December 24, 2020 — The annual Emmanuel Church Christmas tree collection and bonfire, which normally takes place in early January, won't happen this year. Full story.
December 23, 2020 — 24 lucky families had a socially distanced chat and photo shoot with Old St. Nick at the Weston Historical Society on December 6. Full story.
December 23, 2020 — A Diversity Advisory Committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen has begun work to develop recommendations regarding diversity, equality, and inclusion in Weston. Full story.
December 22, 2020 — Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona has been selected to serve as Secretary of Education in the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden. Full story.
December 21, 2020 — Twelve amazing singers from Weston’s SBEstudio dazzle you with Almost Christmas, a song from A Little Princess, in this delightful three-minute video. Full story.
December 21, 2020 — About 63,000 doses of the new Moderna Covid-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in Connecticut this week, according to Governor Ned Lamont. Full story.
December 21, 2020 — In a six-minute video, Governor Ned Lamont and First Lady Annie Lamont take you on a tour of the Governor’s Residence. Full story.
December 21, 2020 — I want to take this opportunity to talk about the difficult problem facing us, of convincing all Weston residents to recognize that each of us has the ability to control Covid-19 infections. Full story.
December 18, 2020 — Jeanne Peters, 95, becomes the first Connecticut nursing home resident to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Full story.
December 18, 2020 — The First Selectman read the proclamation during Thursday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The occasion marked the end of Ms. de Keijzer’s more than 20 years of service on Weston’s Commission on Aging, which she chaired for eight years. Full story.
December 17, 2020 — The Board of Selectmen acted swiftly on Thursday evening on two late-breaking steps taken this week by Governor Ned Lamont, voting to renew 90-day tax deferments and to formally request $57,000 offered by the state to defray costs related to Covid-19. Full story.
December 15, 2020 — With affordable housing about to come front and center into the focus of the Connecticut General Assembly, Weston’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted today to engage the services of a consultant to help develop a plan. Full story.
December 15, 2020 — Contact tracing, for decades an important tool in efforts to prevent the unchecked spread of infectious disease, is a key element in current efforts to combat widespread transmission of Covid-19. Full story.
December 13, 2020 — State officials anticipate the first supply of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive as early as tomorrow, December 14. Full story.
December 11, 2020 — Weston public schools will shift into temporary all-remote mode on Monday, December 14, until at least January 6, 2021. Full story.
December 11, 2020 — Beginning on December 17, the Weston Public Library will limit in-person services and will return to contactless curbside pickup for requested Library materials. Full story.
December 11, 2020 — As we turn the corner to 2021, great strides are being made to make testing safer and more accessible to consumers—a big step forward to Stop the Spread of Covid-19. Full story.
December 10, 2020 — 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. Full story.
December 10, 2020 — The Board of Regents for Higher Education breathed fresh life into Connecticut’s new debt-free community college program on December 2, voting to draw $3 million from reserves to fund PACT—the Pledge to Advance Connecticut—through the spring 2021 semester. Full story.
December 10, 2020 — Westport Country Playhouse has partnered with WSHU Public Radio to present a free-of-charge audio play, A Merry Little Christmas Carol, based on the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Full story.
December 9, 2020 — 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. Full story.
December 8, 2020 — A resident of Weston for 54 years, Ron was born in St, Augustine, Florida to Jean Radcliffe Marshall and Carl Alexander Marshall. Home was Dallas, TX and Media, PA several times over. Full story.
December 8, 2020 — Believe it or not, it looks like the 2020 election is finally in the rear view mirror. Despite the partisan rancor that kept us up at night in the weeks before and after the election, I think we all have a reason to be proud. Full story.
December 8, 2020 — In a clever theatrical twist, Weston High School Company takes you to bygone days when people listened to suspenseful plays on the radio. But in this production, you get to watch it being performed on the radio. Full story.
December 7, 2020 — Hal Shupack, a former Weston First Selectman and long-serving community leader, passed away on December 7 at Norwalk Hospital after a long illness. Full story.
December 7, 2020 — The Code Red system widely relied upon in town for emergency notifications will be shut down on January 1. Weston residents are being urged to sign on to the Town’s new system. Full story.
December 6, 2020 — One of the great holiday traditions in town over the past nearly fifty years is the Weston Women's League gingerbread house decorating event. Full story.
December 4, 2020 — Supply chains, the FDA, and logistics willing, the first doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine are expected to ship on December 14. A Moderna vaccine is set for release one week later. Full story.
December 4, 2020 — Welcome to the new Weston EMS forum, Stop the Spread, providing timely information on health and safety. We are committed to helping Weston residents navigate these unprecedented times. Full story.
December 2, 2020 — One might expect that, of all buildings, the entrance to a senior center would be compliant with the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act. Full story.
December 1, 2020 — The Women’s Club of Weston has donated $500 to Weston’s all-volunteer Emergency Medical Services to help fund purchases of needed personal protective equipment and emergency medical gear. Full story.
December 1, 2020 — The grounds of the Weston Historical Society and its buildings are open to the public for a self-guided walk every day from dawn to dusk. Full story.
December 1, 2020 — State Senator Will Haskell will chair the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee for another two-year term. Full story.
December 1, 2020 — Three years ago, three middle school friends—Jake Weissman, Jonah Wald, and TJ Mecca—noticed that many local charities collected clothes for those in need but few asked for shoes. Full story.
