Newmilford's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford Sun, 20 Jun 2021 11:10:51 -0400 HamletHub.com Online License Renewals Are Now Outpacing In-Person Transactions at DMV Offices https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/places/4302-online-license-renewals-are-now-outpacing-in-person-transactions-at-dmv-offices4302-online-license-renewals-are-now-outpacing-in-person-transactions-at-dmv-offices https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/places/4302-online-license-renewals-are-now-outpacing-in-person-transactions-at-dmv-offices4302-online-license-renewals-are-now-outpacing-in-person-transactions-at-dmv-offices

Governor Ned Lamont has announced that since the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) implemented the ability for residents to renew their licenses over the internet earlier this year, the agency processed 85,370 online renewals between the months of January and May. In comparison, the agency processed 60,377 renewals in-person at DMV branch offices during this same period, demonstrating that the choice to renew licenses online is quickly becoming the preferred method for Connecticut residents.

Other DMV services that can now be completed over the internet, like the ability to change addresses, have also seen significant uptake online, with 22,052 of those transactions having been completed online between March, when that service launched, and May. In comparison, there were 7,549 change of address requests processed in-person at DMV offices during this same period.

In total, Connecticut residents and businesses have completed 131,846 transactions over the internet with the DMV so far this year across the services recently moved online. These expanded online services include:

License and non-driver ID renewal;

License and non-driver ID duplicate requests;

Change of address;

Drive history requests;

Vessel registration renewal;

A commercial vehicle operators (CVO) portal that serves as a one-stop-shop for CVOs; and

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) medical certificate portal that gives CDL drivers the ability to upload their medical certificates drivel to the DMV’s Driver Services Division from their mobile devices.

Governor Lamont said that it has been a priority of his administration to move services online so that Connecticut residents can skip in-person visits and the need to submit paper forms through the U.S. Mail.

“I know that it takes some getting used to doing these transactions online, but I want to remind Connecticut residents that even though in-person options remain available, these recently launched, expanded online services are now available, making completing transactions with the DMV a much simpler process,” Governor Lamont said. “The number of transactions that are being completed online so far clearly demonstrate that our residents want their interactions with state government to be simple, convenient, and available online, just like they would expect in the private sector. I want to thank the incredible staff at the DMV and the Digital Services Division of the Department of Administrative Services for their commitment and dedication to this effort and look forward to working with them more to further our digital government efforts.”

“We have been working incredibly hard at the DMV since day one to make sure that we make our interactions with Connecticut residents as convenient as possible,” DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane said. “I’m very proud of what we have accomplished throughout the pandemic and pleased that we’re delivering the experience that our residents expect. We will continue to be laser-focused on the ease of customer experience. We know that our work isn’t done, but we’re excited about the future of the DMV here in Connecticut.”

“Our efforts to improve customer relations are ongoing,” DMV Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera said. “Customers can expect to see our list of online transactions grow throughout 2021.”

“The rapid uptake in online services at the DMV confirms what we already suspected – Connecticut residents want convenient, easy to use online services from state government,” Josh Geballe, commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services and the state’s chief operating officer, said. “With online license renewals going from zero to a service channel used by nearly 90,000 residents in a few months with little promotion shows the strong pent up demand for modern online experiences.”

“The modernization of DMV services is welcome news to the business community,” Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) Assistant Counsel Wyatt Bosworth said. “The DMV’s recent success with offering robust online services will allow business owners to spend more time working to rebuild the economy, and less time waiting in line at their local DMV office.”

“With over 86,000 registered vessels in Connecticut, the DMV’s move to enable online registration renewals will allow boaters to easily navigate the registration process and quickly get on the water,” Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “DEEP looks forward to continue to work with DAS, DMV, and others to find innovative ways to better serve our constituents efficiently and with sound stewardship.”

“In addition to all of the residents taking advantage of the new services online at the DMV, more than 268,000 over-size and over-weight permits were submitted through the new CVO web portal,” Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Mark Rolfe said. “The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s online tools are being used in large numbers and we are saving our customers and businesses hours of time. An investment in innovation and technology is an investment in progress and people.”

