Nonnewaug High School sent off this year’s class of graduating seniors during commencement exercises at the school in Woodbury on Saturday, June 18. Nonnewaug Principal Pamela Sordi and Region 14 Acting Superintendent Wayne McAllister congratulated the graduates and presented their diplomas. (O’Brien photo)

BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Region 14 Board of Education appointed Brian Murphy as the next superintendent of schools after a board vote on Monday, June 13. His expected start date is Thursday, August 25. Mr. Murphy comes to Region 14 from New Hartford, where he has been superintendent since 2015. Previous to leading the New Hartford district, he was principal at Oxford’s Great Oak Middle School and served in multiple positions at Waterbury public schools and at Sacred Heart High School, where he was dean of students. His education career started as a social studies teacher at Waterbury’s…

Woodbury Business Association President Rick Richardson recently congratulated $500 WBA scholarship award recipient Cassandra Barbino of Woodbury. Cassandra will be a junior at UConn Storrs where she is majoring in business and finance. She plans to pursue her interest in investment banking as she has found a love for working in a fast-paced, collaborative, problem-solving environment. She is a member of ibRecruit, whose mission is to help women from non-target schools break into investment banking firms on Wall Street.

SEYMOUR — Woodrow B. DeGeorge, “Woody,” age 94, a lifelong res…

WOODBURY — The Arts Alliance of Woodbury has named Dr. Keffie Feldman, chief curator of the Mattatuck Museum, juror of its fourth Members’ Invitational Exhibition, set for Thursday, August 4 to August 30 in the gallery at the Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St. South. An opening reception and presentation of awards is planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, in the gallery. The exhibition will be open for public viewing during regular library hours. Registrations are currently being accepted.

Sharon Audubon Center Naturalist Bethany Sheffer, shown here with a hawk, will discuss raptors, including hawks, during a Bethlehem Land Trust program at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in the 19th-century barns at the Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve, 45 Main St. North. Ms. Sheffer will exhibit several raptors and discuss their characteristics. She will also talk about how to care for injured and orphaned wildlife and answer questions from the audience.