The town of Wilton, in cooperation with Take 2 Inc., will host a free E-Waste Recycling and Hard Drive Shredding Day at the Wilton Town Hall Complex at 238 Danbury Road on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 to 1. The collection is open to all Connecticut residents. Take 2 will be on-site to unload vehicles and safely package and deliver all e-waste to its Waterbury facility for recycling. Take 2 will also have its mobile hard-drive shredder on-site. Hard drives should be removed from computers and laptops; Take 2 will not be able to remove hard drives from devices. Accepted … Read more
Redding’s Paper Shredding Day for residents is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Recycling Center at 84 Hopewell Woods Road from 9 a.m. to noon. The shred day is open to all Redding residents — no businesses or in-home offices. Residents must have proof of residency. Residents can bring old papers, receipts, bank statements, tax returns, checks, paper medical records (no X-rays) and more. There is a limit of five file boxes or equivalent per shred day. Staples and paperclips are allowed, but remove binder clips and file hangers. Residents should be prepared to wait up to 10 minutes … Read more
A Redding man won a $1 million Powerball ticket recently, which he purchased at the Georgetown Shell in Wilton. Charles Dudley claimed his prize on Oct. 3, according to the Connecticut Lottery. He had purchased the winning ticket for the May 2 Powerball drawing. For the employees at Georgetown Shell, it’s now a waiting game for their reward. “The store will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Connecticut Lottery for selling the winning ticket,” said Chris Rossini, a Ridgefield resident who works as an attendant at the store. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 31, 40, 50, and Powerball 6. … Read more
The Redding League of Women Voters is hosting debates for three local election races on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road, Redding. Candidates scheduled to debate: Senate District 26: Will Haskell (D) and Toni Boucher (R) This district covers Redding, Ridgefield, Westport, Wilton and parts of Bethel, New Canaan and Weston. House District 2: Raghib Allie-Brennan (D) and William Duff (R) This district covers parts of Bethel, Danbury, Newtown, and Redding. House District 135: Anne Hughes (D) and Adam Dunsby (R) This district covers Easton, Weston and most of Redding.
Angelica Fontanez, Redding’s social services director, said Redding Shares the Warmth and the food pantry are always in need of donations. Redding Shares the Warmth Redding Shares the Warmth, which is funded by private donors and church groups, works with residents who have applied to the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP), which is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of Connecticut’s lower income households — specifically those households whose income falls at or below 60% of the state median income. “According to these guidelines, the maximum you can make to be part of the Energy Assistance program for … Read more
When Redding resident Lara Schuler was living in Los Angeles, Calif., about 10 years ago, there were homeless people in her neighborhood. “There was a one guy I saw around for a number of years while I was working on a TV show at a studio,” Schuler said. “Across from the studio, there was a sandwich place, and he was always around there.” Schuler would often give the man half her sandwich. “The first couple of times I tried to do it, he wouldn’t take it from me,” she said. “Then, he realized I just wanted to help him out.” … Read more
A special event, Le Dîner en Blanc, was held by the First Church of Christ Congregational in Redding on Saturday, Sept. 22, in celebration of the arrival of the church’s new associate minister, Jane Moran. Fifty-five participants, all dressed in white, congregated on the lawn in front of the church at tables draped in white with white candles and accessories. Toasts were made and hors d’oeuvres were shared. The first Dîner en Blanc took place in Paris in 1988 at a dinner party in Bois de Boulogne and has become a worldwide event celebrated in more than 70 cities, including … Read more
Partners in Education Preschool Program, located at Redding Elementary School, is currently accepting applications through Jan. 18 for its 2019-20 preschool programs. Applications are now available through the RES website, under the school resources link. The form can be emailed back to [email protected], or mailed back to the address on the form. For more information, call 203-938-0104.
Redding, Easton, and Weston town offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day. Redding Thursday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m., Ives Trail Group, Town Hall Hearing Room. Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Historic Review Committee, Old Town House. Monday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m., League of Women Voters, Town Hall Conference Room. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., Redding Board of Education, Helen Keller Middle School. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission, Old Town House. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m., Commission on Aging, Heritage Center. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Commission, Town Hall Hearing Room. Easton … Read more
Redding Criminal arrest Rebecca Sarich, 29, of Old Stage Coach Road, turned herself in at the police department on Monday, Sept. 24, for a violation of probation charge. This violation occurred on Aug. 28. She was processed at the police department and then released on a written promise to appear. Fraud/identity theft On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a Wagon Wheel Road resident reported that he was a victim of identity theft. He said that credit cards in his name were shipped by UPS to a location in Queens, N.Y., without his permission. This is under investigation. On Thursday, Sept. 27, … Read more