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Woodbury Firefighter Timothy Pasquariello packed dry seasonal evergreens onto the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department’s annual safety and cleanup bonfire on Sunday, January 16. Cold weather and a bitter wind kept spectator levels to fewer than 50 in the decades-long tradition of an annual cleanup and safety demonstration. Read more

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Region 14 Board of Education delayed a decision on whether or not to allow the town of Woodbury to use two schools as voting locations for primaries and general elections at its meeting on Tuesday, January 18.

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen formed an advisory committee to explore moving the Board of Education from its Bank Street location to Seymour High School at its meeting on Tuesday, January 18.

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SOUTHBURY — The Zoning Commission elected officers, approved a modification of plans and adopted a revised zoning map at its meeting on Wednesday, January 12.

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SOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen discussed a new position and awarded bids at its meeting on Thursday, January 20.

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SOUTHBURY — Linda Simms was born on March 16, 1950, to military parents stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.

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SOUTHBURY — June Hinson Tschauder, 93, long-time resident of Southbury, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 17, 2022.

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SOUTHBURY — Diane Myhill of Southbury, passed away on January 6, 2022. She was the daughter of William and Louise Scussell of Stafford Springs.

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WASHINGTON DEPOT — Thomas Anthony Tazza, 71, passed away at his home on January 12, 2022, with family by his side. He was the beloved husband to Katrin E. (Higgins) Tazza.

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ESTERO, Fla. — Antoinette L. (Cordone) Covino, age 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 14, 2022. She was the loving wife of William A. Covino, Sr.

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Woodbury resident Matthew J. Daly Lehman (left) of Troop 5, Brookfield, was honored on Wednesday, December 28, 2021, during a special Eagle ceremony. He earned scouting’s highest award by completing 29 merit badges, serving as a leader in his troop and finishing an extensive service project.…

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ROXBURY — Roxbury artist Georgette Miller will present her imaginative work in an exhibit titled Retrospective 1970 - Present, at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St. The show will begin from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, and continue during regular library hours through Saturd…

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SOUTHBURY — Paul G. Collimore, age 58, beloved husband of Jill Anne Silvestro Collimore of Southbury, died peacefully on January 21, 2022, surrounded by his family at Danbury Hospital.

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MIDDLEBURY — Harold F. Sullivan, 90, passed away on January 17, 2022, at home after a brief illness. He was married to Arlene (Van Wicklen) Sullivan for 67 years.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation Chamber Concert with Alissa Leiser, originally scheduled for Sunday, February 6, has been moved to Sunday, February 27. The date of this performance has been changed in an abundance of caution due to coronavirus concerns. Tickets f…

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OXFORD —  Jochen “Joe” K. Eckner, age 62, entered into rest at his home in Oxford on Monday, January 17, 2022.

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WASHINGTON — William M. Houldin, Jr., 85, of Washington, died unexpectedly, but peacefully, on January 17, 2022. The day marked his 63rd wedding anniversary to his high school sweetheart, Nancy Brown Houldin, who predeceased him in 2017. They are reunited.

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NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce will present the 2021 Lewis A. Dibble, Sr., Award to Attorney Carlos A. Santos of the Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos and Sousa, P.C., during its 100th Annual Meeting and Lewis A. Dibble Award Dinner, on Thursday, February 24, at the Aria Banquet Hall…

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NAUGATUCK — Abigail Natasha Rovayo was born on October 8, 2007, in Derby. She was raised in Naugatuck and lived in Texas for seven years before returning to Connecticut in 2020.

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Richard E. Carpino of Watertown recently celebrated his 96th birthday at the home of his eldest son Rick and his wife Denise in Southbury. The family took the opportunity to take a photo of the four generations of Carpino gentlemen. Shown (from left), are David J. Carpino, his son David E. C…

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WOODBURY — The Connecticut State Library has been awarded $2,775,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which includes $2 million for direct grants to Connecticut’s principal public libraries, $500,000 for a digital navigator pilot, and $275,…

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

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WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host Sheila Klapper, a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February starting Tuesday, February 1, at the library, 5 Wykeham Rd.

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AREA — The Connecticut Psoriasis Network has been developed for people who share a common challenge of living with psoriasis.

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MORRIS — The Morris Public Library will host author Kate Martin to discuss her fantasy novel “The Soulless” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 18, via Zoom.

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer the program, Nature’s Nursery for children ages 3 to 6 years old, at from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning February 3, through April via Zoom in the A.B.Ceder Room 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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DANIELLE DEMERS, a Watertown resident and a 2020 graduate of Nonnewaug High School, is a sophomore at the University of New Haven where she is a forensic science major at the Dr. Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science. Ms. Demers was recently awarded the Henry C. Lee Forensic Science Ins…

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OXFORD — The Assessor’s Office will accept applications from Tuesday, February 1, through Monday, May 16, for the Elderly and Disabled Homeowner Programs.

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BETHLEHEM — The town will begin implementing a new identification sticker program at the transfer station on Wednesday, February 2.

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SOUTHBURY — Charles Dzienis was born on March 19, 1954, in Northampton, Mass., to his mother, Sophie (Tulenko) Dzienis, and his father, Charles, Sr.

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HOLIDAY GIFTS — “We just don’t want them to think they are forgotten,” said longtime Firefighter Earl F. Gillette as he and Fire Lt. Matt Gereg delivered Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department holiday gifts of poinsettia plants on Saturday, December 18 to some 20 former firefighters now on the r…

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LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will offer a hike, Winter at Little Pond, at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 26 in front of the A.B.Ceder Room at 80 Whitehall Rd.