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Places Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:46:26 -0400
JCC Sherman presents Hate in the US: A Conversation with Kenneth Stern & Nadine Strossen https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4301-jcc-sherman-presents-hate-in-the-us-a-conversation-with-kenneth-stern-nadine-strossen4301-jcc-sherman-presents-hate-in-the-us-a-conversation-with-kenneth-stern-nadine-strossen https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4301-jcc-sherman-presents-hate-in-the-us-a-conversation-with-kenneth-stern-nadine-strossen4301-jcc-sherman-presents-hate-in-the-us-a-conversation-with-kenneth-stern-nadine-strossen

JCC Sherman presents Hate in the US: A Conversation with Kenneth Stern & Nadine Strossen on Tuesday, June 22 at 7pm.

Kenneth Stern will be interviewed by Nadine Strossen about understanding hate and antisemitism in the United States today, and the relationship between the two. How do we understand the level of hatred in the United States today, especially in the aftermath of the Capitol Insurrection, rising hate crimes against Jews and Asian Americans, and a year after the George Floyd murder? And do we have too narrow a lens when we think about antisemitism? What do we gain, or lose, when we think about it as a form of hate? And what are the best, and worst, ways to combat it?

Kenneth S. Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and an attorney and award-winning author. For twenty-five years, he was the American Jewish Committee's expert on antisemitism, and he was also the lead drafter of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism." He has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and testified before Congress, and he is a frequent guest on television and radio. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Forward. His newest book, The Conflict Over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate (New Jewish Press, 2020), has been called a "must read," "thoughtful and provocative," a "gift," a "rare and uncompromising testament to free expression" and a "blueprint for how to navigate the ‘conflict over the conflict’ on campus.”

New York Law School Professor Emerita Nadine Strossen, past national President of the American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008), is a leading expert and frequent speaker/media commentator on constitutional law and civil liberties, who has testified before Congress on multiple occasions.  The National Law Journal has named Strossen one of America’s "100 Most Influential Lawyers.”  Her 2018 book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship was selected by Washington University as its 2019 “Common Read.”   Strossen has served on the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Committee, and she has won awards from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.

This is a free virtual event on Zoom, donations welcome. We kindly ask you to please register online before the event by Tuesday, June 22nd 12PM. For more information and to register please visit our website www.jccinsherman.org.

 

 

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kerry@ducey.org (JCC Sherman) Events Wed, 16 Jun 2021 03:56:40 -0400
14th annual Rhubarb Festival at White Silo Farm & Winery https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4300-14th-annual-rhubarb-festival-at-white-silo-farm-winery4300-14th-annual-rhubarb-festival-at-white-silo-farm-winery https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4300-14th-annual-rhubarb-festival-at-white-silo-farm-winery4300-14th-annual-rhubarb-festival-at-white-silo-farm-winery

The White Silo Farm & Winery is hosting their 14th annual Rhubarb Festival June 26th and June 27th from 11-4:30 pm. The cost is $25 PP for a 1.5 hour reservation and includes four items made with fresh Rhubarb - Pulled pork sandwich with rhubarb BBQ sauce and rhubarb slaw, rhubarb baked beans, cheese plate with rhubarb jam, rhubarb mustard and rhubarb pickles, and a rhubarb ice cream sandwich with oatmeal cookies. Vegetarian option panini available when making reservations. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. A tent will be set up in case of rain.

Reservations are limited and can be made on whitesilowinery.com website. Music with Robert Stanhope (Saturday 1-4:30) and Greg Jacquin (Sunday 1-4:30). This a child and dog friendly event.

White Silo Farm & Winery is located at 32 Rt 37 East in Sherman.

Tel: 860-355-0271

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commandercarey@gmail.com (White Silo Farm & Winery) Events Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:22:56 -0400
Video auditions for Musicals at Richter's Stars Out for Richter live cabaret due June 25th https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/neighbors/4299-video-auditions-for-musicals-at-richter-s-stars-out-for-richter-live-cabaret-evening-due-june-25th4299-video-auditions-for-musicals-at-richter-s-stars-out-for-richter-live-cabaret-evening-due-june-25th https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/neighbors/4299-video-auditions-for-musicals-at-richter-s-stars-out-for-richter-live-cabaret-evening-due-june-25th4299-video-auditions-for-musicals-at-richter-s-stars-out-for-richter-live-cabaret-evening-due-june-25th

“Stars Out for Richter” Cabaret Evening Kicks Off Musicals at Richter’s 37th Season:

Danbury’s Musicals at Richter Seeks Local Talent for July 16 Community Cabaret Evening

Video Submissions Accepted through June 25

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 37th season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, announces auditions for its upcoming “Stars Out for RIchter: A Homecoming Community Cabaret.” The one-night performance will take place live outdoors under the stars on Friday, July 16 at 8 PM (rain date Saturday, July 17) on the grounds of the Richter House Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury.

