Police Log for Easton, Redding and Weston

Police log

Easton Bear sighting On Friday, July 27, at around 8:30 a.m., a caller reported a black bear on his back porch that knocked down his bird feeders. Redding Disturbance On Main Street, at 1:30 p.m., there was a verbal argument between an employer and employee. There was no arrest. Wallet found Police received a report regarding finding a lost wallet on Pheasant Ridge Road containing a driver’s license and a debit card. The complainant advised the motor vehicle department and his bank to cancel the debit card. Watch missing On Monday, July 23, at 1:30 p.m., a Meadow Ridge resident … Read more

Redding Small Business Circle launches meetups

The Mark Twain Library Small Business Circle is launching  its first meetup, Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Roadhouse. The meetup is an opportunity to meet and get to know other small business professionals in a casual setting. “This is a new, monthly event,” said Joey Davey, chair of the Small Business Circle. “After a day of working we want you to get out of your home or office, come down to the Roadhouse, and relax while you chat with fellow business owners. No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards or … Read more

The Beatles’ solo hits to rock in Redding

FabForward, performing the solo hits of John, Paul, George and Ringo, will rock the Redding Summer Concert Sunday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the Redding Town Green. Unlike many sound-alike and look-alike Beatles tribute bands, FabForward instead pays tribute to the hits of The Beatles’ members when they became solo artists following the breakup of the band in 1970. After The Beatles split as a group, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all  had successful solo careers. McCartney was the No. 1 artist of the 1970s. As solo artists, the former Fab Four racked … Read more

Redding author releases new YA fantasy novel

Redding resident S.J. Armato spent 35 years at a publishing house before heading back to school to work as an occupational therapy assistant, providing services to special needs school children. Once he retired from his second profession, he was looking for something new. That’s when he got the idea to try his hand at writing, and wrote a young-adult (YA) fantasy novel called “The If Bridge” in 2011. It was a success and he followed that up with “Mr. Oddley’s Toy Shop” and “The Miracle Child” in the ensuing two years. His newest work, “Rayna Spark and Lightning in a … Read more

Redding Salvation Army raising funds for children to get new shoes

Angelica Fontanez, director of social services in Redding, said it’s important that all children, no matter their family’s income, have a new pair of shoes for the school year. Each year, she works with the Redding unit of the Salvation Army to raise funds so all school-age children in financial need in town can get new shoes from Payless. She’s hoping to raise money this year as well. “Normally every summer, through the Salvation Army, I am able to purchase back-to-school gift cards from Payless that are worth $30 each,” said Fontanez, a licenced clinical social worker. “Payless gives us … Read more

Upcoming meetings for Redding, Easton, Weston

Redding Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., Historic Review Committee, Old Town House. Friday, Aug. 3, Region 9 Audit Committee, CANCELED. Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Republican Town Committee, Town Hall Hearing Room. Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Park and Recreation Commission, Redding Community Center. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, Old Town House. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Commission, Town Hall Hearing Room.   Easton Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m., Board of Selectmen, Old Town House, Town Hall Conference Room A. Friday, Aug. 3, Region 9 Audit Committee, CANCELED. Monday, Aug. 6, Zoning Board of Appeals, CANCELED. Monday, … Read more

Obituary: Ryan J. Levesque, 39, of Redding

Ryan J. Levesque

  Ryan Joseph Levesque, age 39, of Redding, CT passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 28, 2018 while camping with his family. He was the loving husband of Jennifer (Bergman) and father of son Colten and daughter Merritt who were all by his side when he passed. Born on November 16, 1978 he was the son of Roy and Nancy (Luechinger). Ryan was born and raised in South Salem, NY and graduated John Jay High School in 1996 and Pace University in 2006. Ryan loved life and had a joy about him you don’t see every day. He could often … Read more

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

Redding schools receive grant to restore, expand activities

Grants from an anonymous family foundation to the Redding Elementary School PTA and the John Read Middle School PTA could increase school activities, and possibly restore some lost to recent budget cuts. The grant to the John Read Middle School PTA is earmarked to fund programming and activities. The PTA will work with school administrators to use the grant to fund some of the activities that were recently eliminated by the budget cuts at the school, according to a press release. “This generous gift will help us restore some vital programs at JRMS. While it’s a short-term solution, it is … Read more

Redding Land Trust hosts Party by the Pond

The Redding Land Trust will hold its third annual summer fund-raiser on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Poliak Pond on Simpaug Turnpike. “Party by the Pond” will feature spectacular views and delectable food and drinks, according to event organizers. Hors d’oeuvres and small bites created by Bethel’s Taproot Restaurant will be featured. The evening will also include local brews and wines, a special signature cocktail, and live music. Redding Land Trust invites guests to enjoy a stroll around the land trust’s hidden treasure, the Poliak Pond & Trails. Guests can mingle with friends, neighbors, and fans … Read more

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