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Members of Boy Scout Troop 54 Tommy Harrison (left), Lee Fisher, Sandie Harrison, Matthew Grivner, Andrew Grivner, James Gwiazdoski, Tom Harrison, Travis Jones (front left) and Bradyn Boisseau helped clean Woodbury during a Clean Up Day Saturday, October 5.

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Paramedic Ashley Piper took the helm on Friday, November 8, as the Southbury Ambulance Association transitioned to an Advanced Life Support service for the first time in its 66-year history. SAA now offers an in-town paramedic as part of its service to the Southbury community. Ms. Piper bega…

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WOODBURY — Eagle Scout candidate Tommy Harrison of Troop 54 in Woodbury presented his finished Eagle Scout project, a GaGa Ball pit at Hollow Park, to the town of Woodbury on October 24. The ball pit is dedicated to Bill Butterly, the former first selectman of Woodbury who championed Tommy’s…

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Pyramid Shriners (from left) John O’Reilly and Donald M. Casey, Jr. participated at the Apple Festival in Monroe. The Shriners created balloon animals while sharing their mission of assisting needy children who receive medical care at Shriners Hospital.

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Members of St. James Lutheran Church in Southbury joined with children attending the church’s Vacation Bible School to collect school backpacks and tie quilts over the summer months. Thirty filled school backpacks and three hand-tied quilts were packed to send to Lutheran World Relief for in…

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SOUTHBURY — The town is looking for a volunteer to serve as an alternate member of the Strategic Plan Commission.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Planning Commission is accepting nominations for the Dr. Bernard Rosenberg Memorial Award.

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NEWTOWN — State Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, R-106, recently participated in Take Your Legislator to Work Day with Ability Beyond, a local non-profit that provides community support services such as employment counseling and residential living facilitation to individuals with intellectual or develop…

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WOODBURY — Woodbury residents are receiving their annual mailing from the Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars this year introduced by 2012 Nonnewaug High School graduate and four-year scholarship recipient Lara Hawley, the daughter of Jeanne and Robert Hawley. The Woodbury Scholar…

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SEYMOUR — The Carney Strong Initiative selected the town Fire Department as one of 30 departments nationwide to receive responder wipes that will help firefighters reduce their risk of developing cancer. The Fire Department met with representatives from Carney Strong on Friday, October 18 to…

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MONROE — Some people might think teaching eighth-grade U.S. History to four or five classes each day for 16 years might get a little boring, but not Douglas DelVecchio, this year’s Teacher of the Year for the Monroe Public Schools. “It never gets old,” he said recently. “Each class has its o…

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Town of Oxford employees lined up outside of Oxford Town Hall on Wednesday, October 23 for the chance to send First Selectman George Temple tumbling into the chilly depths of a pink dunk tank during the town’s annual Pinking of the First Selectman fundraiser. Donations benefitted Griffin Hos…

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The Newtown Lions handed over the keys for a 1966 Mustang to the winner of the club’s raffle that was drawn Saturday, October 19. John Svehlak bought the winning ticket at the Falls Village Car Show. He and his brother, Ed, came down to get the car on October 26 and were very impressed with …

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WATERTOWN — The Trumbull-Porter Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, had its October meeting at the historic Bullet Hill School in Southbury.

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The New Milford Historical Society and Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave., is selling its 2019 commemorative medallion. This year’s medallion, designed by Cynthia Gillette and crafted by Woodbury Pewter, features an image of the iconic Bank Street Theater. Medallions are available for $15 each at the m…

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SOUTHBURY — On the bright and sunny Sunday afternoon on September 8, almost 200 volunteers and friends gathered to celebrate their involvement in the town of Southbury.

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SOUTHBURY — Shanna Bertram and Mary Korsu, co-chairs of the Thank a Soldier program, are seeking to connect with active military members who are home on leave.

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WATERBURY — Acts 4 Ministry will host its Share the Warmth drive, accepting donations of new or gently-worn coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts and new socks, thermals and undergarments for children and adults through Saturday, December 21, at 1713 Thomaston Ave.

