Hwang observes Upward Bound program at Fairfield University

Senator Tony Hwang

At 11 a.m. today, State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) will be joining Executive Director Rony Delva and students from the Fairfield University Upward Bound program in their classroom to observe and offer support to aspiring young students.. Upward Bound is a program for low-income and first- generation college-bound high school students where they are “engaged in tutoring, mentoring, academic instruction, academic counseling, standardized testing classes, life skills workshops, cultural events, college visits, assistance with the college admissions and financial aid processes, financial literacy, career exploration, leadership development, and a summer residential program.” As the son of immigrant parents, Hwang participated … Read more

Easton holds 77th annual Fireman’s Carnival

Easton Fireman's Carnival 2015. — Shannon Calvert file photo

It’s that time of year again when the Easton Volunteer Fire Co. #1 prepares to bring back its popular Fireman’s Carnival on the green. One of the area’s best-loved summer events, the 77th annual carnival will run from Tuesday, July 31, to Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m. on the green in front of the Easton Fire House on Center Road in Easton. The carnival offers games and bingo from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., rides from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and a wide variety of carnival food. Pay-one-price ride bracelets are available every night. At the end … Read more

Weston, Easton, Redding voters face decisions in upcoming primaries

Political animals, both Republicans and Democrats, are clawing through contests to determine party candidates for governor and a variety of statewide offices. Party members will be able to have their say by making choices in mid-August primaries. Voting will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., with simultaneous primaries in the two major parties. Only a party member may vote in its primary. Unaffiliated voters may join a party up to noon Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, and vote in the primary. Unaffiliated voters can register with a party at their town hall, or online through the Connecticut … Read more

Heroes concert tribute in Redding

Peter Calo will perform a tribute to rock heroes and legends who are gone but not forgotten including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and John Lennon on Sunday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Redding Town Green as part of the Concerts on the Green Series. The concert is sponsored by the Redding Land Trust. In case of inclement weather, call the Park and Recreation cancellation number at 203-938-5036, ext. 3.

Easton holds special Voter Making session

The primary elections in Easton will be held at Staples Elementary School on Aug. 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Registrar of Voters office at Town Hall will be open Tuesday, July 31, from noon until 2 p.m. to register voters in a state mandated session. New voters and voters who have been inactive on the registration rolls are invited to register in person at this session. The Registrar’s Office is open in general on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The deadline to change party affiliations for these … Read more

Redding holds voter enrollment session

The Primary Election in Redding will be held at the Redding Community Center on Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Registrar of Voters office will be open Tuesday, July 31 from noon until 2 p.m. to register voters in a state mandated session. New voters and voters who have been inactive on the registration rolls are invited to register in person at this session. The Registrar’s Office is open in general on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer. The deadline to change from Republican to Democratic party or vice versa was May 14. … Read more

Weston voter registration session for upcoming primaries

In preparation for the Aug. 14 Democratic and Republican party primaries, the Weston Registrar’s Office will be holding a special voter registration session on Tuesday, July 31 from 12 to 2 p.m. in their offices at Town Hall. The Registrars will be available to hear requests by persons previously removed from the rolls to add their names back to the registry list and to register new voters. In order to be eligible to vote in the respective primaries, voters must be registered in the party holding the primary. Unaffiliated voters are not eligible to vote in primaries in Connecticut. If … Read more

WGTV Channel 79 broadcast schedule

WGTV Channel 79, Weston’s government access channel, has daily showings of recent Weston governmental and board meetings as well as community events. Current broadcast listing of local events on WGTV Channel 79: Memorial Day parade, May 28, 10 a.m. Memorial Day ceremony, May 28, 11 a.m. Board of Finance July 12 meeting, noon. Board of Selectmen June 7 meeting, 3 p.m. Board of Selectmen June 21 meeting, 5 p.m. Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony, 7 p.m. Board of Selectmen July 5 meeting, 7:30 p.m. Live broadcasts will pre-empt rebroadcasts.

Summer Shakespeare in full swing at New Pond Farm

The New Pond Farm Education Center is presenting Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at 6 p.m. at New Pond Farm’s farmhouse gardens. Bench seating is limited so call the Education Center for reservations at 203.938.2117. Performances are free but donations to the Carmen Mathews Theatre Fund are welcome. New Pond Farm is located at 101 Marchant Road, Redding.

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