Redding's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/redding Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:19:51 -0400 HamletHub.com Amy Schumer inspires show sponsorship at The Ridgefield Playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48582-amy-schumer-inspires-show-sponsorship-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse48582-amy-schumer-inspires-show-sponsorship-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48582-amy-schumer-inspires-show-sponsorship-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse48582-amy-schumer-inspires-show-sponsorship-at-the-ridgefield-playhouse

Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director, Amy Schumer returns to the road for the first time in four years and makes a tour stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse for a sold-out show on Friday, September 30.

Her show at The Ridgefield Playhouse, sponsored by FoundHer – Recruiting with Purpose, will be a special opportunity for ticket holders to see her perform in an intimate 500-seat theater.  FoundHer – Recruiting with Purpose is filling the void in the workplace for mothers who are eager to return to work and seeking a work-life balance.

Co-founded by Runa Knapp and Jasmine Silver, they are modernizing the hiring process by connecting talented, professional mothers seeking flexible opportunities, as well as commuters looking for local or flexible new opportunities, with many modern companies who are seeking increased diversity and efficiency on their teams, but lack access to highly experienced candidates outside their core network. FoundHer will be in the lobby prior to the performance, ticket holders are encouraged to stop by their table for more information.  They were inspired by Amy Schumer’s return to the road as a working mother and chose to sponsor her performance. The Ridgefield Playhouse sat down with Runa and Jasmine to find out more about FoundHer.

RPH: FoundHer LLC is sponsoring Amy Schumer’s sold out performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on September 30.  This is Amy’s first time back on the road as a working mother.  How did your own experience with taking a break to focus on motherhood inspire you to create FoundHer?

JASMINE: The intense hours I was working as an attorney in New York City coupled with my husband’s hours which were significantly longer, no paid maternity leave, and no provisions for flexibility upon my return, all factored into my decision to leave the corporate world when I started my family. After I left the corporate world, I vowed to work towards addressing inequities for women in the workplace in my next role. Runa and I co-founded FoundHer in 2019 and in just three years, FoundHer has become an industry leader and one of the few full service recruiting firms in the country focused on female talent and flexible opportunities.

RUNA: My company allowed the flexibility I needed and I spent the last four years at my firm in a part-time capacity. However, between my husband starting a demanding job in New York City which required him to travel frequently and my two young kids in daycare picking up colds/flus throughout most of the winter (peak season for my line of work), I made the decision to leave the consulting firm to focus on my family full-time after my final busy season in 2016. During the break from work, I met Jasmine and realized there was a void in the workplace for mothers like us, who were eager to return to work and seeking a work-life balance. We knew there were countless other talented, professional mothers seeking flexible opportunities and we wanted to help them. We also knew of companies who were seeking to increase diversity and efficiency on their teams so this all led to us forming a white-glove recruiting company.

RPH: What do you think are the biggest hurdles facing working mothers and how does FoundHer help?

Jasmine: 

Working mothers need increased support and equity at home in order to truly succeed equally in the workplace. This goal requires a monumental societal shift in priorities and can’t be solved solely by one company trying to make a difference. However, there are other tangible hurdles that working mothers face, that FoundHer seeks to remedy, including: (1) balancing home and caretaking responsibilities with work, (2) navigating the various layers of workplace flexibility with enhanced communication and logistics, and (3) pushing back against the negative “working mother” stereotypes.

When it comes to balancing home and caretaking responsibilities, FoundHer seeks to work only with companies that value work/life balance and offer its employees some form of flexibility. Our candidates can hopefully feel confident that when working through us, they are matching up with a company that shares their values and recognizes the merit their unique background brings to the team. 

Runa:

As for navigating the various layers of flexibility, including the need for enhanced communication and workplace logistics, FoundHer’s role is twofold:

  1. First, we encourage and facilitate initial, upfront communication and one-on-one or in-person meetings between candidates and employers about the agreed upon work arrangement. This ensures that everybody is on the same page when starting out, nobody feels surprised or blindsided, and new employees feel a sense of connection with their team members and any supervisors or managers.
  2. Second, FoundHer works with its clients to help them implement different forms of flexibility that go beyond traditional work from home or hybrid options, including allowing in-person employees to structure their workday as it makes sense for their schedule, or allowing flexibility for daytime appointments.  

Finally, when it comes to pushing back against the stereotype that working mothers will not work hard or will be too distracted by their children to focus on their job, FoundHer is changing the landscape by working with companies who want to hire mothers because they understand that a diverse viewpoint is an asset to their team. 

Jasmine:

We encourage companies we work with to interview “out of the box” candidates, with the idea that if they want a diverse team they have to be willing to consider candidates who do not have the exact same background as every other employee on their team, including mothers who have taken a career break or who are pivoting from a parallel industry. FoundHer prioritizes working with employers who see the value in this kind of untapped talent and are willing to do a little extra training in order to bring a diverse perspective on board. 

RPH: How has the pandemic changed the landscape for working women?

Jasmine: 

In many industries and companies, the pandemic and its resulting “work from home” revolution actually worked out well, and changed the landscape for working women in a positive way. Employers noticed that employees who were afforded certain kinds of workplace flexibility during the pandemic that they had not had before, were more productive, efficient and happier without having to commute, and achieved more work/life balance in terms of home and family responsibilities. Of course, some employees felt isolated by not seeing coworkers in person or overwhelmed by not having a dedicated work space, and many parents struggled to take care of their home and children without support, while simultaneously working from home. 

While not perfect by any means, I think the global work from home experiment proved that the workplace does NOT have to stay the same as it has for decades in order to be effective. As such, many companies now are continuing remote work indefinitely, or at least implementing a hybrid structure where employees work some days remotely and others in-office. 

Runa:

According to industry experts, many companies are now also investing in a “culture of care” for women that includes hybrid and flexible work models. While public and private sectors need to continue to work towards advancing policies designed to overcome long-standing, unfriendly policies towards women, particularly mothers, in the workplace, the pandemic pushed the movement forward and actually changed the landscape for working women in a positive way.

RPH: How does FoundHer differ from other recruiting agencies?

Runa: 

The caliber of our candidates and our hands-on attention to detail are what make us successful. We have a wide network of highly educated professional candidates, many of whom are not seeking jobs through avenues outside of FoundHer. 57% of our candidates hold an advanced degree, and many of our candidates are working women and mothers returning to the workforce after a brief career break. 

