Eversource embarks on $80 million tree trimming program

Eversource is doing major tree trimming across the state.

In a press release issued Wednesday, April 25 , Eversource energy company says maintaining a reliable energy system that is resilient to New England weather requires a comprehensive and targeted tree maintenance program. To that end, Eversource’s team of licensed arborists is working year-round to help prepare the energy system for storms, carefully balancing the need for electric reliability with community aesthetics. To accomplish this, Eversource says it is is investing $80 million this year in tree trimming and hazardous tree removal to enhance reliability for customers throughout Connecticut. “The drought plaguing the region over the last several years may … Read more

Weston probate judge to run for re-election

Lisa Wexler is running for another term as probate judge for the Westport-Weston Probate Court. “Being your probate judge has been a great privilege. In the past five years, I have learned much about the human struggle. I am proud of my record as your judge and hope that I have earned your trust and confidence for another term,” Wexler said in a prepared statement. Wexler said she will remain committed to teaching the public about various aspects of probate law. She opens the court on Tuesday nights for public lectures and writes a free newsletter available via email. She … Read more

Carolyn Kepcher leaves Aspetuck in Weston to join Redding Country Club

The Redding Country Club has announced that Carolyn Kepcher has joined the club serving as its Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. Kepcher spent the last seven years at Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston, as Vice President and General Manager. There, she was instrumental in membership acquisition, creating a high level membership experience as well as leading several major projects, including Clubhouse renovations, a new terrace bar, cart facility and a tennis bubble. Prior to her time at Aspetuck, she was the Executive Vice President at the Trump Organization and Chief Operating Officer for the Trump National Golf Clubs … Read more

Gate at Topstone Park in Redding now open daily

The gate at Topstone Park in Redding will be opened and closed every day for a few weeks by a volunteer. Redding Park and Recreation said there is a sign in front clearly letting people know when the gate will be locked. It should be opened daily by 9 a.m. Once the temperatures get warm enough, they said they will need to lock the gate to discourage unguarded swimming ,but for now, they say enjoy the gate being open. Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty.

Mondays at 7 holds job networking workshop

Rob Thomas, a business development consultant and principal of Rob Thomas CT, will present “Beyond Business Card Exchange” to the [email protected] networking group on Monday, April 30. [email protected] is a premier networking and job search skills organization. Its programs and resources are free and benefit and energize members in their career searches. Meetings start at 7 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston, 49 Weston Road (Route 57), Westport. For more information, email [email protected] or visit mondaysat7.org.

Weston students raise $43,000 for childhood cancer research

Weston resident Roneil Icatar, with his son Nathaniel, left, got shaved at Weston’s St. Baldrick’s event. Roneil is holding a picture of his daughter, Isabella, who lost her fight with cancer. — Janet Maya Photography photo

Weston kicked off its first annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event and fund-raiser on March 24, raising more than $43,000 for childhood cancer research grants. Team Weston, 48 community members and students shed their locks at St. Francis of Assisi to stand in solidarity with children battling cancer. Weston High School’s assistant athletic director, Dan Frank, led the charge to “brave the shave,” and attendees were treated to a meet-and-greet by former NFL great Chris Canty, live music by Residual Groove, and face-painting. Team Weston was created by a handful of ninth grade students who shaved their heads last year … Read more

‘Walk a Mile’ to support victims, survivors of sexual violence

Hundreds of area residents committed to ending sexual violence will march in support of victims and survivors on April 28 during the Center for Family Justice’s sixth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. For the sixth consecutive year the walk will be led by its chairman, Fairfield police Chief Gary MacNamara, who will walk a one-mile route along Fairfield’s Post Road wearing a towering pair of red heels to show his support for victims and survivors. The walk is a fund-raising and awareness event held annually during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by CFJ, which provides crisis and supportive services … Read more

Redding woman rides to fight rare disease

Redding resident Lara Schuler is gearing up for a 40-mile bike tour around New York City, doing it all for someone she has never met. The TD Five Boro Bike Tour takes riders through the five boroughs of New York City on Sunday, May 6. The tour begins near the World Trade Center and goes up Sixth Avenue, into Harlem, down the FDR Drive, then across the various bridges that connect the boroughs. The ride is full every year, with 32,000 participants. This will be Schuler’s third year raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation through the tour. This foundation … Read more

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