Historical society sponsors Easton cemeteries tour

The Historical Society of Easton will sponsor Dan Cruson, a historian, author, teacher and scholar, on a guided tour of two of Easton’s historic cemeteries, Gilbertown and Union, on Saturday Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 21. Cruson will guide attendees through with headstones pointing out oddities along the way. His tour of the two cemeteries will afford a better understanding into how Easton’s 18th-Century forefathers lived and died and will explore the origins and meanings of local grave markers. Cruson will also explain the traditions held about death and dying. The tour begins at Gilbertown Cemetery … Read more

Paper Shredding Day is this Saturday in Redding

Weston residents can bring paper items to the town garage for shredding this Saturday.

Redding’s Paper Shredding Day for residents is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Recycling Center at 84 Hopewell Woods Road from 9 a.m. to noon. The shred day is open to all Redding residents — no businesses or in-home offices. Residents must have proof of residency. Residents can bring old papers, receipts, bank statements, tax returns, checks, paper medical records (no X-rays) and more. There is a limit of five file boxes or equivalent per shred day. Staples and paperclips are allowed, but remove binder clips and file hangers. Residents should be prepared to wait up to 10 minutes … Read more

Redding man wins $1 million on Powerball ticket

A Redding man won a $1 million Powerball ticket recently, which he purchased at the Georgetown Shell in Wilton. Charles Dudley claimed his prize on Oct. 3, according to the Connecticut Lottery. He had purchased the winning ticket for the May 2 Powerball drawing. For the employees at Georgetown Shell, it’s now a waiting game for their reward. “The store will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Connecticut Lottery for selling the winning ticket,” said Chris Rossini, a Ridgefield resident who works as an attendant at the store. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 31, 40, 50, and Powerball 6. … Read more

Absentee ballots are available in Weston

Absentee ballots for the state election to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, are now available at the town clerk’s office at Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road. Absentee ballots can be obtained Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 5. The office will be open additional hours on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Applications are available at the town clerk’s office or online at westonct.gov under municipal departments, town clerk. Any qualified voter may vote absentee if unable to vote in person due to active service in the armed forces; absence … Read more

Public hearing on new Easton master plan reset for Oct. 29

A Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on a new draft master plan for Easton will now take place Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at Helen Keller Middle School. The hearing had been scheduled for Oct. 1 but was cancelled when an error by the Easton Courier led to a required second legal notice not being published in the weekly newspaper. While a notice then was successfully placed in the regional daily newspaper, Chairman Robert Maquat said the public hearing should be held without any confusion about satisfying the legal notification process. “It’s best to have it under normal … Read more

26th District State Senate seat: Boucher, Haskell describe stand on issues (VIDEO)

Answering questions about issues from guns to gay rights, and from tolls to taxes, candidates for the 26th District state Senate seat — incumbent Republican Toni Boucher of Wilton and Democratic challenger Will Haskell of New Canaan — participated in League of Women Voters debate Oct. 2. The 26th District includes all or part of Ridgefield, Redding, Wilton, Weston, Westport, New Canaan and Bethel. A crowd approaching 200 filled the Ridgefield Library’s program room, with folks standing in the back, for the debate featuring six candidates — Boucher and Haskell, plus the candidates from Ridgefield’s two state House of Representative … Read more

Connecticut Audubon Society hosts Enchanted Forest

The Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield will host their annual Enchanted Forest event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. An alternative, nature-themed Halloween celebration, the Enchanted Forest also introduces educational information about nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. Children are encouraged to wear costumes for this unique and fun — not scary — event. Experience the Larsen Sanctuary at night while being escorted along the luminary trail by volunteers who light the way with flashlights. The festivities also feature fall-themed craft making, Halloween snacks and a chance to meet some of the Center’s creepy, … Read more

Weston Kiwanis prepares for Reservoir Run half marathon

The Kiwanis Club of Weston’s seventh annual Reservoir Run half marathon race is set for Sunday, Oct. 28 in Weston. The race will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank Kids’ BackPack program, which provides weekend meal kits each week to children who may otherwise go without food when not in school. The Kiwanis Club of Weston Foundation is also a beneficiary of the half marathon. The Run is the signature fundraising project of the Kiwanis Club of Weston. More than 200 runners participated in last year’s race. The race begins and ends at Weston High School which features a heated, indoor … Read more

Natt Family of Easton will do ribbon cutting for Red Panda Habitat

A year after breaking ground, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Director Gregg Dancho has announced that The Natt Family Red Panda Habitat will open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10:30 a.m. The new habitat is possible thanks to two substantial donations: from Bob and Helen Natt of Easton, and a matching grant for monies raised by supporter donations from the Werth Family Foundation. The spacious new home for Rochan and Meri, the zoo’s Red panda pair, offers indoor and outdoor viewing and access for the Red pandas, and much larger living quarters. A guest-viewing platform reached by a ramp … Read more

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