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About Town: Circus

The circus is coming to town. At least the political “circus” known as the Connecticut General Assembly. Opening Day has just occurred as this column is being written. ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: What’s next in Weston, a uranium ban?

To the Editor: At first I thought our paper had jumped to April 1 when I read that a majority of Weston’s Board of Selectmen had recommended a ...

About Town: Cooperation

Regional cooperation of the voluntary kind is becoming more popular. It works when all parties gain something. Right now that means saving money. What does Weston have that ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Weston solar purveyor has history of lawsuits

To the Editor: This is regarding the story that Weston has entered a deal to buy electricity from a solar farm. The last time Weston got involved in ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thank you, everyone who participated in Speak Up

To the Editor: A favorite expression used by the League of Women Voters is “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” The league would like to thank those members ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Does not care about news in neighboring towns

To the Editor: I agree with recent letters in The Weston Forum regarding consolidation of the Weston news with that of other communities. I grew up in Weston ...

Weston selectmen vote to send fracking waste ban to counsel

Weston’s Board of Selectmen voted 2-to-1 to send an ordinance prohibiting waste associated with natural gas and oil extraction, a process known as fracking, to town counsel.  First ...

About Town: Arts

There are some things I can’t abide. One is crushing the spirit of creative young people by downplaying the importance of the arts. I can’t tell you how ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Changes to the paper are a good thing

To the Editor: Thank goodness we have a newspaper. There are cities and towns across the country much larger than ours that don’t have a hardcopy newspaper or ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Great to read more news of area towns

To the Editor: I like the new Forum! It’s a bigger paper and it is very interesting to read news of our neighboring communities.  For example, the reopening ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump letter was taken out of context

To the Editor: I refer to a letter from a Redding resident in the Jan.18 issue, “Show support for America's President.” It’s from a woman whose family is ...

Former Weston youth services director named to Children and Youth Commission

Weston’s former youth services director Michelle Albright was unanimously named to the Children and Youth Commission at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1. A clinical ...

About Town: Speak Up

Are you confused? That is, confused about what is going on in Weston? You are not alone. For many years the late Weston-only Weston Forum would write about ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Moore property was banked for future municipal use

To the Editor: At the Jan. 18 Weston Board of Selectmen meeting, one of the selectmen stated his personal opinion about the Moore property remaining open space land. ...
Letters to the Editor

Letter: We must rise up and demand equal rights

To the Editor: Silence when confronted with wrong conduct is an act of wrong conduct. Democracy requires us, the citizens, to speak up about, not only what we feel ...

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 ...

Editorial: Oprah 2020?

At the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, host Seth Meyers pointed at Oprah Winfrey and joked about her running for president. But things said in jest can sometimes ...

About Weston: WestonArts

What is “WestonArts,” besides being one of my favorite organizations ever? “From music and art to writing and dance, WestonArts makes our town a better place and more ...

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 ...

Letter: Caution, rat poison harms wildlife

To the Editor: It’s really cold outside and the mice are moving in to your nice warm house. No one wants mice in their house. When trying to ...

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 ...

Congressmen slam new tax plan

Richard Blumenthal Weston’s congressional leaders have slammed the recently passed tax reform bill, which was approved primarily along party lines. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and ...

Weston Democrats to hold caucus

Fran Goldstein, chairman of the Democratic Town Committee of Weston, has issued a notice to all enrolled members of the Democratic Party of Weston. Pursuant to the rules ...
WESTON EDITORIAL

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 ...

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 ...
WESTON EDITORIAL

Editorial: Gift giving in Weston

This is the time of year when most people are gearing up for Christmas and Hanukah, two significant religious holidays that are celebrated with much gift giving. It’s ...

Redding Land Trust presidents thank its supporters

To the Editor: These lands are your lands. This is the message Redding Land Trust has underscored in our annual appeal recently sent out to all Redding residents. ...

Library association president thanks all who helped with art show reception

To the Editor: The 45th Annual Mark Twain Library art show is currently hanging. It kicked off last Friday night with an elegant preview reception followed by a ...

Redding resident concerned about police staffing levels

To the Editor: The police department staff for the town of Redding consists of one chief, one captain, four patrol supervisors, nine patrol officers, one detective, two school ...

Redding resident encourages all to watch A Christmas Carol

To the Editor: The enjoyment of experiencing and sharing terrific theater is close at hand. That holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is currently presented by NewArts [an organization ...

