Notable Neighbors: Redding, Easton, Weston

Jespersen graduates from University of Pittsburgh Eric Jespersen of Weston graduated with honors from the School of Health and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he will attend graduate school beginning June 1. Greenspan to attend global university summit Olivia Greenspan of Redding has been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University yearly student summit, to be hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at the University of Chicago. Schweitzer graduates from Vanderbilt Bailey S. Schweitzer of Weston has graduated with a degree in public policy from Vanderbilt University. Cremin chosen as Rochester commencement delegate Richard Cremin … Read more

Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding closed due to storm

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) reports Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding is closed due to Tuesday’s storm. There is extensive storm damage to a number of Connecticut State Parks and Forests throughout the most affected areas of the state, according to the report. These parks include: Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth Kettletown State Park in Southbury Southford Falls State Park in Oxford Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield Putnam Memorial State Park in Redding Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford These parks will remain closed until an … Read more

Storm update: More than 1,750 residents without power in Redding, Easton

As of Wednesday morning, May 16, there are 1,750 residents still without power in Redding and Easton, due to Tuesday’s storm. For Redding, Eversource reports 1,690, or 45% of residents without power. For Easton, United Illuminating reports 64 customers,  or 2.17%, without power. Easton police chief Tim Shaw said of the five roads that were closed Tuesday night due to the storm, East Common is the only one still closed. According to Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton on the town Facebook page, Town Hall, the Redding Community Center, and the Mark Twain Library are good places for charging phones and laptops, … Read more

All Easton, Redding, Region 9 schools closed Wednesday, May 16

All Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools will be closed on Wednesday, May 16. Many area towns were impacted by the storm, which caused major power outages and blocked roads due to fallen trees. School offices and Central Office will open later in the morning.  A decision about holding the middle school concerts scheduled for tomorrow evening will be made this morning.

A Knighttime Musical plays to full houses in Redding

Move over, Meghan and Harry, there’s a new royal family in town, and it performed to  full houses at John Read Middle School last week, A Knighttime Musical, the latest offering from the team of Diana Canova and Kathy Weiss, featured 50 student actors, four middle school musicians, 15 student crew members, and six returning Joel Barlow students. Weiss was joined in the orchestra pit by local musicians Dave Daignault and Amy and Elliot Cabot. A Knighttime Musical tells the story of a King and Queen who are overrun with daughters who have been sneaking out of the house at … Read more

Redding holds another Shredding Day

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

Following on the heels of an event in April, the town of Redding is holding another Residential Paper Shredding Day, on Saturday, June 9 at Redding Recycling Center, 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 paper clips are are allowed, but remove binder clips … Read more

Screening of The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand in Redding

A screening of The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand will be held in Redding on June 3.

Six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans will appear at the Mark Twain Library on Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. to present her documentary The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand. Evans will introduce the film and discuss Farrand’s life and work in landscape architecture — including Farrand’s role in designing some of the White House gardens. The event is co-sponsored by the Redding Garden Club. A reception will follow the screening and DVDs will be available to purchase for $20. Register online or at the library or call 203-938-2545 for information.

Police Log for Redding, Easton, Weston

Weekly Police Log for Redding, Easton, and Weston. Redding Identity thefts On April 30, a Dayton Road resident reported that someone had stolen her Social Security number and opened a T-Mobile account. The total loss was $548.36. The matter is under investigation. On May 1, a Redding Road resident reported that her father gave his debit card information to a woman who claimed she was from Publishers Clearing House. As of that time there was no financial loss, and the matter is under Investigation. Fraud A Huckleberry Road resident reported on May 1 that someone attempted to access information from … Read more

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