May 4, 2021 — It’s hard to imagine a better feeling than waking up in the morning, looking out your window, and seeing proof positive that someone cares about you enough to arrange a visit from a flock of flamingos. Full story.
May 4, 2021 — Tuesday evening's meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners was called off after several members of the Board were stuck in the Zoom waiting room with members of the public, too many for the police Zoom account to handle. Full story.
May 3, 2021 — First Selectman Chris Spaulding has decided against seeking another term in office when municipal elections are held toward the end of this year. Full story.
May 1, 2021 — All three budgets put before voters were approved in the May 1, 2021 Referendum. Full story.
April 30, 2021 — Covid-19 metrics in Weston, Fairfield County, and statewide have improved significantly in the past week. Fairfield County’s case rate has dropped below 20 for the first time since late October. Weston’s numbers are even better. Full story.
April 27, 2021 — Hopes for a return this year to traditional Memorial Day weekend events will not be fulfilled. And while the Parks and Recreation department is exploring whether Fourth of July celebrations are possible, prospects for that event are in serious doubt. Full story.
April 27, 2021 — A phase-out of business restrictions begins on May 1, all subject to continued improvement in Covid-19 case and vaccination rates. Meanwhile, Weston officials are planning to fully reopen Town Hall by early June. Full story.
April 26, 2021 — More than 50 locations in Connecticut, several in our area, now offer walk-up Covid-19 vaccinations. No appointment is needed during the hours they operate. Full story.
April 24, 2021 — By our count, Saturday’s Annual Town Budget Meeting fell about 90 short of the 130 needed for the meeting to take place. Budget Referendum voting resumes on May 1. Full story.
April 22, 2021 — Housing, zoning, and related proposed legislation were topics of considerable discussion this week in Weston, as three key boards met with state legislators and a Planning and Zoning Commission workshop focused on affordable housing. Full story.
April 22, 2021 — Just in time for Earth Day, three new brightly colored stations have been installed at the Transfer Station where redeemable beverage containers can be deposited. Full story.
April 20, 2021 — This year's Annual Town Budget Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 24 at 2:00 pm at the high school football stadium. The Budget Referendum follows a week later. You can vote in the Referendum by absentee ballot. Full story.
April 20, 2021 — Green Up Day, an annual spring community event, takes place on Saturday, April 24. At 10:00 am, volunteers meet behind Norfield Congregational Church, pick up lawn bags, and choose a road where litter that has accumulated over the winter months will be picked up. Full story.
April 19, 2021 — State Senator Will Haskell encourages young people in the state to register for appointments and get their shots. “It’s so critical that young people do their civic duty and sign up for the vaccine,” said the senator. Full story.
April 19, 2021 — State Senators Will Haskell and Tony Hwang and Representative Anne Hughes will discuss pending legislation with members of three Weston boards on April 19. Full story.
April 19, 2021 — Cub Scouts Pack 75 were determined to hold their Pinewood Derby this year, despite coronavirus. So they raced 18 cars virtually in the driveway of the pack’s committee chair. Full story.
April 15, 2021 — Look no further than Weston’s own Parks and Recreation Department for excellent summer camp programs. Registration for the camps is open now. Programs often fill up quickly. Full story.
April 15, 2021 — On Saturday morning, April 17, Michael Vincelli of the Westport Weston Health District will discuss how to prepare for what is increasingly the inevitable: powerful storms that fell trees, block roads, and knock out power. Full story.
April 13, 2021 — The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on Monday evening, April 19, for a special public workshop about the developing affordable housing plan. It starts at 7:30. Full story.
April 12, 2021 — The Board of Finance approved reduced Town, school district, and capital budgets to put before the Annual Town Budget Meeting on April 24. If ultimately approved by voters, the budgets will likely result in a 1.7 percent mill rate increase. Full story.
April 12, 2021 — On Friday evening, April 16, the Drum Hill chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution host a program about Rachel Revere, wife of Paul Revere, whose legendary midnight ride is commemorated every April on Patriots’ Day. Full story.
April 11, 2021 — Joan Taylor Wisnieff Scott died peacefully at her home in Newtown Connecticut, surrounded by her loving family and the denizens of her private bird sanctuary, on a glorious Easter Sunday, April 4th 2021. She was 97. Full story.
April 6, 2021 — April will be a Covid-19 “tipping point,” according to former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who appeared with Governor Ned Lamont at a press briefing on Monday. Full story.
April 6, 2021 — To support comedians who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fairfield Comedy Club partnered with sneaker company Vans and artist Guy Stanley Philoche to offer a limited edition line of Vans shoes and tee-shirts. Full story.
April 1, 2021 — The Weston Historical Society has received gifts totaling $1.5 million from the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust. Full story.
April 1, 2021 — In an op-ed, State Senator Will Haskell explains the rationale for a Bottle Bill update proposed in the Legislature, increasing the deposit on bottles and cans. Full story.
March 30, 2021 — Plans for a proposed new building at Lachat Town Farm will be shared at a public meeting of the Lachat Town Farm Commission on Wednesday evening, March 31, at 6:00. Full story.
March 30, 2021 — Weston’s Chapter P of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) announces that scholarships up to $2,500 are available to college-bound women who reside in Weston, Redding or Easton. Full story.
March 29, 2021 — A Board of Finance public hearing on proposed budgets is set for Tuesday evening, March 30, at 7:00 on Zoom. The Town has also decided dates for the Annual Town Budget Meeting and Referendum. Full story.