The community cabaret will kick off MAR’s modified season with an engaging evening of in-person performances and music to celebrate the organization’s return to live theater.

Speaking about the cabaret, Acting MAR Artistic Director Joyce Northrop of Danbury said: “After 16 months without live performances, everyone needs the welcome boost that live theater provides. We’re excited to open the Richter House lawn to audiences so they can enjoy that long-awaited magic under the stars once again. We thought a special cabaret evening was the perfect homecoming and a great start to the season!”

“We’re mixing it up a bit for this cabaret,” explained MAR President Caitlin Mandracchia of Sherman. “We’re expanding our talent search beyond traditional theater music to include performances of all sorts, from song and dance to magic and comedy - whatever folks would like to share with the community!”

Auditions for all performers interested in the opening cabaret will be conducted through video submissions, to be received no later than Friday, June 25. For this cabaret, Musicals at Richter is seeking performers 16 and older. Those auditioning should submit a song or perform a talent they would like to do for the cabaret. Music can be show tunes or other songs (preferably no a cappella solos; please use live or recorded accompaniment).

 “Stars Out for Richter” Cabaret Evening Kicks Off Musicals at Richter’s 37th Season: Danbury’s Musicals at Richter Seeks Local Talent for July 16 Community Cabaret Evening

Video Submissions Accepted through June 25 (cont’d, pg. 2 of 2)

Other talents can be instrumental music, a cappella group singing, bands, acting scenes, comedy, impersonations, dance, magic, circus skills and the like. Show us what you’ve got - just keep it family-friendly!

Performers of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Videos (no larger than 25 MB) or links to videos should be submitted to marcabaret2021@gmail.com by Friday, June 25. In the body of your email, please provide your name and contact information. All those auditioning should be available for both Friday, July 16 and the rain date on Saturday, July 17. Please note that these positions are unpaid. For the safety of the cast, crew, and creative team, MAR will ask all those cast in the cabaret to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Performers who are selected will be notified by Friday, July 2.

Following the “Stars Out for Richter” cabaret, the main stage will light up with Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and ebullient Broadway musical “Godspell” (July 23-August 7), directed and choreographed by MAR co-founder Bradford Blake of Danbury, with music direction by Peter Randazzo of Trumbull.

Due to this summer’s shorter season, Musicals at Richter will not be holding the Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop or presenting Fairy Tale Theater, its interactive children’s theater program.

“All of us at Musicals at Richter are excited to return to the park with this unique season under the stars,” said MAR Executive Director Robert Bria of Redding. “Our top priority is ensuring enjoyment and safety for the entire community, both onstage and off.” Added Northrop, “We look forward to welcoming you back!”

For more information on Musicals at Richter, visit the theater website, musicalsatrichter.org, email info@musicalsatrichter.org or leave a message at 203-748-6873.

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kerry@ducey.org (Musicals at Richter) Neighbors Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:42:52 -0400
Kent Flower Market Tomorrow: Expert Advice and All You Need for Blooming Containers! https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4298-kent-flower-market-tomorrow-expert-advice-and-all-you-need-for-blooming-containers4298-kent-flower-market-tomorrow-expert-advice-and-all-you-need-for-blooming-containers https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4298-kent-flower-market-tomorrow-expert-advice-and-all-you-need-for-blooming-containers4298-kent-flower-market-tomorrow-expert-advice-and-all-you-need-for-blooming-containers

Want your containers to look this good? The June 12th Kent Flower Market has everything you need! Plants, containers and expert guidance. 

On the second Saturday of the month, head to Kent Flower Market where you will always find a wide variety of locally grown flowers, products from area artisans and special guests.

