Town Green hearing well-attended, with some rough spots.
Speaking of rough spots, an update on road paving.
Sales tax-free shopping week starts Sunday.
Weston Public Schools have a new Director of Finance & Operations.
On Sunday, the immensely popular Otis and the Hurricanes rock the barn at Weston Historical Society.
A week from Sunday (the 25th), Pancakes & Magic at Lachat Town Farm.
See details in our Town Calendar about upcoming Weston events.
Saturday: Humid, mostly cloudy, high 81°.
Sunday: Humid, mostly cloudy, high 86°.
Monday: Mostly cloudy until mid-afternoon, very humid. High 88°.
Tuesday: Clear, less humid. High 87°.
A Town Green hearing on August 7 attracted a large audience, most of whom support the plan.
Not all commissioners do. While the meeting was largely positive and informative, there were some rough spots.
At the moment, Town Hall officials are working to reset the paving schedule for six Weston roads. Work was delayed when planned repairs were found to be inadequate. Right now, there is good news and not-so-good news.
Governor Ned Lamont wants you to know that, as part of his budget package passed by the legislature, Connecticut’s sales tax-free week begins Sunday, August 18 and runs through Saturday, August 24.
Vendors: reserve spots for the Weston Flea while you can.
July property transfers are in.
About Town: About the Historic District.
Otis and the Hurricanes play the Barn at Weston Historical Society on Sunday evening, August 18. Showtime is 5:30 to 7:00. The band plays rock and roll, simple as that.
On August 8, the Board of Selectmen accepted a few resignations, made a couple of appointments, and approved two hires. But first, they honored Lyette Segerdahl.
Phillip Cross, a Westport School District administrator, has been appointed Director of Finance and Operations for Weston Public Schools.
Mr. Cross replaces Richard Rudl, who accepted a position in Darien.
Last year, Valley Forge Road was closed for one morning for a new town activity, “Explore Valley Forge.” The event got rave reviews, so they’re doing it again. On Saturday morning, August 24, Valley Forge Road will be closed to vehicular traffic so you can walk it, ride it, etc.
A column just for Weston’s canine citizens, sponsored by Passage East Kennels. Each week, a pawsome dog neighbor.
Blue and August had a tough start in life, arriving from tough situations in the South. Seven years later, they’re living it up with Weston residents and Passage East owners Joe and Laura Kaddis.
When someone experiences a sudden illness or injury, they know they can go to the emergency department for treatment. What some people may not know, is that an Urgent Care may be able to care for their illness or injury at a lot more affordable rates and less time than a trip to the ER.
Members of the public get a chance to see the Beautification Committee’s concept for a Town Green and share their views at a hearing of the Historic District Commission at 8:00 on Wednesday evening, August 7, in the Town Hall Meeting Room.
I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the Historic District Commission.
However, I have in my past career as a city planner been an early advocate for using architecture and history as a tool in developing plans for the futures of municipalities.
One of these efforts involved…
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Weston Police arrested a Ridgefield man at gunpoint after he allegedly intruded at a Wood Hill Road residence and initially refused to leave.
According to the police report, the man was "unable to clearly explain" why he was in the house.
On the morning of August 4, a man ran into a bear on Valley Forge Road.
Easton resident Jim Triano was riding his bicycle southbound. As he approached Troutbrook Lane...
Weston High School rising senior Elise Russell earned the prestigious Girl Scouts Gold Award with a project to teach young girls how to braid.
The program was partly inspired by a book about happiness.
Weston’s Republican party held a caucus of enrolled members at Town Hall on July 23 and endorsed candidates for November’s municipal election.
“The Lisa Wexler Show” will now air on WICC 600, Monday through Friday mornings from 10:00 to noon. Judge Wexler has been broadcasting in Fairfield County since 2006.
Paving on six poor-condition Weston roads, scheduled for this week, has been postponed, largely due to a disconnect between expectations and plans. Less ambitious measures than expected were in store.
A "more robust solution" may be needed, said the First Selectman.
The area around the Onion Barn will get a makeover and the most frustrating problem may be solved.
Selectman Stephan Grozinger briefed the Selectmen on how the Onion Barn grounds can be more appealing, serve as a gathering place, and improve emergency response.
This month, the Board of Selectmen filled a vacancy on the Board of Education, Children & Youth Commission, Commission on Aging, and Commission for the Arts.
The Board also created a committee to steer construction of the sidewalks network that will eventually loop around Town Center and beyond.
An investment fund is being formed to purchase and restore the iconic Cobb’s Mill Inn.
As we reported in February, the property has drawn interest from Andy Glazer, a developer whose construction of Norwalk’s popular GrayBarns included restoration of the famed Silvermine Tavern.
It turns out that the surprising and premature deterioration of some Weston roads is a problem shared by many municipalities, and the Western Council of Governments (WestCOG) wants to know why.
Over the next several weeks, a UConn lab will collect and analyze road materials that have degraded far earlier than expected.
The Board of Selectmen took action on June 27 to plan for ongoing road improvements.
Every ten-foot segment of Weston's roads will be scanned, rated for condition, and entered into a maintenance database for improved management.
A safe school is not only secured to prevent intrusion, but also protects students from other potential threats.
At the center of it all are two School Resource Officers (SROs) whose role is widely appreciated and under-appreciated at the same time.
Continue reading our in-depth report.
The Fourth of July offered great weather, great music, great food, and great company.
There were also fireworks.
Our 2-½ minute video report brings you all the highlights from way up in the sky.
On June 27, the Board of Selectmen appointed new members to boards, committees, and positions and re-appointed several others.
The Board of Finance and Building Committee get new members. There were also some farewells.
The Weston Gun Club Community Foundation has donated to the town a large storage unit that will make emergency equipment and lighting gear quickly accessible to police and allow all-terrain rescue vehicles to be stored out of the elements, constantly charged.
A three-concert “Music in the Meadow” summer series kicks off soon at Lachat Town Farm. All ages are welcome. Enjoy food trucks and a cash bar.
Next up, on September 21, Anthem Reggae Band will amaze you.
Two Weston bridges that cross the Saugatuck River are in need of rehabilitation which will begin in the spring of 2021. Town Engineer John Conte held an information session with residents and the State Department of Transportation at Town Hall on June 25.
State grants Weston once could count on became unreliable in recent years. This year, they arrived.
“We’re going big on roads!” declared First Selectman Chris Spaulding.
On Thursday evening, the Selectmen’s request for funds to conduct due diligence on the possible purchase of Weston Field Club came to the Board of Finance, which didn’t act on it.
"There's nothing to do here,” said chairman Steve Ezzes.
The Democratic Town Committee has announced its slate of candidates for this year’s municipal elections.
The proposed Field Club purchase may have come as a surprise to members.
Westport's Board of Finance got upset about bridge repair cost sharing.
Two former school district employees were arrested.
The bill for the school septic failure: $471K.
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