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Many organizations and individuals remembered those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, by placing memorial wreaths at the base of the monument in front of the Watertown Fire Department on Main Street during a somber 20th anniversary ceremony last Saturday. (Dreher photos) Read more

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WATERTOWN — The Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency, meeting Thursday, September 9, closed a Public Hearing on an application from Carmine Castiglione for construction of a new private road, nine duplex age-restricted residential homes and associated driveways and parking at 470 S…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that more than 50 million pages of state government documents have been digitized through a public-private partnership with Scan-Optics, a data management company based in Manchester, as part of an ongoing initiative to modernize services and produce …

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The extent of the damage caused by the heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ida was revealed in the early daylight hours of September 2, with driveways and businesses on Main Street left with erosion and mudslides at entrances and parking lots. (Dreher photo) 

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that he has received notice from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that his request has been approved for Connecticut to receive an agriculture disaster declaration as a result of damages caused by Tropical Storm Elsa in early July.

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In the aftermath of the suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan which killed 13 American servicemen and women on August 26, all American and United States Military flags were immediately ordered to be lowered to half-mast. As the nation reacted in shock and disbelief, the Stars and Stripes an…

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WATERTOWN — The Zoning Board of Appeals, meeting Wednesday, August 25, conducted a Public Hearing on a front yard variance request from Marlene Deyo, 73 Hollow Rd., and later approved the application after closing the hearing.

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HARTFORD —  Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the first round of the $1,000 bonus payments authorized through the Back to Work CT program are being mailed this week to more than 1,500 eligible applicants who are among the initial group of workers participating in the program.

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Eager runners and walkers await the call to the starting line at Polk School in Oakville before the resumption of the Shamrock Shuffle Road Race, known as the ‘Shamrock Sizzler’ this year after being delayed to August 21 from its normal mid-March date. Close to 200 runners and walkers from a…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation establishing the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority Alliance District Teacher Loan Subsidy Program, which will provide an interest rate subsidy on CHESLA loans to teachers who commit to teaching in one of Connecticut’s 3…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has issued an executive order related to the Covid-19 emergency declarations, Executive Order No. 13D, requiring that all Connecticut state employees and staff of all childcare facilities and preK-12 schools statewide must have received at least one dose of a Covid…

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The Watertown Rotary Club invited the Watertown Lions Club to join their weekly meeting at Hawk Ridge Winery to hear speaker Mike Garrassino from the Joe Garassino Foundation speak about his cause and the upcoming annual golf event planned for Monday, August 30 at the Watertown Golf Club. Th…

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WATERTOWN — During the Town Council meeting held Monday, August 16, the council noted the resignation of Debra Hughes as a member of the Public Buildings Committee and announced it would establish a subcommittee to prepare for the use of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont, acting on the advice of state Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford, has directed Connecticut’s Covid-19 vaccine program to implement the recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, August 13, …

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Scouts from Junior/Cadette Girl Scout Troop 64005 of Watertown helped the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project by making Brian Bags to “hand up” to the homeless recently. It was a learning experience for the scouts. Shown from left to right are Girl Scouts Amelia Phelan, Alexandra Zombar, Lexi O…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an executive order related to the Covid-19 emergency declarations (Executive Order No. 13A) that provides municipal leaders with the option of requiring masks in indoor public places within their respective towns and cities for all individuals, regardles…

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Jacob Grendzinski of Watertown recently received the Community Service Scholarship of $2,000 at a recent meeting of the Watertown Lions Club. Jacob was recently made an Eagle Scout for his efforts of building a prayer garden at St. Mary Magdalen’s School in Oakville. He has volunteered for m…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and Charlene Russell-Tucker, the acting commissioner of the state Department of Education have highlighted the more than $16 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II funds that are being made available to assist 170 school districts across Con…

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At the season opening of the Watertown Farmers’ Market on July 25, shoppers were able to select from locally-grown produce as well as crafts, clothing and organic lotions and soaps. The guest artisan was handmade jewelry expert Heidi Martin, with musical entertainment by the Sawtelles. For a…

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education met Monday, July 26, where Superintendent Dr. Alison Villanueva provided an update on teaching and learning, starting out with a quick review of feedback that was gathered regarding the last year and how the district is addressing resources needed to move forward.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed a bill adopting a new law enhancing ongoing efforts to provide workforce development opportunities for students and workers, support job growth and help position Connecticut as a leader in the IT, AI and Industry 4.0 economy.

