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SOUTHBURY — The Upper Room Thrift Shop, located at the Church of the Epiphany, 262 Main St. North, recently donated $5,000 to Episcopal Relief and Development for Bahamas hurricane relief and $2,000 to the same group for Texas flood relief. The shop also donated grocery gift cards and clothi… Read more

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WOODBURY — This year’s Woodbury Business Association’s Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 2, began with an explanation from WBA President Rick Richardson that all candidates for contested positions had been invited to attend, but all Republicans responded that they were unable to due so …

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Griffin Kavanaugh (right) of Troop 60 in Southbury completed his Eagle Scout project in June at the Bent of the River Audubon Center. He constructed and mounted three cedar flower boxes to replace the aging ones on the side of the main barn and placed two cedar bird ground feeders. The mater…

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MONROE — An engineering planning study for Route 25 and Route 111, conducted for the towns of Monroe and Trumbull and the Metropolitan Council of Governments, released in July, details several possible improvements to those two roads and the surrounding area.

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen heard from Fire Marshal Tim Willis, discussed the Valley Fire School and approved a revocable license agreement for a new mountain biking trail at its meeting on Tuesday, October 2.

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MONROE — Planning and Zoning Commissioners approved two applications with conditions following Public Hearings on Thursday, October 3, and accepted the withdrawal of a third.

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SOUTHBURY — A proud son of Southbury, Jeffrey (”Jeff”) Manville is looking forward to his third term as first selectman, starting on November 5, running against the Democrat representative, Rich Boritz.

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Republican Town Committee will officially open its campaign headquarters on Sunday, October 13, at 289 Main St. South at the intersection of Routes 6 and 317, across from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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Fifth District U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (right) will be the special guest at a meet and greet for Southbury’s Democratic candidates for municipal election. Southbury voters are invited for cocktails and conversation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at 120 Elk Dr., Southbury, the h…

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WOODBURY — The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County will moderate a debate for the first selectman candidates in the Woodbury municipal election at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the Nonnewaug High School Auditorium, 5 Minortown Rd.

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The United Church of Christ in Southbury commenced its new church year at Gathering Day on Sunday, September 15, and welcomed the Rev. Susan Murtha as its new interim senior pastor. Pictured (from left) are UCC members John Bacigalupi, Doug Boyd, Patti Kahl, Pastor Susan, Ray Mather and Lesl…

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SOUTHBURY — Southbury resident Grace Steenburgh, a Pomperaug High School senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador of Troop 64325, is working towards her Girl Scout Gold Award. Grace installed a Safety Exhange Zone in the Southbury Police Station parking lot for her Gold project. Her goal was to cr…

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Rich Boritz, the Democratic candidate for first selectman has planned several opportunities for Southbury voters to meet and talk with him at venues around Southbury. Residents can share a cup of coffee with him at Starbucks, fries at Denmos or apple cider and donuts at Democratic Headquarte…

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The 54th annual Seymour Pumpkin Festival came and went on Sunday, September 22, at French Memorial Park in Seymour. The juried craft show features more than 150 vendors with an average of 10,000 attendees each year. The event kicked off with an opening ceremony and featured raffles; carnival…

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MONROE — The Inland Wetlands Commission Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 25, on a proposed warehouse and office facility on 17 Enterprise Dr. was continued to October after commissioners decided they needed additional questions answered by the project’s soil scientist, who was not pres…

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Finance, meeting Thursday, September 26, received the Board of Education Capital Improvement Plan request for 2020-21 to 2024-25, with a total of $13,079,050 budgeted over all five years.

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OXFORD – Board of Finance members reassessed details and costs for renovations to Great Oak Middle School during their meeting on Monday, September 23, and scheduled a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 3, to tour the building.

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MONROE — Town Planner Rick Schultz provided members of the Conservation and Water Resources Commission with a report on updating the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development at their Thursday, September 26, meeting.

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MONROE — The Town Council, meeting Monday, September 23, made a number of appointments and reappointments, accepted several grants on behalf of the town and prepared to move forward on the addition and renovations to the town’s EMS facility.

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NEWTOWN — The Conservation Commission, meeting Tuesday, September 24, discussed the possibility of designating Newtown as a bike-friendly town, which would indicate there are places to ride on and off road in town.

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NEWTOWN — The Public Building and Site Commission, meeting Wednesday, September 25, learned of a successful, public bid opening for the new police station, which took place earlier in the day at the Community Center.

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ROXBURY — The town received a check for $2,250 on September 15 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.

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SOUTHBURY — Anne Armeno, chair of the Republican Town Committee, announced the slate of committee-endorsed Republican candidates running in November.

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Woodbury First Selectman Barbara Perkinson invites Woodbury residents to meet Republican candidates from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 5, on the North Green. The candidates are (from left) Mike Gransky, Karen Reddington-Hughes, Mrs. Perkinson, Claudette Volage and Mike Cunningham. They wi…

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Washington Democrats hosted its “Proud to Be a Democrat” 2019 campaign kick-off on Sunday, August 25, at the Town Pavilion in Washington Depot. Michelle Gorra and Jay Hubelbank, Democratic candidates for first selectman and Board of Selectmen, spoke about local issues and their reasons for r…

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MIDDLEBURY — Michael Carl Filippelli of Troop 5 was awarded Eagle Scout rank at a Court of Honor ceremony Sunday, August 25 at Middlebury Congregational Church. For his Eagle Scout project, Michael led a group of 10 people to construct durable picnic tables for Flanders Nature Center. He cho…

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Business Association plans to sponsor Question the Candidates for the November 5 municipal election at 7 p.m. Wednesday October 2, at the Nonnewaug High School auditorium, 5 Minortown Rd. All contested candidates were invited to participate. Candidates will appear on …

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At the Roxbury Board of Finance meeting in September, First Selectman Barbara Henry presented Wayne Piskura with an engraved plate from the Board of Selectmen with thanks and appreciation for his more than 22 years of service on the Board of Finance. Mr. Piskura’s historic perspective and hu…

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SEYMOUR — Human Resources Manager Christopher Pelosi took questions from the Board on Selectmen at its Tuesday, September 17, meeting on the provisional policy and procedures document board members received at the September 3 meeting.

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MONROE – The Education Department is revising the way it reports on its finances. The new budget book format will afford Board of Education members, staff and the community a more transparent look at how the district spends its money, according to Frank Connolly, interim director of finance.

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OXFORD — Selectmen amended an approved motion to extend the bonding request of Eversource Natural Gas Service at a Board of Selectmen meeting on Wednesday, September 18, to allow the Board of Finance to set the manner of financing.

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SOUTHBURY — The Planning Commission met on Tuesday, September 17, the third Tuesday of the month as usual, with a rather short agenda, which is unusual for this commission.

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NEWTOWN — The Economic Development Commission, meeting Tuesday, September 17, discussed the status of commerce on South Main Street.

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, September 16, approved a subdivision road bond reduction for Maranello Drive.

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SOUTHBURY — Southbury residents Sharon Attick, Heather Dwyer and Steven Suriani announced they are seeking election to the Region 15 Board of Education on the Republican ticket in the municipal election to be held November 5.

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WASHINGTON — The Washington Democratic Town Committee will host a Meet the Democratic Candidates event at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 6, at the Gunn Library, 5 Wykeham Rd.