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The Bethlehem Ambulance Association has now equipped both of its ambulances with new tablets, thanks to a donation from the Bethlehem Lions Club. The transition from Toughbooks to the new tablets has made it quicker and significantly easier for members to document patient information. Celebr… Read more

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SOUTHBURY — With a majority of the public in attendance arguing against a proposal to make the dirt section of Jeremy Swamp Road a scenic road, the Planning Commission voted to deny the application following a lengthy Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 20.

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OXFORD — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Wednesday, October 21, tabled discussion on additional funding as requested by Great Oak Middle School Evaluation and Improvement Committee for Phase II of renovations and cited completing security upgrades first.

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, October 19, addressed four pieces of property as presented by Deputy Director of Planning Rob Sibley.

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Tuesday, October 20, celebrated the Teacher of the Year, Janice Gabriel, and Paraeducator of the Year, Dawn Eagleson.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Region 14 showed its appreciation of its custodial staff on Monday, October 19, when the Board of Education awarded individual certificates of appreciation to “Region 14’s Finest.”

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MONROE — Monroe Educators Association President Marie Blake once again addressed the Board of Education on Monday, October 19 about the board’s commitment to repaying teachers for furlough time during Public Participation.

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Roger Tashjian and Krista Judson, members of South Britain Congregational Church, prepared to load a tray of freshly baked apple pies into Mr. Tashjian’s car on Sunday, October 11, for delivery to the Southbury Police Department. Church members gathered October 9 and 10 to prepare 60 pies or…

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OXFORD – Police report that Rebecca J. Dixon, 35, of Blue Ridge Terrace was arrested on Tuesday, October 13, and charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection to the accidental death of her one-year-old son who was exposed to fentanyl, morphine and cocaine.

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MONROE — Two new funds, created by the Board of Finance on Thursday, October 15, are intended to provide some stability to town finances and will help protect taxpayers from deficits caused by unexpected expenses.

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MONROE — The Inland Wetlands Commission received four proposals in response to its request for an independent consultant to review remediation work proposed for the 64 Cambridge Dr./4 Independence Dr. site.

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BETHLEHEM — First Selectman Leonard Assard gave the Board of Finance an update on town projects and potential grants during the board’s meeting on Tuesday, October 13.

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SOUTHBURY — The Zoning Commission, meeting Wednesday, October 14, quickly approved seven changes to the town’s zoning regulations after conducting and closing Public Hearings on each.

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A field of goldenrod in full bloom at the Bethlehem Land Trust’s Bellamy Preserve, photographed in the first days of autumn, was just the beginning of the glorious fall display of colors this season. Fall foliage is at its peak and all of the seasonal activities that go along with it are now…

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OXFORD — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Wednesday, October 7, continued a discussion on making the fire department clerk a full-time position, despite the Board of Finance’s decision to deny the motion at its earlier meeting.

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WOODBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Thursday, October 8, agreed to recommend two bids to the Board of Finance, one for tree services and one for hydro-raking of the Hollow Park pond.

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BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY-WASHINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Megan Bennett stated this school year’s focus will be on routine, safe habits and slowly ramping up academics during a Region 12 Board of Education meeting on Monday, October 5.

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BETHLEHEM — The Inland Wetlands Agency, meeting October 6, quickly approved an application for construction of a new house, septic, well, driveway, and underground utilities at lot #4, Arch Bridge Road. The agency had reviewed the application last month and found it satisfactory but was unab…

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WOODBURY — Review and discussion of a master plan for walkways in town during the Wednesday, October 7, Planning Commission meeting, included a document that details goals, general principles and locations.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The Region 14 Board of Education, meeting Monday, October 5, in person for the first time since Covid-19 closed schools in March, held that meeting in the new Flanders Room at Mitchell Elementary School.

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After weeks of conditioning and contact-free skills work, high school sports teams proceeded to full team practices and game last week following the CIAC’s plan. The Pomperaug field hockey team hosted Newtown Thursday, October 1 in the first game. Above, Pomperaug’s Jessica Evans (right) wat…

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MONROE — Neighbors of a proposed 170-foot cell tower at 345 Fan Hill Rd. had an opportunity to hear details of the plan at a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday, September 30. The plans still have to be approved by both the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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WASHINGTON — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Thursday, October 1, noted that the town has been granted emergency relief help when future storm events threaten electrical service and celebrated the availability of WiFi service in the depot.

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OXFORD — The Board of Finance denied a proposal to make the fire marshal and Fire Department’s clerk a full time position during a meeting on Monday, September 28, citing the town may not have the budget to fund the position.

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WOODBURY — The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, meeting Monday, September 28, voted to deny the application of Desrochers for construction of a new pavilion on Main Street South for lack of information needed to come to a decision.

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SOUTHBURY — During the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, October 1, several residents spoke for more than an hour and a half during public participation to agree with Selectman Mike Rosen’s comments regarding racism and his contention that it exists in Southbury.

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MONROE — The Town Council, meeting Tuesday, September 29, accepted several grants totaling more than $125,000, including one grant for $73,955 ear-marked for Covid-related enhancements to services offered through the Heath Department.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Thursday, October 1, reviewed a complaint regarding 3 Sandy Beach Rd., which alleges the Sandy Beach Club has illegally expanded business in a residential zone.

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Members of Southbury American Legion Posts 147 and 204 and Southbury VFW Post 1607 gathered Friday, September 18, on Memorial Green in Southbury to commemorate National POW/MIA Day.

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BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY-WASHINGTON – Superintendent Megan Bennett stated her current, ultimate goal is the safety of students and staff, calling called it foolish for academics to come first during a Region 12 Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 14.

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ROXBURY — The Public Hearing on The Woods Roxbury LLC application was continued to the Inland Wetlands Commission’s next meeting in October, after commissioners, meeting Tuesday, September 22, determined it would be advisable for them to hire an independent third-party engineer to review the…