November 30, 2020 — Step Up Connecticut is a concentrated effort to recruit volunteers to support healthcare, long-term care, education, and those most vulnerable as the pandemic health crisis continues. Full story.
November 27, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont advises that, as demand for Covid-19 testing increases across the country, Connecticut residents should be on the lookout for scam artists who seek to take advantage of people needing a test and searching for a place to have one done. Full story.
November 24, 2020 — Pressured by his family to marry an “eligible” young noblewoman, Charles continued his adulterous affair with Camilla, who was married to another man. As Diana said: “There were three of us in this marriage.” Full story.
November 24, 2020 — In a video clip from our live November 15 Zoom at Noon broadcast, EMS President Jon Weingarten and Chief Michael Schlechter discuss how volunteers labored to keep us as safe as possible this year. Full story.
November 23, 2020 — 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 upholding the Conservation Commission’s approval of the project. Full story.
November 20, 2020 — No decisions have been made, but the Weston Public School District advised parents this morning that a shift to all-remote instruction, for an undetermined period of time, could be imminent with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus. Full story.
November 20, 2020 — A trunk sale at Weston's Norfield Grange promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable way to do Black Friday (November 27) selling, buying, eating, and drinking. All the necessities. Full story.
November 17, 2020 — Soon, the governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey—and possibly other states in the region—will issue a joint declaration regarding students returning home from college. Full story.
November 17, 2020 — Weston Kiwanis runs its annual food drive on Saturday, November 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Weston Shopping Center. Full story.
November 17, 2020 — The Kiwanis Club of Weston is holding a winter coat and sweater drive to benefit families with young children through the Connecticut Institute for Communities Head Start program in Norwalk. Full story.
November 16, 2020 — The United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive is coming to Weston. Full story.
November 16, 2020 — 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. Full story.
November 13, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont went into self-quarantine today after a member of his staff tested positive for Covid-19. Full story.
November 12, 2020 — Due to associated coronavirus outbreaks, interstate youth hockey competitions have been suspended by the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Full story.
November 10, 2020 — The 2020 Weston Saints, the grades 1 and 2 flag football team, finished an undefeated season and captured the Westport PAL Flag Football League championship in the Jamboree on November 7. Full story.
November 10, 2020 — Last week's Weston flu shot clinic hosted by Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County earned a deserved shout-out from Weston Senior Activities Center Director Wendy Petty. Full story.
November 10, 2020 — Weston’s Board of Police Commissioners has named its annual Citizen of the Year recipient. Full story.
November 10, 2020 — 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. Full story.
November 6, 2020 — 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. Full story.
November 4, 2020 — Eight Weston High School students were honored for service to the community in individual ceremonies on October 28th. Over the past year, the students have devoted time to community organizations, businesses, and neighbors. Full story.
November 4, 2020 — All three State legislators who represent Weston in the General Assembly were re-elected on November 3. Full story.
November 2, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont’s short-lived order delegating much authority to municipal leaders about the extent of reopenings came to an end this afternoon. Full story.
November 2, 2020 — First Selectman Chris Spaulding joined us on Sunday for a live open Q+A with members of the community. Full story.
October 28, 2020 — In an interview, John Shaban, the Republican candidate for the 135th district of the General Assembly’s House of Representatives, discussed topics of local interest, challenges the next Legislature will confront, and the priorities he would have if elected. Full story.
October 28, 2020 — On Saturday morning, October 31, Weston's Play Ball For All holds a "Pitch In" food drive to benefit the Weston Food Pantry. Full story.
October 23, 2020 — If you plan to vote in person on November 3, everything works about the same as it always does, except for adjustments for the pandemic. Full story.
October 21, 2020 — State Representative Anne Hughes returned for a follow-up to our September interview, this time in a live Zoom with questions sent in by the public. Full story.
October 20, 2020 — “After what will have been a five-year run as Superintendent, I believe it is a good time to take on new leadership opportunities,” said Dr. McKersie in a letter to school district families this afternoon. Full story.
October 20, 2020 — Weston’s Board of Police Commissioners is ready to accept nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. Full story.
October 19, 2020 — Three public hearings this week focus on the response by Eversource and United Illuminating to Tropical Storm Isaias. Full story.
October 16, 2020 — Halloween and trick-or-treating can still be fun this year. The Connecticut Department of Public Health has suggestions about how it can all take place as safely as possible. Full story.
October 15, 2020 — New headquarters for Weston Volunteer EMS are almost complete, but there is a problem: the walls are bare. We can’t have that. Full story.
October 14, 2020 — Kim Healy, the Republican candidate for the State Senate 26th district, is a newcomer to politics. She, her husband, and four children reside in Wilton, where she is active in community organizations. Full story.
October 13, 2020 — If this were a normal year, the Weston Kiwanis Half Marathon Reservoir Run would take place later this month. Hundreds of runners would gather at the starting line for the 13.1-mile race or the 5K at Weston High School. Full story.
October 9, 2020 — Thanks to volunteers, you can still deposit 5-cent redeemable cans and bottles for recycling, which keeps Weston a little cleaner, saves taxpayers a little money, and generates revenue for local charities. Full story.
