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Editorial: Thank a volunteer at Georgetown Day

Every year since 1993, something very special has taken place in Georgetown.  It’s Georgetown Day, an old-town event that brings everyone from the community together. This year, Georgetown ...

Letters to the Editor: Redding-Easton Budget

Redding budget — let’s work with real numbers To the Editor: Most of what I hear about the impact of the town budget, overlaid on a townwide revaluation, ...

Letter: Redding Garden Club plant sale was a success

To the Editor: The Redding Garden Club thanks the town for supporting our annual Plant Sale on May 12 at Lonetown Farm. Attendees found a great choice of ...

Letter: Redding officials need to eliminate positions

To the Editor: Our elected officials need to conduct a fundamental review of what services our town government, including our schools, provides and how, but right now we ...

Letter: Boucher provides effective governance in Hartford

To the Editor: In the April 26 edition of your paper, you ran an article on Republican Toni Boucher’s decision to seek re-election as a State Senator and ...

Letter: Run for the Cows was a success

Dear Editor: New Pond Farm just hosted its seventh annual Run for the Cows with 1,200 runners,  dedicating themselves to the Seven-Mile Run, the Half Marathon, and the ...

Letter: Noise from gunfire ruins town’s peace and quiet

To the Editor: When a bullet pierces the headboard of a resident’s bed [see letter April 26], the law that gives a pass to target shooters needs revision. ...

Editorial: Vote Yes on May 8

Redding’s annual operating budget has been crafted and revised by four different boards. It reflects many hours of hard work.   From speaking with some of the town’s ...

Letter: Redding resident upset over stolen Easter flowers

To the Editor: I am so upset. I set potted flowers on my husband’s, inlaws’, and parents’ graves in the Umpawaug Burial Grounds in West Redding. For Easter, ...

Letters: Vote No on the Redding budget

Vote No on the Redding budget How can things get so bad in a few months? The Board of Finance is considering a number of initiatives beginning with ...

Letters: Vote Yes on the Redding budget

Vote Yes on the Redding budget Every day I wake up in Redding, I am grateful for those who plotted our path generations ago, grateful for my caring ...

Letter: Redding education budget is too high

To the Editor: I’m writing to express my concern about the proposed increase in the Redding town budget, which I understand is driven mostly from the Board of ...

Letter: Firearms ordinance will do little to prevent an atrocity

To the Editor: I would like to agree with the opinion written last week by John Harris of Easton regarding proposed firearms ordinances. I would, however, like to ...

Letter: Come to the Charity Golf Outing in Redding

To the Editor: The Redding First Church of Christ, Congregational, has announced its annual Charity Golf Outing Fundraiser. The outing is Monday, June 18, at the beautiful Redding ...

Letter: Mark Twain Library needs public support

To the Editor: Often called the jewel in Redding’s crown, Mark Twain Library offers an array of events and programs that rival towns many times its size. The ...

Letter: More transparency needed on Redding police staffing

To the Editor: I  want to set the record straight regarding my recent letter, which First Selectman Pemberton described as “misleading.” First, I salute the selectmen for taking ...

Letter: Come to Redding Eagle Scout Court of Honor

To the Editor: Redding’s Troop 15 is hosting an Eagle Scout Court of Honor this Sunday, April 15, at St. Patrick’s Church in Redding at 2:30 p.m. to ...

Letter: Rock the Night Away was a success

To the Editor: It is with much gratitude that we write to thank the many friends of the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton who contributed to the ...

Redding library needs support now more than ever

To the Editor: $325,000. That is the portion of the Mark Twain Library’s 2018-19 operating budget (staff salaries, light, heat, AC, books, paper … the bare necessities) not ...

Letter: Letter not correct about dog park’s size

To the Editor: I just read Chuck Palsho’s letter to the editor in last week’s issue stating that Weston’s dog park will be the largest in the country. ...

Letter about Redding SRO and first selectman’s response

Adding Redding SROs to patrol does not help To the Editor: Why is the Board of Selectmen proposing that the John Read Middle School and the Joel Barlow ...

Letter: Redding drivers are not stopping at stop signs

To the Editor: For the last couple years, I have been troubled by the number of cars that do not stop at stop signs. I would say about ...

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 ...

