Outside the Redding Community Center on Lonetown Road stands a two-foot by two-foot box in the shape of a castle. It’s painted purple and royal blue. The box is the town’s new Little Free Library. The nonprofit organization, Little Free Library, provides people with instructions and tips on how to build a little library. The little library gives people of all ages the opportunity to borrow a book to read at their own time. When borrowers are finished, they may return the book and take another. Or, they may donate their own books to the library. It works on the … Read more
The members of the class of 2018 will take part in Weston High School’s 48th annual commencement exercises on Friday, June 22. The graduation ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. under a tent between the high school and the intermediate school — rain or shine. Parents and guests are urged to arrive with plenty of time before the ceremony begins, as parking will be limited. Guests will not be allowed to “save seats” — any markers, signs, or items left to do so will be immediately removed. Police will be stationed at checkpoints along School Road to direct … Read more
Republican State Senator Tony Hwang issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s policy that has resulted in migrant children being separated from their parents at the border: “Yes, illegal immigration is against the law, but the new enforcement policy is inhumane, it is cruel, and it must end. We can all agree that innocent children must be protected. We can all agree that Congress needs to step up immediately and do its job. Congress: Please do what you were elected to do. Work in a collaborative basis. Solve the problem in a thoughtful, comprehensive, compassionate way. You are our leaders. … Read more
Viv’s Veggies Farm Stand in Weston will be open two days this weekend, Friday, June 22, and Sunday, June 24 from noon to 5 p.m. Fresh greens are currently available, with more crops on the way. Viv’s Veggies Farm Stand is located at Chestnut Farm at 227 Lyons Plain Road in Weston. Follow Viv’s Veggies at Chestnut Farm on Facebook.
Drew Klotz of Weston, a kinetic sculptor, is installing several of his wind-activated sculptures at Lachat Town Farm in Weston, 106 Godfrey Road West. Klotz’s work can be seen worldwide in galleries and museums. The sculptures on display at Lachat are available for purchase, with 20% of the proceeds going to support the farm.
Redding Larceny On Saturday, June 16, at 8:20 a.m., an owner of a business on Main Street in Georgetown filed a complaint that an employee took money out of an account to the business to pay outstanding personal debt. This matter is still under investigation. There is no further information at this time. Youth gathering On Friday, June 15, at about midnight, on Newtown Turnpike near the Saugatuck Reservoir, there was a report of youths gathering. Officers located two vehicles with a total of four occupants between them. All were checked out by the responding officers and sent on their way. … Read more
Foertsch named to dean’s list at Siena College Clare Foertsch of Weston was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Siena College. Grodman graduates from Muhlenberg College Stefanie Grodman of Weston graduated cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a degree in English and sociology. Local students graduate from Tulane University Henry Pronovost of Easton graduated from the School of Public Health. Julio Diaz of Redding graduated from the School of Liberal Arts. Olivia Hermantin of Redding graduated from the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Emma Tower of Redding earned a master of science from the … Read more
At 2:15 in the morning on a day in 2008, Redding Police Capt. Mark O’Donnell received a call that a man on 70 Acre Road was unconscious, but breathing. “As we were responding, his condition was upgraded to not breathing,” said O’Donnell, 54, who recently announced he is retiring after 33 years. When O’Donnell and a fellow officer arrived at the man’s home, the man was sitting in a recliner with his head slumped down. “We pulled him out of the recliner and got him to a flat surface on the floor,” O’Donnell said. “I tilted his head back and … Read more
The Mark Twain Library Book Fair is the oldest — and one of the largest — in New England, organizers point out. The library was founded by Samuel Clemens — Mark Twain, himself — in 1908. Twain moved to Redding in 1907 and had more books than would fit in his new home. He donated more than 1,000 titles to help get the library started; and upon his death, his daughter Clara donated more for sale to build on his fledgling legacy in Redding. Today, more than 100 years later, the book fair is still one of the library’s principal … Read more