Settlement reached in deadly 2012 Redding train accident

The town of Redding has reached a $30,000 settlement with the estates of the two people killed when a train struck a car at the Long Ridge Road railroad crossing in Redding on Dec. 30, 2012. Attorney Thomas R. Gerarde of Howd & Ludorf in Hartford said $15,000 is going to the estate of each of those killed. Gerarde was assigned by Trident Insurance Service in Texas, the insurance carrier for the case, to represent the town of Redding in this matter. He worked on the case for about two years. “It would have been far more expensive to try … Read more

Redding GOP endorses Dunsby for re-election

The Redding Republican Town Committee has officially endorsed State Representative Adam Dunsby as its candidate for re-election to the State House of Representatives in this November’s election. The endorsement was announced following a vote in the Town Committee’s monthly meeting on Feb. 5. Dunsby, who was first elected in 2016, represents the 135th House district, which includes Easton, Weston and the majority of Redding. He serves on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, the Education Committee and the Environment Committee. During his first term he achieved a perfect voting record, casting a vote on every one of 417 roll call … Read more

Notable Neighbors: Redding, Easton, Weston

Three make dean’s list at Marist Ashley Hall, Amanda Maddox, and Stephanie Stone of Weston made the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Marist College. Babyak named to dean’s list and academic honor roll at Bucknell Brian M. Babyak, of Weston, was named to the dean’s list at Bucknell University for the fall 2017 semester. He was also named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a student athlete with a grade point average of 3.20 or better. Williams makes UNC dean’s list Heather Williams of Redding made the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at … Read more

Diana Carlino of Redding named law firm partner

Diana M. Carlino of Redding has been elected partner at the law firm Rosenblum Newfield LLC. Carlino has been an associate at Rosenblum Newfield since 2013. Her practice focuses on representing health care providers in medical liability litigation and regulatory proceedings, and general liability law. She was recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for 2017. “We are pleased to announce the election of Diana Carlino to partnership in our firm,” said James B. Rosenblum, founder of Rosenblum Newfield. “Diana’s expertise and commitment to excellence have been an asset to our firm and our clients, and she will be … Read more

St. Patrick’s youth group of Redding completes mission  

St. Patrick's youth group served breakfast at Dorothy Day in Danbury, from left, John Mullin, Samantha Davidson, Lilly Davidson, Julia Mullin, Harrison Houser and Kurt Houser.

In 2017, the youth group at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Redding worked close to 20 missions throughout the Bridgeport Catholic Diocese. From a grade school basketball court upgrade in Norwalk to serving breakfast to the homeless in Danbury, with many other missions in between, the group continues to build on its faith and character while navigating through the adolescent years, according to youth group coordinator Tom Doherty. The group is in its third year with 27 high school students ranging from grades nine through 11. “None of this is possible without the help from parent volunteers, for which … Read more

Redding police warn of credit card skimming

Recently, Redding police have received multiple reports from people who have had their credit cards and pin numbers compromised through a process called skimming. Skimming occurs when an illegal device is installed on a legitimate device and captures a customer’s debit or credit card information after they swipe their card. The device can capture that customer’s account information and PIN number. This information is later gathered off the illegal device.  It is then used to create a fraudulent credit card, debit card or ATM card which, in turn, is used buy merchandise or steal the money from the victim’s account. … Read more

February events at Redding’s Heritage Senior Center

Feb. 6: Lunch at Meadow Ridge and tour of its Ridge Crest rehab facility. Free. Its van will transport people from the Heritage Center at 11:30 a.m. and return at 2:15 p.m. Register at Heritage Center office by Feb. 6. Feb. 21: RVNA presents Balance Matters at 1 p.m. This free program by a physical therapist will focus on keeping safe and identifying the factors that are notable when one is at high risk for falling. Register by Feb. 19. Feb. 26: Lunch ’n’ Learn, noon. Topic is leaving a legacy. Ryan Ventura of First Light Home Care will discuss the elements … Read more

Redding children show creativity at STEM fair

Anna Page Pilato, 7, built a suspension bridge from cardboard, chairs, mason’s line, a parachute cord, and books for Redding Elementary's STEM fair.

Sitting atop a table inside Redding Elementary School on Saturday, Jan. 27, was a large suspension bridge lined with about a dozen miniature cars. “I made the bridge from cardboard, chairs, mason’s line, a parachute cord, and books,” said 7-year-old Anna Page Pilato. The suspension bridge was one of the almost two dozen projects in the school’s interactive science and art fair, called Imagine a World.   This is the second year the school has held the fair, but it is the first year for it to be combined with a STEM fair — where students exhibit projects they created … Read more

Meeting schedule Redding, Easton, Weston

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Redding Thursday, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m., Ives Trail Group, Town Hall Conference Room. Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Historic Review Committee, Old Town House. Monday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Republican Town Committee, Town Hall. Monday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Center. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Conservation Commission, Old Town House. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Redding Board of Education, Town Hall Hearing Room. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Georgetown Special Taxing District, GSTD Offices. Wednesday, Feb. 7, noon, Brown Bag Lunch with First Selectman, Town Hall Conference Room. Easton Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m., Board … Read more

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