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We take to the sky, Governor Lamont requests an emergency extension, Democrats honor Chris Spaulding, Aspetuck Land Trust gets a big "yes."

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Weston by Air

September 23, 2021

Perhaps the most dazzling feature of Weston is Weston itself. If only we could see it from way up in the sky.

Well, we can. In only eleven minutes, on video.

Come fly with us.

Watch the movie.

Honors for Retiring Librarian Nancy Lincoln

September 23, 2021

Weston Public Library bid a fond farewell on Sunday to retiring librarian Nancy Lincoln, for decades a key part of the Library’s transformation.

“You couldn’t ask for a better person to introduce new residents to Weston than Nancy,” said Library Director Karen Tatarka.

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Lamont Requests Extension of Public Emergency

September 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont called the General Assembly into special session next week, requesting an extension of the Covid-19 emergencies.

If approved, Mr. Lamont specified that he intends to continue certain orders, including masks in schools.

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Letters to the Editor

Recent letters include support for the candidacy of First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor, an endorsement of Martin Mohabeer for the Board of Selectmen, and several more expressing support for Ms. Nestor.

Previous letters included a former Selectman regarding the recent transition in town government to new leadership.

Read the mail.

Workshop Set to Discuss Eversource, DOT Herbicides

September 17, 2021

Eversource and the Connecticut Department of Transportation have been invited to a workshop with the Board of Selectmen and public on October 7 at 7:30 pm.

The topic is chemicals. Specifically, it is about the spraying of herbicides and pesticides in town.

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Democrats Honor Chris Spaulding

September 22, 2021

Former First Selectman Chris Spaulding was honored on Sunday as Democrat of the Year and praised by local and state leaders.

During the onset of Covid-19, said Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, “certain leaders like Chris stood out … making great suggestions, treating constituents with respect, and being an incredible advocate for them.”

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Susan Granger At The Movies

September 20, 2021

Susan Granger reviews Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain, Malignant, and When I’m a Moth.

A documentary about a celebrity chef, a victim of violence receives psychic messages, and an idealistic young woman sets sights on politics.

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Fromson-Strassler: Sold

September 18, 2021

Weston voters overwhelmingly approved sale of the Fromson-Strassler property to Aspetuck Land Trust in the voting portion of a Special Town Meeting.

The final count: 680 yes, 55 no. First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor said she is “thrilled with the outcome.”

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Jazz with Vince Giordano at Roaring 20s Lawn Party

September 17, 2021

Jazz great Vince Giordano and his ensemble perform live at a Roaring 20s Lawn Party at Weston Historical Society on September 25.

You may recognize Mr. Giordano, a mainstay of the New York nightclub scene, from the movies or his recordings.

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Fromson-Strassler Vote, Saturday

September 15, 2021

A public vote on the proposed sale of the Fromson-Strassler property to Aspetuck Land Trust takes place on Saturday, September 18.

Voting machines will be set up in the Town Hall Meeting Room from noon until 8:00 pm.

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Obituaries

Annette Jensen Sandstrom, 107, of Wallingford, wife of the late Ejnar “Sandy” Sandstrom, died on September 13, 2021 at Masonicare of Wallingford, Conn. The cause was cancer. Full obituary.

Patricia Pettigrew Beran, a beautiful spirit whose compassion and brilliance touched so many lives across her eighty-seven years, has been lifted heavenward. Full obituary.

 

Previous obituaries

Frescobene: So Much More Than Pasta Sauces!

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KMS Partners House of the Week

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This beautifully maintained, thoughtfully designed colonial is nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with gorgeous manicured property and gardens. Just “one song away” from Weston’s award winning school campus, it’s a perfect 5 bedroom home for an active family.

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AFC Urgent Care Norwalk: a Wide Range of Services

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10 Reasons Why Fairfield County Is a Great Place to Raise Your Family

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Family Fun Carnival, October 2 & 3

September 14, 2021

The annual Family Fun Carnival at St. Francis of Assisi Church runs on October 2 and 3 from noon to 6:00 each day.

It's two days this year, and features all the traditional favorites: games, hayrides, live music, food, drink, craft vendors, and drawings.

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Guided Nature Walks Offered in Wilton

September 15, 2021

On two dates in October, you can take a break and explore the great outdoors in Wilton on guided walks with staff naturalists.

The Wilton Land Conservation Trust and the Woodcock Nature Center have teamed up for the hikes, each limited to 15, so registration is required.

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MoCA Admission Free for a Year

September 14, 2021

Admission to Westport's MoCA gallery (the Museum of Contemporary Art) is free for one year, thanks to a gift by an anonymous donor.

“Visit our exhibition, come back to show your friends … or bring the kids for a quick drop in,” said the museum's executive director.

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About Town

The new Town Plan has been around for a year.

Not wanting it to just sit on a shelf, the Planning and Zoning Commission set about taking action.

And so the “implementation” phase has begun. First up is the “Village District” proposal.

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Weston Author Launches New Novel, September 21

September 13, 2021

A new novel by Weston author Heather Frimmer launches on Tuesday, September 21 in a forum at the Westport Library at 7:00 pm.

Better to Trust is the second work of medical fiction by Dr. Frimmer, who by day is a radiologist specializing in breast and emergency room imaging.

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9/11 Community Memorial Honors Those Weston Lost

September 10, 2021

A 9/11 Community Memorial held on the front steps of Town Hall remembered residents who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

To honor them, said WVFD president Craig Cohen, "we must return to a message of humanity and respect for one another."

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Norfield Church Bible School Camp a Success

September 9, 2021

During the week of August 16, the first-ever Norfield Vacation Bible School Camp at Norfield Congregational Church brought together 24 campers aged 3 to 11 to learn and form new relationships.