Park and Recreation director thanks all for making holiday tree lighting possible

To the Editor: I would like to thank the community groups that helped make this year’s holiday tree lighting possible. The Lions Club volunteers helped serve snacks and ...

Editorial: Giving Thanks

A Thanksgiving proclamation written in 1936 by Connecticut Gov. Wilbur L. Cross was issued when the country was in the depths of the Great Depression and after the ...

Commentary: Thanksgiving Thoughts

The custom of families getting together for good fun and food on Thanksgiving remains unwaveringly. The traditions of inspiring and encouraging good-natured feelings of togetherness, pitching in with ...
WESTON EDITORIAL

Editorial: Watergate effect

Weston Democrats are to be commended for a decisive victory in the municipal election. They mounted a solid grassroots campaign sparked by a large number of enthusiastic volunteers, ...

Letter: Resident enjoyed Putnam Park’s Ghost Tour

To the Editor: Those who did not join in the Ghost  Tour at Putnam Park on the night of Oct. 28 missed an extraordinary event. The Ghost Tour, ...

Letter: Board of Ed candidate thanks all who supported him

To the Editor: Thank you to the hundreds of Reddingites who took the time this fall to learn about the issues facing Redding schools and found me down ...

Letter: Board of Education winner congratulates candidates in election

To the Editor: I offer my congratulations to all the candidates in all the contested and uncontested categories in this year’s municipal election. Everyone who stands up to ...

Weston News Alert: Schedule for Oath of Office ceremony

There will be an Oath of Office ceremony for newly-elected town officials on Monday, Nov. 13 in the Meeting Room at Weston Town Hall at 6:45 p.m. The ...
Democratic campaign manager Barbara Reynolds embraces Chris Spaulding and Brian Gordon after the election results were announced. — Gregory Menti photo

Weston Democrats win big in election

Democratic campaign manager, Barbara Reynolds, embraces Chris Spaulding and Brian Gordon after the election results were announced. — Gregory Menti photo The municipal election of 2017 was a ...
Weston's new Board of Selectmen.

Election 2017: Official Weston voting results

Weston's new Board of Selectmen — Brian Gordon, Chris Spaulding and Stephan Grozinger. Official Weston voting results First Selectman Chris Spaulding (D) 2,112* Nina Daniel (R) 908 Selectman ...

Unofficial Weston voting results: Democrat landslide

As of 9 p.m.: Unofficial Weston voting results (Does not include absentee ballots). First Selectman Chris Spaulding (D) 2,103* Nina Daniel (R) 905 Selectman Brian Gordon (D) 1,774* ...
The polls close in Weston at 8 p.m. — Gregory Menti photo

ELECTION UPDATE: Final hours till polls close in Weston

The polls close in Weston at 8 p.m. — Gregory Menti photo As of 5 p.m, 2,423 of Weston’s 6,506 registered voters have cast their ballots in the ...

ELECTION 2017: Weston voter count climbs

Residents are making their way to the polls in Weston to vote today. — Gregory Menti photo As of 2 p.m, 1,641 of Weston’s 6,506 registered voters have ...

ELECTION 2017: Voting is steady in Weston

Margaret Wirtenberg casts her ballot at the Weston Middle School. — Gregory Menti photo As of 11 a.m, 996 out of Weston’s 6,506 registered voters have cast their ...

Political signs unclear about endorsements

A number of Republican election signs around town may be misleading voters into thinking certain candidates were endorsed by The Weston Forum when they weren’t. Yellow stickers attached ...
WESTON EDITORIAL

Editorial: Electioneering

It’s important to remember proper etiquette at the polling place. The registrars of voters are particularly concerned about people violating the 75-foot area leading to the polls at ...

Voters Guide for 2017 Weston municipal election

2017 Voters Guide for the municipal election in Weston. CLICK HERE to view or download this year's entire Voters Guide. Compiled each year as a public service by ...

Election is next Tuesday

Weston voters will have choices to make in a number of races in next week’s municipal election. The municipal election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the ...
Weston's budget vote is today from noon to 8 p.m. at Weston Town Hall.

2017 Election: The Weston Forum’s candidate endorsements

Weston is fortunate to have an abundance of qualified candidates willing and able to serve the town on its various boards and commissions. These are the people who ...

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