Redding League of Women Voters to hold first annual ‘Speak Up’

The Redding League of Women Voters (RLWV) will hold its first annual “Speak Up” on Wednesday, April 25, at the Redding Community Center from 7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.   “Speak Up” is a grassroots opportunity for dialogue between Redding residents and their elected and appointed officials. The league says citizen participation is vital to our democracy and to keeping government transparent and effective.   Speak Up panel  Participating in Speak Up will be a group of local and state officials including: Redding officials: First Selectman Julia Pemberton, Angelica Fontanez, Social Services, Kim Yonkers, Board of Finance, Health Officer Doug … Read more

April events at Heritage Senior Center in Redding

Tuesday, April 10, 10 a.m. Opera “double-header.” Jean Schroeder will discuss recent productions of Farinelli and the King and Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte. Tuesday, April 10, 12:45 p.m. Game time with Mary Jo’s school vacation group featuring the sit-down “Monkey Around” dice game using beanbag monkeys. An ice cream sundae bar will be the prize for everybody attending this free activity. Monday, April 16, 1:30 p.m. A nutritionist from Danbury Hospital will share information on diet and nutrition as we age. Free, register by April 12. Monday, April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP “Drive Smart” instructional course. Register … Read more

Redding responds to fire on Pocahontas Road

The Redding Fire Department was called to a fire this morning around 8:30 a.m. on Pocahontas Road. According to initial reports, the fire broke out on a detached garage at the residence. Engines and tankers from all three Redding fire stations responded to the call along with assistance from Easton and Bethel. There was significant fire and smoke damage to the interior of the house, according to a Redding volunteer firefighter. There were no injuries.

Upcoming meetings for Redding, Easton, Weston

Redding Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Historic Review Committee, Old Town House. Monday, April 9, noon to 1:30 p.m., League of Women Voters, Town Hall Conference Room. Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission, Old Town House. Wednesday, April 11, 9 a.m., Commission on Aging, Heritage Center. Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Commission, Town Hall Hearing Room. Easton Thursday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Board of Selectmen, Town Hall Conference Room A. Monday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., Police Commissioners, Library Community Room. Monday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Hall Conference Room A. Monday, April 9, 7 … Read more

Redding school board suggests cuts to reduce budget

What should be cut? That was the big question tackled by the Redding Board of Education last Thursday at a special meeting. The cuts, which would involve the areas of music and school counselors, were proposed by the school board in response to the Board of Finance’s direction to cut $100,000 from the proposed school budget of $21,652,623. The total Board of Education budget request for 2018-19 is now $21,552,623, which would amount to an increase of $800,000, or 3.86%, over the current budget. If the voters approve the budget on May 8, it would take effect with the new … Read more

Hunt for the golden egg in Redding

Hidden inside a tree at Redding’s New Pond Farm recently, 8-year-old Aurelia Martin saw something sparkling. It turned out to be the “golden” egg — the one all the children were hoping to find. “My dad pointed to eggs that had already been picked at by crows,” Amelia said. “Then I was interested, so I followed the egg pieces. When I saw a spark inside the tree, I was hesitant and wasn’t sure if I should grab it.” Aurelia was at New Pond Farm’s 27th Easter Egg Hunt. According to Ann Taylor, executive director of the farm, in the hunt’s … Read more

High Wind Warning is in effect for Easton, Redding, Weston

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect until midnight tonight for Easton, Redding, Weston, and the tri-state area. The weather service says damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Scattered to widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Police Log for Redding, Easton, Weston

Police log

Weekly Police Log for the towns of Redding and Easton. Easton Dumping On March 21, a caller reported that at some time overnight a vehicle backed up into his driveway and dumped items on his lawn. The caller stated the vehicle also damaged his lawn as it left. On March 25, a caller reported that garbage and opened paint cans were dumped in the road in the area of North Park Avenue and Deepwood Road. The caller said this is a continuing problem in this area. Carjacking assistance On March 25, K-9 TJ assisted the Bridgeport Police Department in tracking … Read more

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