Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk set for Oct. 27

Light The Night participants and executives from last year's Light The Night walk include Stephen Rosen, second from the right and his wife Sara. Stephen’s team walked in honor of their friend Billy Rusillo who lost his battle to blood cancer last year and raised more than $50,000 for the campaign.

The Connecticut Westchester Lower Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has announced Stephen B. Rosen, principal of Rosen & Company, Inc. as the Corporate Walk Chair of its 2018 Light The Night fundraising event held each fall to find cures and provide access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The Corporate Walk Chair for Fairfield County (CT) will lead the effort in accelerating corporate support and driving revenue growth for Light The Night. Light The Night is a fundraising campaign benefiting LLS and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a … Read more

Raveis Ride + Walk to benefit Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) announces The Wailers, reggae band formed by the late Bob Marley, will perform at the fourth annual Raveis Ride + Walk, which is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. This marks the first time the community fundraising event will include a concert in their program. The proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The Ride + Walk includes a 5K walk, a 12-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bike ride, and a children’s 100-yard dash. The Wailers’ special, 90-minute musical performance will begin at about 11 … Read more

Easton finance board, P&Z ponder town’s future financial health

How will the town of Easton sustain itself financially in the years ahead? That was the topic of a robust discussion at the July 10 Board of Finance meeting. Leading the discussion was a visitor: Rob Maquat, chairman of the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission. Easton’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) guides P&Z’s work in preserving the town’s low-density, semi-rural character. P&Z is currently in the throes of updating the POCD, which was done so last in 2007. While the overwhelming majority of Easton residents like living in a place without stores, streetlights, sidewalks and the other accoutrements of suburbia, … Read more

Vexatious FOI complaints subject of new law

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Citizens who routinely and repeatedly file Freedom of Information complaints over thin reasons are the subjects of a new law passed by the state legislature and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on June 7. House Bill 5175 — An Act Concerning Appeals Under the Freedom of Information Act and Petitions for Relief from Vexatious Requesters — gives additional authority to the Freedom of Information Commission to determine whether a FOIA request or appeal is vexatious and if so determined, grant relief to an aggrieved municipality or public agency. An agency may petition the commission for relief from someone the … Read more

Registration is open for Weston Hebrew after-school program

The Weston Hebrew after-school program has opened its registration for classes in September. Freida Hecht is the director. The Hebrew School is open to kindergarteners through seventh grade and meets on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston. Transportation is available from Weston schools. All are welcome, regardless of affiliation, level of observance, or prior knowledge. For registration and more information, call 203-493-6505, email [email protected] or visit westonhebrewschool.org.

Weston artist earns mixed media award

Thousand Islands by Ginger Jespersen of Weston.

Artist Ginger Jespersen of Weston received a second place mixed media award in the annual Marine and Coastal exhibition at Rowayton Arts Center for her work, Thousand Islands, a composition of oil and cold wax. The work will be on display at the center through July 29. She also has two works on display in the Wilton Artists’ Summer Show Exhibition running through Aug. 28 at the Wilton Library.

U.S. News ranks Connecticut 24th on list of best states

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Connecticut number 24 on their list of best states. Connecticut ranked fourth best overall for healthcare, 14th for education, 43rd for economy, 29th for opportunity, 41st for infrastructure, eighth for crime and corrections, 41st for fiscal stability, and 38th for overall quality of life, according to the U.S. News website. The report was published in May 2018. States’ overall scores were comprised of eight different categories, each weighted differently  –– Health Care (16%), Education (16%), Economy (14%), Opportunity (13%), Infrastructure (12%), Crime and Corrections (11%), Fiscal Stability (10%) and Quality of Life (8%). … Read more

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