Group to publish Ives Trail guide book

Where the Ives Trail begins to climb out of Bennett’s Pond and up toward Pine and Wooster mountains in Ridgefield, it goes to a lookout where the late composer Charles Ives owned a building where he used to go for inspiration. That’s one of piece of trivia included in the Ives Trail Guide Book, which will be published in April by the Ives Trail Task Force Committee. The book is all about the Ives Trail, an 18-mile continuous stretch of protected space that connects Redding, Danbury, Bethel, and Ridgefield. The 40-page book contains four maps of four different areas of … Read more

Editorial: Unplugged

Last weekend, about 20 people came to New Pond Farm in Redding to take part in a custom thousands of years old — pysanky. Pysanky is a traditional Ukrainian craft of decorating eggs using melted wax. Students first designed and then painted their eggs. Each egg took an hour or more to complete. Two pysanky classes were held, one for children and one for adults. For two hours, those in the adult class — who traveled to the event from all across the area, including Milford, Ridgefield, Westport, Glastonbury, Danbury, and East Haven — unplugged from all their devices. They … Read more

Letter: Weston dog park will be an amenity

To the Editor: I would like to encourage all Weston citizens to vote yes on Wednesday, April 4, to establish a dog park on the Moore property. It is time to allow this two-year process to go forward and actually create an amenity on the property that we have all owned for the last 15 years. This community-building initiative will be paid for by Weston Dog Park. The town will only pay to build a driveway so we can access the property we already own. And please, keep this in perspective: the park will be right in the center of … Read more

Make masks, frog puppets at New Pond Farm

Mask Making Workshop Tuesday April 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Homeschooled students and students with an early dismissal from Redding Elementary School are invited to join puppeteer Adelka Polak as she guides them through the process of creating their very own bird mask that will be taken home at the end of the class. All materials are provided. Making Frog Puppets Thursday April 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Homeschooled students and students with an early dismissal from Redding Elementary School are invited to join puppeteer Adelka Polak and celebrate “World Puppetry Day” by making a frog puppet to take home. … Read more

Kudlow’s friends wish him well

Tom Doherty, youth group director at St. Patrick Church in Redding, said he knows Larry Kudlow will do well in his new role as director of the National Economic Council under President Donald Trump. “He’s a straight shooter,” Doherty said, adding he has known Kudlow — a fellow Redding resident — for many years. “He’s a guy who will tell it like it is.” “I love the church,” Kudlow said of St. Patrick. “It’s has been great. We helped build the new building about eight years ago. “ Kudlow has been president of the church’s Parish Council and served as … Read more

Kudlow shares goals under Trump

Redding resident starts new job at the White House Maximizing growth of the economy is one of the goals of TV personality and Redding resident Larry Kudlow, recently appointed director of the National Economic Council by President Donald Trump. “I think we can do a lot better in the next 10 years compared to the last 10 years,” said Kudlow in a telephone call Thursday from the White House, where he recently started his new position. Kudlow, formerly host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, was also host of The Larry Kudlow Show on WABC Radio. He is founder and CEO … Read more

Easton discusses financing SRO position

Easton officials are now discussing financing for the approved SRO (School Resource Officer) position for the 2018-19 school year. The Easton Police Department currently has a school resource officer that splits most of his time between Samuel Staples Elementary and Helen Keller Middle schools, plus police coverage is usually provided during arrival and dismissal times at both schools. For the remainder of the school year, Joel Barlow High School has a “full-time police officer,” and Redding provides what Easton Chief Tim Shaw calls “100% coverage” at its elementary and middle schools. Shaw said he receives complaints from Easton residents about … Read more

Eighth graders invited to Barlow dance and carnival

A square dance is being held at Norfield Grange in Weston.

The members of REACT (Redding/ Easton Association for Counseling on Transition) are welcoming the incoming Class of 2022 to this year’s Eighth Grade Transition Dance. The theme is Night at the Carnival and will feature dancing, games, food, and fun. The Eighth Grade Transition Dance will he held on Friday, March 23, at Joel Barlow High School in the cafeteria from 7 to 9:30 p.m. All eighth graders from Easton and Redding (homeschooled, public, or private school students) will get the chance to meet their future classmates and teachers. Carnival-themed refreshments, including cotton candy, snow cones, and popcorn, will be … Read more

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