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WATERTOWN — Taft School student Felicia Wang frequently spends time in service to the local Chinese community. “I think it’s really cool that we are all American, but are still finding cultural and ethnic connections and embracing our ancestral cultures in these communities,” she said. When …

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, May 11, recognized the accomplishments of several students, including the Watertown High School Class of 2020 Salutatorian Aubrey DiStefano and Valedictorian Daniel Ottowitz.

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Thomaston Savings Bank Branch Manager Gabriel Sousa (left), Power Surge 4-H Robotics Team President Steven LeClerc and mentor Brian LeClerc are pictured outside the Bethlehem branch of Thomaston Savings Bank with the new Power Surge 4-H Robotics team trailer. The trailer was purchased for th…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Monday, May 4, discussed the education budget for 2020-2021, proposed at $46,841,590 or a 2.84 percent increase compared to last year. Superintendent Dr. Rydell Harrison explained that members of the education board were attending the virtual meeting and…

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday, May 5 that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, he is ordering in-person classes at all K-12 public school facilities in Connecticut to remain canceled for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year and continue providing distance learning during t…

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 140 of St. Mary Magdalen Church gathered Saturday, April 25 for the 30th straight year to completed their annual Naugatuck River cleanup. The troop adopted a two-mile section of the Naugatuck River 30 years ago. Since then, tons of debris have been removed from the…

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HARTFORD — Governor Ned Lamont has announced that the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT plans to form a panel of experts from within the state’s medical and business community that will consult with and advise his administration with respect to reopening Connecticut’s economy as the nation em…

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Through a friend, Girl Scout Troop 64052 of Watertown was able to donate some Girl Scout cookies to the nurses at New York Presbyterian Hospital. There were surely smiles behind those surgical masks.

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council met online Monday, April 20. Chair Tom Winn began the meeting by recognizing that the next few months will be difficult for everyone and explaining that the town council is well aware of the challenges ahead. He added that the council members do not take their re…

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WATERTOWN — The Tax Collector, Tax Assessor and Town Clerk offices, currently located at the Town Hall, 37 DeForest St., will move to the newly renovated Heminway Municipal Building at 61 Echo Lake Rd. on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1.

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The Watertown Fire Department and Watertown Parks and Recreation Department partnered to safely bring the Easter Bunny to the people while observing social distancing guidelines on Saturday, April 11. The Easter Bunny was escorted on his Bunny Hop by the Watertown Police and a full parade of…

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HARTFORD — Recognizing that their states have one integrated regional economy, Gov. Ned Lamont along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Delaware Gov. John Carney announced on April 12 the creation of a…

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After three weeks of virtual learning, second-grade students at St. John the Evangelist School in Watertown and their parents decided to show their appreciation to their teacher, Elaine Cieslewski, for all the time and effort she put forth preparing and teaching in her virtual classroom each…

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Gary Martin, clerk of the works, said the planning and zoning, parks and recreation, public works, building and Torrington Area Health District departments were to move from the Board of Education space in the newly renovated Heminway Municipal Center into their final offices in the main bui…

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WATERTOWN — John Gavallas, interim town manager, released on Thursday, March 26, a memorandum to residents  with updates on resources, services and information.

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WATERTOWN — In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Covid-19, grocery stores have become essential to their communities. Local stores including Adams Hometown Market, LaBonne’s Market, Stop & Shop and Watertown Meat Center are providing residents with numerous services and tools.

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Dear Readers:  The coronavirus has greatly impacted every facet of our lives and every part of the communities in which we live. Churches, schools and most businesses have closed. Events are canceled or postponed. Parents are at home with their children assisting with distance learning. Some…

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Snow blanketed the ground from early morning to late afternoon in Watertown on Monday, March 23. The snow covered most of the ground on Main Street, including some daffodil blooms. (Chamberlain photo)  

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WATERTOWN — The Public Buildings Committee, meeting on Wednesday, March 18, reviewed Heminway Municipal Center project updates and approved payment certificates.

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A SPRING DAY ON THE PLAYGROUND — Despite the threat of the spread of the coronavirus, many people, young and old, decided to get outdoors and enjoy the unseasonably warm conditions on March 15 at Veterans’ Park, among them a small group of children and adults at the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung …

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WATERTOWN — In response to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, Covid-19, towns are preparing their residents with resources to best prevent the spread of the virus and ensure safety. 

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WATERTOWN — The Police Commission, meeting on Wednesday, March 11, discussed resident concerns, old business, possible legislature and reviewed a site assessment from Acting Police Chief Joshua Bernegger regarding a new police department facility.

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Prior to Watertown High School’s first round boys’ tournament basketball game at the Cook Gym on March 9, the school saluted the Unified Basketball teams from WHS and Swift Middle School, who marched through the cheerleaders and onto the court to a huge ovation. (Dreher photo)

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WATERTOWN — The Torrington Area Health District recently released a press release regarding the Coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. The TAHD said it was participating in state and federal teleconferences to ensure the public receives the latest state Department of Public Health and Centers for …

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The Watertown Area Association of Special Citizens cross country and snowshoe ski team members participated in the Connecticut Special Olympics winter games Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 in Bloomfield. Present at the event were Lisa (left), Josea, Jess, Marcello, Lalo, James,…

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Watertown Police Chief John Gavallas was sworn in as interim town manager by Town Clerk Lisa Dalton on Thursday, February 20. Chief Gavallas will act as the interim town manager until the position is filled.

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Chase Collegiate School will host its February open house from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 29, at the school, 565 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury. Those attending will have the chance to meet students, including (from left), Mason Harper, Dameer Jordan, James Hildebrand, Ah’Vondria Dorkins and…

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WATERTOWN — The Public Buildings Committee, meeting Wednesday, February 19, elected officers, reviewed the Heminway Municipal Center project updates and approved a payment certificate.

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting on Tuesday, February 18, discussed parts of the town’s budget and announced the hiring of an acting town manager. Under new business, the council approved Watertown Police Chief John Gavallas as the acting town manager. The approval had one opposition fr…

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Brian McWhirt of Watertown High School drives through three Oxford High School defenders on his way to the basket during an NVL boys’ basketball game at the Cook Gym on February 13. McWhirt scored nine points in the Indians’ 58-33 victory over the Wolverines. Read the full story in Sports.

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Land Trust and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will host a free presentation on invasive plants at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the senior center, 311 Falls Ave., Oakville. The guest speaker will be Pete Picone from the DEEP.