Letter: Join students in March for Our Lives

To the Editor: After the Parkland shooting, as has been the case with countless other school shootings, the conversation about gun safety has once again been reignited. Footage ...

Letter: Redding residents should find tax solutions together  

To the Editor: On Feb. 12, I attended the town meeting where Wolf Boehme presented his petition offering three alternative possible staffing choices for the Redding Police Department ...

Letter: Reinstate Doug Fuchs as Redding police chief

To the Editor: I just read a piece published in The Pilot which was written by one of Redding’s officers, Sgt. DeLuca, and I would like to comment. ...

Letter: Size of Redding police force should be reduced

To the Editor: Last Monday evening, when I presented a petition signed by almost 120 Reddingites to reduce the size of the police force, I presented an analysis ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mark Twain Library honors its staff

To the Editor: This week, appropriately in conjunction with Valentine’s Day, the Mark Twain Library is celebrating Staff Appreciation Week. Hosted by the board of trustees, it’s an ...

Redding GOP endorses Dunsby for re-election

Adam Dunsby The Redding Republican Town Committee has officially endorsed State Representative Adam Dunsby as its candidate for re-election to the State House of Representatives in this November's ...

Editorial: Who you gonna call?

The recent incident in which Hawaiians were terrified when an alert about an incoming missile was mistakenly disseminated is an extreme example of how ill-prepared we can be ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Will not be renewing newspaper subscription

To the Editor: As a longtime resident of Redding, I subscribe to the Redding Pilot to attain local news. I’m interested in local politics, happenings at our children’s ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Would like refund for newspaper subscription

To the Editor: Since your latest consolidation seems to result in a tri-town newspaper instead of the original Redding Pilot, it appears only fair that the subscription price ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: It was a miscue to combine three newspapers

To the Editor: Everyone is aware of the financial challenges faced by the print media. Personally, I am especially sympathetic to The Redding Pilot, which has informed and ...

Community newspapering

Last week we changed the way we deliver our news content, in print and online, to the readers of The Easton Courier, The Redding Pilot and The Weston ...
Raghib Allie-Brennan is running for state representative for Connecticut’s 2nd Assembly District, which covers parts of Redding, Bethel, Danbury, and Newtown. He is standing in front of his former high school, Bethel High School.

Allie-Brennan to run against Duff for state representative

Raghib Allie-Brennan is running for state representative for Connecticut’s 2nd Assembly District, which covers parts of Redding, Bethel, Danbury, and Newtown. He is standing in front of his ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Mark Twain Library celebrates re-opening on Monday

To the Editor: The heat is on!  On Monday, Jan. 15, we will celebrate with some warm treats. Please join us for hot beverages and yummy goodies as ...

Letter: Redding first selectman didn’t follow procedures for teen center proposal

To the Editor: I wanted to take a moment to address the article published on Thursday, Dec. 28, titled, “Redding residents make proposal for teen center.” During my ...

Fracking waste meetings in Redding, Weston

A Special Town Meeting in Redding in regard to the vote on a fracking waste ban scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, was canceled due to weather and a ...

Legislators vote to restore funding for Medicare Savings Program

State Representatives Brenda Kupchick (R-132) and Laura Devlin (R-134) voted on Tuesday for a bipartisan plan that would provide funding for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) through the ...

Letter: Redding residents support fracking waste ban ordinance

To the Editor: One of the things we love most about Redding is its natural beauty, and we hope Redding will be as beautiful in the future as ...

Letter: Resident suggests ways to improve efficiency

To the Editor: This Friday, our Board of Selectmen will be holding a budget workshop where each town department will present to the board. I suggest the board ...

Letter: Social Services director thanks community

To the Editor: I would like to thank the community at large for coming together with the true spirit of giving during this holiday season. Families with children ...
Sen. Tony Hwang (left) and former Connecticut Congressman Robert Steele (right), author of The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town testified on March 9 against proposals to expand gambling in Connecticut.

Town of Redding issues winter storm plow recommendations

From the town of Redding: The highway crew is working and has treated the roads before the snow began. As a reminder, they do not plow continuously during ...
The Redding Roadhouse, a landmark in town, will soon be back in business. The new owners, Easton couple Erin and Shawn Reilly, expect to open the restaurant in early January of 2018. Shown above, Erin and Shawn Reilly with their sons — James, 6, and Patrick, 3. — Bryan Haeffele photo

2017 year in review

The Redding Roadhouse, a landmark in town, will soon be back in business. The new owners, Easton couple Erin and Shawn Reilly, expect to open the restaurant in ...

