Top realtors tell you all about home sales, values, and Weston's appeal.
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In a video interview and summary, we followed up with top realtors to find out the latest about Weston real estate sales and home values.
We also learned something significant about Weston's appeal to prospective new residents.
Lachat Town Farm honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18, where you can create kindness bags that are distributed to children.
There are other ways to participate if you can't be there.
Connecticut residents age 75 and up can now register with the state's Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Registration is available online. A telephone registration system is becoming operational.
Governor Lamont authorized deployment of 200 additional National Guard troops to safeguard the inauguration.
Artists! Show your work in a WestonArts virtual gallery.
Special: Contact tracing: how it works, why it matters.
Budget season officially began with a request by the school district administration for a 3.81 percent operating budget increase.
The district has found savings in several areas but is also experiencing higher costs in major categories. Nearby districts are in the same position.
EMS and other emergency responders have received the Covid-19 vaccine, providing protection for members and helping to ensure they will be there when you call.
The service encourages continued vigilance and flu shots.
The Democratic Town Committee seeks candidates for the Commission on Aging.
In Events, a community forum on the search for a schools superintendent.
Jane Ransom Gray, 93, of Weston, passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2020, surrounded by family. Full obituary.
Dr. Jack G. Shiller, 92, a longtime Westport resident, died in his home in Redding, Connecticut on January 13, 2021. Full obituary.
Susan Granger's reviews this week earn a 6, a 5, and an 8. But not in that order.
At the request of the United States National Guard, Governor Ned Lamont authorized the deployment of more than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard to Washington, D.C.
The deployment includes military police and dog teams trained to detect explosives.
It’s our pleasure to introduce you to a handsome young hound named Pete!
This pup is still growing and has wiggles and wags to spare. It’s pretty much impossible not to share in his enthusiasm.
People may be looking for more information about COVID-19, particularly if they have been exposed to it and if they have any type of protection against the virus. AFC Urgent Care Norwalk is offering antibody testing for asymptomatic patients to test for COVID-19 antibodies.
How wrong can a person be? How about a little?
Last week I said, “2021 would begin the recovery of the nation” from Covid.
Perhaps that still is true.
State Representative Anne Hughes joined us for a live Q&A Zoom at Noon on Sunday, January 10.
Topics covered a wide range.The video is indexed in case you only want to see certain parts of the conversation.
Two cases of the new, highly transmissible variant of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Connecticut.
The individuals are between the ages of 15 and 25. Both reside in New Haven County. Both recently traveled. But genetic testing indicates the cases are unrelated.
A new cell tower near Lyons Plain Road will improve reception and coverage for AT&T mobile users when construction is finished in the spring.
AT&T customers and first responders will finally encounter fewer dead zones. Construction has begun.
A Town Diversity Advisory Committee has begun work to develop recommendations regarding diversity, equality, and inclusion in Weston.
“We want to hear from the people who represent the diverse voices of our community,” said the First Selectman.
Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona has been selected to serve as Secretary of Education in the Biden administration.
Dr. Cardona, a product of Connecticut public schools, was later a teacher, principal, and administrator in them.
In this column, EMS President Jon Weingarten takes on the task of convincing Weston residents to recognize that "each of us has the ability to control Covid-19 infections."
With ten precautions, you can be a protector of friends, strangers, and the community as a whole.
Twelve amazing singers from Weston’s SBEstudio dazzle you with Almost Christmas, a song from A Little Princess, in this delightful three-minute video.
Shared with you as a give-back message of hope for the community.
63,000 doses of the new Moderna vaccine are on the way.
The state may change plans for those over 65 or at risk, and Dr. Fauci says clinical trials for children may begin soon.
24 lucky families had a socially distanced chat and photo shoot with Old St. Nick at the Weston Historical Society.
The visit took place on December 6. Photos, and a brief holiday greeting from St. Nick.
At The Reservoir, a nursing home in West Hartford, Jeanne Peters became the first Connecticut nursing home resident to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Ms. Peters says she is "95 and counting."
The Board of Selectmen acted swiftly on Thursday evening on two actions taken this week by Governor Lamont.
The Board voted to renew 90-day tax deferments and to formally request funds offered by the state to defray costs related to Covid-19.
Helen de Keijzer Day was declared in a proclamation by the First Selectman on December 17, honoring Ms. de Keijzer's decades of service to the community.
Ms. de Keijzer was hailed for active advocacy for the Weston Senior Center as a longtime member of the Commission on Aging.
Proceeds from an online silent art auction of watercolors by Margaret Wirtenberg go to the Friends of the Weston Senior Activities Center to support the Center itself.
This fundraiser will help finance the Center’s 2021 curbside lunch program.
With affordable housing about to come front and center into the focus of the Connecticut General Assembly, Planning and Zoning engaged a consultant to help develop a plan.
The work should take three to four months to complete.
State officials anticipate the first supply of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive as early as tomorrow, December 14.
A select committee recommended immediate distribution, which Governor Lamont ordered.
Weston public schools shifted into temporary all-remote mode on Monday, December 14, until at least January 6, 2021.
The move was not unexpected. Prospects for an early January resumption are uncertain.
The Board of Regents for Higher Education breathed fresh life into Connecticut’s new debt-free community college program, voting to provide $3 million to keep the effort going.
Hal Shupack, a former Weston First Selectman and long-serving community leader, passed away on December 7.
Thanks to continuing support and donations from the Weston Adult Soccer League, a new back patio is just about complete at the Weston Senior Activities Center.
Talented Weston students can send a message about recycling and have a chance to earn $500 for the high school Green Team—and $250 for themselves—with a winning billboard design entry in a competition sponsored by the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority.
