It’s been a while, almost two years to be exact, since high school athletes have competed in a spring sport, what with the entire 2020 season having been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. So local baseball, softball and tennis players, track and field athletes and golfers have surely…
WOODBURY — The Planning Commission, meeting Wednesday, April 7, listened to a presentation from John Guszkowski of the Tyche Planning and Policy Group, the consultant working on the town’s Affordable Housing Plan.
SOUTHBURY — The Strategic Plan Commission, meeting on Thursday, April 8, listened to John Hirschauer, Jr., a volunteer with Southbury Training School and vice president of the Home and School Association, as he provided some information about the school, including what the facility means to him.
OXFORD — School Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon gave his recommendations on how to spend money from the Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 6, which included a summer program, intervention teachers and more.
MONROE — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, April 5, set recognition and graduation dates for Jockey Hollow Middle School and Masuk High School.
MIDDLEBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, April 5, appointed Cathy Yanik, Warren Fisher, Tim Mahr, Jennifer Mahr, Kara Collins and Trish Lindenman as members of the Greenway Committee for a term ending April 5, 2025, and reappointed JoAnn Cappelletti as Municipal Agent for the Elderly.
WOODBURY — The Historic District Commission, meeting Monday, April 5, quickly moved through two Public Hearings and two new applications before turning its attention to a discussion of the Parks and Recreation building and the online survey about its use currently available on the town website.
SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Tuesday, April 6, set 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22, for the annual town meeting, which will take place at Seymour Middle School.
SOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Wednesday, April 7, approved a resolution regarding home rule in municipal zoning decision-making by a vote of four to two.
BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — An executive session to discuss the investigation into the superintendent’s actions that was called as part of the Region 14 Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday, April 5, ended with no action taken.
NEWTOWN — The Legislative Council, meeting Wednesday, April 7, approved the 2021-22 proposed budget of $123,219,554 by a vote of 11 to one with Council Member Ryan Knapp opposed.
WOODBURY — After the issue was raised by Selectman George Hale at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, April 8, First Selectman Barbara Perkinson defended her decision to provide 3% raises for eight non-union employees who went “above and beyond” in handling extra duties during the p…
BETHLEHEM — The Inland Wetlands Agency had a long agenda for its Wednesday, April 7, special meeting, with two items of “old” business and six items of “new,” plus several miscellaneous.
NEWTOWN — During the Board of Selectmen meeting held Monday, April 6, First Selectman Dan Rosenthal reviewed the budget process to date, reminding selectmen that the Board of Finance had made cuts to the budget as approved by the selectmen.
MONROE — An issue raised during public participation caused a spirited discussion during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Thursday, April 8, after Attorney Joel Green, representing Peter Metropoulis, asked for his client to be heard at a future meeting regarding the results of s…
SOUTHBURY — Ryan Anthony Rutledge, 17, passed away unexpectedly on April 5, 2021. He was the beloved son of Anthony and Valerie (Kuehn) Rutledge, and twin brother of Patrick Francis Rutledge.
MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY-WOODBURY — The Tribury Rotary Club has planned a socially distanced chili cook off. The Tribury Rotary Club has partnered with Leo’s, Mercato and Nardelli’s, all in Southbury, along with the 1754 House and New Morning Market in Woodbury to offer each venue’s signature ch…
MIDDLEBURY — Gabriella Brozak of Middlebury Girl Scout Troop 64504 donated and gave Middlebury Fire Chief Brett Kales and Middlebury Police Offc. Giovanni Guerrera 96 boxes of Girl Scout cookies on March 21 for the fire and police departments. Each department received 48 boxes of cookies. G…
WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library will host a virtual event called Artists’ Gardens in New England at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, presented by Jana Milbocker of Enchanted Gardens. Some of the most beloved painters, sculptors and authors were inspired by the gardens they created and participa…
WOODBURY — Linda Johnson Bignelli, born December 13, 1944, in East Lyme, wife of Stephen Bignelli and daughter of the late Paul and Lillian Johnson of Naugatuck, died on April 8, 2021, after a protracted battle with cancer.
MIDDLEBURY — Quassy Cares Neighbors in Need Weekends will usher in the 113th season at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd. The lakeside property will support a number of community service initiatives while offering guests discounted all-day ride passes when they donate items for chari…
Members of Pyramid Shriners recently conducted their fourth annual spring fundraising event at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Monroe. Shriners distributed informational pamphlets and coloring books to patrons at the pharmacy. Donations were collected; funds will be used to assist needy children receiv…
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes have announced that state parks and boat launches are planning to return to providing full services to visitors during the 2021 season.
LITCHFIELD — The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County and the Litchfield Historical Society will offer a talk, “Human Trafficking: A Victim Service Provider Perspective,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, via Zoom.
WOODBURY — The Woodbury Republican Town Committee unanimously passed a resolution supporting local control of zoning while opposing state-mandated affordable housing legislation.
LITCHFIELD — The program, Modern Victory Garden, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 East Litchfield Rd.
ANSONIA — The Sixth Connecticut Regiment, a Revolutionary War reenactment group, will host a day of camp crafts, history, drilling and recruitment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the David Humphrey House, 37 Elm St.
The paintings of Sue Healy and Jim Laurino will be on display at the Art Gallery at Shutter Speed Photo at 564 Middlebury Rd. through May 3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment. Ms. Healy paints scenes from Middlebury, Woodb…
DANBURY — The Department of Art at Western Connecticut State University announces the presentation of a virtual exhibition showcasing the works of six graduate students who are candidates to receive the Master of Fine Arts degree this spring at WCSU.
WASHINGTON — The Gunn Memorial Library will host Connecticut State Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson and local Poet Laureate Emerita Davyne Verstandig at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, via Zoom in celebration of Poetry Month.
BRIDGEWATER — St. Mark’s Church has issued a date change for a giant, open air Tag Sale to Saturday, April 24. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn.
OXFORD — The Oxford Lions Club is celebrating its 70th year, having been chartered in 1951. The club is initiating a major membership drive as part of the celebration to be more effective to growing needs.
LITCHFIELD — The White Memorial Conservation Center will take part in the Give Local campaign on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21.
NEW LONDON — The United States Coast Guard Band Jazz Nonet will present “Birth of the Cool” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, simulcast on the band’s Youtube channel at https://livestream.com/CGA/APR-25-2021.
ROXBURY — Photographer Kindra Clineff will showcase some of her personal projects in “A Creature Comfort Affair,” an exhibit at the Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St.