Historical society sponsors Easton cemeteries tour

The Historical Society of Easton will sponsor Dan Cruson, a historian, author, teacher and scholar, on a guided tour of two of Easton’s historic cemeteries, Gilbertown and Union, on Saturday Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 21. Cruson will guide attendees through with headstones pointing out oddities along the way. His tour of the two cemeteries will afford a better understanding into how Easton’s 18th-Century forefathers lived and died and will explore the origins and meanings of local grave markers. Cruson will also explain the traditions held about death and dying. The tour begins at Gilbertown Cemetery … Read more

Paper Shredding Day is this Saturday in Redding

Weston residents can bring paper items to the town garage for shredding this Saturday.

Redding’s Paper Shredding Day for residents is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Recycling Center at 84 Hopewell Woods Road from 9 a.m. to noon. The shred day is open to all Redding residents — no businesses or in-home offices. Residents must have proof of residency. Residents can bring old papers, receipts, bank statements, tax returns, checks, paper medical records (no X-rays) and more. There is a limit of five file boxes or equivalent per shred day. Staples and paperclips are allowed, but remove binder clips and file hangers. Residents should be prepared to wait up to 10 minutes … Read more

Absentee ballots are available in Weston

Absentee ballots for the state election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, are now available at the town clerk’s office at Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road. Absentee ballots can be obtained Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 5. The office will be open additional hours on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Applications are available at the town clerk’s office or online at westonct.gov under municipal departments, town clerk. Any qualified voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to active service in the armed forces; absence … Read more

Public hearing on new Easton master plan reset for Oct. 29

A Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on a new draft master plan for Easton will now take place Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Helen Keller Middle School. The hearing had been scheduled for Oct. 1 but was cancelled when an error by the Easton Courier led to a required second legal notice not being published in the weekly newspaper. While a notice then was successfully placed in the regional daily newspaper, Chairman Robert Maquat said the public hearing should be held without any confusion about satisfying the legal notification process. “It’s best to have it under normal … Read more

Weston Kiwanis prepares for Reservoir Run half marathon

The Kiwanis Club of Weston’s seventh annual Reservoir Run half marathon race is set for Sunday, Oct. 28 in Weston. The race will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program, which provides weekend meal kits each week to children who may otherwise go without food when not in school. The Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation is also a beneficiary of the half marathon. The Run is the signature fundraising project of the Kiwanis Club of Weston. More than 200 runners participated in last year’s race. The race begins and ends at Weston High School which features a heated, indoor … Read more

Natt Family of Easton will do ribbon cutting for Red Panda Habitat

A year after breaking ground, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho has announced that The Natt Family Red Panda Habitat will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. The new habitat is possible thanks to two substantial donations: from Bob and Helen Natt of Easton, and a matching grant for monies raised by supporter donations from the Werth Family Foundation. The spacious new home for Rochan and Meri, the zoo’s Red panda pair, offers indoor and outdoor viewing and access for the Red pandas, and much larger living quarters. A guest-viewing platform reached by a ramp … Read more

New programs at Easton Community Center

Body Sculpting, ages 18+ Barre Fitness, ages 18+ Saturday Fitness, ages 18+ Pilates – Week Night, ages 18+ Parents Night Out, for children ages 4-12, to give parents a night out Trail of Terror Trip, ages 10-16 The Easton Community Center is located at 364 Sport Hill Road. For more information, call 203-459-9700 or visit eastoncommunitycenter.com. Register at webtrac.eastoncc.com.

Girls soccer: Weston, ND-Fairfield draw

Weston High and Notre Dame of Fairfield tied 3-3 in a South-West Conference matchup. For the Trojans, Aiden Kreitler, Nicky Dalrymple and Julia Rosenberg netted the goals. Ava Poulopoulos, Amelia Rudolph and Ava Zielinski notched the assists. Bridget Angus made seven saves in net. Katarzyna Zawadski scored two goals for the Lancers, while Tassia Ferriera had the other. Tia Pascarelli made 10 saves in net. Weston’s moved to 8-1-2 overall.

Candidates will debate in Redding on Oct. 18

The Redding League of Women Voters is hosting debates for three local election races on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding. Candidates scheduled to debate: Senate District 26: Will Haskell (D) and Toni Boucher (R) This district covers Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Wilton and parts of Bethel, New Canaan and Weston. House District 2: Raghib Allie-Brennan (D) and William Duff (R) This district covers parts of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, and Redding. House District 135: Anne Hughes (D) and Adam Dunsby (R) This district covers Easton, Weston and most of Redding.

Two questions will be on the November ballot

The state of Connecticut has announced that there will be two proposed amendments to the State Constitution on the Nov. 6 election ballot. The state has provided the following information and background about the questions: Question One. Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to ensure (1) that all moneys contained in the Special Transportation Fund be used solely for transportation purposes, including the payment of debts of the state incurred for transportation purposes, and (2) that sources of funds deposited in the Special Transportation Fund be deposited in said fund so long as such sources are authorized by statute … Read more

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