Train hits car at Topstone crossing in Redding

A Metro-North train hit a car at the Topstone/Simpaug Road crossing in Redding around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, according to police. The train hit the rear of the car and pushed it up the track 100 yards, a report said. According to the report, the driver got out of the car prior to impact. There were no injuries and no alcohol was involved, according to police. This case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department. This is the second Metro-North train accident to take place at this location in a month. On Tuesday, Dec. 5, … Read more

Letter: Redding first selectman didn’t follow procedures for teen center proposal

To the Editor: I wanted to take a moment to address the article published on Thursday, Dec. 28, titled, “Redding residents make proposal for teen center.” During my time in town, I had the honor of serving on two boards and commissions: the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Teen Center Sub-Committee of the Board of Selectmen. I have been a steadfast advocate for youth in town as one of the youngest members of this town’s government. The Teen Center Sub-Committee hasn’t met in over a year, yet somehow these residents managed to get on the Board of Selectmen agenda … Read more

Redding property transfers for December

Property Transfers

The following property transfers were recorded for the month of December 2017 in the land records at Redding Town Hall. 3 White Birch Road: Lillian S. Johnson to Amy Maloof and Clay Cowan, $300,000. 38 Goodsell Hill Road: Christine B. and Timothy E. Malone to Vaagn Andikyan, $835,000. 24 Woods Way: Bruce H. Seide to Raymond J. O’Brien, $470,000. 29 Umpawaug Road: Lisa Landman, aka Lisa Dancho, USA, to M&T Bank, $890,591. 16 Mountainview Drive: Howard Weiner to Kaitlyn W. Herrmann and Felix P. Rosales, $490,000. 34 Pine Mountain Road: Michael L. and Carrie H. Doery to Kimberly M. Yash, … Read more

Fracking waste meetings in Redding, Weston

A Special Town Meeting in Redding in regard to the vote on a fracking waste ban scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, was canceled due to weather and a fire detection problem at Redding Town Hall. The meeting had not been rescheduled as of press time. For updates and more information, visit the Redding Town Hall website. Jen Siskind, local coordinator of Food & Water Watch, will be giving a presentation about fracking waste at the Weston Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Town Hall. This meeting was rescheduled from Thursday, Jan. 4, due … Read more

Work of Redding Pilot cartoonist on display at Easton library

The work of Doug Smith, editorial cartoonist for the HAN Network (The Redding Pilot) will be on display at the Easton Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 14. A reception will be held at the library on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. For more information, call 203-261-0134 or visit eastonlibrary.org.

Work of Redding Pilot cartoonist on display at Easton library

The work of Doug Smith, editorial cartoonist for the HAN Network (The Redding Pilot) will be on display at the Easton Public Library through Wednesday, Feb. 14. A reception will be held at the library on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Easton Public Library is at 691 Morehouse Road, Easton. For more information, call 203-261-0134 or visit eastonlibrary.org.

Redding Police log

Lost or stolen license plates On Tuesday, Dec. 26, at about 1 p.m., Robert Bridges of Black Rock Turnpike reported that license plates that he had taken off a vehicle and placed on the trunk to return to the motor vehicle department had been either lost or stolen. This is being investigated. Lost property A purse was found on Old Redding Road on Monday, Dec. 29, at about 5 p.m. Peggy Kaufman of Old Redding Road found the purse on Old Redding Road. It belongs to Kimberly Delevie of Naugatuck. Delevie was contacted by Redding police officers and advised that … Read more

Redding artist loves painting outdoors

Artist Pamela Reese said she loves whenever snow falls on Redding. “I go out and paint in the snow. I paint the scene in front of me,” said Reese, who has been painting since the 1970s. Reese, who has lived in Redding for 32 years, paints in oils and pastels. She also does a lot of plein air painting, which is painting outdoors in the open air. “I paint mostly landscapes and cityscapes,” she said. “This has always been my passion.” Reese said painting outdoors allows her to indulge her love of using light. “Painting the light is what’s so … Read more

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