Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Norwalk and Danbury

The state’s lift on most of the COVID-19-related restrictions means a new appreciation for the rise in temperatures. This reality becomes more clear as traffic swells and many weekend warriors take the plunge from their homes’ safety nests into backyard exploration. You don’t have Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Norwalk and Danbury”

Finance Board OKs Design Funds for Pathway

The proposed multi-use pathway on Sport Hill Road is on the agenda for tonight’s Board of Selectman meeting following a 4-2 vote by he Board of Finance to approve $80,000 for preliminary design, pending taxpayer approval.

Expenditures of $20,000 or more must be approved by voters Continue reading “Finance Board OKs Design Funds for Pathway”

Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Stratford

After months of living through the uncertainties of a global health crisis and a life-changing pandemic, isn’t it time to pause? Sometimes all you need is a long weekend escape to push the reset button. 

One “shore” way to restore and unwind is to reserve a room at Stratford’s Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Fairfield County, Stratford”

Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site

A partnership between the Aspetuck Land Trust, the state and Easton will preserve environmentally sensitive areas of the town-owned property at 22 South Park Avenue as open space in perpetuity.

The land trust applied for an Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Grant in cooperation Continue reading “Aspetuck Land Trust Preserves Mill River Site”

Hwang to Host Facebook Forum on Affordable Housing

State Senator Tony Hwang, who sits as the ranking leader of the Planning & Development Committee, will moderate a panel of legislators and local experts to discuss pending proposals on land use, zoning and affordable housing under 8-30g, a state law that governs affordable housing.

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Longed-for Long Weekends: Naugatuck Valley Region

As business restrictions and travel mandates lift and the world recovers from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut’s backyard treasures beckon day-trippers to discover —and rediscover— the wealth of sightseeing opportunities that at every turn, turn a day into a weekend Continue reading “Longed-for Long Weekends: Naugatuck Valley Region”

Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4

On Tuesday May 4 the annual budget referendum for the Town of Easton will be held in person from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The budget for the Regional School District No. 9 (ER9) and the Easton Resolution on Racism and Public Health are also on the ballot. Continue reading “Easton Voters Head to Polls on May 4”

Hwang Moderates Forum on Proposed Aquarion Water Diversion Project

Senator Tony Hwang on April 9  moderated an informational forum on the proposed project to divert water within the Greater Bridgeport system (which includes the towns of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Weston, Easton and the Mill River Watershed) to lower Fairfield County towns by increasing Continue reading “Hwang Moderates Forum on Proposed Aquarion Water Diversion Project”

Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List

This article, written by Michelle Falcone of Easton, new secretary on the Executive Committee for the Western Connecticut Tourism District (WCTD), is the final article in a three-part spring day trip series. It provides a behind-the-scenes look on how local tourism is not only surviving, Continue reading “Connecticut’s Best Backyard Bucket List”

Virtual Event Offers Mental Health Resources for Kids

The pandemic has placed a great deal of stress on everyone, especially children. Many have a spent the better part of a year away from their classrooms, teachers and friends and they may be dealing with mental health issues as a result.

On Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m., State Rep. Continue reading “Virtual Event Offers Mental Health Resources for Kids”

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