October 9, 2020 — Hurlbutt Elementary and Weston Intermediate schools are set to reopen on October 26 for daily in-person instruction in either full or abbreviated days. Full story.
October 9, 2020 — The question of whether a deer hunt should be authorized on town-owned property will be presented to the public for comment at a Board of Selectmen hearing on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 pm. Full story.
October 8, 2020 — On Saturday morning, December 5, the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a hearing on increasing the allowable size of in-house apartments. Full story.
October 8, 2020 — On or about October 29, maintenance work begins on five Weston roads that are in rough shape. On each road, the plan is to leave one lane open while work is being done. But in some spots you could encounter brief delays. Weston Police will be on hand. Full story.
October 7, 2020 — Carl M. Gilpin, 86, recently of Pinehurst, North Carolina, passed away on October 4, 2020 at his home. Mr. Gilpin was born on August 30, 1934 in Anderson, Indiana to the late Carl and Martha Gilpin. Full story.
October 6, 2020 — In an interview, State Senator Will Haskell, a candidate for re-election, discusses accomplishments from his first term, priorities for the next Legislature, and topics of current interest. Full story.
October 5, 2020 — On the nights of October 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th, Lachat Farm will be diving deep into Weston’s haunted history with an immersive Halloween experience sure to scare all those who are brave enough to attend. Full story.
October 5, 2020 — For the 27th year, the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk takes place in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Full story.
October 1, 2020 — In special session on September 30, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed the "Take Back Our Grid" act by a vote of 136–4. The bill later passed in the State Senate unanimously. Full story.
September 30, 2020 — In a follow-up to our May 15 interview with leading realtors at KMS Partners at Compass about Weston home sales, we turned to them again for insight. Full story.
September 30, 2020 — In an interview, Michelle McCabe, the Democratic candidate for the State Senate 28th District, discusses topics of current interest and the priorities she would have if elected. Full story.
September 25, 2020 — "When Don Kendall and I answered the call to serve our state on March 15th, 4-CT was just an idea." Full story.
September 24, 2020 — If all goes well over the next two weeks, limits on the size of gatherings in many venues will increase on October 8. Full story.
September 23, 2020 — Frank G. Schettino, Commander, USN (Ret.), 98, of Brookfield, CT, husband of the late Virginia R. Pearson, passed away in his sleep on September 16, 2020. Full story.
September 23, 2020 — Five students were honored as finalists in the 15th annual eesmarts student contest promoting sustainability, energy efficiency, and clean and renewable energy. Full story.
September 22, 2020 — For the past two years, Weston's Play Ball for All initiative has provided an opportunity for the town's athletes to serve younger athletes in the area. This year, the organization is taking it even further. Full story.
September 22, 2020 — ACT (A Contemporary Theatre), the professional theater in Ridgefield, reopens in October with a modern musical and the option to attend in person or at home. Full story.
September 23, 2020 — Two students tested positive for Covid-19, leading to a two-day pause of classroom instruction at Weston public schools. Full story.
September 18, 2020 — "Tonight, the nation mourns the unimaginable loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce and fiery champion for fairness and equality for all," Governor Lamont said. Full story.
September 17, 2020 — Voting by mail in Connecticut this year is a fairly straightforward process. We turned to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state's top election officer, for clarity on how to do it. Full story.
September 16, 2020 — Full contact autumn high school football appears to be a definite no-go following today's announcement by the governing board of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Full story.
September 15, 2020 — In an interview, State Representative Anne Hughes, a candidate for re-election, discussed topics currently of significant local interest, accomplishments from her first term, and the priorities she would have if returned to office by voters. Full story.
September 15, 2020 — Alfred Irving Wirtenberg, age 74 of Weston, Connecticut passed away peacefully on September 14, 2020. Full story.
September 11, 2020 — On Sunday afternoon, September 13, at the Old Post Office next to Bisceglie Park, you can explore the old general store and post office, buy a piece of penny candy, and see what life was like back in the day. Full story.
September 7, 2020 — Our pleasure to bring you this from Hans Wilhelm: Full story.
September 6, 2020 — Aspiring singers and actors ages eight to whatever have a chance to get a foot in the stage door at New Paradigm Theatre's So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star? auditions. Full story.
September 2, 2020 — "If anyone can actually pull this off successfully, we can," says Board of Education chair Tony Pesco. Full story.
September 1, 2020 — In true Weston fashion, Lachat Town Farm continues to keep the community connected by reinventing beloved past events and establishing exciting new ones, proudly remaining one of the social and cultural hubs of town. Full story.
September 1, 2020 — In a joint statement this evening, the Weston Board of Education and the Weston Teachers' Association announced an agreement and "common understandings" for reopening schools next week. Full story.
August 31, 2020 — With Weston public schools opening in one week in the most unusual circumstances ever, we turned to an expert for advice on how families should prepare. Full story.
August 31, 2020 — The six-month Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergency—and more than 70 executive orders issued by the governor since March—had been set to expire on September 9. Full story.
August 29, 2020 — Barbara Warfield Zacavish, age 81, longtime former resident of Weston, Connecticut, died peacefully after a brief illness at her home in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 24, 2020. Full story.
August 27, 2020 — On August 26, a Superior Court judge dismissed an appeal of the Conservation Commission's 2018 approval of locating a dog park on Town-owned land. Full story.