We modernize the hiring process by helping both candidates and companies look beyond job titles and buzz words, and focus on finding the best fit for your team based on skill sets, personality and values. We offer companies experienced candidates outside the typical candidate pool and we help women find career opportunities that align with their passions and priorities. The great news is that we’re growing rapidly because more women are ready to get back into the workforce after taking time off during the pandemic, and are seeking out our services as their go-to recruiting firm.

RPH: What do you see for future generations of women in the workforce?

Jasmine: 

Flexibility and inclusion! Fingers crossed that in the future, flexibility and the conscious inclusion of women are the workplace norm rather than novel concepts, as both are crucial to an organization’s long term success. We are very encouraged by the effort we see so many companies making now to ensure that these concepts are a reality in their workplace. Whether it’s offering a local satellite office space to an employee, work from home or hybrid opportunities, or even creating more part-time or flexible senior level roles, companies are now realizing that if they want to attract top talent and elevate their companies above the rest, offering employees this necessary flexibility and encouraging diversity of thought is the way to adapt to the changing world.

Are you interested in sponsoring a performance at The Ridgefield Playhouse? Visit our website for more information!

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kerry@ducey.org (Ridgefield Playhouse) Events Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:53:40 -0400
Minks to Sinks Fall Sale Kicks Off Saturday, October 1! https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48529-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-148529-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48529-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-148529-mark-your-calendars-minks-to-sinks-fall-sale-kicks-off-saturday-october-1

#MinkstoSinks, the epic tag sale thousands of donors, consignors, collectors, and bargain-hunters wait for each year, is happening October 1-3 at 395 Danbury Road in Wilton.
 
Thousands of items from children’s toys to clothing, furniture to housewares, will be on sale in Wilton during the twice-yearly Minks to Sinks sale. Proceeds benefit Family & Children’s Agency (FCA), a Norwalk-based nonprofit providing social services for children, families, adults, and seniors.
 
SALE DATES
Saturday, October 1, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, October 2, 12pm - 4pm (bargain day - half off everything!)
Monday, October 3, 9am - 11:30am (bargain day - half off everything!)
 
Consigning & Donating
Extended Wednesday hours!
Tuesday, September 27, 10am - 2pm
Wednesday, September 28 10am - 2pm & 4pm - 7pm
Thursday, April 28, 10am - 2pm
 
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kerry@ducey.org (y Family & Children's Agency) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:23:00 -0400
Ribbon Cutting Planned for October 1 to Celebrate Redding's New Tennis Courts, Playground and Pavilion https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/places/48580-ribbon-cutting-planned-for-october-1-to-celebrate-redding-s-new-tennis-courts-playground-and-pavilion48580-ribbon-cutting-planned-for-october-1-to-celebrate-redding-s-new-tennis-courts-playground-and-pavilion https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/places/48580-ribbon-cutting-planned-for-october-1-to-celebrate-redding-s-new-tennis-courts-playground-and-pavilion48580-ribbon-cutting-planned-for-october-1-to-celebrate-redding-s-new-tennis-courts-playground-and-pavilion

Ribbon Cuttings Planned for Saturday, October 1 at 10:00am

Three new facilities opened in Redding this last year. It is time to formally cut some ribbons!

We are so proud of our new Tennis Courts, Playground and Pavilion at RCC. 

Park in the RCC lot and walk up to the courts for the start of our ribbon cutting ceremonies. We will walk to the playground and then to the Pavilion where we will have some entertainment and light refreshments. 

Learn more by contacting Redding Park and Recreation via phone (203) 938-2551 or online www.townofreddingct.org 

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kerry@ducey.org (Redding Park and Recreation) Places Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:55:26 -0400
FC Buzz Weekend of Arts and Culture September 23-25 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48581-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-september-23-2548581-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-september-23-25 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48581-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-september-23-2548581-fc-buzz-weekend-of-arts-and-culture-september-23-25

FC Buzz Weekend September 23-25

HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across the 15 towns in our region of coastal Fairfield County and each Wednesday issues our free E-Buzz newsletter with a selection of the hundreds of events posted to our website by our members.

Summer 2022 is officially in the books, and it’s time to feel all those Fall Arts and Culture vibes. Theatre, drive-ins, dance, comedy, music, art, and even an historic walking tour all on tap for you. Best of luck picking and choosing. We don’t envy you!

nora chipaumire “Nehanda” at Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield

Friday, Sept 23, 6:00 pm

Experience an immersive, participatory spectacle where participants collectively perform and investigate the process of law-making and its crucial role in the European colonial project. This operatic, movement-based theater performance is conceived as an African opera. Choreographer chipaumire’s latest work investigates the legend of Nehanda, a powerful Zimbabwean spirit, venerated by the Shona people, who inhabits only women. Nehanda offers a legal and philosophical defence for these first historic heroes of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, with a libretto based on the infamous court case “The Queen [Victoria] vs. Nehanda” (1898). 

John Craigie at FTC’s StageOne, Fairfield

Friday, Sept 23, 7:45 pm 

Enjoy clever observations and humorous stories with a score of smoked-out soul, tender folk, and American songbook eloquence. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and clever off-the-cuff observations, the witty John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic folk singers like John Prine and Arlo Guthrie, while blazing a trail of his own. 

“THIS IS US” at The Bijou Theatre, Bridgeport

Friday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm

Celebrates Hispanic American musicians with WPKN’s Luis Luna and Marisol Herrera as emcees of a concert for the ages. The line up includes Peruvian singer/songwriter Ricardo Paredes; Proyecto Cimarron Folkloric Ensemble, a Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance performance group based in New Haven; and Rick Reyes with his band that brings together Rock, Puerto Rican roots, Caribbean rhythms and global influences to formulate a sound that is both cross-cultural, highly danceable, and hypnotically magnetic.

Drive-In Concert: “Pour Some 80s on Me” at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Friday, Sept 23, 8:00 pm

Turn back the clock with a ‘totally tubular’ band that’s stoked to take you back to the sights, sounds and radical vibe of the 1980s. Each car receives 2 parking spaces - one for your car and the other for your chairs. Parking spaces are first come first served.

Tito Nieves Y Daniela Darcourt at The Palace Theatre, Stamford

Friday, Sept 23, 8:30 pm

Don’t miss two hot singers on their Tour USA "Por Fin Juntos." Nieves was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and he began his career while participating in Orquesta Cimarrón, a group originally from New York. He is known for his hits such as "El Amor Más Bonito", "Sonámbulo", and the English salsa hit, "I Like It Like That." Darcourt is one of the promising voices of the salsa genre and she has received Heat Award nominations for “Revelation Artist” and “Best South Artist.” 

