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The Southbury Police Department again went above and beyond the call of duty to help the community it serves by conducting its annual Toy and Gift Drive to benefit the Southbury Needy Fund’s 2019 Holiday Gift Program for local children. Current police officers, department staff, and even a c… Read more

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Woodbury arborists (from left) Alan Carey, Bud Neal and Hiram Peck gathered at the bottom of Old Sherman Hill Road on November 21, along with Woodbury First Selectman Barbara Perkinson (not pictured), to ceremoniously plant a young white oak tree gifted to the town by the Connecticut Tree Pr…

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Newly elected or re-elected town officials were formally sworn in during an Inauguration Ceremony in Monroe on Monday, November 25. Among those being sworn in by the Honorable T.R. Rowe, Judge of Probate, was First Selectman Kenneth Kellogg, who later spoke about the “superb spirit of commun…

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MONROE – The Town Council, meeting Monday, November 25, elected officers for the coming year, approved several resolutions and listened to a presentation on a proposed art installation project for Stepney Green.

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SEYMOUR — After hearing presentations from engineer and land surveyor John Paul Garcia of JPG & Associates, Inc., landscape architect Matthew Popp of Environmental Land Solutions and town engineering consultant Bryan Nesteriak of B&B Engineering on the Bladen’s Ridge Affordable Housi…

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WOODBURY — First Selectman Barbara Perkinson delivered the 2019 State of the Town report and Board of Finance Chairman Alex DeSorbo delivered the 2019 Annual Town Report and annual audit at the Annual Town Meeting Monday, November 18, at the Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South. Moder…

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WOODBURY – A visit to eighth-grade students at Woodbury Middle School on Monday, November 18, proved Fifth District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes still has what it takes to be a National Teacher of the Year. The group of students, some of whom started out polite, but unimpressed with the visito…

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Southbury’s Public Works Department is adding three new evergreen trees to town property this year, one of which should eventually replace the ailing tree on the Memorial Green that serves as the town Christmas tree. Town arborist Pat Kearns and public works employee Matt Jensen (back to cam…

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MONROE — In addition to reviewing the 2019-20 budget and proposed freeze items, Board of Education members learned the results of a distracted driving pilot study and listened to a presentation from school officials on student achievement at a meeting Monday, November 18.

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen approved tax abatement incentives for two town businesses, heard from town and Board of Education Director of Technology Rob Dyer and reviewed a draft of the new quarterly town newsletter at its meeting Tuesday, November 19.

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MONROE – First Selectman Ken Kellogg, meeting with the Board of Finance on Wednesday, November 20, announced the town was able to obtain a favorable rate of 1.62 percent on the bonds it is seeking to purchase, both new bonds and refinanced bonds, which will be used to pay off older, more exp…

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WOODBURY — Ken Faroni and Richard Warren represented O&G Industries at public hearings on permits to continue earth excavation at Stiles Road Quarry and Park Road Quarry for the next two years at the Zoning Commission’s Tuesday, November 12, meeting.

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SOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen met on Thursday, November 21, and celebrated the end of the 2017-19 session with a whipped cream topped sponge cake and fruit flavored soda after the actual meeting shut down at a record 8:25 p.m.

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MONROE — Masuk High School was placed in a lockdown procedure Wednesday morning, November 20, after a suspicious person was observed in the area of the school.

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WOODBURY — The Board of Finance discussed the treasurer’s report and the upcoming 2020 budget at its meeting on Wednesday, November 20.

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MONROE — The town, under the direction and coordination of the Planning and Zoning Commission, is in the process of reviewing and updating the town’s current 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development.

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Nonnewaug GradNite will host its sixth annual Grinch pancake breakfast, pictures with the Grinch, a surprise from the Grinch and a chance to win gift cards from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, December 8, at the Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. North, Woodbury. Children’s admission is $5, adult …

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Madison Dannenhoffer, a freshman at Nonnewaug High School and a member of Bethwood Troop 64023, recently earned the Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouting. Madison installed hundreds of books, puzzles, games, Legos and an art center at the newly renovated Family and Children…

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WOODBURY — The Board of Selectmen met Thursday, November 14 where they discussed Public Works Department issues appointments and resignations. First Selectman Barbara Perkinson thanked Selectman Michael Gransky, who is leaving the board, for all his work and dutiful service throughout the years.

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The Oxford Historical Society moved its newly acquired Munn Schoolhouse more than a mile from its original location on Oxford Road to its new home at the Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum on Towner Lane on Wednesday morning, November 13. It proceeded at walking pace up Old State Road to Chr…

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SEYMOUR — The Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the Bladen’s Ridge Project’s text and zone change applications before its regular meeting on Thursday, November 14.

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SOUTHBURY — The Second Generation of Southbury Plaza continues to evolve and on Wednesday, November 13, the Zoning Commission voted to approve four sets of the PDD General Regulation Text and Detailed Site Plans pertaining to site drainage, access to Building Three, formerly Kmart, from the …

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MONROE – One of the first orders of business for the Town Council, meeting November 12, was to pause and remember the man who has most recently served as town attorney. The council also learned of plans to seek public input on naming the new playground at Wolfe Park.

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MONROE — The Inland Wetlands Commission, meeting November 13, postponed a Public Hearing, received an update on a notice of violation and voted to approve, with conditions, a single-family home on 422 Fann Hill Rd.

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MIDDLEBURY — Chair William Stowell noted to Board of Finance members, meeting Wednesday, November 13, that the governor has not released state aid for roadwork, commenting that the aid appears to be part of the talks on tolls in Hartford.

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MONROE — Town Planner Rick Schultz updated members of the Conservation and Water Resources Commission on the status of the Plan of Conservation and Development and reported on a meeting held the previous evening between a developer and neighbors of a renewed project at 127 Main St.

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WOODBURY — State Reps. Joe Polletta, R-68, and David Wilson, R-66, will host an informational forum on new taxes, fees and policies that impact businesses and residents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, November 20, at the Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South.

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Annette LaMadeleine (left), Joanna Stolfi, Vera Cruess, Rita DeSantis and Joyce Hutt work on pillows for the Holiday Raffle and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at the Middlebury Convalescent Home, 778 Middlebury Rd. Residents of the home have created quilts, pillows, tr…

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Quinn Hurley, 12, has been raising money for the Shepaug Soccer Club for the past few years by offering pumpkins outside his home in Roxbury in exchange for donations. One hundred percent of the donations will be given to the club. This year the total amount raised was $550. Quinn would like…

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SEYMOUR — Residents voted against the allocation of $15 million for a new community center, but approved two other town improvement projects on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5. First Selectman Kurt Miller, who keeps his spot after running unopposed, discussed a new community center at leng…

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An excited crowd was on hand Saturday, November 2, for the Grand Opening of the new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Café at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. The co-op and café features a Glowforge laser cutter, a photo/slide scanner, a Cricut die cutting machine, a 3-D printer, a digital conv…

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BETHLEHEM — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Wednesday, November 6, honored Selectman David Butkus, Jr., who is leaving the board, and approved tax refunds, appointments and bid awards.

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MONROE — Planning and Zoning Commissioners, meeting Thursday, November 7, officially approved five pending applications, directed staff to draft an approval for a sixth and continued two Public Hearings to the Thursday, December 5, meeting.

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OXFORD — Republican George Temple has claimed victory in the first selectman in Oxford along with running mate Arnold Jensen. Democrat Heather Haney will fill the minority seat on the Board of Selectmen.