Always on the front steps of RT Facts at Kent Barns from 10 am to 1 pm. 

Learn more about the Kent Flower Market on Facebook here.
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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:51:26 -0400
Services planned for New Milford resident Brian J. Strom, 55 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/neighbors/4297-services-planned-for-new-milford-resident-brian-j-strom-554297-services-planned-for-new-milford-resident-brian-j-strom-55 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/neighbors/4297-services-planned-for-new-milford-resident-brian-j-strom-554297-services-planned-for-new-milford-resident-brian-j-strom-55

Brian J. Strom, 55, of New Milford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was the loving husband of Kim Strom.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, June 18, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home; 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury. Interment will be held privately. 

A full obituary is to follow

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Fri, 11 Jun 2021 05:18:50 -0400
New Milford Fireworks Celebration on July 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4296-new-milford-fireworks-celebration-on-july-34296-new-milford-fireworks-celebration-on-july-3 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4296-new-milford-fireworks-celebration-on-july-34296-new-milford-fireworks-celebration-on-july-3

New Milford Fireworks Celebration will take place on July 3! The patriotic community event is organized by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by New Milford Hospital.

The event will feature:

  • 6:30 PM Opening Ceremony On the Green
  • Welcome from the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce
  • 7 pm Live Music on the bandstand
  • Blue Martini Revue and Songhorse
  • National Anthem, Felicia Michael
  • Pete Bass, Mayor of New Milford
  • Bill Buckbee, State Representative

Fireworks will take place when it is fully dark. 

Please note that Southern Crossover and Bank Street will be closed at 2 PM and Fort Hill Rd, Peagler Hill & Town View will be closed to traffic during the Fireworks display.

Click here for additional information.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce) Events Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:27:36 -0400
Treasure Mountain Giant Estate and Tag Sale in New Milford on Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4295-treasure-mountain-giant-estate-and-tag-sale-in-new-milford-on-saturday4295-treasure-mountain-giant-estate-and-tag-sale-in-new-milford-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4295-treasure-mountain-giant-estate-and-tag-sale-in-new-milford-on-saturday4295-treasure-mountain-giant-estate-and-tag-sale-in-new-milford-on-saturday

The members and friends of Rescue Candlewood Mountain invite you to Treasure Mountain Giant Estate and Tag Sale on Saturday, June 12 from 9am to 4pm at The Hanger at Candlewood Farm, 214 Candlewood Mtn. Road in New Milford.

The sale will feature furniture, fashions, jewelry, china, glassware, housewares, art, books and more!

For additional information, call 917-273-6903.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Wed, 09 Jun 2021 12:20:26 -0400
United Way of Western Connecticut Announces Nearly $700,000 in Grant Awards, Including COVID-19 Resiliency Grants https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/charities/4294-united-way-of-western-connecticut-announces-nearly-700-000-in-grant-awards-including-covid-19-resiliency-grants4294-united-way-of-western-connecticut-announces-nearly-700-000-in-grant-awards-including-covid-19-resiliency-grants https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/charities/4294-united-way-of-western-connecticut-announces-nearly-700-000-in-grant-awards-including-covid-19-resiliency-grants4294-united-way-of-western-connecticut-announces-nearly-700-000-in-grant-awards-including-covid-19-resiliency-grants

United Way of Western Connecticut is announcing that it is awarding $695,500 in grants to nonprofit agencies across the region it serves. The grants are being awarded through United Way’s regular annual funding to support financial stability and childhood success, as well as through special COVID-19 Resiliency Grants to assist nonprofits that are facing increased demand due to the pandemic. Grants are being awarded to 44 agencies in Stamford, Northern Fairfield County, and Southern Litchfield County.
 
United Way’s annual grant process provides funding to agencies that address the needs of ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households, with a focus on increasing the financial stability of those households and supporting the care and education of their children. Through this regular funding process, grants were awarded to agencies that help ALICE households strengthen their financial footing by budgeting and saving, as well as to providers of child care and after-school programs, to make quality programs more affordable for hardworking parents.
 
The COVID-19 Resiliency Grants will allow agencies to address increased needs while also helping them change the way they deliver services in the wake of the pandemic. Under this funding, grants were awarded to agencies that provide housing supports, food security, and physical and mental health, as well as child care and education.
 
