Redding Memorial Day parade 2018

Redding hosted a Memorial Day parade Saturday, led by grand marshal Hank Sanford. The event included a benediction at the Memorial Rock, which contains the names of all Redding residents who served in World War I. Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton said, “It was the perfect day for a parade and I’m so glad so many residents of Redding came out to participate.” — Bryan Haeffele photos  

Redding Memorial Day parade 2018

Redding hosted a Memorial Day parade Saturday, led by grand marshal Hank Sanford. The event included a benediction at the Memorial Rock, which contains the names of all Redding residents who served in World War I. Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton said, “It was the perfect day for a parade and I’m so glad so many residents of Redding came out to participate.” — Bryan Haeffele photos  

Redding Memorial Day parade 2018

Redding hosted a Memorial Day parade Saturday, led by grand marshal Hank Sanford. The event included a benediction at the Memorial Rock, which contains the names of all Redding residents who served in World War I. Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton said, “It was the perfect day for a parade and I’m so glad so many residents of Redding came out to participate.” — Bryan Haeffele photos  

Mitchell named to conference All-Sportsmanship Team

Dana Mitchell of Weston was named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference All-Sportsmanship Team earlier this month. Mitchell, a senior on the women’s lacrosse team at Wesleyan College, also won the honor in 2016. The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship, and who exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents and spectators. They display sportsmanship, not only as a participant in their sport, but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. The Wesleyan women’s lacrosse team turned in a historic season this spring, ending with a … Read more

AAA: Summer crashes involving teen drivers kill 10 people daily

Buckle your seat belts: the 100 “Deadliest Days” is underway. This is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when motorists are more likely to be injured or killed in fatal crashes involving a teen driver. More than 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers in 2016, reports the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a 14% increase compared to the rest of the year and a figure that equates to 10 people per day. To share the Foundation’s latest research and to focus on this issue, the two AAA Clubs in Connecticut — AAA Northeast and AAA … Read more

Baseball: Weston’s Potash earns all-league honors

weston baseball

Jack Potash of Weston, a sophomore at Hopkins School in New Haven, was recently named to the Fairchester Athletic Association all-league baseball team. Potash, who grew up playing in Weston Little League and Weston Babe Ruth, was the starting pitcher in the team’s 2-1 playoff win over Hamden Hall, and in the Hilltoppers’ 4-3 loss to Brunswick in the championship game. He allowed only one run in 10 innings in the two games. Hopkins finished the season 10-8.

Boys golf: Falcons fourth, Trojans sixth at SWC championship

The Joel Barlow boys golf team finished fourth, and Weston was sixth, at Tuesday’s South-West Conference championship at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury. Immaculate won the title with a team score of 331, followed by Masuk (338), Newtown (340), Barlow (361), Pomperaug (366), Weston (367), New Fairfield (427) and New Milford (438). David Brestovansky of Newtown and Jack Woods of Immaculate had the lowest scores with rounds of 78. For Barlow, Pierce Beach carded an 85, placing 10th overall. Arnold Wright tied for 12th overall with an 86, followed by Jimmy Stablein (91), Mitch Worthington (99) and James Menapace (101). … Read more

Easton: Child porn suspect pleads not guilty

David Habetz — Derby Police Department photo

A former Samuel Staples Elementary School custodian who was arrested for child pornography pled not guilty Wednesday at state Superior Court in Milford. Derby resident David Habetz was arrested on June 22, 2017, by Derby police and accused of illegal possession of child pornography in the first degree. He was released on a $15,000 bond. “The State of Connecticut claims to have found over 50 [child porn] images on his possession,” said Habetz’s attorney John Gulash of Gulash & Associates in Bridgeport. Habetz is scheduled for another pretrial appearance at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, when the case will be … Read more

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