Letter: Legal studies professor concerned about chief’s reputation

To the Editor: In May of 1987, Raymond Donovan, ex-President [Ronald] Reagan’s secretary of labor, was acquitted of fraud charges after a grueling eight-month trial. I’ll never forget ...
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Editorial: Christmas Message

Christmas is the transcendent holiday of our culture. It is a Christian holiday, reflecting our nation’s history as a colony and refuge for Europeans. But its appeal and ...
Susan Bransfield, Portland first selectman, spoke at Meadow Ridge in Redding on Connecticut’s economic outlook. From left, Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton, Bransfield, Redding Town Clerk Michele Grande, and Redding LWV President Kim O’Rielly.

League of Women Voters hears talk on Connecticut’s economic outlook     

Susan Bransfield, Portland first selectman, spoke at Meadow Ridge in Redding on Connecticut’s economic outlook. From left, Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton, Bransfield, Redding Town Clerk Michele Grande, ...

Letter: Redding resident shows support for police chief

To the Editor: So much has been written but more innuendo has been going around about Chief Fuchs that it is often hard to decipher what is real. ...

What can Redding afford?

Kim Yonkers is the new chairman of the Redding Board of Finance. New finance chair discusses role of board, key issues facing Redding Determining how the town of ...

Girl Scouts of CT thanks volunteers, supporters and members

To the Editor: In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to personally thank all of those who make Girl Scouting possible for the 30,000 Girl Scouts in ...

Redding resident angry about claims of overstaffing at police department

Editor’s note: The Town of Redding has reported that there are inaccuracies in the letter for which this writer is referring. There will be a follow-up story to clarify ...

Board of Ed member hopes everyone puts ‘partisan puffery’ behind them

To the Editor: It is regrettable but unsurprising that RTC chair Michael Thompson has once again used the Redding BOE as a partisan platform. It should be noted ...

Reflections on Newtown, five years later

  I love Newtown. I love the people. I love the landscape. I love the annual Labor Day parade. I love it more now, having watched the town ...

Democratic Town Committee disappointed over Board of Education appointment

I am disappointed that the qualified candidate nominated by the Democratic Town Committee, Catherine Vecchiarelli, wasn't appointed to join the Board of Education. The Redding voters had elected ...
Chris Parkin, left, shakes hands with Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton after being elected to the Redding Board of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Parkin is filling a vacancy left by Democrat Gwen Denny, who was elected to the Region 9 Board of Education in Redding’s municipal election in November. — John Reilly photo

Parkin elected to Redding Board of Education

Chris Parkin, left, shakes hands with Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton after being elected to the Redding Board of Education on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Parkin is filling a ...
State Rep. Adam Dunsby represents the 135th General Assembly district communities of Easton, Redding, and Weston.

Redding legislators to host state budget forum

State Representatives Adam Dunsby (R-135) and Will Duff (R-2), along with State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) invite their constituents in Redding to attend a state budget forum in Redding.  The event will be held at Redding ...
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Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general

Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the ...
Redding First Selectman being sworn into office for a new term on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Town Hall.

Newly elected town officials sworn into office

Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton being sworn into office for a new term on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Town Hall. – Bryan Haeffele photo Redding Town Clerk Michele ...

What’s first on the agenda for the new term?

Winning candidates in Redding’s municipal election discuss the first item to tackle on their list The nine winners of the four contested races already have a plan of ...

Republican Party statement in response to Redding’s municipal election

Redding Republicans are excited that Laura Hoeing and John Reilly will join Mike Hoffman on the Redding Board of Education where they will work together to ensure that ...

Democratic Party statement in regard to Redding’s municipal election

The Redding-Georgetown Democratic Party is proud of the wonderful candidates we ran on our ticket and won every seat.  We are thrilled that Reddingites reaffirmed their confidence in ...

Town Hall swears in municipal officers on Nov. 21

The swearing in of municipal officers for the town of Redding will be Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 100 Hill Road. The event is ...