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On Sunday, June 20th, Hunter Mancini of Oakville (front row, third from left), was honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Hunter is a member of Boy Scout Troop 140 St. Mary Magdalen Church in Oakville. This honor is one of the most important events in a Boy Scout’s program. By earnin…

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WATERTOWN — The Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency briefly reviewed a new application for nine, duplex, age-restricted residential homes, associated driveways, parking and private road at 470 Straits Tpke. at its meeting on Thursday, July 15, before determining a Public Hearing w…

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On Tuesday, July 13, a pair of former Watertown High School baseball stars were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Nick Mondak (left), of St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., a 6’ 4” left-handed pitcher, was the 18th round pick of the Los Angeles Angels, while Fairfield Universit…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the state Department of Transportation has been awarded a $7.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration for the purchase of 10 battery electric buses and 10 DC fast chargers.

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SOUTHBURY — A Household Hazardous Waste and Paint Collection Day is scheduled for the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Derby, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, …

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OAKVILLE-WATERTOWN — Connecticut is facing a significant increase in the tick population this summer season, including two additional new species that residents should look out for.

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As the Fourth of July approaches, one resident of Mango Circle in Oakville expressed his patriotism by painting all 50 of the stars and all 13 of the stripes of the American flag on his front lawn. (Dreher photo)

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ONE LAST TIME – As they waited for the call to assemble for the formal graduation ceremony, the Watertown High School Class of 2021 gathered together in the Cook Gymnasium to make plans for the summer and share their goals for the future before accepting their diplomas on June 17.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that Tunxis Community College and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities College of Technology have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to lead the nation’s only NSF National Center for Next Generation Manufacturing.

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The Water-Oak Community Women’s Club, a nonprofit organization for women ages 18 to 80 who live in the Watertown-Oakvillle area, recently installed new officers. Shown (from left), are Vice President Dawn Liano; Secretary Pam Ciccio; outgoing President Sue Ponton; Treasurer Deb Cignoli and n…

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WATERTOWN — In a cautionary tale for new home buyers, an application for filling and grading within a wetlands area and the installation of a swing set and fence at 12 Trolane Rd. prompted discussion among the members of the Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency on Thursday, June 10.

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The Watertown Lions Club took part in the Memorial Day parade on May 31 in Watertown. Shown are Lions (from left), Jim Koslowski, Matt Koslowski, Ron Blanchard, Rich Dayton, Roger Chase, Kathie Trowbridge, Lion Mascot Brooke Harris, Steve Bormolini, Dan Uitti and Bob White.

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WATERTOWN — The town and the Watertown Public Schools have announced a joint partnership in designing and building a “Tribute to the History and Legacy of Native Americans and Watertown” that will be located inside of the newly renovated Town Hall building at 61 Echo Lake Rd.

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WATERTOWN — The old Sealy property continued to draw public interest and some opposition to plans presented by a trio of local businessmen, Joseph Yamin, John Lombard and Leonard Mecca, that would create a new Sealy development district.

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The message of Memorial Day was brought home by the float created by the Unico Club for the annual commemoration of the solemn holiday on May 31. Several thousand came out on the chilly morning for the Watertown-Oakville community parade, which began at Watertown Plaza and ended with an emot…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting in a special session on Thursday, May 27, officially set the mil rate at 34.56 mils and scheduled one public hearing, for a new ordinance, and one town meeting, for payment of unanticipated overages in the education department.