The organizers plan for it to continue and grow.

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Lachat Giving Garden Gives

September 3, 2021

With a harvest of 225 pounds of vegetables and eggs this week, Lachat Town Farm’s Giving Garden hit a big milestone.

In just over one year, 3,000 pounds of nutrient-dense food have been donated to neighbors facing food insecurity.

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Senator Hwang: Greetings for a New School Year

Guest Essay

“A new school year provides a fresh start or new beginning for students, staff and the whole community.”

“The anticipation of what the world will look like not only today but ten months from now is giving a heightened sense of emotion for everyone.”

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Great American Relay Commemorates 9/11, Raises Funds

September 1, 2021

Weston resident Jeffrey Wollman will take the baton from Westport to Darien in the cross-country Great American Relay commemorating 9/11 and raising funds.

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August Property Transfers

September 1, 2021

27 Weston properties changed hands in August, fewer than the 44 in August of 2020 (at the height of the surge) but more than the 20 sold in August of 2019. The median home sale price was $970,000.

See the transfers.

WHS Captain’s Circle Leans In

September 1, 2021

The Weston High School Captain’s Circle took part in a leadership and team-building program to provide Wakeman Boys and Girls Club youth with access to technology.

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Emmanuel Family Fair Returns

August 27, 2021

Making a comeback, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Family Fair runs in Weston on Saturday, September 18. It is the 114th edition of the popular annual Fair.

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Lily’s Weston Market on Its Way, Pharmacy Too

August 24, 2021

A lease is signed, renovations have begun, and in the near future Lily’s Weston Market will open at Weston Shopping Center.

The pharmacy is on track to open even sooner. “Weston Shopping Center is coming back strong!” said Josh Tolk, who manages the center.

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Mike Zegers, Weston Volunteer, Dies

August 23, 2021

We are sad to report the passing of Mike Zegers, who served this town admirably as a Registrar, Conservation Commission chair, and member of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.

He is pictured here, on the left, at a 2019 event in his honor.

An earlier article.

Selectmen Appoint Mohabeer, Set Fromson-Strassler Vote

August 22, 2021

On August 19, the Board of Selectmen appointed Martin Mohabeer to the Board and heard from the public about the proposed sale of the Fromson-Strassler land.

A Special Town Meeting discussion takes place on September 9, machine ballot voting on September 18.

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Mask Mandate in Town, Vaccination Orders for State Workers

August 20, 2021

First Selectwoman Samantha Nestor joined neighboring towns in mandating face coverings indoors in public spaces.

On Thursday, Governor Ned Lamont made vaccinations mandatory for state employees and school teachers and staff.

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Sellers: Grab Space at Weston Flea

August 16, 2021

The popular Weston Flea takes place this year on Saturday, September 18 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Weston High School parking lot.

Spaces for sellers tend to go quickly, so act fast.

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Third Doses Advised, Available for Immune-Compromised

August 14, 2021

The state’s vaccine program will administer third doses of Covid-19 vaccines to those whose immune systems are compromised.

The announcement by Governor Lamont comes on the heels of a CDC recommendation.

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Builders Beyond Borders Enrollments Open

August 13, 2021

Builders Beyond Borders, the organization that gives high school and 8th grade students an opportunity for personal growth and to make a tangible difference, is ready to accept enrollments.

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Weston and “Life in the Twenties” on Display

August 11, 2021

A new exhibition at Weston Historical Society not only takes a look back at Weston and the nation a century ago, it also cleverly illustrates how much has changed and how much hasn’t.

Created to connect the 1920s to the 2020s, the exhibition succeeds.

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Onion Barn Improvements Underway

August 11, 2021

Long-standing persistent flooding and mud problems at the Onion Barn are soon to be a thing of the past.

On Tuesday, excavation and installation of a drainage system began.

The work will take a few weeks.

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UniteCT Offers Rent, Electricity Relief

August 11, 2021

A new program from the Connecticut Department of Housing offers assistance to qualifying households unable to pay rent and utilities due to Covid-19.

The program provides up to $15,000 in rent assistance and up to $1,500 for electricity payments.

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Selectmen Schedule Fromson Hearing, Fill Vacancies

August 9, 2021

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing — not a vote — on August 19 on the proposed sale of the Fromson-Strassler property.

They also filled vacancies on three key bodies.

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Towns Can Tighten Mask Rules, No Word Yet on Schools

August 6, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont issued an executive order allowing cities and towns to adopt mask-wearing policies that go beyond the state’s minimum requirements.

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YMCA Offers Parkinson’s Program

August 5, 2021

This fall, the Westport Weston YMCA offers a Parkinson’s Disease Body and Mind program aimed at reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for those living with the disease.

The program includes comprehensive health, wellness, and peer support.

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Devil's Den Reopens, Gently

August 3, 2021

With little fanfare — actually, none — Devil’s Den reopened on Sunday.

The preserve is now open every day from sunrise to 5:00 pm. The Nature Conservancy is “thrilled to welcome guests back for a chance to reconnect with nature,” but is proceeding cautiously.

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Samantha Nestor Takes Office

August 2, 2021

Samantha Nestor was sworn in as First Selectwoman this morning at Town Hall.

The oath was administered by Town Clerk Donna Anastasia at 10:00, when the resignation of First Selectman Chris Spaulding became effective.

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Paving Starts Ahead of Schedule

August 2, 2021

Road paving began today a bit earlier than expected.

Town officials learned on Friday that the contractor had finished another job early and was good to go in Weston. All or part of eight roads are set for full milling and paving.

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