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The Water-Oak Community Women’s Club sponsored an Ice Cream Social for the Watertown Area Association of Special Citizens under the direction of Joe McGrail on Saturday, May 14 at Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe at 51 Depot St. in Watertown. Shown, (from left) are members of WOCW, Vice President Dawn Liano; President Gayle Clark; Sue Ponton, former president; Donna Butler; Lori Lupachino; Rosanne Mancini; Jennifer Gay; Dot Dorso, publicity; Secretary Pam Ciccio and Donna Fitzpatrick. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page, Water-Oak Community Women’s Club. Read more

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council held a special meeting Monday, May 23, to address the fact that the school budget of $50,549,438 for the fiscal year 2022-2023 had failed at referendum by four votes.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the launch of the Community Investment Fund 2030, a five-year grant program of up to $875 million to foster economic development in historically underserved communities across Connecticut. Designated municipalities, community development corporations …

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The Tri-M Music Honor Society of Watertown High School hosted a “Talent Under the Stars’’ event, in which 35 students in grades 9 through 12 performed to help raise money for the Watertown Public School’s music department. The event took place May 12 at WHS, and there was a great turnout. Th…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Monday, May 16, observed a moment of silence for Louis (Luigi) Razza, who served the town of Watertown with the police department for 37 years and as a member of the Town Council from 2011 to 2021.

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More than 200 people attended the Water-Oak Crimestoppers 25th annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville to honor Cpl. David McDonnell of the Watertown Police Department, who was awarded the Ronald M. Blanchard Crimestopper of the Year plaque by …

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WATERTOWN — The Planning and Zoning Commission approved two applications, both for used car sales, at its meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, closing Public Hearings for each and placing special conditions on the approvals.

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The Watertown Fire District began flushing water mains on March 28, continuing through Friday, May 6. This begins week three of the six-week schedule on Heminway Park Road. Those looking for a complete schedule may go to watertownfiredistrict.org/flushing-schedule/. (Dreher photo) 

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The Watertown Lions Club is seeking golfers and sponsors for their May 13 Golf Tournament to be held at Crestbrook Park Golf Course at 834 Northfield Rd. in Watertown. Facilities open at 9:30 a.m. with registration at 10 a.m. for an entry fee. There will be a Hole in One with the prize of a …

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker have announced that the state Department of Education is dedicating $8 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to continue the state’s successful Summer Enrichment Program in 2022.

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WATERTOWN — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter, NSDAR welcomed Good Citizens Award winners and their families to the chapter’s Good Citizens Award Ceremony, which was held at Walker Hall in Watertown on Thursday, April 7. The Trumbull-Porter Chapter awarded twelve area high school students the DAR …

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Monday, April 18, listened to Brian Humes of Jacunski Humes Architects, Berlin, as he presented information regarding the feasibly of constructing a new police station and community center in Watertown. His firm specializes in municipal buildings and has…

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Saturday, April 9 was International Rotary Day of Service. It was a significant community service event with clubs across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, totaling around 3,000 Rotarians, working to make the community and world a better place. The Watertown Rotary Club actively worked …

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WATERTOWN — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Wednesday, April 6, had a busy agenda with a total of five items of “new” business, one application on a previously held/continued public hearing, two new public hearings and one application under old business.

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Crocus blossoms, captured on camera in between rain showers in Bethlehem last weekend, stood as evidence that spring has sprung before the winter blast that punctuated the end of the first full week of the season. Not to worry, though, those early spring flowers are stronger than they look. …

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, Gov. Kathy Hochul of New York and Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey have agreed on the suballocations of extraordinary federal emergency relief funding apportioned to the region by Congress to mitigate the historic pandemic-related losses in transit system ridership …

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Watertown Rotary Club Students of the Month for March are all officers of the Watertown High School’s Club Best Buddies Club, who work to create events and friendships with students with intellectual and physical disabilities. Shown (from left), are sophomore Lana Kolpa, junior Megan Mordars…

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WATERTOWN — Four, 70-foot tall light poles for a sports field at Taft School received a 40-foot height variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals at its meeting on Wednesday, March 23.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that Connecticut is joining New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts to develop a proposal to become one of at least four regional clean hydrogen hubs designated through the federal Clean Hydrogen Hubs program included in the 2021 federal bipartisan Inf…

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Four Watertown High School students were selected to participate in the All-State Choir sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educators Association. The students participated in an audition process and were selected with other top musicians from across the state. They will participate in the Al…

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HARTFORD – Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering 10 new license plate options for veterans that commemorate specific wartime periods, including the Afghanistan War, Grenada, the Iraq War, the Korean War, Lebanon, Operation Earnest Will, P…

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The Watertown High School Interact Club hosted a successful food drive on February 26 at Watertown High School. Shown from left are club members Rea Hoxha, Chloe Desmarais, Sophia Simoes, Melanie Martinelli, Lana Kolpa, Advisor Kristian Kuegler, Alex Puttock, Emalyn Osborne, Kara Davidson, S…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration is launching CareerConneCT, a program designed to help workers whose employment was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Individuals will now have access to short-term training programs, where they can earn an industry-recognized credential and enter…

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As winter slowly but surely winds down, the days grow a little longer and the sun sets a little later, resulting in late afternoon snow and settings such as one early last week at the gazebo and Merriman Pond at Crestbrook Park in Watertown just before warmer temperatures and rains later in …

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The Watertown Parks & Recreation Department and the Ordinary Joe’s Running Club announced that the Shamrock Shuffle Road Race “Sizzler Edition” donated $10,847.19 in race proceeds to the Watertown Rotary Club for all-inclusive playground equipment at the Jumping Jack Playground at Vetera…

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Several Falls Avenue Senior Center members helped Henry LeClerc celebrate his 93rd birthday at the center on Wednesday, January 26. Henry’s son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Patricia LeClerc brought cake, balloons, and presents to round out the event. Brian joined his dad during chair aerob…

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The Trumbull-Porter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently collected and donated more than 230 Valentine’s Day cards for deployed troups as well as  bags of candy and other items. Three boxes were sent to soldiers in South Korea, one was sent to Iraq and one was sent to Japan.…

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Shane Repetto (20) and Bob LaBonia (27) of the Watertown-Pomperaug hockey team, lean in for a center ice faceoff after a goal by Repetto, who scored three in recent wins over North Branford and Conard, while LaBonia contributed assists. W-P improved to 6-8-0 and were on a three-game win stre…