“THE FANTASTICKS” at Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, New Canaan

Friday, Sept 23 and Saturday, Sept 24, 8:00 pm and Sunday, Sept 25, 2:00 pm

The world's longest running Off-Broadway musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is here! It’s the allegorical story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Music provided by piano and harp on stage with songs you will know and love, including "Try to Remember" and "Soon it's Gonna Rain." This production is a joint venture between Connecticut Playmakers and Town Players of New Canaan. Directed by Michele Grace with Chris Coogan as Musical Director. The show runs next weekend too!

Norwalk Symphony’s ‘Dancing Around the World’ at Norwalk City Hall

Saturday, Sept 24, 7:30 pm 

The Symphony opens its 83rd season along with two local dance companies by presenting Ginastera's Estancia; Chen Yi's Romance and Dance for Strings; Daniel Bernard Romain's Hip-Hop Essay with members of the East Coast Contemporary Ballet, and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, with sections performed by members of the New England Academy of Dance. It promises to be a lively evening and may have you dancing in your seats!

A Tour and Taste of Wall Street in Historic Norwalk

Sunday, Sept 25, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Norwalk is the place to be as Norwalk Preservation Trust takes you on a two-hour architectural and historical walking tour of the Wall Street Historic District in. The experience includes a one-hour, festive tasting reception featuring the best of local restaurants at the Wall Street Theatre. Explore the past, present, and future of this vital, central district, in its architecture and in its history. 

“Stamford Entertainment 150 Years” at Stamford History Center

Sunday, Sept 25, 1:30 - 4:30 pm 

Celebrate the official opening of the history center with a new exhibition featuring a nostalgic collection of photographs, programs, memorabilia, posters and artifacts related to theater, film and other performing arts. This exhibit tells the rich history of Stamford’s public entertainment from the first mention of travelling shows and bands in the Stamford Advocate to the present. On view through June 2023.

“Seeing Beyond: The Works and Vision of H.G. Wells” at The Ridgefield Library 

Sunday, Sept 25, 2:00 pm 

This special lecture by the senior associate dean of Yale College, Dr. Mark Schenker, is the first event in the Library’s 2022 Scholarly Series. Dr. Schenker will discuss Well's prominence as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web.

Community Sing with Nick Page at First Church Congregational, Fairfield

Sunday, Sept 25, 4:00 pm 

Performers AND audience raise voices together and experience the joy of folk songs, spirituals, work songs, protest songs, and hymns. It’s a family-friendly event led by Nick Page, a Boston-based composer, conductor, author and song leader. Page works with children who have an inborn love of singing and he works with adults, many of whom have lost their love of singing a long time ago. His teacher workshops foster creativity and compassion, making the emotions come alive. 

Demetri Martin’s “I Feel Funny Tour” at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Sunday, Sept 25, 7:30 - 9:30 pm 

If you’re feeling like you need a good belly laugh (who doesn’t?), this show is for you! Demetri is best known for his comedy specials including his most recent for Netflix The Overthinker, and his Comedy Central series Important Things with Demetri Martin. He won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show. At the Melbourne International Comedy festival, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award.

See these and discover hundreds more events on our FC Buzz-Events page at https://culturalalliancefc.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Lorie Lewis) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:49:42 -0400
First Church 40th Annual Artisan Fair Tomorrow! https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48573-first-church-40th-annual-artisan-fair-on-saturday48573-first-church-40th-annual-artisan-fair-on-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48573-first-church-40th-annual-artisan-fair-on-saturday48573-first-church-40th-annual-artisan-fair-on-saturday

First Church 40th Annual Artisan Fair in Redding tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, 2022!  

Since 1982, First Church has put its best foot forward to provide our community with an event to welcome in the fall season. We hope to do the same this year. Enjoy a piece of fresh-baked apple pie or a cup of Congregational soup poured out straight from the kettle.
 
Purchase pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks while listening to area bands play familiar tunes. Stroll with your cotton candy or popcorn as you admire the works of more than 40 artisans and take home your favorite pieces. Or sit and relax while you eat a delicious grilled burger, hot dog, sausage & pepper, fries, or veggie burger served up to order along with a cold drink by our Fellowship Committee.
 
Our world class tag sale will be back.  People love this huge tag sale in our fellowship hall.  In addition we have an incredible Jewelry Boutique, featuring many unique jewelry pieces along with an eclectic collection of scarves, hats, etc., which will also open early.
 
Follow the below links to learn more about our tag sale or participating as an Artisan Exhibitor:
 
 
PARKING  for the Fair is available at the Redding Elementary School at 33 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06896. A convenient shuttle bus (2 minute ride) will take you to the Fair on the Church grounds.
 
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
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kerry@ducey.org (First Church) Events Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:33:00 -0400
Town of Redding News and Calendar of Events September 23-October 1, 2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48579-town-of-redding-news-and-calendar-of-events-september-23-october-1-202248579-town-of-redding-news-and-calendar-of-events-september-23-october-1-2022 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48579-town-of-redding-news-and-calendar-of-events-september-23-october-1-202248579-town-of-redding-news-and-calendar-of-events-september-23-october-1-2022

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 24, 2022 – First Church of Christ Congregational Artisan Fair

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - The Ridge Cemetery Monument Preservation Masterclass

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. New Pond Farm Harvest Festival-Science & Nature Day

COVID Booster Shots and Seasonal Flu Clinics

New Pond Farm Education Center Fall 2022 Calendar

Notices/Announcements

Employment Opportunities

Sanitarian/Environmental Health Officer

Transfer and Recycling Center Coordinator

Mark Twain Library

Upcoming events at the Library

Heritage Center

Clinics and New Fitness Classes

Legal Notices

Assessor Legal Notice re Exemptions, Declaration of Personal Property and Farm-Forest-Open Space Classification

Recycling Center and Transfer Station

Annual Municipal Waste Permit Available for Sale at Recycling Center/Transfer Station

Updated Fee Schedule for Recycling and Transfer Station

Registrar of Voters

Message from Registrars re Voting and November Election

Town Clerk

Absentee Ballot Information for November 8, 2022 State Election

Calendar of Events and Meetings

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 a.m. at 5 Main Street

- Conservation Commission Site Inspection 9:30 a.m. at 50 Seventy Acre Road

– Conservation Commission Site Inspection

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

– Planning Commission-CANCELLED 7:30 P.M. at West Redding Firehouse-Redding Fire District No. 2 Commissioners Meeting

