Redding school board agrees to comply with auditor’s request   

The Redding Board of Education has agreed to enable an auditor to complete his review of its special education documents. The agreement allows the auditor — Joseph Centofanti, partner at PFK O’Connor Davis in Wethersfield — “to sensitively and confidentially review a limited number” of these documents, according to Dr. Kimberly Yonkers, Board of Finance chairman. The Board of Finance, at its meeting Monday, Sept. 24, accepted a Board of Education proposal to work with Centofanti in a manner that complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).   FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy … Read more

Superintendent to discuss ‘long range’ education in Redding

Dr. Thomas McMorran, superintendent of Easton, Redding and ER9 schools, will present Educating the Class of 2032: Thinking Long-Range and Big Picture, at the Mark Twain Library in Redding on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. McMorran will discuss his vision for the future of education. The talk will cover the dynamic nature of the way — and the material— children are taught, and the possibilities for shaking up the status quo. He will review the purpose of public education and how a school system should be organized to help young people be citizens of their classrooms — and help … Read more

Redding Buddhist Center announces first Tibetan Cultural Festival

Do Ngak Kunphen Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center for Universal Peace (DNKL) will host its first annual Tibetan Cultural Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located at 30 Putnam Park Road in Redding. DNKL sees this as an opportunity to promote peace and improve life around the world by mingling Tibetan traditions with the American counterparts of their adopted home. It all began when one of the Tibetan residents suggested DNKL could prepare food to forge a stronger bond with its community. When monks and dharma center members began to offer additional suggestions … Read more

Nighttime resurfacing along Route 58 in Redding

Effective immediately, Simpaug Turnpike is closed from Side Cut Road to Marchant Road for the remainder of the day. Only school buses will be allowed through. All other traffic must seek alternate routes.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a resurfacing project will be performed on Route 58 in Redding, beginning Sunday, Oct. 7. The project consists of resurfacing a 2.02 mile segment of Route 58 in Redding. This project is scheduled to occur from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Sunday, Oct. 7, to the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11. Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 58 between the Easton town line and South Lane. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 7:30 … Read more

Police Log for Easton, Redding, Weston: Suspicious person, DWI, car crashes

Easton Suspicious person At 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the mother of young children reported that a white male in a black sedan approached the children on Marich Drive, asking them for directions. A police officer in the area was unable to locate the vehicle. Redding DWI At about 9:15 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 20, on Sunset Hill Road and Route 58, there was a report of a motor vehicle crash. The operator of the vehicle was Keith Crudginton, 59, of Fairfield. He crashed his vehicle while rounding a curve near 17 Sunset Hill Road. There were no injuries … Read more

Redding community steps out to build school playground

Redding is all about community, and that was demonstrated this weekend at Redding Elementary School. In four-hour shifts on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29, more than 200 volunteers got their hands — and the rest of their bodies — covered in mud outside of Redding Elementary School as they built a new playground. “Many people helped much more than four hours; some did around eight,” said Sarah O’Dell, PTA President of Redding Elementary School. “Some were there almost all day.” Volunteers worked under the supervision of specialists from Ultiplay Parks & Playground, who designed the playspace. Over the … Read more

Obituary: Helen R. Baumbach, 93, of Redding

Helen Rita (Boehm) Baumbach, age 93, of Redding, CT, died on September 28 in her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Robert Reinhold Baumbach, who died on May 14, 2018. Helen and Robert had been married for over 70 years and lived in Redding, CT for over 55 years. She was born on March 12, 1925, in Racine, WI, daughter of the late Stella (Lucas) Boehm and Richard Alois Boehm. Helen is survived by, in her words, her “perfect” family: Her children Bill (Gail) Baumbach of Hopewell, NJ, Susan (Tom) Riley of Waterford, CT, Amy (Russ … Read more

Redding town clerk becomes Master Municipal Clerk

Redding Town Clerk Michele Grande said she’s a big believer in continuing education and keeping up to date on everything that affects her office. That’s why she decided to study to earn the title of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) of the town of Redding. An MMC is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc., which is based in California. Only those municipal clerks who complete “demanding” education requirements and who have a record of “significant contributions to their local government, their community and state” are granted the MMC designation, said Stephanie Carouthers Kelly, MMC, and IIMC president. … Read more

Small Business Circle holds meetup on Oct. 2 in Redding

The Mark Twain Library Small Business Circle will hold its next meetup Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Roadhouse, 406 Redding Road, Redding. The monthly meetup is an opportunity for the community’s small business owners and home office professionals to network and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. Although registration is not required, the group appreciates signing up at Small Business Circle membership is free, and open to all area home office and small business professionals. More information is available at

Upcoming meetings for Redding, Easton, Weston

Redding Monday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Republican Town Committee, Town Hall Hearing Room. Monday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Park & Recreation Commission, Redding Community Center. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., BOE special retreat meeting, John Read Middle School. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, Old Town House. Tuesday, Oct. 2, Redding Board of Education, canceled. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m., Georgetown Special Taxing District, GSTD offices. Wednesday, Oct. 3, noon, Brown Bag Lunch with First Selectman, Town Hall Conference Room. Easton Monday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m., Commission on Aging, Easton Senior Center. Monday, Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m., Zoning Board … Read more

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