Democrats win in Region 9 Board of Education race

In Tuesday’s municipal election in Redding, Democrats Cheryl Graziano and Gwen Denny beat Democrats Frank Taylor and Kevin Murray for the Region 9 Board of Education, which oversees ...

Miller beats Lewis and Goldberg in Board of Finance 4-year race

Democrat Ed Miller beat Republican Lewis Goldberg and Democrat Mark Lewis in Redding’s municipal election on Tuesday in the Board of Finance race to fill a four-year vacancy. ...

Barickman, Dean winners of Board of Finance six-year race

In Tuesday’s municipal election in Redding, Democrats Jamie Barickman and Robert Dean beat Republicans Jenifer Wyss and Laurie Richardson in the full-term, six-year Board of Finance municipal race. ...

Redding municipal election results

Here are the results of the Redding municipal election, from Tuesday evening, Nov. 7: Uncontested results: First Selectman Julia Pemberton (D) 1,691 Selectman Margaret (Peg) O’Donnell (D) 1,193 ...

2017 election: Who’s on the ballot?

Four races, with 16 candidates, are the contests when Redding voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7. Four candidates are running for two seats for a full ...

Board of Ed candidate gets support letter from hospice president

To the Editor: I have the privilege of knowing Laura Hoeing, candidate for Board of Education, for over 32 years. Laura is one of the most authentic, generous ...

Board of Finance candidate Jenifer Wyss responds to Pilot letter

To the Editor: A letter was recently written by a Redding resident that unfairly attacked me. I appreciate the opportunity to respond to that letter. At a March ...

Redding Republican Party statement

The Redding Republican Party is proud of our proven record of strong local leadership and accomplishments through an ardent sense of community. From our steadfast commitment to open space ...

DTC encourages voters to choose Democratic slate

Dear Redding voters: I strongly urge you to go to the polls and vote for all of the outstanding candidates on the Democratic slate in the municipal election ...

Comments from Christopher Parkin: Board of Education candidate

For better or worse, we live in a two-party nation. That’s true in Redding, Hartford, and Washington. Locally, we choose municipal leaders every two years in a process ...

Two opposing candidates reflect on operation of Board of Finance

A Better Way We are the nominees to fill an unexpired four-year term on the Board of Finance (BOF). Ed is the Democratic nominee, while Lew is the ...

LETTER: Williams offers fresh perspective and is well qualified to serve

To the Editor: What is keeping Maureen Williams from gaining a seat on the Region 9 Board of Education? It’s the voters of Easton, who have been voting ...

Resident supports Miller, Barickman and Parkin

To the Editor: Ed Miller and Jamie Barickman are the right choices for the Board of Finance on Nov. 7. The Board of Finance desperately needs new leadership ...

Resident recommends Barickman, Dean and Miller for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Under its present leadership, the Board of Finance has created a divisive relationship with the Board of Education and with many Redding residents who feel ...

Resident supports Graziano and Denny for Region 9 Board of Ed

To the Editor: Cheryl Graziano and Gwen Denny have the experience and vision to best serve our town on the board of Region 9. Years working in finance, ...

Vote for Mark Lewis for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Please write in Mark Lewis on Nov. 7. Fill in bubble 8E and then write in Mark Lewis. It’s the position for four years on ...

Vote for Heather Whaley for Board of Education

To the Editor: Heather Whaley is highly qualified to sit on the Redding Board of Education. Both of her children attend our schools and she has been serving ...

Vote for Ed Miller for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Ed Miller, winner of the Democratic caucus and primary, has the experience and temperament we need on the Board of Finance. A financial controller at ...

Vote for Cheryl Graziano for Region 9 Board of Education

To the Editor: Vote for Cheryl Graziano for Region 9 Board of Ed. Having known Cheryl for a while, I am enthusiastic about her running for office in ...

Resident supports Jenifer Wyss for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Jenifer Wyss is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience. As a former audit partner in public accounting and in her current ...

Residents support Rob Dean for Board of Finance

To the Editor: I have had the pleasure of working with Rob Dean as we served on the town of Redding Planning Commission for more than a decade. ...

Residents support Laura Hoeing for Board of Education

To the Editor: We encourage you to vote for Laura Hoeing to serve on the Board of Education on Nov. 7. She is a hard worker, committed to ...