March 26, 2021 — Special provisions for 16 and 17 year-olds will be required, but on April 1, all Connecticut residents age 16 and above will be able to make appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations. Full story.
March 26, 2021 — A Covid Relief Grant from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County will help Weston Social Services provide emergency assistance and help keep families in stable homes. Full story.
March 23, 2021 — When you see flashing blue lights in a car, please safely move to the side of the road and let the vehicles pass. Full story.
March 20, 2021 — Weston High School ski teams excelled in what head coach Rich Fanning called an “epic” State Open competition. Full story.
March 18, 2021 — A new Weston Pharmacy is on its way to Weston Shopping Center. In an in-depth interview, the shopping center's manager also talks about bringing in a new market. Full story.
March 16, 2021 — Cash offers, claims about vaccine dangers, and fake vaccinators are the latest Covid-19 scams making the rounds in Connecticut. Full story.
March 15, 2021 — On Friday, March 19, the minimum eligible age for Covid-19 vaccination drops to 45. Full story.
March 15, 2021 — When an emergency happens, every second counts. Make sure your address is clearly visible on your mailbox or near your property entrance. Full story.
March 11, 2021 — Weston High School Principal Lisa Wolak has been selected to take the reins on July 1 as Superintendent of the Weston Public School District. Full story.
March 10, 2021 — Following a second dedicated vaccination clinic, all school district teachers and staff have had the opportunity for their first vaccination shot. Full story.
March 8, 2021 — The Library Board refutes misleading budget claims made in an email from an anonymous source purporting to be “advocates” for the Weston Public Library. Full story.
March 8, 2021 — State Senator Will Haskell has been named Senate Chairman of the Transportation Committee of the General Assembly. Full story.
March 5, 2021 — Beginning on March 19, capacity and travel restrictions are set to ease, as announced by Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday. Full story.
March 2, 2021 — Although spring is almost upon us, winter may still rear its ugly head. It won’t come as a surprise if March brings us more snow. Full story.
March 2, 2021 — Covid-19 vaccination appointments will be available to those age 55 and above, adding about 600,000 Connecticut residents to the rolls of those who eligible.The governor is expected to ease some Covid restrictions. Full story.
March 1, 2021 — The Board of Selectmen voted to hire Larry Roberts, a 28-year resident, as director of Weston’s communications center. Full story.
February 28, 2021 — Shea Frimmer, a Weston High School student, has been named to the newly-formed Westport Country Playhouse Youth Council. Full story.
February 26, 2021 — 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.
February 25, 2021 — 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.
February 24, 2021 — 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.
February 23, 2021 — 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.
February 22, 2021 — 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.
February 22, 2021 — “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.
February 19, 2021 — Connecticut’s Covid metrics continue to improve, so Governor Ned Lamont has eased restrictions on youth athletics. Full story.
February 19, 2021 — Congressman Jim Himes joined us for a live, 30-minute Q&A on Wednesday, February 17. Full story.
February 19, 2021 — Dr. Van Gosse reveals the little-known role of African Americans in the formative era of American democracy. Full story.
February 19, 2021 — Lyn Mack, 67, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away suddenly from acute peritonitis on Friday, January 29, 2021. Full story.
February 16, 2021 — Governor Ned Lamont was given his first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine this morning at a clinic in Bloomfield. Full story.
February 12, 2021 — 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.
February 9, 2021 — 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.
February 8, 2021 — 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.
February 8, 2021 — 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.
February 5, 2021 — The entire Playhouse family is deeply saddened at the loss of one of our staunchest supporters. Full story.
February 3, 2021 — Joan Anne Weinstein, a longtime resident of Weston, Connecticut, passed away on January 23, 2021 at Norwalk Hospital of Covid-19. Full story.
February 2, 2021 — 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.
February 1, 2021 — The Weston Public School district will receive $228,541 in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds released this week. Full story.
January 29, 2021 — Sharon Coleman Shattuck, of Weston, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021. Full story.
January 29, 2021 — A vaccination clinic at the Weston Senior Center on Thursday drew over 200 participants from Weston and nearby towns. Full story.
January 27, 2021 — 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.
January 27, 2021 — Those age 75 and above are currently eligible to arrange an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Full story.
January 25, 2021 — State Senator Will Haskell joined us for a live Q&A Zoom at Noon on Sunday, January 24. Full story.
January 23, 2021 — 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.
January 19, 2021 — 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.
January 16, 2021 — 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.
January 15, 2021 — Weston artists of all ages and abilities can submit creative works for display in a WestonArts Virtual Art Gallery. Full story.
January 15, 2021 — Lachat Town Farm honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the second annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18. Full story.
January 14, 2021 — We invited top realtors from KMS Partners at Compass to another Zoom session for an update on Weston home sales. Full story.
January 15, 2021 — Jane Ransom Gray, of Weston, passed away peacefully on November 18th, 2020, surrounded by family. Full story.
January 15, 2021 — Dr. Jack G. Shiller, a longtime Westport resident, died in his home in Redding, Connecticut on January 13, 2021. He was 92. Full story.
January 14, 2021 — 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.
January 12, 2021 — 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.
January 12, 2021 — 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.
January 10, 2021 — As many already are aware, the FDA recently issued Emergency Use Authorizations for Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. Full story.
January 10, 2021 — State Representative Anne Hughes joined us for a live Q&A Zoom at Noon on Sunday, January 10. Full story.
January 7, 2021 — 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.
January 6, 2021 — "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.
January 4, 2021 — A new cell tower will improve reception and coverage for AT&T mobile users when construction is finished in the spring. Full story.