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 5:00 p.m. at 65 Sunset Hill Road

- Conservation Commission Site Inspection 5:30 p.m. at 440 Black Rock Turnpike

– Conservation Commission Site Inspection 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall

– Zoning Commission

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:00 a.m. via Zoom

– ER9 BOE Policy Committee 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Redding Community Center

-COVID Booster Shots Clinic

Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Redding Community Center

-COVID Booster Shots Clinic

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of Redding ) Events Thu, 22 Sep 2022 15:27:52 -0400
DEEP Announces Opening Days of Fall Hunting Seasons https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/life/48576-deep-announces-opening-days-of-fall-hunting-seasons48576-deep-announces-opening-days-of-fall-hunting-seasons https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/life/48576-deep-announces-opening-days-of-fall-hunting-seasons48576-deep-announces-opening-days-of-fall-hunting-seasons

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced the Opening Days of turkey and small game hunting seasons. A variety of hunting seasons are available each fall.

Their opening dates are:

  • The firearms turkey season opens on Saturday, October 1, 2022, and continues through October 31, 2022.

  • The Pheasant and Rabbit hunting seasons open at a ½-hour before sunrise on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

  • A variety of migratory bird hunting seasons are open on different dates. The 2022-2023 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide contains specific details (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/Connecticut-Migratory-Bird-Hunting-Guide).

  • Firearms deer hunting season begins Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Peak hunting occurs during early morning and late afternoon, primarily from mid-October through mid-December. Specific season details are on the DEEP website at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/2022-Connecticut-Hunting-and-Trapping-Guide

New Hunters: Those new to hunting or who are interested in learning more about hunting should refer to the Hunting Roadmap on the DEEP website at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/Roadmaps/Hunting-Roadmap. New hunters are required to complete a Hunter Safety course. For more information about Connecticut's Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program, visit https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/CEFS/Conservation-Education-Firearms-Safety-Program.

“Hunter Highlights”: Hunting is a great outdoor activity that provides participants the opportunity to obtain locally sourced, sustainable food. Looking for recipes, how to sign up for a hunter safety course, or other information for both new and seasoned hunters? Sign up for the DEEP Wildlife Division’s quarterly electronic newsletter, “Hunter Highlights,” at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP-Hunter-Highlights

Junior Hunter Training Days: Junior hunters have the opportunity to hunt on special designated days for pheasants (October 8, 2022), waterfowl (October 1 and November 5, 2022), and deer (November 5-12, 2022, excluding Sunday). The Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) Program and several Connecticut sportsmen's clubs will again offer mentored junior pheasant hunts in 2022 on Junior Pheasant Hunter Training Day (October 8, 2022) and additional dates in the fall. These events are held free of charge for hunters between 12 and 15 years of age. At each event, participants will be coached on shooting clay targets on the trap or skeet field prior to participating in the hunt. Mentored hunts are staffed with Certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructors and experienced hunters, along with a well-trained bird dog and its handler. Youth participants (ages 12 to 15) must possess a 2022 junior hunting license and 2022 Connecticut Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp and complete a 2022 Junior Pheasant Hunt Day Application. Submit applications to DEEP.Franklinwildlife@ct.gov. Upcoming mentored hunts are listed on DEEP’s Hunter Registration System at https://he.aspirafocus.com/huntersafety/Account/Register?controllingSpc=9. In addition, “Hunt on Your Own Pheasant Hunts” are scheduled for Junior Pheasant Hunter Training Day on October 8 at several state areas. More information is available at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP-Junior-Hunting.

The Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamp is required to hunt all upland game birds (pheasants, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, chukar and Hungarian partridges, and quail), and replaces the pheasant stamp and all wild turkey permits. The stamp costs $28 for resident and non-resident adults and $14 for Connecticut hunters ages 12 to 17. All revenues from the sale of Resident Game Bird Conservation Stamps are deposited into a dedicated, non-lapsing account to use exclusively for game birds and their habitat.

Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp: The Connecticut Duck Stamp has been merged with the HIP permit into a single Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp, which costs $17 ($9 for resident 12 - 17-year-olds). It is required for anyone hunting waterfowl, rails, snipe, woodcock, and crows. All proceeds from the Connecticut Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp go into a dedicated account that is used solely for wetland habitat management and acquisition or improving hunter access.

The 2022 Connecticut Hunting and Trapping Guide and the 2022-2023 Migratory Bird Hunting Guide, which contain additional information on laws, regulations, and season dates, can be obtained at outdoor equipment vendors, town clerk offices, or on the DEEP website at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEPHunting. Maps denoting many state-owned hunting areas and most permit-required hunting areas also may be obtained from the DEEP website at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP-Public-Hunting-Areas

2022 hunting licenses, permits, and stamps can be purchased directly online at https://portal.ct.gov/CTOutdoorLicenses or at one of the many participating town halls or outdoor equipment retailers.

Pheasant Hunting

The permit-based Saturday program will continue at ONLY Durham Meadows Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Naugatuck State Forest (Hunter’s Mountain Block), Simsbury WMA, and Skiff Mountain WMA from October 15 - November 12. Areas will be stocked on Saturday morning and prior to each hunting group. All hunters wishing to use these areas on Saturdays before 3:30 p.m. must have a Saturday permit (or be a junior hunter accompanying a permitted hunter) and will only be able to be present during the specified time on the daily permit. Saturday permits for these areas will only become available on the Online Outdoor Licensing System the Monday preceding the Saturday hunts starting at 7:00 AM. Please check the Pheasant Hunting webpage (https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Hunting/Pheasant-Hunting) frequently as last-minute changes may occur. This webpage also contains additional details, such as area allocations and an updated listing of all major pheasant stocking areas.

Wear Fluorescent Orange: During the period September 1 through the last day of February, hunters (with some exceptions; see the current hunting guide for details) are required to wear at least 400 square inches of fluorescent orange clothing above the waist and visible from all sides. An orange hat, in addition to a coat or vest, is strongly recommended. All outdoor users are encouraged to wear fluorescent orange clothing or a hat while visiting state forests, wildlife management areas, and other public properties where hunting is known to occur (check the DEEP website for information on hunting areas).

Hunters: Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes and Be Aware of “Hazard Trees”– The State Mosquito Management Program has warned Connecticut residents about the risk of infection by West Nile virus (WNV) this season. Residents are being advised to take proper precautions against mosquito bites and to avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn. Precautions include applying insect repellent and covering bare skin.

