A swastika was found carved into a tree on a trail at Topstone Park, according to Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton in a post on the town of Redding Facebook page on Saturday, Jan. 20. A citizen reported and photographed the incident, the post said. “We will do what we can to identify the person(s) responsible for this act of hate,” Pemberton wrote in the post. The Redding Police Department is investigating the incident. Symbols of hate will not be tolerated and if caught, the person will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, Redding police captain Mark … Read more
The Redding Elementary School PTA is sponsoring an interactive science and art fair called Imagine a World on Saturday, Jan. 27. This year, students are also encouraged to exhibit their own STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) projects at a revived STEM Fair. “In past years, there has been a science fair at RES that students and parents loved. We decided to bring it back and hold it in conjunction with Imagine a World, said Jim McDevitt, a member of the IAW committee and co-chair of STEM Fair. The deadline for STEM Fair registration is Jan. 22. The public is invited … Read more
DWI in Weston town center Weston police arrested Gunars Dreifuss, 63, of Orange for DWI on Monday, Jan. 8, at 6:45 p.m. He was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. Officers were dispatched about a vehicle crossing the double yellow line on Georgetown Road as it was traveling toward Weston Town Center. They followed the vehicle into Weston Center and approached the car. According to the police report, officers noticed “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the inside of the vehicle.” They noted that Dreifuss’s eyes were “glassy and bloodshot” and there was an empty … Read more
A Redding man had minor injuries as a result of his car rolling over early this morning, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, according to police. The car rolled over on Cross Highway in Redding at about 4:30 a.m., police said. The driver, Carlos Benton of Portland Avenue, was reported to have minor injuries, police said. The vehicle, a 2011 GMC Acadia, was towed by Smitty’s Auto Body in Bethel, according to the report. This case is under investigation.
January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed from the decay of uranium and is found in rock, soil, and water. The best time to test is during the winter months, during the heating season, according to the Redding Health Department, which is offering free radon testing for air and water to the first 20 who sign up Those interested can contact the Redding Health Department at 203-938-2559 or by email at [email protected]
Reflexology: Specialized foot massage designed to relieve body stress is now available on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call the office to schedule a 35 or 55 minute appointment for $25 or $35. Private Yoga: Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon with instructor Laurie Mayper. Call office for details, pricing and to schedule a session. New Tax Law and its implementations: Peg O’Donnell, a Redding selectmen and professional accountant, will speak on this topic at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Questions can be submitted by putting them in a sealed envelope and delivered to the Heritage Center office … Read more
Following the success of last year’s fundraiser, guitarist/composer Doug Hartline will join forces with Arthur Lipner on vibes, Gary Blu on saxophone/flute/mandolin, George Skidd on bass, Alan Pugielli on drums, and vocalists Ginny Hartline, Joan Wallace, and Amy Jonsson for an encore special benefit concert at Christ Church in Redding on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. The program will include novel renditions of arranged church hymns, as well as original and popular music. All donations will go to Redding Shares the Warmth. Hartline is well known not only for his many musical concerts, including several appearances at Concert-on-the-Green, but … Read more