A resident of Weston for 54 years, Ron was born in St, Augustine, Florida.
Several years into his career he met and married Barbara Winkelmann. In 1964 they moved to Weston. Ron was an institution running the roads from the 1960s up until his last year in town.
The Code Red system widely relied upon in town for emergency notifications will be shut down on January 1.
The new Emergency and Community Alert Program is two important systems in one. Everyone is urged to sign up.
The first Covid-19 vaccines are expected to ship on December 14.
Governor Lamont made the announcement on December 3 and explained how vaccinations will become available.
A GoFundMe campaign is underway by three Weston young men who started a program three years ago—Give A Kick—to donate shoes to families in need.
They've had great success. But the old way of collecting donations doesn't work this year.
State Senator Will Haskell will chair the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee for another two-year term.
"Fighting for higher education and employment opportunities has never been more important," said the senator.
Step Up Connecticut is a concentrated effort to recruit citizens to support healthcare, long-term care, education, and those most vulnerable as the pandemic health crisis continues.
Governor Ned Lamont advises Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for scam artists seeking to take advantage of people needing a test and searching for a place to have one done.
The Silbert family writes about an act of suppression of free speech and racial intolerance.
Rhett Zovich expresses a political opinion with an illustration.
In a video clip from our live November 15 Zoom at Noon broadcast, EMS leaders tell you how volunteers have labored to keep us as safe as possible this year.
In return, they ask only a couple of simple favors.
Prospects for building a dog park on the town-owned Moore Property improved on November 20 when the Connecticut Appellate Court denied a petition to review a trial court’s ruling.
In August, a Superior Court judge upheld the Conservation Commission’s approval.
The Weston Public School District advised parents this morning that a shift to all-remote instruction could be imminent with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The district has already been forced to retreat from plans to expand in-person education.
Soon, governors in the region will issue a joint declaration regarding students returning home from college.
Other measures may be in the offing, as the governors "take a look" at indoor dining, gyms, and religious gatherings.
Congratulations to these Weston student athletes who signed commitment letters with colleges this week:
Bella Gary will swim at UConn. Nicole Linell will swim at Northeastern. Julia Rosenberg will run track at Vanderbilt.
If all the world is a stage, in Weston this year the stage became Lachat Town Farm, creating events that are safe and fun for the entire family.
The capstone may have been the Haunted Farm. It takes a village to create a spooky village.
Governor Ned Lamont went into self-quarantine today after a member of his staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Several senior members of the governor’s staff will also quarantine. Chief of Staff Paul Mounds said Governor Lamont and his senior staff are tested twice a week.
Weston’s Board of Police Commissioners has named its annual Citizen of the Year. This year it's Citizens.
Emergency responders and essential workers get the honor. And Kiwanis has a big weekend planned for EMS, the Fire Department, and the Weston PD.
Interstate youth hockey competitions have been suspended by the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The regional action follows an order last week by Governor Lamont.
Gordon Joseloff, founder and publisher of WestportNow and former Westport First Selectman, passed away on November 9 at the age of 75.
WestportNow reports that Mr. Joseloff succumbed to a rare blood cancer he fought for three years.
The 2020 Weston Saints, the grades 1 and 2 flag football team, finished an undefeated season.
And that's not all. The team won the Westport PAL Flag Football League championship in a Jamboree over the weekend.
Nearly two years since it was announced, the offer by the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust to fund the addition of a wing to the Weston Public Library has been withdrawn.
A recently-identified potential need to improve septic systems may have been the deal-breaker.
State Senator Will Haskell, Representative Anne Hughes, and State Senator Tony Hwang won re-election on November 3.
We have the results from the legislative districts and Weston tallies for all offices on the ballot.
Last week's Weston flu shot clinic hosted by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County earned a shout-out from Weston Senior Activities Center Director Wendy Petty.
So did a lot of other people who made it happen.
The Play Ball For All "Pitch In" food drive on October 31 was a great success, collecting non-perishable items for the Weston Food Pantry.
The event was a curbside collection at Revson Field.
Eight Weston High School students received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The students worked hard for community organizations, businesses, and neighbors.
Governor Ned Lamont’s short-lived order delegating much authority to municipal leaders about the extent of reopening came to an end this afternoon.
With virtually every part of Connecticut at or near a new Covid-19 outbreak, the state will revert to a modified version of Phase 2.
First Selectman Chris Spaulding joined us on Sunday for a live open Q+A with members of the community.
Questions covered a wide range of topics. The recording runs 57 minutes, but we added prompts so you can scrub through to items of interest.
Thursday's statewide metrics were sobering. Fairfield County's numbers are the worst in the state.
Some cities and towns are rolling back to Phase 2. But the schools are doing well, and treatment has produced significantly better patient outcomes.
Dr. William McKersie announced today that the 2020-21 school year will be his last as superintendent of the Weston Public School District.
“It is a good time to take on new leadership opportunities,” he said.
Hurlbutt Elementary and Weston Intermediate schools are set to reopen on October 26 for daily in-person instruction in either full or abbreviated days.
Thanks to volunteers, you can still deposit 5-cent redeemable cans and bottles for recycling.
This keeps Weston a little cleaner, saves taxpayers a little money, and generates revenue for local charities.
Carl M. Gilpin, 86, recently of Pinehurst, North Carolina, passed away on October 4, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Gilpin served as a Lieutenant in the US Army, began a career, and joined Somerset Importers in New York City. At that time he and his family resided in Weston.
In special session on September 30, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed the "Take Back Our Grid Act."
The Senate did too, the next day. It's meant to improve service and make utilities more accountable.
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