Man found dead on Redding dirt road

A man was found dead inside a car in Redding Tuesday morning, July 31. After receiving a report of an unconscious man in the area of Newtown Turnpike and Route 53, Redding police and EMS personnel found the man in the driver’s seat of a car around 9 a.m. Officers and EMS personnel entered the vehicle and determined the man was dead. Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime detectives responded to process the scene. The man was taken by personnel from the medical examiner’s office to Farmington to determine the cause of death. This case is being investigated by State and … Read more

Red Cross blood shortage continues

Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage. Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand. The Red Cross strives to keep a five-day supply of blood to meet the needs of patients and to be prepared for emergencies … Read more

Binge and Repeat: Handmaids and the resistance

With the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale audiences were ruthlessly pulled back into the cloying horror of Gilead. After last season’s finale ended with the Handmaids proudly defying the Aunts, the first episode revealed how gruesome the punishments in this dystopian society can be. For those viewers who haven’t watched the first season yet, I sincerely suggest getting a Hulu subscription (or borrowing a friends login) just to watch this series. You might also want to stop reading this review to avoid any season one spoilers (I have other reviews you can check out at Binging The Handmaid’s … Read more

Center for Family Justice kicks off Camp HOPE

This weekend 24 children from Fairfield County will board buses for Camp HOPE America-Connecticut, a therapeutic camp and mentoring program for local children impacted by the generational cycles of domestic and sexual violence. Camp HOPE America-Connecticut is the first summer camp and mentoring program in New England for children who have experienced primary or secondary abuse and trauma. This groundbreaking camp, which offers a clinically-proven curriculum designed to help children overcome trauma to lead more hopeful and resilient lives, is being offered by CFJ in close collaboration with the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Camp Hi-Rock in the Massachusetts’ Berkshires. “We … Read more

Supporters invited to SWIM Across the Sound dockside celebration

Marlon Meggie finishes Swim Across the Sound with a little help from his St. Vincent’s Bullsharks teammates. Meggie completed the marathon across the Long Island Sound despite severe muscle cramping during the final approach.

St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound will be celebrating 31 years on Saturday, Aug. 4, as approximately 160 swimmers, accompanied by 100 boats, will swim across Long Island Sound to raise money and support for the thousands of people who are battling cancer. As the swimmers make their way across the Sound, hundreds of supporters will gather from 2-6 p.m. to cheer them on as they make their final approach to Captain’s Cove Seaport, One Bostwick Avenue in Bridgeport. The dockside celebration is free and open to the public. “It’s not about coming in first or having the fastest time; … Read more

Historical Society of Easton celebrates 50th anniversary

The Historical Society of Easton, the Board of Directors held an open house and 50th anniversary celebration at its offices and the Community Room at the Easton Public Library on Sunday July 22. More than 50 people attended the festivities and saw a collection of artifacts assembled by the Society. Attendees entered the Historical Society office to see photos, paintings, furniture from the Bradley Hubbell house and many other artifacts. They were then welcomed into the community room to view the collections assembled by the Society. Board members answered questions about the Society, its mission as well as the items … Read more

Tennis: Weston Winners capture state title

The Weston Winners, of the Weston Racquet Club, won the Advanced USTA Junior Team Tennis 12U state title. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played outdoors at Yale but due to weather was relocated to Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill. There were 50 teams total in thevdivision for the season and the top 6 were at this tournament. Weston went undefeated.

Did I Say That? Sloppy science

I didn’t take physics in high school because I was afraid it would tarnish my academic record and keep me from getting into the college of my choice with the greatest opportunity for partying. Nevertheless, I developed a scientific theory that could qualify me for the Nobel Prize in Physics if not the Nobel Prize in Stupidity. Using the same skills that made Isaac Newton the father of modern physics, I arrived at my principle after carefully observing my daughters: It takes 300% more time to clean up a messy room than it took to mess it up. Or stated … Read more

Prue Bliss Memorial Bell to be installed July 31 in Weston

The Prue Bliss Memorial Bell will be installed in Norfield Congregational Church’s Banks Room cupola on Tuesday July 31. The purchase of the new bell is being made possible through the generosity of former First Selectman and long-time Norfield Church member Woody Bliss in honor of his late wife, Prue. “Prue loved music. She was the keyboardist for Norfield’s Steeple People and served on the Music Committee for years. This is a great way to honor her memory,” Woody Bliss said. The old bell was discovered to be beyond repair and was removed from the Banks Room cupola on Jan. … Read more

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