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OAKVILLE-SOUTHBURY — Operation Christmas Child will collect shoebox gifts for children overseas during its national collection week November 18 to 25 at Gateway Bible Church, 500 Buckingham St., Oakville, and Christ the Redeemer Church, 114 Roxbury Rd., Southbury.

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WOODBURY — The Woman’s Club of Woodbury and the American Legion Burton-Bradley Post 155 of Woodbury offer the seventh annual Veterans Day ceremony at noon Sunday, November 10, on the Cannon Green. The event commemorates the armistice ending World War I.

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WOODBURY — The Woman’s Club of Woodbury will meet Monday, November 4, at Fire Headquarters, 25 Quassuk Rd. Members will gather at 11 a.m. for the regular business meeting. The public is invited to attend at 12:30 p.m. for a program by club member Marcy Jackson, who will describe her 2019 wor…

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 Southbury Senior Center member Lydia Kutzli celebrated her 100th birthday this month. Friends sang “Happy Birthday” during the snack break at bingo on Thursday. October 10. Lydia plays bingo at the center on Thursdays.

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WOODBURY — Hobie Lewis, 9, a fourth grader at Mitchell Elementary School, is fundraising for a diabetes alert dog through a Go Fund Me page and Ditties for a Dog, a music mini-marathon set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 10, at the Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society, 214 Main St. Sout…

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MONROE — Fourth District Congressman Jim Himes rallied with the Democratic Town Committee and municipal candidates on Saturday, October 12, at the town green.

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WATERBURY — The St. Anne’s Restoration Fund Committee is taking part in LaBonne’s Markets’ Cash for Charities Rebate Program.

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WOODBURY— Electors of the town of Woodbury are reminded that absentee ballots for the Tuesday, November 5, Municipal Election at available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the town clerk’s office, 275 Main St. South.

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WOODBURY — First Selectman Barbara K. Perkinson has several people standing by on Election Day to provide rides to the polls to any Woodbury resident. 

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NEWTOWN — A story about the Tuesday, October 15, meeting of the Board of Education that appeared in the October 23 issue of Voices continued an error.

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MONROE — Town Clerk Vida Stone and Registrars of Voters Margaret Villani and Katherine Briggs remind voters that the Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5. All polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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 WASHINGTON — The registrars of voters will hold a limited voter registration session for those seeking to vote in the November 5 election whose qualification as to age, citizenship or residency was attained since October 29.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Region 14 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Olzacki and Woodbury Resident Trooper Sgt. Joseph Roden have reported that on Sunday, October 20, Region 14 administrators received a report of potential violence at one of the Region 14 schools.

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OXFORD — Competitive Power Ventures, owner of the Towantic Energy Center, announced a $20,000 grant to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education modules in the Oxford School District. Oxford is one of five communities receiving a CPV grant. The grants support the implementa…

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The Glebe House Museum and Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury benefitted this summer from the efforts of two local Boy Scouts who chose the site for their Eagle Scout Projects. Glebe House Museum Director LoriAnn Witte and members of the museum’s board of directors celebrated the completion …

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SOUTHBURY — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, in cooperation with USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine, announced the detection of single live adult spotted lanternfly, Lycoma delicatula, in Southbury. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that wa…

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WASHINGTON — ASAP, the After School Arts Program, received a $5,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation in support of their Metamorphosis Project at the Children’s Community School in Waterbury.

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SOUTHBURY — The November 5 municipal election ballot has four questions in regard to the proposed changes to the Town of Southbury Charter.

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SOUTHBURY — The registrars of voters will hold a special voter registration session from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, in room 106 of Town Hall, for people to register to vote or make changes to their voter registration.

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MIDDLEBURY — Absentee ballots for the November 5 Municipal Election are available in the town clerk’s office at 1212 Whittemore Rd.

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SOUTHBURY — The town has received a reimbursement of $1,030,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Association for the May 15, 2018, tornado that devastated the area.

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SOUTHBURY — Absentee ballots are available at the town clerk’s office for the municipal election on Tuesday, November 5.