmer temperatures begin to become the rule rather than the exception, longer daylight, abundant sunshine and yes, a little rain, have brought some bright color to the landscape, such as the forsythia blooming on Buckingham Street in Oakville. (Dreher photo)

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. Shown collecting and boxing items are (from left), Kim Chepulis, Lillian Torrance, Samuel Sirica, Devin…

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The St. Mary Magdalen School Student Council, along with their advisors Amy Banach and Kim Chepulis, held a collection as part of their Corporal Acts of Mercy mission during Lent in March. They collected hundreds of non-perishable food items which were donated to the Watertown Food Bank. Mon…

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Christine Faressa has announced her candidacy for the 2021 Watertown Public Schools Board of Education. A graduate of Watertown High School, Ms. Faressa has long standing ties to the Watertown Public School System, especially in special education. “If elected to the Board of Education, my go…

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WATERBURY— Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, an annual online giving event hosted by Connecticut Community Foundation for the ninth year, concluded a 36-hour flurry of giving at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, raising a record breaking $2 million. The bounty is earmarked for mor…

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Leo Daniela Perugini waits on a customer on April 17 in front of Adams Market. The Watertown High Leo Club sold more than 200 puzzle piece pins for Sun, Moon, and Stars’ new scholarship program. The scholarship will go to a WHS student who will work with special-needs children. The sale cont…

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WATERTOWN — First Congregational Church at 40 DeForest St. has a new email address. It is firstchurchwtn@gmail.com.

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Recently the students and staff at Judson School participated in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon. They raised $11,025 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Shown are (left, front), Ella Simmons, Brynne Michaelis, and (back), fourth grade teacher Katie Washburn; Math-A-Thon coordinator, Peyton …

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Cub Scout Pack 52 will host a Mother’s Day Flower Sale at the former Bradshaw Jeep parking lot located at 554 Main St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. Cash or credit will be accepted. There will be a drive-thru set-up for those who wish to stay in their vehicles. T…

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WATERTOWN-OAKVILLE — With the warmer months coming and the increase in pedestrian traffic, the Watertown Police Department would like to remind the public of pedestrian safety involving crosswalks, especially on Main Street.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department will conduct a DWI check point from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, April 22 on Echo Lake Road in the area of DeLand Field.

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WATERBURY — Easterseals is accepting applications for the Community Outreach Scholarship Fund for eligible individuals with disabilities, who are pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university.

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Lions Ron Blanchard (left), and Rudy Graziano are shown accepting donations from shoppers at LaBonne’s Market on Straits Turnpike Saturday, April 10. The money collected will go towards eye research by the Yale New Haven Childrens Hospital. Lions President Kathleen Trowbridge said “We thank …

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TORRINGTON — Jessica Stewart and Cath Pezze formed a friendship during radiation treatments at the CHH Cancer Center and, because of their shared personal experiences, decided to reach out to their community connections and rally local businesses and individuals to donate items to fill Loved…

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Watertown Lions gathered on Good Friday to assemble 52 bags of food and monetary gift cards for Easter distribution. The Lions dropped off the food at 8 local churches to be given to registered parishioners. Shown from left are President Kathleen Trowbridge, Lions Bob White and Project Chair…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital announces that its Wound Care Center has been recognized as a Center of Distinction, awarded by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull have announced that the state Department of Consumer Protection’s Drug Control Division has received $1.3 million in funding through the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide free access …

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MIDDLEBURY-WATERBURY — The Waterbury Chapter of UNICO National is accepting applications for local one-time scholarships from graduating high school seniors of Italian descent who either live in Waterbury or Middlebury and/or attend high school in Waterbury.

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

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Charlie Brickel of Ledgewood Private Preschool in Watertown got a chance to pet a little chick held by Becky Kuslis, after Kuslis Farm came to visit on Tuesday, March 30 to join the school’s Easter Party and start their Farm Animals Unit.

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SEYMOUR — The Seymour Public Library will host author Jeff Belanger, adventurer, journalist, and explorer of the unexplained in a free Zoom event, The Call of Kilimanjaro, the Climb at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. Registration is not necessary.

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Watertown Lion Steve Kovaleski, left, is presented the 25 Years of Service award at the March meeting of the Watertown Lions Club by President Kathleen Trowbridge, who exclaimed, “Well done, Lion Steve... now go for 25 more!”

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Watertown Lions Club members Steve Bormolini, left, and Rich Dayton show off the brand new Watertown Lions Banner made for display at DeLand Field on Echo Lake Road this sports season. Those interested in joining the local Lions Club may contact Membership Director Ron Blanchard at 860-274-0590. 

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HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Access Health CT, a quasi-public state agency, to increase vaccine access in communities high on the social vulnerability index. This partnership will utilize and expand on Access Health CT’s existing …

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HARTFORD — In alignment with President Joe Biden’s plan to respond to Covid-19, FEMA Region 1 has worked closely with the state of Connecticut and local municipalities to utilize a mobile vaccination unit to support jurisdictions in providing Covid-19 vaccinations to all those who want one.