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Shown are members of Troop 140 celebrating Mary Jane Concepcion’s newly minted U.S. citizenship. From left, Gina Vadney, Lynn Mancini, Michele Skarpa, Mary Welch, Jeanne Ralicki, Alex Mercer, Michael Cihal, Karen Grendzinski, Mike Mercer, Nate Garbrecht, Jace Kiernan, Greg Stroehle, Gavin Worth, Kyle Sarracco, Kitsune Vadney, Colin Christie, Alex Puttock, Oberon Vadney, Conner Garbrecht, Mary Jane Concepcion, Steve Christie, Jake Grendzinski, Bob Bernier, Noah Welch, Charlie Stroehle, Ryan Johnstone, Ray Johnstone and Gavin Garbrecht. See full story in Community News. Read more

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WATERTOWN — General plans to redevelop the Sealy manufacturing site in Oakville met with opposition from neighbors during a Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 5, on proposed Sealy Oakville Center Planned Development District regulations. The hearing was continued…

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Recently, 23 blankets with matching pillows, 5 prayer shawls and 42 Hug Me pillows were delivered by VFW Post 7330 Auxiliary president Brenda DiFederico to Apple Rehab. The pillows, blankets and prayer shawls were created by the Falls Avenue Senior Center Knitting and Crochet Group before th…

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WATERTOWN — The Town of Watertown and the Economic Development Commission with state Rep. Joe Polletta, R-63, hosted an hour-long webinar to educate local restaurant owners on the benefits of the newly released Restaurant Revitalization Fund on April 30.

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Watertown resident Anthony Jannetty was out hiking and got a tip from fellow hiker Gail Sangree about an owl’s nest. He found the nest approximately 40 feet up, and took these photos of Great Horned owlets peeking out of their nest this past weekend. Mr. Jannetty said that he had a narrow ar…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting in a special session on Wednesday, April 21, after the close of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2021-22 budget, agreed to make some revisions to the proposed budget after hearing from the public.

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The message greeting students, faculty and passers-by in front of John Trumbull Primary School in Oakville is and has been one of unity in the face of challenges and adversity. (Dreher photo)

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WATERTOWN — Work to replace an existing culvert at 152 Falls Ave. received an approval from the Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency at its meeting on Thursday, April 8.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes have announced that state parks and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season.

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A reflective crowd of veterans and town residents was on hand to watch a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans. Oakville VFW Past Commander Richard Hines and a large crowd which gathered on the Oakville Green saluted those who lost their lives while serving at the 13th annual Welcome Home to Vi…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Monday, April 5, approved a 2021-2022 town budget of $31,635,098 and education budget of $47,939,863 for a total of $79,574,961 and a tax increase of 1.26 as percent compared to last year.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and state Public Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford have announced plans to provide local health departments and their community partners with $33.3 million in federal funding to establish outreach, education and services for minority and traditionally u…

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The Water-Oak Circle of Sports completed work on a project of cleaning, hanging, and donating mats and back stops for the batting cages at Deland and Veterans Fields (where this picture was taken) last weekend. “As an organization we are always on the lookout for projects and causes for the …

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HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Access Health CT, a quasi-public state agency, to increase vaccine access in communities high on the social vulnerability index. This partnership will utilize and expand on Access Health CT’s existing …

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HARTFORD — In alignment with President Joe Biden’s plan to respond to Covid-19, FEMA Region 1 has worked closely with the state of Connecticut and local municipalities to utilize a mobile vaccination unit to support jurisdictions in providing Covid-19 vaccinations to all those who want one.

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Members of the Watertown High School Leo Club recently hosted a sock drive for Watertown Social Services. 178 pairs of socks were collected. A $25 Amazon card was won by Ms. Guerrera, a teacher. Shown from left are Leo Club members Julien St. Jean, Amarta Markie, Megan Modarski, Emalyn Osbor…

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On March 17 at approximately 4 p.m., the Watertown Police Department responded to a single family residence on Morris Town Line Highway for the report of a home invasion and that the suspect was armed with a hatchet and injured an occupant in the residence.