Since March of 2020, the pandemic has taken a huge toll on nonprofits as they struggled to meet the needs of clients who suddenly lost jobs or wages, or found themselves with children at home all day, every day. The agencies had to mobilize to meet unprecedented demand while providing services safely and often remotely―and frequently without the volunteers they so often rely on. Because the pandemic changed so many aspects of home and family life, community nonprofits not only had to address basic needs, such as food and shelter, they also had meet increased demands for mental health services, educational supports, and child care.
 
“Because the pandemic affected everyone—from the elderly who needed food, to the infant child of an essential worker who needed care—it stretched our communities’ safety nets to their limits,” said Isabel Almeida, president of United Way of Western Connecticut. “These grants will shore up the nonprofits that play such a vital role in our communities and help them get back on track after a very challenging year.”
 
Grants range in size from $5,000 to $35,000 and were awarded to a variety of providers, from nonprofit shelters to food pantries to after-school programs. For a full list of grant recipients, see below. Grant applications were reviewed by 23 United Way volunteers, who evaluated applications based on the urgency of the need and the degree to which service delivery was impacted by safety protocols.
 
“We are extremely grateful for this award, as we see more young people struggling with mental health challenges,” said Julie Schmitter, Executive Director of Danbury Youth Services (DYS). “DYS has continued to offer in-office services to our most vulnerable clients even during the pandemic, and we see an increase in referrals to our agency. This funding will help some of our most struggling families access the mental health services that they need.”
 
“Fantastic news,” said Richard Liverano, Manager of Institutional Giving at Liberation Programs, Inc. “We look forward to resuming our partnership with United Way and saving lives in Stamford. Thank you for your generosity to us and to other community members.”
The COVID-19 Resiliency Grants are just one part of United Way’s multi-faceted response to community needs caused by the pandemic. In addition to grants to agencies, United Way has distributed direct cash payments to families in need through its ALICE Emergency Fund, increased access to food through its Healthy Savings program, supported food pantries and other food providers, and disseminated information about testing and vaccinations. It also mobilized more than 290 volunteers across Western Connecticut to deliver food and necessities to the elderly and homebound.
 
For more information about United Way of Western Connecticut’s grant funding, contact Casey Levene, Vice President of Community Impact at 203-297-6246 or casey.levene@uwwesternct.org.
 
United Way of Western Connecticut Financial Stability, Childhood Success, and COVID-19 Resiliency Grant Funding Recipients for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
 
Stamford
Abilis
Boys & Girls Club of Stamford
Children's Learning Center of Fairfield County
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Domus Kids
Family Centers
The Ferguson Library
Filling in the Blanks
Food Rescue U.S.
Intempo
Jewish Family Service of Stamford
Liberation Programs
Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern CT
New Covenant Center
Norwalk/Stamford Grassroots Tennis & Education
Person-to-Person
The Rowan Center
Silver Source
Stamford Public Education Foundation
Women's Mentoring Network
 
Northern Fairfield County
Amos House
Apex Community Care
Association of Religious Communities
Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
Catholic Charities
Daily Bread
Danbury Grassroots Academy
Danbury Youth Services
Friends of Newtown Community Center
Hillside Food Outreach
Interfaith AIDS Ministry
Junior Achievement
The New American Dream Foundation
REACH Western CT
Regional YMCA of Western CT
Resiliency Center of Newtown
Salvation Army
TBICO
 
Southern Litchfield County
Camella’s Cupboard
Children’s Center of New Milford
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
New Milford Community Ambulance
Pratt Nature Center
TBICO
Village Center for the Arts
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kerry@ducey.org (UWWCT) Charities Tue, 08 Jun 2021 12:32:38 -0400
Warren Parks and Recreation Daytrippers Series is BACK! Yankees vs Red Sox on July 17 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4291-yankees-vs-red-sox4291-yankees-vs-red-sox https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4291-yankees-vs-red-sox4291-yankees-vs-red-sox

Warren Parks and Recreation DAYTRIPPERS SERIES is back!!!

