Fake news program in Redding is postponed again

Due to another impending snow storm, the Fake News program at the the Mark Twain Library in Redding has been re-scheduled. Part One will examine news, digital content, and increasingly common efforts to undermine journalism and journalists as advocates of  “fake news,” and will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Part Two will examine the habits of fact-checkers and the impact of filter bubbles, and will be held Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. The Fake News program is a special two-part seminar where participants can acquire the media smarts to help discern fact from the misleading or even … Read more

Redding Neighbors and Newcomers hold Pub Crawl in Georgetown

The Redding Neighbors and Newcomers annual Georgetown Pub Crawl is this Saturday.

Redding Neighbors and Newcomers is holding its annual Georgetown Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 24. Members and non-members are welcome to join in on this special event. The crawl will start at 6:30 p.m. with a wine tasting at the Georgetown Package Store.  Stops along the Pub Crawl include Wire Mill, Rancho Allegre, Redding Beer Co., Lombardi’s, Washington Prime, and Black Cat. Registration is required to receive a wristband for this event. For more information visit reddingneighborsandnewcomers.org or email Lindsay at [email protected]

Time and location changed for Redding train noise meeting

The time and location for a meeting about train noise has be been rescheduled and will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Community Center.   This meeting will cover updates from the August 2017 forum, called Train Horn Abuse Danbury Line, and will address residents’ concerns about noise and any issues they want to discuss on this topic. Stephen P. Curley, supervising rail officer in the Office of System Safety, Bureau of Public Transportation, is expected to be in attendance.

Meeting schedule for Redding, Easton, Weston

Redding Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Board of Selectmen, Town Hall Hearing Room. Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Board of Finance special meeting, Town Hall Conference Room. Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, Old Town House. Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall Hearing Room. Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Region 9 Board of Education budget workshop, JBHS Learning Commons. Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m., Board of Finance special meeting, Town Hall Conference Room. Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Water Pollution Control, Town Hall Hearing Room. Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m., Board of Finance special … Read more

Redding and Easton students recount walkout experience

Editor’s note: The student walkouts were not open to media. The media spoke to participants after the event took place. Promptly at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, about 200 students walked out of Joel Barlow High School and gathered outside the building for 17 minutes. Along with many other high schools across the nation, Barlow was taking part in what was known as National School Walkout Day. March 14 marked one month after the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed. During the time the students were outside, some read poems and gave … Read more

Police Log for Redding and Easton

Weekly Police Log for the towns of Redding and Easton. Redding Fraud On Monday, March 5, a woman and her son from Illinois reported a suspicious scam. Her son, who is 14, had decided to sell an MCM belt and a shirt for $650 on an app called Bump. The boy was contacted by the suspect, whose name is Elexis Ross. Ross asked him for his email address and phone number. The boy then went out of the app and made contact with the individual to make arrangements through PayPal, with the funds to be released upon delivery. The mother reported … Read more

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