Several years of storms, drought, and insect infestations have severely damaged a significant number of Connecticut’s trees. A "hazard tree" has a structural defect that makes it likely to fail in whole or in part. Such a tree can fall without warning!

Follow these guidelines to manage risks associated with hazard trees:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid dense patches of dead or distressed trees.

  • Be particularly watchful when it is windy or when branches are covered with snow.

  • Look up while on trails.

  • Avoid parking, picnicking, camping, hiking, and hunting in areas where dead trees or dead limbs could fall.

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kerry@ducey.org (CT DEEP) Life Wed, 21 Sep 2022 12:41:58 -0400
Woodcock Nature Center's Where the Wild Things Run on Sunday, October 16 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48574-woodcock-nature-center-s-where-the-wild-things-run-on-sunday-october-1648574-woodcock-nature-center-s-where-the-wild-things-run-on-sunday-october-16 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/events/48574-woodcock-nature-center-s-where-the-wild-things-run-on-sunday-october-1648574-woodcock-nature-center-s-where-the-wild-things-run-on-sunday-october-16

Where the Wild Things Run 5K & Kids Fun Run on Sunday, October 16 beginning at 9:30 am

Woodcock Nature Center welcomes runners, hikers and walkers of all ages at its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K and Kids Fun Run.

For several decades, this event has highlighted Woodcock’s nearly 5 miles of publicly accessible trails and raised money for the center’s educational programs. You can even become a fundraiser and promote your run to friends and family to increase your impact.

5K registration is $40. Fun run is $25. Registration required.

Click HERE to register.

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kerry@ducey.org (Woodcock Nature Center) Events Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:57:00 -0400
Campus neighbor fulfills dream to attend WCSU https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48577-campus-neighbor-fulfills-dream-to-attend-wcsu48577-campus-neighbor-fulfills-dream-to-attend-wcsu https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48577-campus-neighbor-fulfills-dream-to-attend-wcsu48577-campus-neighbor-fulfills-dream-to-attend-wcsu

Campus ‘neighbor’ fulfills dream to attend WCSU

At age 11, Adamaris Loja, her father and sisters moved to Danbury from Ecuador after the untimely death of her mother. From her Osborne Street home, Loja was able to see and hear the hustle and bustle taking place at her neighbor, Western Connecticut State University’s Midtown campus. Being part of that community one day became a dream for the young girl adjusting to her new life.

“When I moved here, I needed to learn a new language, understand a new culture and make new friends,” Loja said. “Between those challenges and the loss of my mother, I became very introverted; but at Rogers Park Middle School, I had amazing teachers who supported me and taught me English.”

Loja went to Danbury High School, where she excelled at her studies with a 3.8 GPA and discovered her love of computers. When she graduated, she decided to fulfill her general education requirements at Naugatuck Valley Community College in order to continue to save money from her two part-time jobs to eventually transfer to WCSU. After a successful semester at NVCC, Loja had to pause her education due to family obligations.

During the spring and summer of 2022, Loja worked long hours at three jobs to save additional funds so that she would be able to focus on her studies once the fall semester started. She saw an advertisement for the American Dream Awards Scholarship sponsored by the American Dream Foundation created by Tribuna magazine and with encouragement from friends and family, decided to apply. The $3,000 scholarship, funded by Union Savings Bank, is awarded to an individual 16 years or older who is an immigrant or a child of immigrants living in the Fairfield County area, who has faced many challenges on their journey to achieve their American Dream.

“I had already applied to WCSU as a Management Information Systems major and was going to try to make it work without the scholarship, but when they called me over the summer to tell me I had won, I was crying with excitement,” Loja said. “Most of the students at Danbury High School apply because so many are immigrants or first-generation students, so there was a lot of competition.”

Coming back to college has been a big achievement, Loja said. “Mental health has had a very big impact on my family, and I felt like a failure when I didn’t finish what I started at NVCC. I love school, learning, homework — I’m a nerd — and now I’m encouraged and finally proud of myself. Losing my mom and having to help my family are no excuse for not finishing. My dad tells me he’s proud of me every day and he has supported me through everything. I just want to make him proud for all the sacrifices he’s made for me and my sisters.”

On her first day of classes, Loja’s boyfriend, a 2022 WCSU graduate, escorted her to each of her classes so she wouldn’t have to struggle to find her way around the campus she grew up next to. Loja said finally being able to attend her “neighbor” university has fulfilled her childhood dream. She’s a commuter student who literally walks across the street to school.

“It’s perfect for me,” she said. “The professors have been really good to me. I know after this, my life is going to change.”

For more information, contact WCSU Public Relations at pr@wcsu.edu

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kerry@ducey.org (WCSU) Neighbors Tue, 20 Sep 2022 12:36:59 -0400
2022 Newtown Yoga Festival on October 15 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48572-2022-newtown-yoga-festival-on-october-1548572-2022-newtown-yoga-festival-on-october-15 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48572-2022-newtown-yoga-festival-on-october-1548572-2022-newtown-yoga-festival-on-october-15

Newtown Yoga Festival is Saturday, October 15 from 9am to 4pm! 

Purchase tickets NOW and save $10! 

The Newtown Yoga Festival has been designed to promote positive well-being, health and community. This year's theme and focus is “cultivating community.”
 
Yoga, mindfulness and music are tools for raising the vibration of love in our body, breath and brain as well as our community and in the world.
 
Please join us for a heart-opening, vibration-raising experience that will revive your spirit, enrich your practice and activate the power of community in your life!
 
The Newtown Festival will offer:
• Vinyasa
• Yin Restorative
• Ashtanga
• Chair
• Kundalini
• Paddle Board
• LYT
• Sound Bath
 
Tickets pre-sale are $40 and $50 at the door.
 
Register HERE.
 
Don't miss out on this incredible day of all things Yoga!
 
Visit our website for more information and details as they are available!
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kerry@ducey.org (Newtown Community Center) Neighbors Tue, 20 Sep 2022 08:46:41 -0400
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 30 Years on Thursday, Guests Invited to Sign a Stud! https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/charities/48569-housatonic-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-30-years-on-thursday-guests-invited-to-sign-a-stud48569-housatonic-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-30-years-on-thursday-guests-invited-to-sign-a-stud https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/charities/48569-housatonic-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-30-years-on-thursday-guests-invited-to-sign-a-stud48569-housatonic-habitat-for-humanity-celebrates-30-years-on-thursday-guests-invited-to-sign-a-stud

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is excited for the organization’s first annual Blueprints and Blue Jeans event which will take place this Thursday, September 22 at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. The fundraiser will celebrate 30 years of building homes, communities and hope in the Western Connecticut area and will honor longtime Habitat supporter, John Patrick. 