Yankees vs Red Sox | Saturday, July 17th | Seating in Section 132

Game Time 7:15 PM

"Oldest Rivalry in Baseball History"

COST is $135.00 and includes ticket to the game (seating in section 132 rows 13 - 16),  motor coach transportation, bus parking, driver gratuity, snacks, prizes 

Convenient departure locations in Morris and New Preston along Route 202

Additional locations may be added. First location departure is approximately 3:00 PM

Please note, we are seating in a Fully Vaccinated Seating Sections which features no physical distancing between seats.

PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION REQUIRED TO SIT IN FULLY VACCINATED SEATING SECTIONS
MUST PRESENT PROOF FOR ENTRY
 
Register online HERE.
 
QUESTIONS CALL PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 860-868-7881 EXT. 113
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donmurphy1@charter.net (Warren Parks & Recreation) Events Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:35:52 -0400
New Milford Lions Club Carnival Planned for July 2 and July 3 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4293-new-milford-lions-club-carnival-planned-for-july-2-and-july-34293-new-milford-lions-club-carnival-planned-for-july-2-and-july-3 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4293-new-milford-lions-club-carnival-planned-for-july-2-and-july-34293-new-milford-lions-club-carnival-planned-for-july-2-and-july-3

New Milford Lions Club is sponsoring a community carnival on Young's Field Friday, July 2 from 6 to 10 pm and Saturday, July 3 from 5 to 10pm.

Visit New Milford Lions Club online here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:17:21 -0400
New Milford Rotary Shred Event Supports Locals in Need https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4292-new-milford-rotary-shred-event-supports-locals-in-need4292-new-milford-rotary-shred-event-supports-locals-in-need https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4292-new-milford-rotary-shred-event-supports-locals-in-need4292-new-milford-rotary-shred-event-supports-locals-in-need

Clean your files -- Help the Community! New Milford Rotary Shred Day on Saturday, June 12 from 10am - 1pm

Your Shred Day Donations benefit the New Milford Rotary's Foundation helping the local community and Rotary's world-wide programs.

Open to all area residents and businesses!

The event will take place Pettibone Community Center, Rt 7

  • Donation: $10/box (copy paper size)
  • NO LIMIT to how much you can bring.

Visit New Milford Rotary online here for additional information.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:13:09 -0400
Danbury Westerners Explode Offensively On Opening Day Against The Bristol Blues, Win 18-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/life/4290-danbury-westerners-explode-offensively-on-opening-day-against-the-bristol-blues-win-18-44290-danbury-westerners-explode-offensively-on-opening-day-against-the-bristol-blues-win-18-4 https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/life/4290-danbury-westerners-explode-offensively-on-opening-day-against-the-bristol-blues-win-18-44290-danbury-westerners-explode-offensively-on-opening-day-against-the-bristol-blues-win-18-4

The Danbury Westerners started their 2021 NECBL Summer Baseball season on the road with a bang by defeating the Bristol Blues 18-4.
 
The Westerners got out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second after second baseman Zach Selinger forced a walk with the bases loaded. Bristol would match the score at 1 when Brennen Dorighi scored on a throwing error from Westerners starter Kyle Roche in the bottom half of the inning.
 
“I was locating my fastball pretty well,” Roche said about his performance after the game, “My slider was working, not so much my splitter.”
 
The game would remain 1-1 until the top of the sixth inning, where the Westerners scored a single inning franchise-high 17 runs.
 
Zach Selinger and Banks Griffith each had a two-RBI single, Dylan Kim had an RBI double, and Jake Roper and Matt Zaffino had RBI singles. Five players scored for Danbury on walks alone, while four more scored off of plays scored as errors. Selinger also had an RBI groundout.
 
The Westerners totaled thirteen hits throughout the game. Seven Westerners tallied a minimum of one RBI, while eight scored at least once.
 
Kyle Roche earned the win after throwing five innings, giving up three hits and one run unearned while walking one Blue out and striking out seven.
 
The loss went to Bristol pitcher Hector Alejandro who gave up six runs [four earned] and two walks over zero total innings after relieving Bristol starter Jack Moore.
 