August 25, 2020 — In a video interview recorded on August 25, 2020, Weston First Selectman Chris Spaulding expresses concern about Covid outbreaks in the region and in town. Full story.
August 24, 2020 — Teachers in Weston public schools are more than "nervous" about returning to classrooms, according to the Weston Teachers' Association (WTA). Some put it plainly: "We are terrified." Full story.
August 24, 2020 — Weston roads are your roads. But you really need to share them. Full story.
August 23, 2020 — Weston's Town Historian, Lynne Barrelle, passed away on August 18. "She and I were fellow explorers," says a friend. Full story.
August 18, 2020 — Weston public schools open on September 8—if all goes as planned— with a blend of in-person and online instruction, a full curriculum, and a more populace student body. Full story.
August 14, 2020 — In a touching story of kindness from strangers, Weston four-year-old Trip Burns was met with a heartwarming surprise at his favorite tree. Full story.
August 14, 2020 — Long lines and long waits at the Weston Post Office, frustrating to many residents, are mainly attributable to the facility's size. Inside, the building is too small to allow two postal clerks to work side-by-side. Full story.
August 12, 2020 — Photos and a recap of email reports during the widespread storm-related power outage, August 2020. Full story.
July 30, 2020 — "Connecticut is in a perfect place to reopen schools," said Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a close advisor to Governor Ned Lamont. Full story.
July 30, 2020 — For the past several weeks, with more to come, Weston seniors have been treated to a free drive-by picnic lunch at the Senior Center and a chance to see friends and catch up. Full story.
July 29, 2020 — Weston public schools will open on Monday, August 31 with more students than expected. At the moment, enrollments confirmed and pending are 23 higher than projected earlier this year. Full story.
July 27, 2020 — Decisions about how to reopen schools in the fall will be made by local school districts. Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona were consistently unequivocal on the subject. Full story.
July 24, 2020 — A plan describing three models to reopen Weston public schools at the end of August was sent to Hartford today by the Weston Public School District. Full story.
July 21, 2020 — A South Korean study of the transmissibility of COVID-19 by young people "is concerning," said Dr. Albert Ko, as is Israel's experience reopening schools. But for State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, the findings "reinforced our plans." Full story.
July 20, 2020 — An executive order by Governor Ned Lamont puts teeth into his directive regarding travel from hot spot states. Full story.
July 17, 2020 — Expectations about the direction of the coronavirus pandemic were reset this week by Dr. Matthew Cartter, the State's chief epidemiologist, during a July 13 press conference with Governor Lamont. Full story.
July 17, 2020 — The Town of Weston has been awarded a $15,000 grant to prepare an affordable housing plan. Full story.
July 15, 2020 — After four months being closed due to the pandemic, The Lunch Box has reopened with a new menu and new services. Full story.
July 14, 2020 — In less than ten days, a task force must complete plans to reopen Weston schools in the fall. The plans must be submitted to the Connecticut Department of Education by July 24. Full story.
July 12, 2020 — In a 6-minute video interview, we asked First Selectman Chris Spaulding what it will take to successfully reopen Weston and avoid setbacks that would require another round of Town and school district closings. Full story.
July 9, 2020 — Thomas (Tommy) Karol Kolbusz, age 67, of Weston, the loving husband of Dr. Lorraine Kolbusz, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Full story.
July 8, 2020 — Monday, August 10 is the new target for reopening Town Hall and other municipal facilities, following a vote by the Board of Selectmen on July 2. Full story.
July 8, 2020 — Weston Police want you to know about car thefts in town, an increasing problem throughout Fairfield County, and urge you to take precautions. Full story.
July 7, 2020 — Work to improve Weston roads will continue this year, despite a suggestion from the Board of Finance that paving be put off until 2021. On July 2, the Board of Selectmen voted 2–1 to proceed. Full story.
July 7, 2020 — RedZone, a state-of-the-art fitness and health studio, opens on July 20 in the Weston Shopping Center. You can check out the studio as early as Monday, July 13. Full story.
July 7, 2020 — Weston's Pollinator Pathway group has raised $8,000 to create additional pollinator habitat in town, thanks in large part to a dollar-for-dollar contribution by the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund. Full story.
July 3, 2020 — The team that runs Lachat Town Farm has managed to not only keep things going during these challenging times, but to add even more features to help all of us keep going. Full story.
June 27, 2020 — In a video interview, First Selectman Chris Spaulding brings the town up to date on where things stand on reopening Town Hall, the Library, and the Senior Center. Full story.
June 26, 2020 — Operations, hours, and costs at Weston's transfer station will change on July 1, following ordinance amendments approved by the Board of Selectmen on June 18 and the town's joining the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority (HRRA). Full story.
June 26, 2020 — Enterprising Weston ten-year-old Peyton Schleef decided to tackle the effects of the pandemic in two ways: to sew protective face coverings, sell them, and use the proceeds to help stock the shelves at the Weston Food Pantry. Full story.
June 25, 2020 — The broad outlines of a plan to reopen Connecticut public schools were presented today by Governor Ned Lamont and State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona. Full story.
June 23, 2020 — On or about August 3, construction at the intersection of Route 57 and Good Hill Road—where Weston Gardens is located—will cause auto traffic on 57 to be detoured. Full story.
