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A rabid raccoon attacked a child, mother, and the Animal Control Officer.

Senator Will Haskell pledges work on drug pricing in the upcoming legislative session.

Sports: Weston defeated Rockville 37-0 in the Monday night football semifinal. Trojans take on Killingly in the final on Saturday morning in New Britain.

Detours on Valley Forge Road for several weeks.

Calendar Highlights

Thursday: Wrap and Yap!

Friday: Music on the Hill, "Sounds of the Season."

Saturday & Sunday: Eat, Drink, and SHOP Merry.

Sunday: Last day of the Mark Twain Library art show.

See details in our Town Calendar about upcoming Weston events.

Weston Weather

Wednesday: Overcast, high 37°. Chance of morning snow.

Thursday: Clear, high 34°.

Friday: Overcast, high 43°. Rain in the afternoon, into the night.

Saturday: Overcast. Rain in the morning and evening. High 55°.

Sunday: Clear, high 45°.

Raccoon Injures Child, Mother

December 10, 2019

A raccoon attack late last week near Georgetown and Samuelson roads left a child and mother injured and transported by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital. Animal Control Officer Mark Harper was attacked as well, and asks your help keeping an eye out for diseased raccoons.

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Sen. Haskell: Make Drug Pricing a Priority

December 10, 2019

In an op-ed, Senator Will Haskell says he is "grateful for the many constituents who have reached out to share with me their struggle to afford prescription drugs," and vows to make the issue a priority in the upcoming legislative session. He begins by calling out the drastically higher cost of insulin, a drug discovered 100 years ago.

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EMS Announces Weston-Easton Training

December 10, 2019

Weston's all-volunteer EMS service is looking for new members, and so are their colleagues in Easton. The two towns have teamed up to offer a hybrid training course.

Volunteers make free EMS service possible in Weston. More will keep it going.

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And This...

The Toys for Tots drive runs for a few more days. Still time to pitch in.

Parks & Recreation Column: Current programs, updated weekly.

Running Features: About Town, Kiwanis, Letters.

Fall Sports Roundup

December 3, 2019

In this year's fall season, Weston's varsity sports teams turned in outstanding performances and made strong title runs. One of those runs reached the top, one is still underway.

Also, a winter sports coach was named Sportsperson of the Year.

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AT&T Proposes New Cell Tower

December 3, 2019

Cellular service for emergency responders and some cell phone users would be improved by a new AT&T installation on Tall Pines Drive. At least one neighbor objects. The Town has offered an alternative, and is focusing on improving reception throughout town.

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Valley Forge Detours to Begin

December 4, 2019

Detours will begin on the southern section of Valley Forge Road on Friday, December 6 at 10:00 am.

A section of Valley Forge will be closed for an estimated four to five weeks, as an eroded slope and shoulder are rebuilt.

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Rolfing: Pain-Free Living

October 21, 2019

In 2007 I was diagnosed with De Quervain syndrome. Similar to carpal tunnel, De Quervain syndrome is an inflammation of the tendons involving the thumb and the wrist. The pain is intense.

Conventional treatments didn't work. Rolfing, a treatment I learned about by accident, did.

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The Real Dogs & CATS! of Weston

A column just for Weston’s canine — and now, feline! — citizens, sponsored by Passage East Kennels. Each week, a pawsome dog or cat neighbor.

Our first feline guest is Ruby, an affectionate Domestic Longhair who enjoys the purrfect life with the McCarthy family.

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BD Provisions Opens in Fairfield

Sponsored by BD Provisions

Do you wish food shopping was more of an experience you look forward to than an errand you dread? BD Provisions may be the shop you’ve been waiting for. And they have a gift for Weston Today readers.

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Police Commission Honors William Brady

December 4, 2019

On Tuesday evening, the Board of Police Commissioners honored departing member William J. Brady for over two decades of service to the commission and the town.

Mr. Brady played a key role in the development of the Weston Police Department.

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November Property Transfers

December 3, 2019

Twelve Weston properties changed hands in November. Continue reading to see the latest transactions.

Previous reports can always be found in our Town Info section.

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Food Pantry Shelves Restocked

November 23, 2019

A Kiwanis drive in November helped restock the shelves of the Weston Food Pantry, which is run by volunteers and totally dependent on donations from neighbors, clubs, schools, and companies. It also needs continuous replenishment.

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Winter Construction on Valley Forge Road

November 19, 2019

The steep, narrow shoulder of a 320-foot section of Valley Forge Road is so badly eroded that the Town has allocated $228,000 from reserves for emergency repairs this winter. The road will be closed for three to four weeks from Davis Hill Road to Old Stage Coach Road.

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Board of Education: Vacant Seat, New Chair

November 19, 2019

One seat on the Board of Education is vacant, waiting for a qualified candidate to step forward. It's a demanding job. If you want it, we tell you how to throw your hat in the ring.

