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SOUTHBURY — During the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, March 19, First Selectman Jeffrey Manville started the meeting, which was live-streamed, by recognizing the board members who were participating by phone in order to maintain social distancing.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, March 16, received a favorable recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the donation of 5.52 acres at 92 Turnpike Dr. from Peter L. Scribner.

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MONROE – Covid-19 and the budget dominated the conversation at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 17, but they were not the only topics of discussion: the board set June 12 as the graduation date and adopted the Vision of a Graduate, as presented at the March 2 meeting.

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The town of Woodbury’s municipal office buildings, including the Boyd Building pictured above, began restricting access to the public last week in an effort to keep both town employees and residents safe from the spreading coronavirus. Town hall services in area towns are now available only …

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, March 16, agreed to sell property at 12 Berkshire Rd. and 117 Wasserman Way to the state.

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WOODBURY — James “Jim” Phalon, 92, of Woodbury, left the world peacefully, at his home, Thursday, March 5, 2020, with his wife Eleanor (much younger BTW) by his side.

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MILFORD — Phyllis Jean (Peck) Beard of Milford departed our world on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the age of 93.

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NEWTOWN — The state Department of Public Health notified the Newtown Health District of the first positive case of Covid-19 among Newtown residents.

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NORWALK — The Fairfield County Covid-19 Resiliency Fund has been established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with the support of generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations and other concerned entities.

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WOODBURY — Marie E. (Strattman) Caton passed away Friday, March 13, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury.

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BERLIN — Eversource is reassuring customers that the energy company is well prepared to continue providing safe, reliable energy while also safeguarding the health and well-being of employees and the communities it serves.

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Valley Health District, like many other jurisdictions in Connecticut, has learned that there is at least one laboratory confirmed positive case and a presumed positive case of Covid-19 among residents in our jurisdiction, which includes Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby,…

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SOUTHBURY — Barbara Egli Cawley passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020, after a very brief illness.

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SOUTHBURY — Marie Elaine Abbot, 79, a Southbury resident, departed this life Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Newtown Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of Richard L. Abbot.

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HARTFORD — The state Department of Housing announced that it has waived its policy of waiting 30 days to implement an income change for the rental assistance program and federal section 8 vouchers and that it will allow more than 1,000 Connecticut residents participating in the state’s Energ…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital has opened a drive-through mobile center to test patients for Covid-19. The state Department of Public Health approved St. Mary’s Hospital’s mobile clinic to go live on Tuesday, March 17. The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week, and ca…

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SOUTHBURY — “Wish: Ginger ale and Gatorade... I’ve been vomiting nonstop since midnight and live alone. I can pay you back if anyone is doing a store run... I’d greatly appreciate it.”

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AREA — The Southbury Public Library is closed to the public until further notice, with all programs canceled, but librarians remain on duty.

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WETHERSFIELD — State Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Sibongile Magubane has announced that all DMV branch offices are now closed to the public for the transaction of business until further notice.

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DERBY — The Valley Community Foundation, Valley United Way, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Health & Human Service Council have come together to establish the Valley Community COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to rapidly deploy resources to organizations who support t…

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HARTFORD — Trinity Health of New England has activated a Covid-19 hotline, staffed by clinicians to provide updated information and answers to frequently asked questions.

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DERBY — Griffin Health, 130 Division St., has been approved by the state Department of Public Health to provide a drive-up collection facility for Covid-19 testing.

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AREA — Applications are being accepted for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation from high school seniors, current college students and nontraditional adult students.

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MONROE — The Parks and Recreation Department at 7 Fan Hill Rd. is closed to the public but staff is available onsite from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to provide assistance by phone at 203-452-2806 or email at parksandrec@monroect.org.

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SOUTHBURY — The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut has closed its building completely.

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NEWTOWN — The Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson St., announced the center would be closed until further notice as part of a cautious response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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NAUGATUCK — In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Naugatuck Historical Society has canceled all meetings, programs and office hours until April 15.

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WATERBURY — United Way of Greater Waterbury and the Connecticut Community Foundation will support local community-based organizations through the COVID-19 Response Fund.

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HARTFORD — Uninsured individuals can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT by calling 855-365-2428 during the new special enrollment period ending Thursday, April 2.

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NEWTOWN — FAITH Food Pantry will limit exposure and protect patrons and volunteers by operating on an appointment basis.

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NEWTOWN — The Imagination Movers have postponed its May event to noon Sunday, October 18, at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St. All tickets previously purchased for this event will be valid for this new date and seats are still available. The Imagination Movers is a rock band for families and the…

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NAUGATUCK — The Easterseals Chocolate and Food Festival, originally scheduled for March 28 at the Naugatuck Event Center, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 17.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library's Spring Gala and Auction, originally scheduled for March 28 at South Farms, has been postponed.

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WATERBURY — Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury's ninth annual Out of the Shadows dinner and silent auction, scheduled for Friday, April 3, has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at La Bella Vista at the Ponte Club, 380 Farmwood Rd.

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MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — SMART's Parent University session, originally scheduled for April 1, has been postponed.

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WOODBURY — The Planning Commission has announced that a public reception to honor Lou and Alice DeLuca as recipients of the 2019 Bernard Rosenberg Award, originally scheduled for April 1, has been postponed until later this spring.

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SEYMOUR — The Naugatuck Valley Health District continues to work closely with partners at the state Department of Public Health, local hospitals, and with outpatient healthcare providers to obtain information related to persons under investigation who are Valley residents.

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SOUTHBURY — The Good Friday Faith Walk, originally scheduled for April 10, will not take place this year due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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MIDDLEBURY — Giovanni "John" Antonio DeRiu, 87, of Middlebury, died peacefully Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease and cancer.