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Lion Brooke Harris brings Lion Peter McHale a certificate and chevron celebrating 40 years of service in the Watertown Lions Club. Mr. McHale has served on almost every position in the Watertown Lions Club. Most notably he was treasurer of the club for countless years, keeping the Lions’ accounts accurate by writing copious handwritten logs. He is a past president and Melvin Jones Fellow as well and has received every award the club offers. He is a longtime resident of Watertown and prides himself on his Irish heritage. Read more

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The Watertown Town Clerk’s offices wishes to thank everyone who renewed their pets licenses at the Watertown Town Clerks office. Pet Parents donated enough pet food to fill a grocery cart. All donations collected were donated to the Watertown Food Bank. Shown from left are Lisa Carew, direct…

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A new slate of officers was installed for the 2021-2022 season of the Oakville-Watertown Chapter of UNICO National at their meeting on Thursday, July 22 at the Senior Center on Falls Avenue in Oakville. Shown from left are Treasurer Steve Malenda; Vice President Rick Sarandrea; President Bob…

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On July 14, the Knights of Columbus Atlantic Council 18 in Thomaston, presented four scholarships to deserving high school 2021 graduates from St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, which encompasses the towns of Thomaston, Plymouth, and Terryville. The four honored recipients were (from left), Aysiaa…

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After a one-week delay, the Watertown Farmers’ Market opened for the season on July 25 featuring Connecticut-grown produce, crafts, jewelry, clothing and more. Under cloudy skies, customers enjoyed the musical stylings of The Sawtelles. (Dreher photo)

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Watertown resident Eileen Thomson was presented with an official Connecticut General Assembly Citation composed by state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, and state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-68, in celebration of her 104th birthday on Thursday, July 22. Ms. Thomson was joined by her daughter, Regina  (rig…

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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Two outstanding Watertown High School senior students were chosen this year to receiving $1,000 for their well rounded achievements. “Carynn Liseo (left), and Noah Ryan continue to keep the CJ Saraceno memory alive” said Rita Saraceno in presenting the awards in memory of her son, Christophe…

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Jenna Hulstrunk of Holy Cross recently was awarded a $2,000 Memorial Scholarship from the Watertown Lions Club. Jenna will attend Fairfield University in the fall to major in nursing. She plans to become an APRN and eventually hold a doctorate in nursing practice. She was an intern as a medi…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Foundation is currently accepting applications from non-profit organizations for non-recurring capital improvement grants. Organizations must be tax-exempt and located within a 15-mile radius of Watertown. Applications are due Saturday, August 14. The proposed capit…

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THOMASTON – Thomaston Savings Bank employees raised a total of $2,245 for the Plymouth Community Food Pantry. The bank’s Denim Days allow employees to wear jeans on Fridays throughout the month for a small donation to a preselected local non-profit which provides vital services to the commun…

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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 High School Leo Club recently presented a check for $1,000 to President and Founder Christine Faressa of Sun, Moon, and Stars. Shown (from left), are Leos Anesa Xhema, Lana Kolpa, and Ella Makowski; club advisor and teacher Eric Lozaw; Leo President Emalyn Osbourne; Lion Presid…

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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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WATERBURY — Through August 25, 2021, Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., welcomes donations for its 17th annual Back-to-School “Swap and Shop” of school uniform tops and bottoms to be distributed free or at low costs to low-income children throughout Greater Waterbury.

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WATERTOWN – The storm from July 19 brought down numerous trees and significant flooding damage. The town’s Highway Department has been out in full force, cleaning debris and opening roads where possible.

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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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Locally heavy rains over the weekend of July 16 through 18 left their mark on local businesses. The downpours, which dumped 2.48 inches of moisture from the skies, caused mudslides and erosion, keeping cleaning and landscaping professionals busy. The parking areas in the Walgreen’s lot on Ma…

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin is shown presenting a check to Watertown Library Director Joan Rintleman. The Rotary presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown…

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown Food Bank, Fuel Bank and Learn to Swim, Watertown Library, WHS Interact Club, WHS Ro…

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown Food Bank, Fuel Bank and Learn to Swim, Watertown Library, WHS Interact Club, WHS Ro…

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Shown is Rotary Club President Hugh Langin (left), and the Joe Garassino Foundation’s President Mike Garassino. Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks …

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WATERTOWN — Noah Ryan of Watertown received a $2,000 Academic Scholarship from the Lions Club of Watertown. He plans to study theology, philosophy and the great books of Western civilization with a focus on education. He is leaning toward a career in youth ministry outreach and education.

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AREA — The American Cancer Society invites cancer patients to enjoy a free makeover with a certified cosmetologist through its Look Good... Feel Better program.

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

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Animal Control Officer Judy Umstead and her partner Lola, attended the first ever New England “Cops & Comfort Dogs” symposium hosted by the Groton and UCONN Police Departments on Thursday, July 1. Lola is a certified comfort/therapy dog and the newest “sworn member” of the Watertown Poli…

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WATERBURY — Parent Connection’s Waterbury Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Walnut Hill Community Church, 274 Bunker Hill Ave.

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Watertown Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 President Hugh Langin presented seven different donations at term end, during the club’s Change Over Dinner hosted at the Grand Oak Villa. Checks were presented to Watertown Food Bank, Fuel Bank and Learn to Swim, Watertown Library, WHS Interact Club, WHS Ro…

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TUCKER DOOLAN of Watertown has been named to the dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the spring semester. Mr. Doolan is the son of Joseph and Wendy Doolan and a member of the class of 2024, majoring in aerospace engineering.

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JESSICA STANGO, a Watertown High School graduate, maintained perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. Ms. Stango, from Watertown, will attend the University of Connecticut in Storrs majoring in environmental engineering. She was inducted into the honor society, played tennis …

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U.S. AIR FORCE AIRMAN Chelsea DeMarest graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A member of the Air National Guard, she completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core v…

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Lions Dan Uitti (left), and Rich Dayton accept the new Amanda Freeman Award, from Watertown Lion President Kathleen Trowbridge. This award exemplifies unselfish service and is named after Lions Club founder’s Melvin Jones’ wife, Amanda Freeman.

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Click Bond, a Watertown manufacturing facility, donated $500 to the Watertown Lions Club to aid in their services to the community. The donation was presented to the treasurer at the Litchfield Bancorp in Watertown. Shown (from left), are Kaitlyn Pierzanowski and Mark Stukshis of Click Bond,…

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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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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 Oakville-Watertown Chapter of UNICO Nation awarded scholarships to two Watertown High School graduates at Veterans Park on Wednesday, June 23. Shown are the members of the scholarship committee and the recipients including (from left), committee member Al Mickel, Emma Gallagher, Joshua M…

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Watertown High School senior Erica Santangeli (left), was awarded the first Reaching 4 the Stars Scholarship, presented by Christine Faressa, founder and president of Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to autism families in the greater Watertown area. Ms. Santangeli intends …

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HARTFORD — The state Department of Public Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has notified all local health directors that ceramicware pots which are being sold at small neighborhood stores, including CTown stores throughout the state, have tested positive for lead.

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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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Watertown’s Girl Scout Troop #64069 attended their end of the year cookout at Camp Anseox in Oxford on Sunday, June 13. They made various types of food and desserts in foil, which they cooked over a fire. They also played a “whodunit” type of game, which was set up around the camp grounds. S…