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Lindsay Britonti (left) and Lindy Lathrop of the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency presented Southbury First Selectman Jeffrey Manville with a check for $30,860, the prorated share of CIRMA’s $5 million Members’ Equity Distribution for 2019. The town has received $120,608 in dist… Read more

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital welcomes Ashish Arora, M.D. as a pulmonologist for Trinity Health of New England Medical Group. Dr. Arora joins the pulmonary and critical care team of Rohit Beri, M.D.; Howard Zhang, M.D.; Deepinder Osahan, M.D. and Gregory Colodner, M.D.

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Ready to Exhale, LLC, a private wellness studio, celebrated its grand opening at a new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 29. Located at 107 Main St. North in Woodbury, the studio offers workshops such as writing, yoga, collage and journaling, allowing clients to rel…

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WOODBURY — The national Naturopathic Medical Student Association Beacon Award was given to Woodbury naturopathic physician Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference in Portland, Ore.

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WASHINGTON — Mona Bijoor will discuss her new book, “Start-Ups and Downs: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs,” at 2 p.m. Sunday October 6, in the Hickory Stick Bookshop. Guest speaker, entrepreneur and former Olympian Suzie Paxton will join her to describe how to apply the secrets of res…

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NEWTOWN — The Working Women’s Forum will present a panel of women entrepreneurs at its monthly meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at the Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Rd. The panelists will share key strategies and mistakes that are part of growing a business.

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WATERBURY — The Young Professionals of Waterbury Region will host its sixth annual Warm Someone’s Heart Blanket Drive until November 1. Every year, the group collects hundreds of new or lightly-used blankets and monetary gifts to support seven local area charitable organizations.

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SOUTHBURY — Walter Barber, who has spent 50 years as a professional barber, will mark this milestone and his shop’s 44th year in Bennett Square with live music from Northern Bred Country Band and fun foods, including a hot dog cart and popcorn machine, on Saturday, October 5, at Walt’s Barbe…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation received a three-year, $30,000 grant from Liberty Bank Foundation to support the creation of a Greater Waterbury Community Care Team. David Glidden, president and CEO of Liberty Bank and the Liberty Bank Foundation, presented the first installment o…

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Region 15 Superintendent Joshua Smith recently visited the Tribury Rotary Club. He spoke of his commitment to the school district’s mission of working collaboratively with the community to educate every student to be productive, ethical and engage in a global society through proven and innov…

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WATERBURY — Wellspring Counseling Services will offer an eight week series focused on how to parent children with challenging behaviors from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, starting October 1 ,at Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Ave. 

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College will host the Scott Lawrence Pond Annual Minorities in STEM seminar with Dr. Ronald Mallett from the University of Connecticut from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, in the Founders Hall Community Room F101 at NVCC, 750 Chase Pkwy.

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NEWTOWN — Burgerittoville, 57 Church Hill Rd., has fulfilled a 14-year mission by expanding from a small space known for good lunches to a full restaurant. Managing partner Joseph Rebecco told Voices, “This has always been the plan and it’s finally here.” Cave Comics, which had formerly occu…

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WOODBURY — Karen Reddington-Hughes is celebrating 15 years as owner of Abrash Galleries, Oriental Rugs and Antiques, 40 Main St. North. She has found joy in working with rugs and equates what she does to dealing in fine art. “There is beauty and history in them. This is a snapshot in time.”

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WATERBURY — Natan Bauman, Ed.D., M.S., Eng., FAAA, an audiologist, inventor, and founder of Hearing, Balance and Speech Center, 171 Grandview Ave., was inspired by the words of Helen Keller, who once said she would choose to have her hearing if she could regain one of the two senses she was …

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SOUTHBURY — Massage Envy will be supporting World Wellness Weekend September 21 and 22 with franchised locations nationwide opening their doors to give the public opportunities to try free services to help keep their bodies working.

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SOUTHBURY — Whiskers Pet Rescue, Bennett Square, 134 Main St. South, has been offering hope to cats and their families for four years and is now doing so from a much larger, brighter space.

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SOUTHBURY — Drew Gallagher, partner and director of PT for Life in Southbury, invites past and current patients along with colleagues, family and community leaders to celebrate five years of serving the Southbury community. The celebration will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September…

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DANBURY — Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC will officially sponsor the Danbury Hat Tricks, the new FHL hockey team at the Danbury Ice Arena. Founding Partner Richard S. Land said, “We proudly welcome the Hat Tricks to Danbury and are excited to help bring back hockey fever. This will be great fu…

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MIDDLEBURY —Quassy Amusement and Water Park’s ship will come in when the lakeside property introduces Tidal Wave, a family ride that incorporates a clipper-like themed vessel suspended on a swinging pendulum and soars more than 30 feet into the air, at 2132 Middlebury Rd.

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BETHEL — Bethel Health Care Center and Cascades Assisted Living Community will host an educational seminar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19 at 13 Parklawn Dr.

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Kevin Patrick Gallagher of Southbury was recognized by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association for his 35 years as a licensed funeral director and his service to the community. Mr. Gallagher is a funeral director at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home in Southbury and Woodbury, which also was…

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WOODBURY — Debbie Barry will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, at Ready to Exhale, 107 Main St. North. All are welcome. Ready to Exhale, a small yoga and creative workshop studio with a focus on self-care, opened on August 1. Certified in Yoga, Zentangle, SoulCo…

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WATERBURY — Giuseppe “Joe” Pisani of Middlebury, president of Pisani Steel Fabrication Inc. of Naugatuck, has been named the recipient of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2019 Malcolm Baldrige Community Award.

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NEWTOWN — Local professionals are invited to attend the next Northern Fairfield Professionals networking event, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at St. Rose of Lima Church on Church Hill Road.

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MIDDLEBURY — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bannon & Hebert announced that Christina Zainc was named the Top Producer for July. 

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

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St. Mary’s Hospital has hired Uday Shankar, M.D., as a gastroenterologist for Trinity Health of New England Medical Group. Dr. Shankar received his medical education from Patna Medical College in India and completed his residency, including a year as chief resident, at Icahn School of Medici…

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St. Mary’s Hospital has hired Meredith Carbone, D.O., to Trinity Health of New England Medical Group. Dr. Carbone, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, received her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She conducted her residency at Mich…

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MONROE — The Monroe Chamber of Commerce will hold its Union Savings Bank Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, October 7, at Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Rd.

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WATERBURY — The Brass City Brew Fest, now called Brass City Brew & Que, marks its 14th year from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 7, under tents, rain or shine, at Library Park, 267 Grand St.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Chamber of Commerce Golf will host its 12th annual golf outing Tuesday September 10, at Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Rd., Monroe.

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SOUTHBURY — The following realtors have been awarded at the Southbury office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at  385 Main St. South. 

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WATERBURY — The St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is taking part in LaBonne’s Markets’ Cash for Charities Rebate Program.

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MIDDLEBURY — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bannon & Hebert announced that Lori Geraci was named the Top Producer for April.

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MIDDLEBURY — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bannon & Hebert announced that Christina Zainc was named the Top Producer for May.