June 18, 2020 — The Westport Weston Family YMCA is set to reopen on Monday, June 22, after 97 days being closed due to COVID-19. Reopening will be done in phases, under conditions reflecting state and local health guidelines. Full story.
June 18, 2020 — This year, Weston High School seniors were cheated out of a spring semester, customary year-end activities, and a traditional graduation. Full story.
June 18, 2020 — A plan championed by State Senator Will Haskell to provide free community college in Connecticut took one step closer to reality today. Full story.
June 12, 2020 — Richard L. Canel, 92, long-time Weston resident passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital. Full story.
June 9, 2020 — In a 4–3 vote on Thursday evening, Weston's Board of Finance left the mill rate unchanged and approved the Town and Board of Education operating budget requests as presented. Full story.
June 7, 2020 — A classic car rally on Sunday morning raised thousands of dollars for the Connecticut Food Bank. Organizers hope the idea catches on in other parts of the country. Full story.
June 7, 2020 — As many as 400 people gathered on the lawn at Town Hall on Sunday for a Black Lives Matter event. Full story.
June 5, 2020 — In a brief public service video, voices of the community say we will face this together. Full story.
June 4, 2020 — You may have heard bells ringing at Norfield Church on Thursday evening. They rang for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the length of a heinous act in Minneapolis on May 25. Full story.
May 31, 2020 — What happened in Minneapolis should never have happened and certainly must never happen again. Full story.
May 31, 2020 — The plan for Susanna Lustbader and Justin Weissbrod was to have a big wedding and a weekend of festivities. But a pandemic got in the way. Full story.
May 31, 2020 — Jack Kendall, the enterprising Weston teen who manufactures face shields for emergency responders and medical workers, has expanded the volume and scope of his operation. Full story.
May 31, 2020 — The Board of Finance meets on Thursday evening to approve final budgets for next fiscal year and set the mill rate. Full story.
May 31, 2020 — May 31 is officially Eileen Buckley Day in Weston, as declared in a proclamation by the First Selectman on the occasion of Ms. Buckley's 90th birthday. Full story.
May 30, 2020 — Whether it was dismantling a thorny algebraic structure or navigating past a similarly stinging Huckleberry bush on a 12-mile hike through the Connecticut back country, Rajan had a gift for living in the moment. Full story.
May 28, 2020 — Rajan Sekaran, of Weston, died in a motor vehicle accident on May 21, 2020. Mr. Sekaran was 59. Full story.
May 28, 2020 — Welcome news today for tennis players who use Town athletic facilities: the courts open today, with a reservation system put in place, along with certain rules. Full story.
May 27, 2020 — Sheila Hagan Hayes, 82, passed away peacefully in Connecticut on May 21, 2020, after a brief illness, her three daughters by her side. Full story.
May 26, 2020 — For Memorial Day weekend, we had tributes from the First Selectman and Weston Volunteer Fire Department, the playing of taps by an EMS captain, and a fond look back at events in previous years. Full story.
May 26, 2020 — Curbside pickup of books at Weston Public Library will be available as soon as June 15, as part of a joint effort by Fairfield County libraries. Full story.
May 26, 2020 — Kate O'Keefe, a Weston High School teacher of photography, studio art, drawing, and painting, has been named the 2020 recipient of Weston Education Foundation’s David Trigaux Innovation Award. Full story.
May 26, 2020 — They're back. The flamingos. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the lagoon. Full story.
May 25, 2020 — In a traditional Memorial Day address, First Selectman Chris Spaulding pays tribute to those who gave the last full measure of devotion to their country, reads a soldier's poem, and hails heroes of the current crisis. Full story.
May 25, 2020 — The loss of the 5K Road Race, one of the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic, has suffered a particularly hard blow to the ability of the Weston High School PTO to fund programs and resources at the school. Full story.
May 25, 2020 — Democrats and Republicans held conventions to nominate candidates for November's election for the General Assembly. Full story.
May 23, 2020 — William Chilton Ryan (known as Chilton) died Friday, May 8th at his home in Weston, Connecticut with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. He was the husband of the late Victoria Ryan. Full story.
May 20, 2020 — The annual Memorial Day 5K race put on by Weston High School's PTO won't happen this year. Other PTO fundraising efforts are developing. Full story.
May 20, 2020 — Weston Historical Society invites you to share stories, photos, news articles, documents, and just about anything else to help preserve the memory of these historic times. Full story.
May 18, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont announced this morning that Connecticut hair salons and barber shops will not reopen until early June, instead of being part of the state's first phase of reopenings on May 20. Full story.
May 16, 2020 — In this 9-minute video interview, Chef Alison Milwe Grace talks about life and business before the pandemic, how she pivoted to accommodate the new reality, and still manages to give back. Full story.
May 15, 2020 — We wanted to know more about the suddenly-booming Weston real estate market, so we turned to experts closest to the action. Full story.
May 14, 2020 — Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available a little closer to Weston. Bethel's CVS Pharmacy is one of 12 new testing sites in Connecticut. Full story.
May 13, 2020 — Athletic fields at Weston Public Schools have reopened. If all goes well, Bisceglie-Scribner Park and Morehouse Farm Park will open on Wednesday, May 20. Full story.
May 13, 2020 — David Peter Simerman, 82, of Ridgefield, passed away in his sleep on April 13 due to complications from COVID-19. Full story.