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Neither strong, cold winds or occasional blasts of snow were able to stop determined local Girl Scouts from selling their famous cookies in and around town. On March 14, Cadet Troop 64052 was out in force hosting a drive-through, low-contact booth in the parking lot of the Watertown Plaza on…

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WATERTOWN — The Conservation Commission/Inland Wetlands Agency, meeting Thursday, March 11, voted to approve a controversial application for a three-family home on a lot at 542 Davis St., Oakville, presented by Erik Markiewicz/EPM Development.

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council Finance Subcommittee met Tuesday, March 16, to receive the 2021-2022 Watertown Board of Education Budget of $48,438,836, which represents a total increase of $1,861,273 or 4 percent.

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Cadette Troop 64005 would like to thank James Skarzenski of Shakers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watertown for his support of the troop during Girl Scout Cookie Season. The members of the troop appreciate Shaker’s generosity and effort to support the scouts. Many local troops will be participa…

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, March 8, recognized Ofc. Chris Donston at Swift Middle School and Corp. Jeff Desena at Watertown High School for their service to the school district.

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Watertown High School girls’ basketball players (from left), Marissa Forino, Alivia Brophy and Adrianna Dandanoli are all smiles as they take to the court prior to a recent game at the Cook Gymnasium. After being sidelined for close to one calendar year, the Indians are currently in the midd…

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Watertown-Oakville Cadette Troops 64069 and 64072 hosted a Winter Wonderland Event on Sunday February 21 at Camp AnSeOx in Oxford to collect “foods that warm you up” including soup, coffee, hot cocoa, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese for the Watertown Food Bank. Older Cadette Scouts hosted kinde…

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 superintendent’s budget of $48,439,836 with a total increase of $1,861,273 or 4.0 percent as compared to last year’s budget.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the state will continue with an age-based approach to expanding eligibility to the vaccine, explaining that other previously considered scenarios proved overly complex and confusing, would potentially exacerbate inequities in vaccine distribution…

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At 9:55 p.m. on February 9, the Watertown Fire Department responded to an alarm coming from the residents of a house on Buckingham Street. The two-story home, which was being rented by the Sharp family, was owned by the neighboring Union Congregational Church. Tiffany Sharp and three school-…

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WATERTOWN — During a town meeting held Tuesday, February 16, the Town Council unanimously approved an appropriation of $148,085 for the Heminway School Renovation to Watertown Town Hall project.

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As another in series of winter storms to hit the area passed through town on February 9, Watertown Department of Public Works crews worked overtime and them some, keeping the roads and driveways as passable as possible. Here, DPW trucks clear the Heminway Park Road entrance parking area in f…

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WATERTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, February 8, voted to approve a newly revised Program of Studies for Watertown High School and the district’s Capital Improvement Plan for the coming school year. The board also voted for and welcomed a new board member, Karen Hosking, to fi…

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WATERTOWN — The Town Council, meeting Thursday, February 4, postponed from Monday, February 1, set a Special Town Meeting to consider a $148,085 appropriation for the “Heminway School Renovation to Watertown Town Hall Project.”

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WATERTOWN — Garden Brook Real Estate LLC appeared before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, February 3, with a request for a zoning amendment to allow an “Age Restricted Housing Development” on a 4.92-acre parcel at 470 Straits Tpke.

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WATERTOWN — On Monday, February 8, 2021 the Board of Education unanimously appointed Ms. Karen Hosking to fill the seat vacated by Diane Bristol on the board. 

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The morning of February 2 posed the problem of just where to push aside the 18 inches of snow dumped on the area by Winter Storm Cooper the previous day. Ingenuity was the order of the day on Heminway Park Road, as an Arctic Cat crew moved the white stuff onto a slope to clear the sidewalk w…