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The Board of Missions of United Church of Christ Southbury held its first ever drive-thru Toiletry and Cleaning Supply Drive on Saturday, June 20, to benefit families experiencing financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Twenty-eight cars donated more than 17 boxes of a variety o… Read more

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MONROE — The Board of Education, meeting Monday, June 29, welcomed the news that school administrators have also agreed to three furlough days, allowing fewer cuts to be made to the 2020-21 budget.

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MIDDLEBURY — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Thursday, July 2, approved an application for a motor vehicle service station including a convenience store and four pumps with eight fueling stations at 1680 Straits Tpke.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — The two Bethlehem incumbent candidates for the Region 14 Board of Education were re-elected June 30, while two new faces will be representing Woodbury.

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SOUTHBURY — Economic Disparities of Covid-19 on the Black Community was the central discussion during a webinar series program on Wednesday, July 1, hosted by Kevin Bielmeier, the town’s economic development director.

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WOODBURY — The issue of sidewalks on Main Street continued to dominate the conversation of the Planning Commission at its meeting on Wednesday, July 1.

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BETHLEHEM-WOODBURY — Region 14 Superintendent Joseph Olzacki provided an update to the school community in a five-minute video address to the public, available for viewing on the Region 14 district website at https://www.ctreg14.org.

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HARTFORD — The state Department of Education has released Adapt, Advance Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together, a comprehensive plan that will serve as a roadmap for districts as they plan to reopen schools at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

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HARTFORD — The state Department of Education has announced the launch of the CT Learning Hub, a free centralized platform to provide students, teachers and families with universally available, multilingual, quality content in order to advance equitable access and support the professional lea…

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The Shepaug Valley High School Class of 2020 celebrated their commencement in a pandemic-safe manner on Saturday, June 20. The celebration featured a car parade of graduates through the Region 12 towns of Washington, Roxbury and Bridgewater that concluded with a drive-in movie style ceremony…

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MONROE — The Inland Wetlands Commission opened a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 24, on plans to restore property located at 64 Cambridge Dr./4 Independence Dr.

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OXFORD-SOUTHBURY — Businesses within the Pomperaug District Department of Health are slowly reopening with limited hours and strict social distancing guidelines in place as the state’s Covid-19 case numbers continue to decline.

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MONROE — The Town Council, meeting Monday, June 22, approved a new 30-month contract for Police Chief John Salvatore.

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NEWTOWN — The Fairfield Hills Authority, meeting Monday, June 22, agreed to send a letter of recommendation to the selectmen, describing their reaction to the Bike and Trails Committee presentation at the authority’s January 27 meeting.

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WASHINGTON — The Zoning Commission, meeting Monday, June 22, discussed temporary uses as defined in the zoning regulations in preparation for a public hearing that will gather feedback on the commission’s revisions.

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Finance, meeting Tuesday, June 23, reviewed the status of the 2019-20 budget and made transfers to fund two new police cars and repairs to HVAC problems in town buildings.

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WOODBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Thursday, June 25, voted to accept the bid of Town and Country Glass Shop of Woodbury for the replacement of storm windows in the Boyd and Shove Buildings.

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MONROE — Members of the Monroe Education Association teachers’ union have agreed to take three furlough days in the coming school year to help reduce costs and avoid cuts to staff and programs, and the Board of Education unanimously approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the union at …

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The Nonnewaug High School administration promised the Region 14 community that this year’s graduation would be one to remember and, as it turns out, it was, not just because we are in the midst of a global pandemic, but rather despite the pandemic. Preceded by a car parade of graduates down …

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MIDDLEBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Monday, June 15, unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 034, Middlebury Police Union, covering the period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.

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BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY-WASHINGTON — Region Superintendent Schools Megan Bennett gave an extensive Covid-19 update at the Region 12 Board of Education, meeting Monday, June 15, emphasizing that school officials are thinking about safety above all else.

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SOUTHBURY — During the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, June 18, First Selectman Jeff Manville introduced Scott Furr, who provided the board with an Emergency Operations Center update.

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MONROE — Auditors reviewing last year’s fiscal year made three recommendations for improvements, Finance Director Ron Bunovsky told the Board of Finance at its Thursday, June 18, meeting.

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MONROE — The Planning and Zoning Commission’s Regulations Subcommittee, meeting Monday, June 15, agreed to refer three matters under consideration to the full commission for input during the commission’s Thursday, June 18, meeting.

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BETHLEHEM/WOODBURY – Nonnewaug High School Principal Pamela Sordi explained to the Region 14 Board of Education, meeting Monday, June 15, that the district will begin to use Edgenuity as a solution for both summer school programs and to bolster learning for struggling students in the coming …

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MONROE — Planning and Zoning Commissioners voted to issue a cease and desist order to the owners of 64 Cambridge Dr., following an executive session with land use attorney Barbara Schellenberg at their meeting on Thursday, June 18.

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MONROE — Park and Recreation Commissioners approved a modified swim fee schedule for the 2020-21 swim season at their special meeting on Wednesday, June 17. The schedule was to go to the Town Council for approval 0n Monday, June 22.

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NEWTOWN — The Board of Education, meeting Tuesday, June 16, discussed finances after Superintendent Dr. Lorrie Rodrigue described the last day of school as quiet and reminded everyone that updates will continue to be sent to parents regarding the opening of school in the fall.

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Joseph A. Olzacki, Ed.D., Region 14 Superintendent of Schools, sends the following message to members of the Region 14 community: “This Saturday, June 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m., our graduating seniors will be participating in a car parade from Woodbury Middle School to Nonnewaug High School…

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Tribury Rotary President Alon Sapir (left) and his two daughters, Leah and Kelley, along with Tirdad Riahi (right), the club’s foundation chair, presented a donation to Ann Marie Galus, director of the Southbury Food Bank.

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MONROE — Police Chief John Salvatore, present at the Town Council meeting of Monday, June 8, provided answers to questions raised by Councilman Jennifer Aguilar on behalf of residents.

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BRIDGEWATER — The Board of Selectmen approved bids for the Center Street construction during its meeting on Tuesday, June 9, and discussed the reopening process for Bridgewater and next steps for further precautions against Covid-19.

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MONROE — The Inland Wetlands Commission, meeting Wednesday, June 10, agreed to refer a new application from the owners of 64 Cambridge Dr. to the Southwest Conservation District for review. The commission will conduct a Public Hearing on the application beginning Wednesday, June 24.

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SEYMOUR — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Tuesday, June 9, unanimously resolved to update the town’s Energy Savings Performance Contract with Johnson Controls.

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WOODBURY — Zoning Commissioners fielded questions from a member of the public on Tuesday, June 9, about possible changes to the zoning regulations before settling down to the regular order of business, including the monthly review of blasting logs from O&G Industries.