In an effort to save costs, Weston High School announced last week that its annual graduation ceremony will be held in the school gymnasium this year, rather than under an outdoor tent at the school as it has done in the past. But fallout from the tent decision has gotten “intense,” leading to opposition from students in a petition drive. In a letter from Weston Schools Superintendent William McKersie, dated Thursday, Jan. 11, he explained that the cost of holding the graduation ceremony under the tent is more than $20,000. “This includes installation, chair rentals for both inside and outside, … Read more
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Weston, Redding, Easton, southern Connecticut and southeast New York, from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Snow is expected starting around midnight and could last throughout the day on Wednesday. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.
In the effort to sustaining the bounty of local food and skilled craftsmanship, the Lachat Town Farm in Weston is in need of volunteers to assist with this year’s monthly Farmers’ Market. Lachat Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting small family farms, crafts people and prepared food vendors. Volunteer positions available: Farm Liaison: Working alongside a veteran volunteer, this helper will communicate with local farmers and help draw them to our events. Music Coordinator: This volunteer will recruit and schedule bands to perform during each event. Volunteer Coordinator: Recruit volunteers for assistance with the logistics surrounding the events and schedule … Read more
What is “WestonArts,” besides being one of my favorite organizations ever? “From music and art to writing and dance, WestonArts makes our town a better place and more cultured place to live.” This is perhaps the most honest and accurate self-assessment they could make. Early on in the construction of Weston’s massive schools and fields project, with the ink on its award of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status barely dry, WestonArts made a commitment. Although the high school was to be doubled in size, there was no money to renovate its auditorium. That is the one space in Weston large enough to … Read more
The Weston Board of Education is holding several meetings to discuss the upcoming 2018-19 school budget. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Budget presentation, 7 p.m., Weston Middle School Library (televised). Presentation of requested operating and capital budgets. Thursday, Jan. 18 Budget Question & Answer Session, 7 p.m., Weston Middle School Library (televised). Monday, Jan. 22 Budget Question & Answer session if needed, 6 p.m., Weston Middle School Library (televised). Wednesday, Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., Weston Middle School Library (televised). Approval and adoption of the budget.
A Special Town Meeting in Redding in regard to the vote on a fracking waste ban scheduled for Monday, Jan. 8, was canceled due to weather and a fire detection problem at Redding Town Hall. The meeting had not been rescheduled as of press time. For updates and more information, visit the Redding Town Hall website. Jen Siskind, local coordinator of Food & Water Watch, will be giving a presentation about fracking waste at the Weston Board of Selectmen meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Town Hall. This meeting was rescheduled from Thursday, Jan. 4, due … Read more
The Weston Volunteer Fire Department honored three members for their service at the annual Fire Recognition Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Firefighter of the Year award went to Mike Zegers, while the President and Chief’s Award went to Steven Ash. A third, special award was given to Gib Shea, a 17-year-old Westonite who dedicates much of his free time to the department. The Firefighter of the Year award is given to a volunteer who has a great impact on the operations of the department. The President and Chief’s Award is given to a member who goes above and beyond … Read more
Weston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has appointed Democrat Ken Edgar as its new chairman. At P&Z’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, the group unanimously chose Edgar for the chairman’s position vacated by Tom Failla who was not re-elected in the November municipal election. The commission unanimously voted for Republican Don Saltzman as vice chairman. The current P&Z Commission is composed of Democrats Jane Connolly, Sally Korsh, Harry Falber, and Edgar. Republicans are Britta Lerner, Richard Wolf and Saltzman. The commission also voted for Korsh, an attorney, to be a representative on the legal review committee. The recently formed … Read more
This white bull terrier was found on Maple Street in the Georgetown part of Weston three weeks ago. Weston Animal Control has tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to contact the owner, who may be out of town. Anyone who recognizes this dog and has contact information is asked to call Mark Harper at Animal Control, 203-222-2642.
Norfield Congregational Church invites members of the Weston community to join with its congregation in recognizing the ministry of Associate Minister the Rev. Kelly Hough Rogers at a special worship service on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Rogers has accepted a pastoral call to serve Scarsdale Congregational Church in Scarsdale, N.Y. Following worship service, a reception with brunch will be held in the parish hall for congregants and guests.