Redding animal artist recognizes the uniqueness of each being

"Emily" by Noreen Mola

Noreen Mola said that just like people, all animals are different from one another — and those differences should be recognized. “There are no two of us alike — not personality-wise, nor in our physical makeup,” said Mola, a Redding resident who draws portraits of animals. “That uniqueness is very important.” Mola has been drawing animals since 1990. About 10 of of her drawings are on display through August at Redding Town Hall. She works from her studio in Redding and has clients throughout the U.S. When drawing animals, Mola “really, really looks at them,” she said. “I try and … Read more

Upcoming meetings for Redding, Easton, Weston

Redding Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Democratic Town Committee, Town Hall Hearing Room. Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Historic Review Committee, Old Town House. Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m., CERT meeting, Town Hall Hearing Room. Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m., Board of Selectmen (special meeting), Town Hall Hearing Room. Monday, July 23, 7:30 p.m., Board of Finance, Town Hall Hearing Room. Tuesday, July 24, 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission, Old Town House. Wednesday, July 25, 7:30 p.m., Zoning Commission, Town Hall Hearing Room. Easton Thursday, July 19, 7:30 p.m., Board of Selectmen, Town Hall Conference Room A. Monday, July 23, 7 … Read more

Redding finance board chairman takes on challenging new role

Redding Board of Finance chairman Kim Yonkers has been promoted to director of psychological medicine service at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was previously interim director of psychological medicine service. In her new role, Yonkers supervises the delivery of clinical psychiatric and psychological services at two campuses of the hospital, York Street and St. Raphael. Both are located in New Haven. Yonkers also supervises the clinical and psychiatric services that are provided to the Yale primary care clinic, bariatric clinic, transplant clinic, HIV and AIDS clinic, sickle cell anemia clinic, spine center and cancer center. “It is a busy service,” Yonkers … Read more

Weston, Easton, Redding voters face decisions in upcoming primaries

Political animals, both Republicans and Democrats, are clawing through contests to determine party candidates for governor and a variety of statewide offices. Party members will be able to have their say by making choices in mid-August primaries. Voting will be Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., with simultaneous primaries in the two major parties. Only a party member may vote in its primary. Unaffiliated voters may join a party up to noon Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, and vote in the primary. Unaffiliated voters can register with a party at their town hall, or online through the Connecticut … Read more

Heroes concert tribute in Redding

Peter Calo will perform a tribute to rock heroes and legends who are gone but not forgotten including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and John Lennon on Sunday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Redding Town Green as part of the Concerts on the Green Series. The concert is sponsored by the Redding Land Trust. In case of inclement weather, call the Park and Recreation cancellation number at 203-938-5036, ext. 3.

Redding holds voter enrollment session

The Primary Election in Redding will be held at the Redding Community Center on Aug. 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Registrar of Voters office will be open Tuesday, July 31 from noon until 2 p.m. to register voters in a state mandated session. New voters and voters who have been inactive on the registration rolls are invited to register in person at this session. The Registrar’s Office is open in general on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the summer. The deadline to change from Republican to Democratic party or vice versa was May 14. … Read more

Redding teen creates first Unified Drama program at Barlow

Since she was in the sixth grade, 17-year-old Kaitlyn Siedman has loved the theater. “I think theater is always a great option for everyone,” said Kaitlyn, of Redding, who will be a senior at Joel Barlow High School in the fall. “It creates a big family feeling and it’s really good for self-confidence.” Having worked for many years with special needs children, Kaitlyn wanted to make it possible for all students, regardless of their disability, to share in her passion for the theater. So, this year, she created Barlow’s first Unified Drama show. With help from other students and mentors … Read more

Notable Neighbors: Redding, Easton, Weston

Cohane graduates from Ithaca College Callahan Cohane of Easton graduated cum laude with a degree in business administration from Ithaca College. Murray named to dean’s list at Miami University Madison Murray of Weston was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Miami University. Local students named to dean’s list at Norwich University Ryan Luke Lechich of Weston and Haakon Aleksandr James Burns of Redding were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Norwich University. Waugh named to dean’s list ‘with distinction’ at Duke University Katherine Waugh of Easton was named to the dean’s list … Read more

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