Below are 7 facts (you might not know) about Habitat and a special way guests will "leave their mark" during the celebration on Thursday:

Sign a Stud

During the fundraising event, attendees will have an opportunity to "Sign a Stud". "Our volunteers have constructed a small frame of a house, which will be displayed at Lounsbury for all to see -- and SIGN. Guests are encouraged to leave messages of hope and encouragement to Habitat homeowners on the boards, which will ultimately be used for our new home builds, to be started later this fall," explains Housatonic Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Diana Arfine. 
 
The attire for the event is “casual country Connecticut.” Tickets are $125 each, groups of 10 are $1000. 
 
Visit HousatonicHabitat.org or HousatonicHFH.givesmart.com to purchase tickets or donate.

7 Interesting Facts about Habitat

FACT #1

Habitat offers a hand UP, not a hand OUT

Habitat for Humanity does not GIVE homes away. Our homeowners are hardworking members of the community who must qualify for their mortgage and work alongside Habitat volunteers in building or renovating their homes.

FACT #2

You don’t need to swing a hammer to help.

While we do need volunteers to help build or renovate our homes, there are many other volunteer opportunities available. Workers can help at our two ReStore locations sorting donations and styling the showrooms. We also need office or marketing assistance and help at our “Wrapping at the Mall” fundraiser each holiday season.

FACT #3

Back to school!

Habitat Homeowners are required to take 50 hours of financial education courses, providing them with tools on how to be successful and responsible homeowners. They are taught tips on everything from credit repair to budgeting to estate planning. Our volunteer financial advisors offer ongoing one-on-one mentoring even after the homes have been purchased.

FACT #4

We’re BIG into recycling.

Habitat ReStores sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help to build homes and fund home repairs in our community. Donations are always needed!

FACT #5

We wear many (hard) hats.

In addition to building new houses, our “Brush with Kindness” program offers free home repairs to seniors and veterans living on fixed incomes, and our first-time homebuyer workshops are open to anyone in the community.

FACT #6

New York City Connection

Every year since 2007, lumber milled from the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been given to Habitat for Humanity and used to help a family build their Habitat house. Company employees from Rockefeller Center build alongside the family. 

FACT #7

It Wasn’t Jimmy Carter

Contrary to popular belief, while former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been a longtime Habitat volunteer, he didn’t start the organization. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Georgia. The Carters have been avid supporters since 1984, helping to build or renovate 3944 Habitat homes in 14 countries.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Charities Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:37:49 -0400
Guys and Dolls at ACT of CT, Meet the Local Stars: Val Moranto https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48564-guys-and-dolls-at-act-of-ct-meet-the-local-stars-val-moranto48564-guys-and-dolls-at-act-of-ct-meet-the-local-stars-val-moranto https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48564-guys-and-dolls-at-act-of-ct-meet-the-local-stars-val-moranto48564-guys-and-dolls-at-act-of-ct-meet-the-local-stars-val-moranto

From Connecticut to NYC and Back Again!

There are so many incredibly talented actors working on Broadway, on National Tours, and at some of the most prestigious regional theaters across the country. And many of these accomplished performers hail right from our area! Connecticut has always been a hotbed of talent, and so it is no wonder that, when thumbing through a Broadway Playbill, many cast members give a shout-out to their Connecticut hometowns!

Ridgefield’s ACT of CT is entering its 5th season this fall and has achieved incredible success since opening its doors in 2018 (including a Grammy Nomination for its cast album of Stephen Schwartz’s SNAPSHOTS!).

Actors with multiple Broadway credits jump at the opportunity to be cast in an ACT of CT production. The theater's productions are always nothing less than Broadway caliber, and it is no wonder that any ACT of CT cast list reads like a regular “who’s who” on Broadway. And, not surprisingly, a handful of these wildly talented performers are Connecticut born and bred!  

ACT of CT’s upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS runs from Oct 27 through Nov 20 and stars some unbelievable Broadway talent - like Donna Vivino from Broadway’s WICKED, and Phil Sloves from Broadway’s SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.

The show is directed by Daniel C. Levine (from Broadway’s LES MISERABLES, MAMMA MIA, CHICAGO, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and ROCKY HORROR SHOW), choreographed by Sara Brians (from Broadway’s MATILDA and BILLY ELLIOTT), and music supervised by Bryan Perri (from Broadway’s WICKED, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and ALMOST FAMOUS). Featured in the production are 24 of the most talented actors (literally at the top of their game), some of whom are Connecticut natives and residents who are returning “home” to be a part of this remarkable production. 

Meet Matt Faucher, Michael Boland, Michael McGuirk, Val Moranto, and Richard Westfahl: all professional and successful actors (some with Broadway credits) who will be on stage in Ridgefield at ACT of CT performing in their upcoming musical, GUYS AND DOLLS!

In the coming weeks, right here on HamletHub, we will each of these incredible actors!

Meet Val Moranto

Q: What is your connection to Connecticut?

A: I moved to Connecticut full-time (with my husband) from NYC in 2011. I had lived in NYC for 12 years before that. We bought a house in 2007 and lived in both CT and NYC for four years as I couldn’t think of committing to leaving NYC and moving to the beautiful woods of North Guilford. But now being here full time for 11 years, I love it! It is truly the best of both worlds living/working in CT and still doing lots of TV/Film work in NYC!

Q: Why are regional theaters (like ACT of CT) so very important?

A: Regional theatres like ACT of CT are super important because they bring Broadway-caliber productions to their communities for those who cannot get out to see shows on Broadway or in other larger cities. ACT of CT gives so much back to the beautiful community of Ridgefield and receives so much love and support from that community in return!

Q: You have worked in so many productions at so many theaters across the country. This will be your third show at ACT of CT. What is it about ACT of CT that keeps you wanting to return?

A: With one Broadway show and two Broadway National tours on my checklist, plus the various regional theatres I’ve worked at, ACT of CT has been one of my all-time favorite regional theatres to work at! What truly keeps me coming back are so many factors including how well I have been treated by the staff, the gorgeous production values and the true collaboration of the top-notch creative teams while working with their actors!