Update: The Board of Education also has a new chair, Tony Pesco.

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Sustainable CT Certification for Weston

November 16, 2019

Weston's progress in taking action friendly to the environment has earned the town bronze Sustainable CT certification as part of a statewide program administered by the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Veterans Honored

November 12, 2019

A Veterans Day ceremony organized by the town's Veterans Affairs Committee featured perfect weather, a nice gathering, great music, an address, and recognition for those who served.

Our 2-minute video report tells the story.

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Toys for Tots Drive Still Going

November 12, 2019

The United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive is continues through December 15.

New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Weston Police Department and Lang’s Pharmacy. They will be given as holiday gifts to less fortunate children.

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The Anthem and the Oath

November 8, 2019

Student singers Maddie Revzon and Kennedy Boehme headlined the Town Hall swearing-in of several newly-elected and re-elected board, commission, and committee members on Friday evening, November 8.

See and hear the anthem and the highlights in our 1-½ minute video report.

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Music on the Hill: Sounds of the Season

November 13, 2019

Music on the Hill invites children and adults to join its "Sounds of the Season" rehearsals and performance for the holidays. Rehearsals start now, the concert is on December 13.

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Town Election Results

November 5, 2019

Turnout in today's municipal election was lighter than two years ago, perhaps no surprise in a year when most offices were uncontested.

In the end, every Democrat on the ballot was elected and two Republican incumbents were not.

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About Town

December 5, 2019

Are property values shrinking? It seems to me that this is a possibility that should be considered during development of a new Town Plan that attempts to maintain Weston as the Weston we know today.

People are attracted to Weston by its education system, as much and perhaps more than by any other factor.

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Giving Season Food Pantry Drive

November 23, 2019

It was a sunny beautiful day for the annual food drive organized by the Weston Kiwanis outside of Peter’s Market on Saturday. About 250 to 300 pounds of cans and boxes were donated to the Food Pantry by generous Westonites.

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Letters to the Editor

October 19, 2019

The most recent letters have to do with a discussion with candidates for the Police Commission.

Previous letters are in regard to the Historic District Commission's hearing on an addition to the Weston Public Library.

You can read the letters here.

Town Election: The Candidates

November 1, 2019

Voting in this year's municipal election takes place on Tuesday, November 5. Several offices on the ballot are uncontested. Seats on three important boards are very much in play.

We reached out to the candidates with three basic questions. This is what we learned.

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77 More Acres for Devil's Den

October 23, 2019

Thanks to a generous gift, the Nature Conservancy in Connecticut has added 77 acres of prime woodland and wetlands, formerly owned by the Nevas family, to its nearly 1,800-acre preserve. The land is on the western border of the Lucius Pond Ordway-Devil’s Den preserve.

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New Leadership and Systems at Public Works

October 23, 2019

On October 17, the Board of Selectmen appointed Town Engineer John Conte to head Weston's Department of Public Works, examined a preview of a new road maintenance management system, and formed a temporary committee to advise on public works matters.

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New Library Wing Approved by HDC

October 17, 2019

In only ten minutes on Wednesday evening, the Historic District Commission meeting was called to order and the application for an addition to Weston Public Library approved without stipulation.

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Route 57 Detours Coming in Summer

October 17, 2019

A barely noticeable bridge over an unnamed brook will cause minor traffic issues early next year and larger ones in the summer.

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An Urgent Call to Action on E-Cig Vaping Epidemic

Op-ed by Senator Tony Hwang

You’ve probably been reading a lot about vaping in the news lately. From the increased instances of vaping-related pulmonary illnesses across the country to the marked surge in tobacco use among teenagers, it’s an issue worth our attention — and strong call to action.

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Founders Day in Pictures

October 13, 2019

Suffice it to say that Friday evening's inaugural Founders Day event was a resounding success. Hundreds of residents joined in a well-organized celebration of Weston's 232nd anniversary as a Connecticut town.

We have the story in pictures, including the memorable Town Selfie taken from high above by Namuk Cho.

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Mike Zegers Named Democrat of the Year

October 12, 2019

Weston's Democratic Town Committee honored Mike Zegers last Sunday night as the 2019 Democrat of the Year. Several of the party's stars attended and offered praise of their own.

Senator Richard Blumenthal said Mr. Zegers's "example of leadership is worth its weight in gold, always being out there, always working hard for others, not caring who gets the credit."

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National Green Ribbon for Weston High School

October 8, 2019

In May, we had the pleasure of reporting that Weston High School was selected as a national Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Two weeks ago, student leaders of the school's Green Team formally accepted the award in Washington.

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Other Recent News

The YMCA broke ground for an addition and renovations.

The proposal for a Town Green won a key approval.

The Town authorized a deer hunt. Will it matter?

The owners of Weston Shopping Center weigh in on the long-range town plan.

Links to all previous articles can be found in our Previously section. Thanks for reading Weston Today.