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Girl Scouts in Junior Troop 64005 in Watertown made almost 100 treat bags for patients recently at the Harold Leever Cancer Center. The girls filled the bags with snack items to help patients get through their treatment appointments that last for several hours. Scouts that worked on this com… Read more

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On Wednesday, October 2 a B-17 bomber crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, killing seven on board and injuring seven others. The bomber was part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, a living history and education exhibition. The bomber had visited Waterbu…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Charter Revision Commission, meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, continued their discussion on how to revise the Town Charter, inviting representatives from the Police, the Planning and Zoning and the Public Works departments.

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THOMASTON — The Economic Development Commission meeting on Monday, October 7, reviewed updates of ongoing business, led a discussion on how to engage existing businesses and discussed several business happenings in town.

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WOODBURY — In its third public session, the Greater Woodbury Environmental Forum hosted a talk by the Rev. Fred Small, a nationally known climate activist, on Monday evening, September 30, at the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, which shares space with First Congregational Church at…

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DAR WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed new members during their Welcome Back Pot Luck Supper on Thursday, September 12 at the First Congregational Church in Watertown. On hand were Chaplain Daryl Masone (le…

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Watertown Library Director Joan Rintelman (left) receives copies of the 100 year anniversary history book of the American Legion from Post 195 Commander Dan DeAngelis at the anniversary and clambake ceremony at the post on Saturday, September 14. The book is titled “The American Legion Famil…

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WATERTOWN — October is fire prevention month and the Watertown Fire Department is visiting local schools and daycare centers to spread the mission of fire safety. “This is my favorite time of the year,” said Fire Marshal Kim Calabrese, who has been teaching fire safety to students for more t…

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WATERTOWN — Construction continues on the Town Hall renovation project at the Heminway Municipal Center. The project, which received more than $11 million from voters during a referendum last year, has been progressing and should be completed in the near future. Over the months of renovation…

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This charming photo was taken by Thomaston resident Pat Guarino at his residence on Valley View Road. The Guarinos enjoyed the visitors and wanted to share their photo. 

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WATERTOWN — The Town Charter Revision Commission, meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, discussed possible changes to the town manager and finance director’s responsibilities in the charter as well as the role of the fire department.

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, September 23, discussed safety plans for the district’s schools and conducted an executive session to interview a potential interim principal for Polk Elementary School.

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THOMASTON — The Registrar of Voters office will host a limited registration session from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 4, at 158 Main St. 

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THOMASTON – The Police Commission, meeting on Tuesday, September 17, discussed Police Chief Jeffrey Madden’s quarterly report and a communication regarding signage for a No Thru Truck sign on Carter Road in Plymouth. Chief Madden reported that the number of calls to the police department for…

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OAKVILLE — The Boy Scouts of Troop 52, Union Congregational Church, went on a trip through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., this summer. During the trip, 27 scouts split up into three groups and went on an almost 70-mile hiking journey in 10 days, car…

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Watertown resident Mary Daddona (front, right) celebrated her 104 birthday with her daughter-in-law, Sandy Daddona (back left); son, Daniel Daddona; daughter, Dottie Weigold; son-in-law, Ken Weigold, and younger sister, Josephine Greco (left), on Sunday, September 8.

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Car Show on Sunday, September 8, benefited the Thomaston Police Explorers. The car show is the primary source of funding for the program. The late Thomaston Police Officer Terry Hawley founded the event in 1991. Originally, the event took place behind Town Hall with…

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THOMASTON — The Town Center Plan Committee, meeting on Wednesday, September 11, discussed downtown parking, greenway routing and grant updates, ideas and actions for the next committee meeting and finalizing the discussion of the potential boundary expansion of the Downtown Development Distr…

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THOMASTON — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Wednesday, September 4, conducted public hearings for two special permit applications and a site plan application. The first public hearing considered a special permit application for a computer numerical control machine shop at 196 Eas…

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Police Lieutenant Tim Gavallas spoke a few words at Watertown’s memorial ceremony for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Residents and members from local organizations attended the event to pay their respects for those who passed away. (Perugini photo)

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 9, discussed the start of the school year and the district’s improvement plan.

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WATERTOWN — The Town Charter Revision Commission, meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, discussed the town clerk’s role in the town charter and what changes should be made to the position.

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HARTFORD — For the second year in a row, State Representative Joe Polletta, R-68, earned a perfect 100-percent voting record for the regular and veto legislative sessions, according to statistics compiled by the House Clerk’s Office.

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WATERTOWN — “All politics is local,” were the wise words used by former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill during his time in Congress. Today those words still ring true in America and nowhere is that more evident than here in town. Chair of the local Independent Party Richard Wick took a mome…

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THOMASTON — Thomaston High School welcomed students back for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 28. This year, the high school decided to reinvent the first day of school after Guidance Counselor Breanna Riollano went to a conference that proposed the idea that the first day of sch…

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Town Council, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, received reports from the council chair and considered a resolution authorizing the re-appropriation of $12,200.22 for a third-party review for a Conservation Commission Inland Wetland Agency application.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability in its programs, activities and employment practices as set forth in compliance with the Office of Civi…

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Piper Chasse (left), Superintendent of Schools Francine Coss and David Gilmore walk into Black Rock Elementary School in Thomaston for the first day of school Wednesday, August 28. (Chamberlain photo)

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Board of Education, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 26, received a donation from the Water-Oak Circle of Sports, heard a presentation from Superintendent Rydell Harrison and went into executive session regarding the hire of a new principal at Polk Elementary School.

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Water-Oak Circle of Sports Vice President Bob Guerrera presented a check for more than $10,000 to the Watertown Board of Education for a new diving board at Watertown High School. Shown (from left) are Mr. Guerrera, Superintendent Rydell Harrison, Board of Education Chair Leslie Crotty, Wate…

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WATERTOWN — Prestige Dance Center’s competition team brought home a number of awards from the Stars Dance Alliance competition this summer in New Haven. Prestige teams danced solos, duos, trios, small and large groups and won every division they entered. They brought home many special awards…

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As construction on the new Town Hall continues at the Heminway Municipal Center, residents worry about the fate of the old Town Hall. Currently there is no public plan for the old Town Hall and the building is scheduled to be abandoned by the fall as all government offices are moved into one…

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THOMASTON — The Thomaston Board of Selectmen, meeting on Tuesday, August 20, discussed the appointment of Jeff Dunn to the Regional Tourism District Board and addressed a news release regarding the Department of Finance Director, Tracy Decker.

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OAKVILLE — The Watertown-Oakville Independent Party Town Committee will hold a caucus to endorse candidates for the Watertown Town Council to be elected on Tuesday, November 5. All registered Watertown-Oakville Independent Party members are eligible to vote in the caucus and are encouraged t…

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Watertown residents Nikko Mendillo (front, left) and Anna Romano; and (back) Gabby Canuzzi, Clara Zadlo and Carson Zadlo checked summer reading off their to-do list while enjoying the sun and the sand.