But the #1 reason for me, personally, is Daniel C. Levine’s brilliant visions and thinking outside the box with his masterfully produced & directed productions. For me, it has meant so much to me for Daniel to see me in so many versatile ways and roles: trusting that I could swing Smokey Joe’s Café and truly capture the various different and fierce women in that show; knowing that for Jesus Christ Superstar, I had a pretty hardcore rock voice to contribute but could also execute a strong-featured character like the Female Authority Figure; and then to turn around and give this Gospel, Soul Singing, R&B girl a chance to be in my 1st classic show like Guys and Dolls! He has given me opportunities that no one else would necessarily take a chance on. I feel like it is a nurturing environment in which to create and play and take risks and for that, I couldn’t be more thankful.

Working & creating at ACT of CT truly feels like my home away from home!

Visit ACT of CT 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:42:45 -0400
Ancona's Flash Sale Monday: Combe Au Mas Rouge - autumn bliss for $15.99! https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/life/48566-ancona-s-flash-sale-monday-combe-au-mas-rouge-autumn-bliss-for-15-9948566-ancona-s-flash-sale-monday-combe-au-mas-rouge-autumn-bliss-for-15-99 https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/life/48566-ancona-s-flash-sale-monday-combe-au-mas-rouge-autumn-bliss-for-15-9948566-ancona-s-flash-sale-monday-combe-au-mas-rouge-autumn-bliss-for-15-99

Ancona's Flash Sale Monday: Domaine de la Combe Au Mas Rigaou Rouge

I know I'm not alone in saying that I love this time of year. It is so invigorating when the air gets crisp and the leaves start to change color. It's this sense of "pure autumnal bliss" that is also found in the wine we are presenting today. 
You have 24 hours to shop it, once the 24 hours pass, the offer is gone!

Regular Price $19.99

Flash Sale Price: $15.99 regardless of quantity

Buy it NOW!

Codey's tasting notes:

Although I knew it would be good, the Combe Au Mas Rouge has seriously exceeded expectations--what an incredibly pleasurable glass of red wine. On the nose: creamy black cherries, black olives, wood smoke, black tea, and fresh jam rise from the glass. On the palate it is mouth-coating, fine-grained, and textural. A medium-plus bodied frame offers layer upon layer of more black creamy fruit counterpointed by savory nuances of white pepper, garrigue, and warm spices. All the trappings of pure autumnal bliss. Grenache 80%, Carignan 20% (40 year old vines). 13.5%.

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kerry@ducey.org (Matt Wallman, Wine Specialist) Life Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:55:13 -0400
Sandy Hook Promise launches Start with Hello Week https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48567-sandy-hook-promise-launches-start-with-hello-week48567-sandy-hook-promise-launches-start-with-hello-week https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/neighbors/48567-sandy-hook-promise-launches-start-with-hello-week48567-sandy-hook-promise-launches-start-with-hello-week

Sandy Hook Promise partners with students and educators to create more inclusive school environments

Today, Sandy Hook Promise launches Start with Hello Week (September 19-23, 2022), a national call to action to help address social isolation and create more inclusive and connected school environments. Events are happening in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country, largely driven by youth in more than 4,000 SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs.

Open to any school, Start with Hello Week focuses on creating a culture of kindness and belonging through Start with Hello, a no-cost program that teaches students how to look for the signs of social isolation and reach out to help.

More than two million students will be joining in Start with Hello Week. Sandy Hook Promise provides resources to make participation as easy as possible, including:

  • A planning guide for schools and students;
  • The age-appropriate Start with Hello training videos and/or slides for grades K–12; and
  • Access to lesson plans and activities.

“Students are the eyes and ears of their schools,” said Nicole Hockley, co-founder and CEO of Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. “Start with Hello Week focuses on empowering students to create a more connected school community for everyone, an important component of violence prevention.”

Knowing the warning signs and how to get help to prevent violence has been proven to work. According to an analysis of every major school shooting by the U.S. Secret Service, in almost every case, students observed warning signs before an act of violence took place. They concluded that recognizing concerning behaviors is essential to prevention. Bullying and social isolation are among those signsStart with Hello Week encourages students to have empathy for others, helping to reduce social isolation and directly address bullying.

“If we take proactive steps, we can save countless lives,” said Hockley, whose son Dylan was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. “School shootings are preventable when we teach our kids to look out for one another and take action to help.”

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kerry@ducey.org (Loretta Kane) Neighbors Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:49:55 -0400
Redding to receive $203,856 in state funding for installation of walking and fitness path https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/politics/48568-brookfield-to-receive-500-000-in-state-funding-for-for-the-extension-of-the-brookfield-market-area-sewer-system48568-brookfield-to-receive-500-000-in-state-funding-for-for-the-extension-of-the-brookfield-market-area-sewer-system https://news.hamlethub.com/redding/politics/48568-brookfield-to-receive-500-000-in-state-funding-for-for-the-extension-of-the-brookfield-market-area-sewer-system48568-brookfield-to-receive-500-000-in-state-funding-for-for-the-extension-of-the-brookfield-market-area-sewer-system

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is approving $31.3 million in state grants for 77 small towns in Connecticut to complete a wide variety of infrastructure improvements, such as road safety reconstruction projects, sewer and drainage upgrades, sidewalk and pedestrian safety enhancements, and other kinds of capital improvement projects.

The grants are provided through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), a state program managed by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) that delivers grants to small towns for economic development, community conservation, and quality-of-life capital projects.

“Our small towns are part of what makes Connecticut such a great place to live and work, and by partnering with them on these grants, the state can help get these infrastructure projects completed so these towns can continue to thrive, remain competitive, attract businesses, and improve the quality of life for our residents,” Governor Lamont said.

Towns seeking funding under this round of STEAP grants were required to submit applications to the state by August 15, 2022, and will soon receive official award notification and instructions from OPM. Funding to support these grants was approved at the March 31, 2022, meeting of the State Bond Commission, a group that Governor Lamont leads as chairperson.

