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Volume III

On Screen: “Hit Man”

Susan Granger reviews this “smart, sexy, screwball comedy-crime rom-com” filled with “unexpectedly subversive twists and turns.”

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Carol Baldwin, Ellen McCormick Honored

Fans of Lachat Town Farm gathered at the farm as its founders received their awards as Citizens of the Year.

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The Weather

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 88º, low 64º.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 88º, low 64º.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 90º, low 66º.

Class of 2024 Graduates

A brief slideshow of the June 13 graduation ceremony of the Weston High School class of 2024, now unleashed on an unsuspecting world.

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RTC Elects New Chair

The Weston Republican Town Committee elected P&Z member Lauren Gojkovich as its new chair in a meeting on June 11.

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Richard Amill, 91

Mr. Amill died peacefully on April 19, surrounded by his family. A leader in textbook publishing, he believed strongly in service and community.

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Weston Man Arrested

The Weston Police report the arrest of Weston resident Robert Hahn following a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Student Art Auction Benefits Siversk

A silent auction of artwork by Weston High School students raised $1,040 to benefit the children of Siversk, Ukraine, Weston’s sister city.

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Arts and Music at SOLFEST

The arts and music festival from WestonArts takes place on Saturday, June 22 on the Hurlbutt Elementary School grounds.

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Ranked-Choice Working Group Formed

Members named by the governor to the group will explore options for ranked-choice voting and submit findings to the legislature.

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Janet Hetterly, 88

Janet (Jan) Hetterly died on November 7, 2023 in Trumbull. She was a longtime resident of Weston, where she raised two sons.

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On Screen: “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”

Susan Granger reviews the prequel with “propulsive action sequences,” but a surprising flop at the box office.

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Road Paving Back in Focus

With the clock ticking on getting paving underway, decisions may soon be made on a shock-and-awe plan with significant investments.

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May Property Transfers

15 Weston properties sold in May. 18 in May of 2023. Total sales: $19,273,042. Median sale price (warranty deeds, excluding land): $1,410,000.

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The Blotter

A summary of recent Weston Police Department assignments or call responses and the number of occurrences.

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KMS Team: House of the Week

Sponsored by KMS Team at COMPASS

An inviting atmosphere, a modern and bright sanctuary with vaulted ceilings, an open plan, main level suite, pool, and outdoor living area.

13 Bittersweet Road.

Why “Dryer Vent Cleaning” Isn’t Enough

Sponsored by Dryer Vent Wizard of Norwalk

Cleaning is an important part of dryer vent servicing, but our work involves much more. Safety and efficiency is our goal.

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The ‘Ugly Offer’ Can Derail Your Dream

Sponsored by Bross Chingas Bross

Some offers risk being summarily dismissed by an agent or owner, costing you an opportunity to buy your dream home.

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A New Season of Music in the Meadow

A preview of Lachat’s popular concerts, featuring three acts new to the series and a finale by a favorite. Tickets are on sale now.

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Music at the Barn Returns

The summer concert series returns to the Weston History & Culture Center with Sunday concerts in June, July, and September.

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DOT Notice: Redding Bridge Meeting

Notice of a June 27 Department of Transportation Public Information Meeting concerning the replacement of Bridge No. 01015 in Redding.

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Memorial Day in Weston

Weather cooperated just in time for the Memorial Day Parade. Scenes from the parade and the ceremony on the Town Green that followed.

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Too Soon, Too Much?

The proposal to build a new middle school may have hit a speed bump: a call for a re-think by First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor.

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“What Lies Beneath” in the Open

On display at Weston History & Culture Center, items buried for generations at one of the town’s oldest homes.

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To the Editor …

Recent Letters to the Editor include calls for a measured approach to school construction, a broader Republican base, and civility.

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Obituaries

Richard Amill, 91, died on April 19, surrounded by his family. Full obituary.
Janet Hetterly, 88, died on November 7, 2023 in Trumbull, Conn. Full obituary.

Previous obituaries.

On the Table: Brand New Middle School

A proposal to remedy long known issues at WMS is to build a new school, potentially at a cost to Weston taxpayers of $88 million.

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Capital Referendum Passes

By a vote of 780 to 745, the capital budget revised by the Board of Finance won public approval, restoring three items cut at the ATBM.

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Solar Array Lease OKd

Approval was unanimous at a Special Town Meeting on May 16, greenlighting a lease of transfer station land for a solar array.

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New Proposal, New Referendum Set

Referendum round two for the capital budget takes place on May 18. One question to be answered yes or no.

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It’s Still a Tie

Ballots cast in the referendum for proposed capital items were canvassed anew by the Registrars of Voters and six assistants, producing the same result.

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Legislature OKs $500,000 for Weston

State Senator Ceci Maher announced passage of a bill containing funds to help Weston recoup some emergency radio system costs.

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