May 11, 2020 — The prevailing inclination of a majority of the Board of Finance appears to be to leave the mill rate unchanged this year. Full story.
May 10, 2020 — Fourth of July celebrations will not be held in Weston this year. Full story.
May 10, 2020 — Beginning on Monday with the running track at Weston High School, the town's outdoor athletic facilities will gradually reopen, with social distancing restrictions and oversight. The move is highly conditional. Full story.
May 8, 2020 — On May 13, you have a unique opportunity to learn about coyotes in a Zoom session put on by the Wolf Conservation Center. Full story.
May 5, 2020 — Lachat Town Farm has come up with a fun idea for Mother's Day, one which also happens to raise funds for the Farm, where normal revenue-generating activities are severely curtailed at the moment. Full story.
May 5, 2020 — The three-hour Board of Finance online public budget hearing on Saturday, May 2, was remarkable in several respects. Full story.
May 1, 2020 — In a video report, First Selectman Chris Spaulding and OEM Director Sgt. Joe Miceli update Weston on plans to gradually reopen town. Full story.
April 29, 2020 — State and national rankings by U.S. News & World Report put Weston High School at the top of the list of excellent schools in Connecticut and throughout the nation. Full story.
April 29, 2020 — The Weston Food Pantry offers a hand to those particularly hard-hit by the current crisis, and is now ready to accept donations of non-perishable food. Full story.
April 29, 2020 — Weston is under attack by flamingos. As if we didn't have enough to worry about already. Full story.
April 29, 2020 — As nice weather arrives, more Weston residents are eager to get outside on foot or on wheels. Full story.
April 27, 2020 — Access to Trout Brook Valley parking reopens today on a trial basis. Full story.
April 27, 2020 — On April 25, the Weston Kiwanis club presented its 16th annual Millie Best Environmental Award to lifelong Weston resident Karin Giannitti. Full story.
April 27, 2020 — Keona Patel, a Weston High School sophomore, and Trumbull High School junior Arya Kothari have stepped up to Combat COVID. Full story.
April 25, 2020 — In a video interview, former Weston First Selectwoman Gayle Weinstein, who is recovering from COVID-19, describes her own experience, urges continuing caution, and shares perspective on what Weston should expect and prepare for in the aftermath. Full story.
April 22, 2020 — OEM Director Sgt. Joe Miceli discusses Trout Brook Valley, where he hopes access can be restored, and asks for your support for the Weston Food Pantry. Full story.
April 16, 2020 — On April 7, citizens of Wisconsin were forced to make an impossible choice. State officials required their constituents to choose between their own health and their ability to participate in the democratic process. Full story.
April 15, 2020 — An interview with U.S. Representative Jim Himes, State Senator Will Haskell, and First Selectman Chris Spaulding. Full story.
April 14, 2020 — April 2020 will bring upon us unacknowledged dangers from the unprecedented ongoing healthcare pandemic, and their ominous signs are only now evident. COVID-19 will impact many, and now more than ever we must take extra care to protect both our physical and mental health. Full story.
April 11, 2020 — There will be no Annual Town Budget Meeting or referendum this year. The Board of Finance will receive public input and set the budgets and mill rate. Full story.
April 9, 2020 — Several Weston Police officers have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms and quarantined. Full story.
April 9, 2020 — Nanette Charny of Weston, CT, 61, passed away on March 24th, 2020. Full story.
April 8, 2020 — Weston resident Jack Kendall manufactured 97 PPE face shields and donated them to EMS. He intends to supply a steady stream for local needs. Full story.
April 8, 2020 — Weston EMS got an assist yesterday when State Senator Tony Hwang dropped off a supply of surgical masks. Full story.
April 7, 2020 — In a video update, First Selectman Chris Spaulding discusses face coverings, urges self-quarantine, and encourages kindness. Full story.
April 4, 2020 — Bode Kloos, a brave seven-year-old who spent most of the past year undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, had his final scan this week. Full story.
April 3, 2020 — First Selectman Chris Spaulding and OEM Director Sgt. Joe Miceli update Weston on why fields are closed, the status of the temporary transition of emergency dispatch, and advise continued social distancing. Full story.
April 2, 2020 — Weston firefighter Steven Chila and his family with a message for you and your family. Full story.
March 29, 2020 — Key points in a 3-minute video from First Selectman Chris Spaulding: Full story.
March 28, 2020 — The State of Connecticut needs health care volunteers now more than ever to help out with the COVID-19 effort, including students and other retired health care workers. Full story.
March 27, 2020 — Our congratulations to Weston Middle School eighth grader Joseph Linker, whose knowledge of geography qualified him to compete in the National Geographic GeoBee state competition. Full story.
March 27, 2020 — Board of Finance budget deliberations and other key meetings proceed as usual, but in an unusual way: by teleconference. Full story.
March 27, 2020 — Jillian Belluck, a Weston skating superstar, turned in another dazzling performance at the national synchronized skating championships in February, as her Skyliners junior team won gold. Full story.
March 25, 2020 — In a six-minute video report, First Selectman Chris Spaulding and Office of Emergency Management Director Sgt. Joe Miceli update Weston on the COVID-19 crisis. Full story.
March 25, 2020 — We regret to inform you that one of our community members has succumbed to his illness caused by COVID-19. Full story.