The Westerners will have their 2021 NECBL home opener this Saturday at Rogers Park against the Valley Blue Sox, where Angelo Tonas is scheduled to be the Westerners’ starting pitcher.
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kerry@ducey.org (by Kyle DeSantis - Ithaca College '24 - Westerners Journalist Intern) Life Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:16:57 -0400
Join the Fun! Participate in the New Milford Scavenger Hunt https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4284-new-milford-scavenger-hunt4284-new-milford-scavenger-hunt https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/events/4284-new-milford-scavenger-hunt4284-new-milford-scavenger-hunt

New Milford Scavenger Hunt 

Jump in your car ... with family and friends. Follow the map and answer the clues. Win Prizes by posting fun pictures at different stops along the way. Hunt can be completed in a couple of hours, a day ... a week ... or any time from May through July. Choose any date to 'purchase your ticket' by making a $10 donation (per carload) to Housatonic Habitat.

You can do the scavenger hunt any day or over several days anytime from May 1 through July 31. You will receive an email with the map and clues. A grand prize winner will be drawn each month.

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info@housatonichabitat.org (Housatonic Habitat for Humanity) Events Wed, 26 May 2021 12:48:48 -0400
Summer weekend fare-free CTtransit bus service now includes all local transit district bus routes https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/politics/4289-summer-weekend-fare-free-cttransit-bus-service-now-includes-all-local-transit-district-bus-routes4289-summer-weekend-fare-free-cttransit-bus-service-now-includes-all-local-transit-district-bus-routes https://news.hamlethub.com/newmilford/politics/4289-summer-weekend-fare-free-cttransit-bus-service-now-includes-all-local-transit-district-bus-routes4289-summer-weekend-fare-free-cttransit-bus-service-now-includes-all-local-transit-district-bus-routes

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Weekend Wheels – the fare-free CTtransit bus service his administration is launching that will be available to everyone in Connecticut each weekend this summer – is extending to include all local transit district bus routes statewide.

In March, the governor announced plans to launch Weekend Wheels as part of his efforts to help the state and its residents recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is being supported with funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.

Under the initiative, customers will not be required to pay any bus fares on Saturdays and Sundays during 2021 between Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The fare-free bus service will also include the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31, 2021; the observed Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 5, 2021; and the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 6, 2021. Bus services in this promotion include all CTtransit local routes, all routes operated by transit districts, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services.

The governor said that the fare-free weekend bus service dovetails with other pandemic recovery initiatives his administration is launching this summer, such as his proposal to create a program that will allow all children in Connecticut to visit museums and other tourist attractions throughout the state free of charge this summer, such as Beardsley Zoo, the Connecticut Science Center, and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, all of which are on bus routes with weekend service.

“In addition to offering some economic relief to families that rely on bus service, this fare-free weekend initiative will encourage residents to visit locally owned businesses and help support Connecticut’s economy in communities that have been heavily affected by the economic impact of the pandemic,” Governor Lamont said. “I am appreciative of the local transit districts that are partnering with the state on Weekend Wheels.”

“While Connecticut’s bus and train systems were never shut down as a result of the pandemic, unfortunately many local businesses and organizations had no other option than to pause or curtail their operations,” Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Joe Giulietti said. “This fare-free bus service will allow people to get to many of the state’s great destinations that are served by CTtransit and local transit district bus routes. By using Weekend Wheels, residents can visit museums, get to the beach, attend baseball games, shop in local stores, and patronize local restaurants and breweries. This connection is crucial in jumpstarting our economy that was impacted by the virus. We can also reconnect families and friends who have been forced apart due to the pandemic.”

Passengers are still required to cover their mouths and noses with a mask or face covering while on all buses, in adherence with the recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says that everyone must continue wearing masks on public transportation whether or not they have been vaccinated, as well as federal requirement from the Transportation Security Administration. Passengers should continue practicing social distancing on all buses, at stops, and while entering and exiting the bus. They should also not use public transportation if they feel sick. Enhanced cleaning protocols as recommended by the CDC are still being utilized on all buses in Connecticut for the foreseeable future.

To learn more about routes and destinations offered by CTtransit, visit CTtransit.com.

For information about local bus operations, visit CTrides.com or call CTrides during weekday business hours from 8AM to 5PM at 877-287-4337. A directory of local bus operators in Connecticut is also available on the Department of Transportation website.

Private intercity bus routes are not eligible for the fare-free weekend service.

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Politics Wed, 26 May 2021 10:11:24 -0400