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The town of Roxbury received $636,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the federal government. The funding has been used to support the community and townspeople. Roxbury First Selectman Patrick Roy (right) recently presented Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Wheeler with funds from the town’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Act funding. ARPA funding seeks to help towns and cities support citizens, small businesses and frontline workers during the pandemic crisis. For more information see full article in Community News. Read more

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WOODBURY — Residents using the transfer station will have a new option to compost organic materials, courtesy of a grant from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s sustainable materials management program.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Thursday, August 4, opened a public hearing for a text amendment to modify zoning regulations that pertain to gas stations in Middlebury.

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WASHINGTON — During the Housing Commission meeting held Monday, August 1, Chair Judith Gorra provided a summary of the recent Zoning Commission meeting as the housing panel’s discussion pertained to new state legislation.

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WOODBURY — The Historic District Commission, meeting Mon., August 1, closed four Public Hearings, scheduled two new Public Hearings and approved several applications as being appropriate for the district.

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BETHELEHEM — Members of the Inland Wetlands Commission have been meeting in special sessions for the past few weeks to review the application by Grillo Services LLC for a composting facility at 351 Main St. South.

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WASHINGTON — The Conservation Commission, meeting Wednesday, August 3, briefly discussed the management of the New Preston Open Space.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, August 1, discussed a proposed Peddler’s Ordinance, which would define the requirements that those who want to sell items on foot or from a vehicle must meet in order to legally conduct business in Middlebury.

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MONROE — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Thursday, August 4, held and closed two Public Hearings on related matters, later approving the two associated applications.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The school district calendar for 2022-23 received a tweak from members of the Region 14 Board of Education, meeting on Monday, August 1.

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ROXBURY — The town has received $636,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the federal government. The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021, seeks to help towns and cities support citizens, small businesses and frontline workers during the pan…

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WASHINGTON — The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens will host the band Widely Grown in free concert from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 14 at 1 Green Hill Rd. Widely Grown is a relatively new band on the music scene, having formed from a year of life on the road. Band lead James Calleo had bee…

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

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WOODBURY — As of Thursday, September 1, 2022, all Woodbury residents entering the Transfer Station/Recycling Center will need to display a permit sticker on the vehicle’s windshield.

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NEWTOWN — Police said they arrested Michael Palicz, 3 Apache Dr., Brookfield, on July 23 in response to a warrant.

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WATERBURY — A newly released survey from Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments, in coordination with the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments, gives residents the chance to participate in the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the Naugatuck Valley and Greate…

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — The Region 15 Board of Education recognized six students as the recipients of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Student Leadership Awards.

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AREA — The American Cancer Society invites cancer patients to enjoy a free makeover with a certified cosmetologist through its Look Good... Feel Better program.

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NEWTOWN — SCAN, the Society of Creative Arts of Newtown, will host John Forgione presenting an art demonstration on painting a landscape in oil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 10 at the Newtown Meeting House, 31 Main St. (at The Flagpole).

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed into law Public Act 22-49, which will align Connecticut’s standards on childhood lead poisoning with federal standards and help alleviate the risks associated with it.

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NEWTOWN — Parent Connection’s Newtown Hope and Support Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Sq.

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SOUTHBURY — From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother to Nighthawks, a program on some famous paintings, is slated for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 19, on Zoom and streamed to the Kingsley Room of the Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Rd.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host Yoga in the Garden: A Morning Sadhana at White Memorial taught by Judith Ehrman Shapiro at 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 17 in the garden behind the White Memorial Museum at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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The Crescent Gallery, 158 Main St., Thomaston, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 13. For about a century, the location was a firehouse. The history behind the Crescent Gallery’s name goes back to the Crescent Hose Company No. 2. The number 2 is chiseled in granite over …

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OXFORD — An in-person Caregiver’s Support Group monthly group meeting is scheduled from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Parish Center at 733 Oxford Rd.

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King Solomon’s Lodge No.7 hosted their annual Strawberry Festival and Awards Night on June 21 in Woodbury. The Masons awarded their annual Pomperaug High School scholarship to Robert Vagnini of Southbury. Robert will be attending Villanova University. Also awarded was a scholarship to Paige …

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WASHINGTON — The Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life will host award-winning Professor Joseph Luzzi in a Zoom program at 10 a.m. Sunday August 21.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will host Museum Children Free Week from Wednesday, August 17 to Tuesday, August 23 at 80 Whitehall Rd.

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AREA — Al-Anon family groups meet via Zoom and at person-to-person meetings.

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SOUTHBURY — The Southbury Public Library Youth Services Department will offer events for children and teens in September.

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HARTFORD —  In the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state has launched a reproductive rights telephone hotline and website to help people seeking information on abortion services in the state get connected to the resources they need.

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HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont has announced that the Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy is being awarded a $23.9 million American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the creation of the Strengthening Sectoral Partnerships Initiative.