March 25, 2020 — Nanette Charny, 61, of Weston, was the victim of a fatal car accident on Monday, March 23. Full story.
March 23, 2020 — Aspetuck Land Trust urges visitors to Trout Brook to leave dogs at home, practice social distancing, and consider visiting other preserves managed by the Trust. Full story.
March 23, 2020 — Two new COVID-19 cases are reported in Weston. OEM believes the number will be higher, and urges you to continue practicing social distancing. Full story.
March 23, 2020 — Dear Neighbors, this is a letter I could never have imagined writing. We are making an URGENT appeal for help.Full story.
March 23, 2020 — The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut closed Devil's Den due to a dramatic increase in visits and large groups congregating without social distancing. Full story.
March 20, 2020 — The Weston Education Foundation, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of its founding, announced a new teacher honor: the Elizabeth W. Stokes Founder’s Award. Full story.
March 20, 2020 — In a brief video statement, First Selectman Chris Spaulding announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Weston. Full story.
March 18, 2020 — This afternoon on the steps of the State Capitol, a somber Governor Ned Lamont announced the first fatality in Connecticut from complications related to the COVID-19 virus, an 88 year-old man who had previously been transported from a Ridgefield assisted-living facility to Danbury Hospital. Full story.
March 17, 2020 — The Women's Club of Weston recently gave a good example of how everyone can help neighbors during these difficult times. Full story.
March 16, 2020 — In a conference call with the press this morning, governors of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey announced a common set of rules limiting public gathering. In all three states, restaurants cannot offer in-house dining. Bars, movie theaters, gyms, and casinos are closed. Public gatherings are limited to 50 people. Full story.
March 16, 2020 — This morning, First Selectman Chris Spaulding declared a state of emergency in Weston. Full story.
March 16, 2020 — In a 5-minute video report, First Selectman Chris Spaulding and Sgt. Joe Miceli of Weston OEM update citizens on the declaration of a Weston emergency, the importance of avoiding contact, even outdoors, and the need to be aware of potential stress on the healthcare system. Full story.
March 15, 2020 — All Connecticut public schools will be closed until at least March 31, following an executive order announced Sunday evening in Hartford by Governor Ned Lamont. Full story.
March 12, 2020 — First Selectman Chris Spaulding and Weston Office of Emergency Management Director Sgt. Joe Miceli discuss the decision to close Weston schools and Town facilities to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Full story.
March 12, 2020 — In Hartford this afternoon, Governor Ned Lamont modified the State rule requiring 180 days of classroom instruction, ordered a prohibition on events with over 250 people, and authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles to extend license renewals, which the Department did, by 90 days. Full story.
March 11, 2020 — Weston's public schools and key facilities are closed until further notice after the discovery of possible exposure to coronavirus COVID-19. Westport and Wilton school districts closed earlier in the day for the same reason. Full story.
March 10, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont today declared a public health and civil preparedness emergency in Connecticut. Full story.
March 9, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont's conference call this evening with municipal leaders was "sobering, but highly informative," said First Selectman Chris Spaulding. Full story.
March 9, 2020 — In budget review meetings last week, Board of Finance members appeared to signal a willingness to increase road maintenance funds and heard encouraging news about a major school district expense. Some objected to certain budget measures by both the Town and school administrations. Full story.
March 8, 2020 — A Wilton resident who is 40 to 50 years of age is the first Connecticut resident with a presumptive positive case of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Full story.
March 7, 2020 — A male physician at Bridgeport Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus, the second case identified late this week of Westchester County residents who work in Connecticut. Full story.
March 6, 2020 — On March 5, First Selectman Chris Spaulding convened a meeting at Town Hall of State, regional, and local medical and emergency response officials to coordinate readiness plans for the possibility of coronavirus cases appearing in Weston. Full story.
March 4, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont is urging that Connecticut residents who have recently traveled to certain countries—or plan to—follow new guidance from CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story.
February 29, 2020 — Star Weston athletes pitched in last weekend to coach and mentor kids from the Child Guidance Center Of Mid Fairfield County. The program is called Play Ball for All. Full story.
February 28, 2020 — When the Board of Finance begins budget deliberations next week, members will consider an education request transmitted by the Board of Selectmen with a recommendation that it be reduced. Full story.
February 27, 2020 — Governor Ned Lamont told reporters in Hartford yesterday afternoon that the Centers for Disease Control had "upped the ante" on the coronavirus from "a position of containment to mitigation." Full story.
February 21, 2020 — David Lustberg, former Transportation Coordinator at Weston Public Schools, has filed a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit against the Board of Education, Superintendent William McKersie, and Human Resources Director and Internal Counsel Lewis Brey. Full story.
February 20, 2020 — As an eight year-old boy, John Pokorny enjoyed jumping on a fire truck with his father, a Weston Volunteer Fire Department captain. Since 1996, Mr. Pokorny has led the department, a force of 70 well-trained volunteers who respond to about 550 emergencies every year. Full story.
February 20, 2020 — When you see Gavin Guerra's Let the People Decide on Sunday afternoon at the Library, you won't see a typical documentary about violent suppression of African-American voting rights in the 1960s. You will see a film that draws a straight line from those times to today. Full story.
February 19, 2020 — On Tuesday evening, the Board of Selectmen approved a Town budget request with a 2.55 percent increase in funds for operations. The Selectmen's review of the Board of Education budget continues on Thursday evening, following requests last week for additional information. Full story.
