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SOUTHBURY — Joseph John Maisano, Jr., devoted husband and father of three, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 85.

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SOUTHBURY — Dana A. Gingras, 71, of Southbury, formerly of Morris and Mooresville, N.C., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 10, 2019 after a 19-year journey living with Parkinson’s disease.

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SOUTHBURY — Brett Smith Rayno, 48, of Southbury passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at home, surrounded by family, after a valiant 22-month fight with stage 4 kidney cancer.

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SOUTHBURY — The Upper Room Thrift Shop, located at the Church of the Epiphany, 262 Main St. North, recently donated $5,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development for Bahamas hurricane relief and $2,000 to the same group for Texas flood relief. The shop also donated grocery gift cards and clothi…

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Children attending Vacation Bible School at St. James Church presented Southbury Lions Club President Debbie Molsick with more than 85 pairs of glasses which were collected at VBS as part of the week’s mission project. Lions Recycle For Sight is a program where recycled glasses are dispensed…

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The Friends of the C.H. Booth Library seeks new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, lps, puzzles, board games and computer games. Volunteers will help unload donations from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 20, rain or shine behind the C.H. Booth Library at 25 Main St., Newtown. Tax receipts will…

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WOODBURY — This year’s Woodbury Business Association’s Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 2, began with an explanation from WBA President Rick Richardson that all candidates for contested positions had been invited to attend, but all Republicans responded that they were unable to due so …

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Griffin Kavanaugh (right) of Troop 60 in Southbury completed his Eagle Scout project in June at the Bent of the River Audubon Center. He constructed and mounted three cedar flower boxes to replace the aging ones on the side of the main barn and placed two cedar bird ground feeders. The mater…

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CAST Preschool and the musical duo Jam Sandwich will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert for all ages at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at  B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. North in Southbury. Julie Clark and Linda Goodman, who comprise Jam Sandwich and are the owners of CAST, welcome an…

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MONROE — An engineering planning study for Route 25 and Route 111, conducted for the towns of Monroe and Trumbull and the Metropolitan Council of Governments, released in July, details several possible improvements to those two roads and the surrounding area.

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WOODBURY — The All Hollow’s Eve Cemetery Tour and Haunted Museum will take place Saturday, October 19, at the Glebe House Museum, 49 Hollow Rd. The rain date will be Saturday, October 26. Led by lantern light through a trail of luminaria, participants will tour the ancient cemetery with a sp…

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen heard from Fire Marshal Tim Willis, discussed the Valley Fire School and approved a revocable license agreement for a new mountain biking trail at its meeting on Tuesday, October 2.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Lions Club will host its 28th annual Haunted Hayride and 3-D Haunted Barn on October 18, 19, 25 and 26 at Mitchell School. Ticket sales start at 6 p.m. end at 9 p.m. each night. Refreshments will be available for sale at the school. Guests may expect to climb onto tra…

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Community Theatre at Woodbury’s production of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will open Thursday, October 10, for a four-day run at Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. Director Richard Reimold (at left, above) goes over notes with Jeff Savage and Sar…

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MONROE — Planning and Zoning Commissioners approved two applications with conditions following Public Hearings on Thursday, October 3, and accepted the withdrawal of a third.

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DANBURY — The Pumpkin Patch Train will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27, at the Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St.

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SOUTHBURY — Seeds of Hope for Haiti, a Southbury-based nonprofit organization, will host the annual Seeds of Hope Gala to benefit villagers of Grand Boulage, Haiti at 6 p.m. Friday, October 25, at the Heritage Hotel and Resort.

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WOODBURY — In its third public session, the Greater Woodbury Environmental Forum hosted a talk by the Rev. Fred Small, a nationally known climate activist, on Monday evening, September 30, at the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, which shares space with First Congregational Church at…

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SEYMOUR — Around 10 moviegoers lined up on Main Street’s red and black brick sidewalk just before 6 p.m. Saturday evening, August 17, some sitting, some standing, all waiting patiently (or not) for the doors of the Strand Theatre to open a night of ‘80s slasher flicks, one-of-a-kind prizes a…

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SOUTHBURY — A proud son of Southbury, Jeffrey (”Jeff”) Manville is looking forward to his third term as first selectman, starting on November 5, running against the Democrat representative, Rich Boritz.

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NEW PRESTON — Peter David Armstrong of New Preston died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital after a months-long illness caused by the extremely rare, tick-borne Powassan virus.

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WASHINGTON — Michael Rawstorne Caroe passed away at home on Friday, September 27, 2019. He was the husband of the late Mildred Durand Caroe.

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SOUTHBURY — Charles Paddock, 88, departed this life on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at home in Southbury. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (Conklin) Paddock for nearly 65 years.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc. will present a concert featuring the Meadows Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at Woodbury’s Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Republican Town Committee will officially open its campaign headquarters on Sunday, October 13, at 289 Main St. South at the intersection of Routes 6 and 317, across from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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SOUTHBURY — Theodore Wiener passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at the age of 87 at his home in Southbury. He was the beloved husband of Kristina Jorgensen.

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WOODBURY — A Celebration of Life for Jane De Vries, a former resident of Woodbury who passed away August 12, 2019 in Olympia, Wash., will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at the Woodbury Senior Community Center, located at 265 Main St. South, Woodbury.

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Fifth District U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (right) will be the special guest at a meet and greet for Southbury’s Democratic candidates for municipal election. Southbury voters are invited for cocktails and conversation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at 120 Elk Dr., Southbury, the h…

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SOUTHBURY — James Clarence Hummel, 85, of Southbury, died peacefully Friday, October 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Jean Smith Hummel.

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WOODBURY — The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County will moderate a debate for the first selectman candidates in the Woodbury municipal election at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the Nonnewaug High School Auditorium, 5 Minortown Rd.

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OXFORD — The students and staff were welcomed by the newly hired security officers, Anthony Spencer, an armed security officer at Center School, and Clyde O’Bar, an armed security officer for Quaker Farms School.

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BETHLEHEM — Scott and Rebecca Sambrook of Bethlehem have announced the birth of a son, Sonny Wescott Sambrook, 6 lbs., 10 ozs., July 3, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

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NEW MILFORD — Jennifer Smith and Daniel Smith were married August 31, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church in Southbury.

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MIDDLEBURY — Parks and Recreation will host its eighth annual Trick or Trunk from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at the Memorial Middle School parking lot.

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WASHINGTON — Local author Betty Krasne of Kent will have a conversation about her latest novel, “The Good Life?” with Washington resident Diana Varlay at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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WASHINGTON — Children’s book illustrator Wendell Minor will sign copies of his newest book, “Hi, I’m Norman,” a biography of Norman Rockwell written by Robert Burleigh, at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19.

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SOUTHBURY — Representatives from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging will discuss changes planned for January 2020 regarding Medicare, supplemental/Medigap plans, the Connecticut Medicare Savings Plan and general information regarding Medicaid at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, at the…

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WOODBURY — Team Beta, Nonnewaug High School’s robotics team, will host a french toast breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at the Woodbury Senior Community Center 265 Main St. South.