Vote for Kevin Murray for Board of Education

To the Editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 7, please join us in voting for Kevin Murray for the Region 9 Board of Education. He is a strong advocate for ...

Resident supports Cheryl Graziano for Board of Education

To the Editor: Over the past few weeks, Redding voters have had the opportunity to evaluate perspectives of various Board of Education candidates. Cheryl Graziano stands out. She ...

Vote for Colleen Pilato for Board of Education

To the Editor: I support Colleen Pilato for the Redding Board of Education. I have had the pleasure of knowing Colleen for the past four years as a ...

Board of Ed chairman supports Denny, Barickman, Miller,  Dean

To the Editor: As chair of the Redding Board of Education, I’ve had the opportunity to serve with Gwen Denny for the past two years. Gwen has been ...

Late candidacy heats up Board of Finance election

The late-in-the-campaign announcement by Democrat Mark Lewis on Tuesday, Oct. 24, that he will be among the candidates for Redding Board of Finance Tuesday, Nov. 7, has led ...

Vote for Chris Parkin for Board of Education

To the Editor: I urge all readers to vote for and support Chris Parkin for Redding Board of Education. He is an ideal candidate for the post. Chris ...

Resident supports Heather Whaley for Board of Education

To the Editor: I have known Heather Whaley for over 20 years. We worked together at a restaurant in New York City and she was smart, funny and ...

Redding’s municipal election: Region 9 Board of Education, Four-year term

The Region 9 Board of Education serves Joel Barlow High School, a regional school for students in grades 9-12 from Redding and Easton. Candidates’ biographies are presented as ...

Redding’s municipal election, Board of Education: Four-year term.

The Redding Board of Education oversees Redding Elementary School and John Read Middle School. The Board is comprised of seven members, elected on a rotating basis to four-year ...

Redding’s municipal election: Board of Finance, Four-year term.

This position is to fill a four-year vacancy on the board. Candidates’ biographies are presented as submitted. Edward Miller Democrat, 8A on ballot Experience for Redding  We are ...
The Town of Redding is holding a municipal primary election on Sept. 12.

Redding’s municipal election: Board of Finance, six-year term

The Board of Finance oversees the financial operation of the government of Redding. It recommends the budget to the Town Meeting, sets the mill rate for property taxation, ...

Resident supports Heather Whaley for Board of Education

To the Editor: On Nov. 8,  I hope you will join me in voting for Heather Whaley for the Board of Education. As the mother of one middle school ...

Richardson will do a good job on the Board of Finance

To the Editor: Financial expertise, strength of character and commitment to the town, are all found in Laurie Richardson, candidate for the Board of Finance. Her education, training ...

Miller should be elected to the Board of Finance

To the Editor: On Nov. 7, we have a chance to bring new ideas and a new tone to Redding’s Board of Finance. Ed Miller has a strong ...

Resident encourages voters to choose Democrats

To the Editor: The privilege we enjoy as citizens to choose our leaders and decision  makers is an inalienable right of our democracy.  If we fail to go ...

Resident supports Rob Dean for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Rob Dean has helped shape the current town of Redding’s rural character through his prior years of work on the Planning Commission. He is the ...

Resident supports Rob Dean for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Rob Dean has helped shape the current town of Redding’s rural character through his prior years of work on the Planning Commission. He is the ...

Resident supports Democrats for Board of Finance

To the Editor: Redding is at a crossroads. We must elect substantive leaders to our Board of Finance. The Redding Democrats offer three candidates who meet that challenge. ...

Board of Finance member supports Richardson and Wyss

To the Editor: As a member, I am keenly aware that the Board of Finance is about to lose significant accounting and financial expertise. This comes at a ...

Board of Finance chairman supports Mark Lewis  

To the Editor: There are two Board of Finance races; one with four individuals seeking a six-year term and another with two individuals seeking to finish a four-year ...

Board of Finance candidate recommends Jamie Barickman for BOF

To the Editor: Experience does matter for the BOF and Jamie Barickman has the best experience. Jamie has extensive finance expertise and a significant record of service to ...

State Sen. Toni Boucher supports Hoeing for Board of Education

To the Editor: I enthusiastically endorse and support Laura Hoeing for the Redding Board of Education. I have known Laura personally for many years as the mother of ...

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