2021 Stories

Sidewalks: the Big Picture

Plans for a network of sidewalks in the center of town have developed piece by piece over several years. This is a catch-up on the big picture and where things stand. Full story.

Selectmen Send Slightly-Revised Budgets to Board of Finance

On February 25, the Board of Selectmen voted to send final budget requests to the Board of Finance with minor adjustments that brought the Town’s operating budget increase up slightly, from 2.73 percent to 2.82 percent. Full story.

Town Budget Request: Up 2.7%, Major Capital Items

The First Selectman's budget request for next fiscal year calls for a 2.7 percent increase in Town operating funds and significant investment in capital items. Full story.

Nils A. Kindwall, 97

Nils A. Kindwall of Jupiter, FL, died peacefully on February 15, 2021, surrounded by his loving family due to complications of post-polio syndrome. He was 97. Nils married the love of his life, Lucille Shore Kindwall in 1953. Full story.

55 and Up on March 1 as State Pivots

Faced with the complexities of an enormous and disparate population slated to become eligible for Phase 1B vaccinations in March, the state has pivoted. Full story.

Mary Kaddis, Vegan Baker, Entrepreneur

“There’s a myth that vegan food isn’t good, but vegan desserts prove that this couldn’t be farther from the truth,” says Mary Kaddis, Weston High School sophomore and founder of Oh My Vegan Bakery. Full story.

Sports Restrictions Ease, Vaccine Supply Grows

Connecticut’s Covid metrics continue to improve, so Governor Ned Lamont has eased restrictions on youth athletics. Full story.

Q&A with Congressman Jim Himes: a Recap

Congressman Jim Himes joined us for a live, 30-minute Q&A on Wednesday, February 17. Full story.

Dr. Van Gosse on African Americans in New England

Dr. Van Gosse reveals the little-known role of African Americans in the formative era of American democracy. Full story.

Lyn Mack, 67

Lyn Mack, 67, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away suddenly from acute peritonitis on Friday, January 29, 2021. Full story.

Lamont Gets the Shot, Enlists Faith Leaders

Governor Ned Lamont was given his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine this morning at a clinic in Bloomfield. Full story.

Cooking for the Chinese New Year

Thanks to the Weston Commission for the Arts and Chef Alison Milwe Grace, you can celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox with a traditional Chinese feast made in the comfort of your own home. Full story.

Agreement Near for Sale of Fromson-Strassler

A sale price for the Fromson-Strassler property has been agreed upon by the Town of Weston and the Aspetuck Land Trust. Other terms of the deal are expected to be resolved in the next few weeks. Full story.

Zegers Steps Down as Registrar

Mike Zegers, the Democratic Registrar of Voters highly regarded on both sides of the aisle, announced his resignation from the office effective February 14. Full story.

65 and Above Vaccine-Eligible on Thursday

Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Connecticut residents age 65 and above are eligible to make an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccination beginning on Thursday, February 11. Full story.

Christopher Plummer: A Tribute from the Playhouse

The entire Playhouse family is deeply saddened at the loss of one of our staunchest supporters. Full story.

Joan Anne Weinstein, 85

Joan Anne Weinstein, a longtime resident of Weston, Connecticut, passed away on January 23, 2021 at Norwalk Hospital of Covid-19. Full story.

Cobb's Mill Inn Suitor Emerges

The latest expression of interest in purchasing Cobb’s Mill Inn emerged at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Monday, February 1. Full story.

Weston Schools to Receive Emergency Relief Funds

The Weston Public School district will receive $228,541 in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds released this week. Full story.

Sharon Shattuck, 76

Sharon Coleman Shattuck, of Weston, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021. Full story.

Vaccination Clinic at Weston Senior Center Serves Over 200

A vaccination clinic at the Weston Senior Center on Thursday drew over 200 participants from Weston and nearby towns. Full story.

Lachat Kindness Bags for Children

Lachat Town Farm’s MLK Day of Service was a big success. Full story.

Board of Education Reduces Budget Request

Weston’s Board of Education approved a revised operating budget request on January 28, reducing the ask from a 3.81 percent increase to a 2.68 percent rise. Full story.

Peter's Market to Close

Peter’s Weston Market, a town institution, will close its doors by Sunday, January 31, a result of a long-standing eviction action. Full story.

75 and Up: How to Get the Vaccination

Those age 75 and above are currently eligible to arrange an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Full story.

Sen. Haskell on Zoom at Noon: a Recap

State Senator Will Haskell joined us for a live Q&A Zoom at Noon on Sunday, January 24. Full story.

Harvey F. Bellin, 76

Harvey Bellin, a longtime Weston resident, Democratic party stalwart, environmental activist, author, and television producer and director, passed away on January 22 at the age of 76. Full story.

Lamont Provides More Clarity on Phase 1B

In a press briefing today, Governor Ned Lamont provided more clarity about how Phase 1B of Covid-19 vaccinations will unfold over the next few weeks. Full story.

200 Additional Guard Troops Deploy to D.C.

Governor Ned Lamont authorized the deployment of an additional 200 members of the Connecticut National Guard to Washington, D.C. to ensure the peaceful transition of presidential power in the upcoming inauguration. Full story.

Show Your Work in a WestonArts Virtual Gallery

Weston artists of all ages and abilities can submit creative works for display in a WestonArts Virtual Art Gallery. Full story.

Lachat Day of Service Honors Dr. King

Lachat Town Farm honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the second annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Full story.

Weston Real Estate: Still Hot

We invited top realtors from KMS Partners at Compass to another Zoom session for an update on Weston home sales. Full story.

Jane Ransom Gray, 93

Jane Ransom Gray, of Weston, passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2020, surrounded by family. Full story.

Dr. Jack G. Shiller, 92

Dr. Jack G. Shiller, a longtime Westport resident, died in his home in Redding, Connecticut on January 13, 2021. He was 92. Full story.

Vaccination Registration Opens for Age 75 and Up

Connecticut residents age 75 and up can now register with the state's Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Full story.

Administration Requests 3.81% Schools Budget Increase

Budget season officially began on January 7 at the Board of Education with a request by the school district administration for a 3.81 percent operating budget increase for fiscal year 2021-22. Full story.

Lamont Deploys Guard Troops to D.C.

At the request of United States National Guard officials, Governor Ned Lamont today authorized the deployment of more than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard to Washington, D.C. to aid and facilitate the peaceful transition of presidential power. Full story.

EMS Gets the Vaccine, Urges Flu Shots

As many already are aware, the FDA recently issued Emergency Use Authorizations for Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. Full story.

Rep. Hughes on Zoom at Noon, a Recap

State Representative Anne Hughes joined us for a live Q&A Zoom at Noon on Sunday, January 10. Full story.

Covid-19 UK Variant Present in Connecticut

Two cases of the new, highly transmissible variant of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Connecticut. The variant, B.1.1.7, was recently discovered in the United Kingdom. Full story.

Haskell Proposes Covid-19 Memorial

"I was five years-old on September 11, 2001 when my mom picked me up early from school and we drove to Sherwood Island State Park. We stared silently across the water and saw the smoke rising from lower Manhattan." Full story.

Improved AT&T Cell Coverage on the Way

A new cell tower will improve reception and coverage for AT&T mobile users when construction is finished in the spring. Full story.

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