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WATERBURY — Dr. Deidre S. Gifford, commissioner of the state Department of Social Services, will be the keynote speaker at the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Health Care Council’s annual meeting and awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 16. The event will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Aria Banquet Hall, 45 Murphy Rd., Prospect. Registration is available on the “Events” section of www.waterburychamber.com or by calling 203-757-0701.  Read more

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Training School Thrift Shops are Thrift One, Thrift Too and the Little Shop.

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during July.

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MONROE — The following property transfers were recorded in the town clerk’s office during July.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the launch of the Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund, a public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut. Applications are now being accepted for loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Economic Development Commission will be sending a survey to Middlebury business owners in early August, asking 15 questions to rate the business climate and how Middlebury measures up to expectations.

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MIDDLEBURY — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during June.

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during June.

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MONROE — The following property transfers were recorded in the Town Clerk’s office during June.

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — The Friends of St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is a beneficiary of the LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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WATERBURY — Waterbury Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, resear…

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WOODBURY — The Good News Restaurant and Bar, 694 Main St. South, will present a solo art exhibit of the works of a local artist Graham Dale.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed into law Public Act 22-15, which enacts a comprehensive series of protections for consumers that provide them with greater ability to safeguard their personal data that is collected when they interact with companies online.

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Cynthia C. Merkle (second from right), bank president and CEO at Union Savings Bank Southbury, recently presented St. Michael’s Veterans Entrepreneurial Institute President John Bucciarelli (center) with a check for $10,000. Bank representatives had joined Mr. Bucciarelli on a tour of Southb…

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WATERTOWN-WOODBURY — Tribury Rotary is a beneficiary of LaBonne’s Market Cash for Charities program.

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Tribury Rotary Club Secretary-Elect Dr. Eleanor Midkiff (left) recently welcomed Cathleen Elliott as the club’s newest member and provided her with the Rotary pin. Tribury Rotary, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022, hosts hybrid meetings every Thursday at noon. Those seeking addit…

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Rocket Rapids, Connecticut’s first water coaster (yes, water coaster) has opened at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury. The state-of-the-art attraction is a blast as rafts are propelled uphill by water jets on this fast-paced ride. Guests make high-banked turns on four FlyingSauc…

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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 …

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SOUTHBURY — Sustainable Southbury, a non-profit environmental conservation group, has organized a food scrap recycling pilot program at two food businesses in Southbury.

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Drakeley Real Estate has announced that Lauren Henry has affiliated with the office. Ms. Henry will provide residential real estate services in the local and surrounding communities as well as throughout the state. Originally from Woodbury, Ms. Henry is a licensed therapist who holds a maste…

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Tribury Rotary Club Membership Chair Martin Engstler recently welcomed Mary Rose Griffin, president of full-service employee benefit administration company TR Paul, Inc., as the club’s newest member. Ms. Griffin, a longstanding member of the Rotary and past president of the Newtown Rotary Cl…

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SOUTHBURY — The Lutheran Home of Southbury, 990 Main St. North, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction, renovations and upgrades to Parley Manor, the facility’s residential care home. Those attending included state Sen. Eric Berthel, R-32, state Rep. Cindy Ha…

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HARTFORD —  Gov. Ned Lamont has announced the launch of MyHomeCT, a new state program that is providing mortgage relief to homeowners who have experienced financial hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is being funded by $123 million that the state Department of Housing received from t…

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SOUTHBURY — Christine Curtis, owner of Piper and Dune, and Shirley Lenhard, owner of The Cottage at Main, have teamed up on a campaign to encourage Southburians to shop local. The owners met through a Facebook support group called “Locally Owned, Women Grown,” founded by Southbury resident M…

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WOODBURY — Tattered Roses has a new home at 319 Main St. South. Owner Patricia Fanti said her shop is for people who like to find whimsical home décor, jewelry, clothing and spa products. She told Voices, “I don’t like to use the term gift shop because many of my customers don’t come here to…

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Since 1964, the Reelick family has been growing strong, both in terms of offering to the community a vast array of annual and perennial plants, shrubs and trees, and expanding its thriving business at Hollandia Nurseries in Bethel. On Monday, May 9, Hollandia celebrated its newest expansion …

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SOUTHBURY— Former Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson is the guest speaker at the Tribury Rotary Club meeting at noon Thursday, May 19, at Leo’s Restaurant, 7 Poverty Rd.

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WATERBURY — Waterbury Hospital will honor first responders at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the EMS Week Awards Banquet, in the Bizzozero Conference Room at Waterbury Hospital at 64 Robbins St.

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Woodbury Business Association President Rick Richardson (center) welcomed Hal and Jane Hutchison of Abbey Road Home Care LLC to the organization recently. Abbey Road is family-owned since 2000. Further information is available at www.abbeyroadhomecare.com or by calling 203-571-8807. Those se…

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MIDDLEBURY — Rocket Rapids, the new state-of-the-art water coaster at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, recently started to take shape at 2132 Middlebury Rd. Sections of the massive water raft ride were lifted into place by a crane so the construction crew could bolt the components into plac…

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WOODBURY — Studio Hill Gallery, 507 Main St. South, will present “Between Two Worlds, In the Moment,” a duo art show featuring the paintings of Woodbury-based artists Melody Asbury and John Kildahl. The show opens on Sunday, May 1, and will run through Monday, May 30. An opening reception to…