February 19, 2020 — On Thursday morning at the Library, the Weston Pollinator Pathway group kicks off a campaign called 50 for 50. It starts at 10:30. Full story.
February 17, 2020 — On March 8, International Women’s Day, Lachat Town Farm is holding a tea. Full story.
February 16, 2020 — St. Baldrick's, the big, incredibly fun community head-shaving party, runs this year on February 29th at St. Francis from 6:30 to 10:00. Think free food from popular providers, an open bar, terrific music, and probably the best silent auction around. Full story.
February 15, 2020 — The Weston High School Girls Indoor Track & Field team won the Class M state championship on Saturday with strong team and individual performances. Full story.
February 14, 2020 — Lang's Pharmacy closed suddenly on Wednesday. In all likelihood, co-owner Frank Randazzo saw it coming for some time. Full story.
February 13, 2020 — State senators Will Haskell and Tony Hwang joined forces today in a bipartisan coalition supporting legislation to give college students added protection against sexual assault. Full story.
February 12, 2020 — Everett B. Flodeen, age 88, a long time resident of Weston, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was the widower of Dorothy Gustafson Flodeen. Full story.
February 9, 2020 — Saturday's annual League of Women Voters Speak Up event drew a capacity crowd — and then some — at the Weston Library Community Room. Members of the Board of Selectmen, State legislators, commission and committee chairs, and other officials answered questions and heard the community's views. Full story.
February 6, 2020 — All of Valley Forge Road is open again, as work to rebuild a dangerously eroded slope is complete. The road had been closed since mid-December between Old Stage Coach and Davis Hill roads. Full story.
February 4, 2020 — Former State Representative John Shaban announced his candidacy to return to the legislature, to once again represent the 135th General Assembly district, which serves Weston, Easton, and Redding. Full story.
February 3, 2020 — By unanimous voice vote at a Special Town Meeting this evening, an appropriation was approved for renovations to Weston's public safety facilities, including an expansion of Firehouse No. 1 on Norfield Road. Full story.
February 2, 2020 — On February 1, over 65 student-led teams from middle and high schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York competed in a VEX Robotics tournament at Weston High School. Full story.
January 31, 2020 — On Thursday evening, the Board of Education approved an operating budget that increases 2.89 percent over current year spending. A revised set of proposed capital expenditures was also approved. Full story.
January 30, 2020 — Reductions that directly "touch the classroom" were the core of a no-growth budget scenario presented to the Board of Education on Monday evening. The Board votes on a final budget proposal on Thursday. Full story.
January 27, 2020 — In a tense Board of Education workshop on January 23, the Weston School District administration presented a pro forma operating budget with a 2.86 percent increase instead of the 5.55 percent initially proposed. Full story.
January 27, 2020 — After opening league play on January 13 with an overtime win over Kolbe Cathedral, Weston's boys basketball squad kept the drama going with late-game heroics against Masuk, Stratford, and Brookfield, adding three to the win column. Full story.
January 24, 2020 — On Monday evening, February 3, funding for long-awaited construction to improve Weston's public safety facilities will be decided at a Special Town Meeting. It takes place in the Weston High School cafeteria at 7:30 pm. Full story.
January 22, 2020 — Former Weston First Selectwoman Gayle Weinstein today announced her candidacy for State Representative in the 135th House of Representatives district. Ms. Weinstein will be challenging incumbent Anne Hughes for the Democratic nomination. Full story.
January 21, 2020 — State Representative Anne Hughes launched her campaign for re-election at Silverman's Farm in Easton on January 12. Ms. Hughes represents the 135th House district, consisting of Weston, Easton, and Redding. Full story.
January 20, 2020 — On February 8, the annual community Speak Up event takes place in the morning at the Weston Public Library Community Room. It starts at 10:30 and runs until noon. Full story.
January 15, 2020 — Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz announced a major upgrade to Connecticut's domestic violence hotline this week in Hartford. The system, Safe Connect, gives victims of domestic violence — and those seeking to help them — confidential assistance at no charge. Full story.
January 14, 2020 — Weston's varsity Boys Basketball team notched a 60–55 overtime win on Monday evening against Kolbe Cathedral. Full story.
January 13, 2020 — The Aspetuck Land Trust has been awarded a $625,000 State grant that may make it possible for the Trust to acquire Weston's Fromson-Strassler property and preserve it as open space. Full story.
January 10, 2020 — On January 6, Schools Superintendent Dr. William McKersie presented a budget request for next fiscal year that calls for an operating increase of nearly $3 million — up by 5.55 percent — and $1.16 million in capital expenditures. Full story.
Yarmouth, Maine — Gertrude “Trudy” Chandler, 92, our beloved Oma, passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2019 surrounded by her family. Full story.
January 4, 2020 — Play With Your Food, the fresh, innovative theater experience, begins its 2020 regular season on January 7 in Westport. Full story.
January 3, 2020 — Our neighbors in Westport are about to say goodbye to a town fixture when Westport Pizzeria closes next week after 51 years in business. Full story.
January 3, 2020 — Victor Escandón, a career corporate finance executive, was appointed on January 2 by the Selectmen to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Full story.
January 1, 2020 — What a year. Here's what happened. Full story.