The grants awarded in this round include:

  • Andover: $275,000 in state funding is approved for the Andover Municipal Parking Hub. This will be matched by $75,000 from the town.
  • Ashford: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Southworth Drive and Pompey Road. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Avon: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the rehabilitation of the Route 44 Sanitary Sewer Pump Station. This will be matched by $130,000 from the town.
  • Barkhamsted: $335,845 in state funding is approved for the extension of water lines from Winsted into Barkhamsted. This will be matched by $81,460 from the town.
  • Beacon Falls: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a road improvement project at Church Street. This will be matched by $580,000 from the town.
  • Berlin: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the creation of the Berlin Steel Boulevard Park. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Bethany: $404,696 in state funding is approved for road improvements that will ensure access to essential facilities and roads. This will be matched by $101,174 from the town.
  • Bethlehem: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction and replacement of the tennis court in the recreation area of the town hall. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Branford: $500,000 in state funding is approved for repairs and enhancements to the Branford Town Green. This will be matched by $170,000 from the town.
  • Bridgewater: $107,750 in state funding is approved for repairs and improvements to two municipal buildings. This will be matched by $28,000 from the town.
  • Brookfield: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the extension of the Brookfield Market Area Sewer System. This will be matched by $313,696.75 from the town.
  • Brooklyn: $299,038.28 in state funding is approved for the Tatnic Road drainage improvement project. This will be matched by $55,000 from the town.
  • Burlington: $430,000 in state funding is approved for the extension of sidewalks on Spielman Highway. This will be matched by $107,000 from the town.
  • Canterbury: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the creation of an ADA-accessible boardwalk nature trail at the Hartley Preserve. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Canton: $180,000 in state funding is approved for heating and air conditioning improvements for the town hall auditorium. This will be matched by $45,000 from the town.
  • Cheshire: $290,000 in state funding is approved for phase three of the West Main Street Streetscape improvement project near the Willow Street Corridor. This will be matched by $72,500 from the town.
  • Chester: $500,000 in state funding is approved for phase four of the North Main Street Reconstruction Project. This will be matched by $143,200 from the town.
  • Clinton: $500,000 in state funding is approved for an upgrade to the town’s radio communication system. This will be matched by $182,000 from the town.
  • Colebrook: $376,659 in state funding is approved for a road improvement project on Rock Hall Road, Fritz Road, and the parking lot of town hall. This will be matched by $94,165 from the town.
  • Coventry: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a softball field for the girls’ softball league. This will be matched by $350,000 from the town.
  • Deep River: $433,500 in state funding is approved for improvements to Plattwood Park. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Eastford: $100,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to Crystal Park. This will be matched by $25,000 from the town.
  • Eastford: $60,000 in state funding is approved for improvements at Ivy Glenn Memorial. This will be matched by $15,000 from the town.
  • East Hampton: $500,000 in state funding is approved for streetscape and sidewalk improvements in Village Center. This will be matched by $125,000 from the town.
  • Easton: $244,000 in state funding is approved for new pickleball and tennis courts. This will be matched by $61,000 from the town.
  • Ellington: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a parking lot expansion project and sidewalk improvements at Hall Memorial Library. This will be matched by $117,000 from the town.
  • Essex: $500,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to the Essex Civic Campus. This will be matched by $130,000 from the town.
  • Fairfield: $500,000 in state funding is approved for sidewalk improvements. This will be matched by $111,298.60 from the town.
  • Farmington: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of a splash pad and pickleball court at the Westwoods recreation complex. This will be matched by $485,000 from the town.
  • Glastonbury: $500,000 in state funding is approved for outdoor space improvements to the community center. This will be matched by $134,000 from the town.
  • Granby: $453,666.24 in state funding is approved for a walking path installation at Salmon Brook Park. This will be matched by $113.416.56 from the town.
  • Hampton: $160,000 in state funding is approved for a road paving project at Sarah Pearl Road. This will be matched by $40,000 from the town.
  • Harwinton: $130,000 in state funding is approved for the rehabilitation of the Veterans War Memorial. This will be matched by $12,500 from the town.
  • Hebron: $493,200 in state funding is approved for the installation of a pedestrian bridge on Pendleton Drive. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Lisbon: $500,000 in state funding is approved for sidewalk rehabilitation at Strawberry Fields. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Litchfield: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Marsh Road (School House Road to Campville Road, including Reder Road). This will be matched by $669,396 from the town.
  • Madison: $500,000 in state funding is approved for road improvements and enhancements as part of phase three of the Madison Center Project streetscape. This will be matched by $1,076,417 from the town.
  • Middlebury: $414,400 in state funding is approved for sidewalks in Middlebury Center. This will be matched by $103,600 from the town.
  • Middlefield: $500,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to the town’s pump stations. This will be matched by $125,000 from the town.
  • Milford: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a roof replacement project at Simon Lake. This will be matched by $180,732.43 from the town.
  • Monroe: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Old Zoar Road. This will be matched by $300,000 from the town.
  • Morris: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a road pavement project at East Shore Road. This will be matched by $168,580 from the town.
  • New Hartford: $141,900 in state funding is approved for public safety improvements in the town’s downtown area. This will be matched by $42,600 from the town.
  • Norfolk: $500,000 in state funding is approved for a road improvement project on Maple Avenue. This will be matched by $2,258,000 from the town.
  • North Canaan: $83,471.62 in state funding is approved for renovations at the Canaan Child Care Center. This will be matched by $20,867.91 from the town.
  • North Haven: $281,122.72 in state funding is approved for enhancements to the playscapes and band stand at the North Haven Town Green. This will be matched by $70,530.68 from the town.
  • North Stonington: $395,603 in state funding is approved for the North Stonington Milling and Paving Project and the North Stonington Elementary School Parking Lot Project. This will be matched by $98,901 from the town.
  • Old Saybrook: $500,000 in state funding is approved for sidewalks on Route 1 from the Westbrook town line to Old Post Road. This will be matched by $347,200 from the town.
  • Plainfield: $484,000 in state funding is approved for improvements at Lion’s Park. This will be matched by $121,000 from the town.
  • Plymouth: $491,287 in state funding is approved for ADA-compliance renovations to the town hall. This will be matched by $210,010 from the town.
  • Pomfret: $60,000 in state funding is approved for the rehabilitation and accessibility upgrades to the Pomfret Public Library deck and outdoor program area. This will be matched by $15,000 from the town.
  • Pomfret: $200,000 in state funding is approved for the completion of the solid waste disposal facility. This will be matched by $58,000 from the town.
  • Portland: $400,000 in state funding is approved for the replacement of the sidewalks on Main Street. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Preston: $498,452.13 in state funding is approved for improvements and enhancements to the transfer station. This will be matched by $55,000 from the town.
  • Prospect: $500,000 in state funding is approved for sidewalks. This will be matched by $125,000 from the town.
  • Redding: $203,856 in state funding is approved for the installation of a walking and fitness path. This will be matched by $69,564 from the town.
  • Rocky Hill: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of sidewalks in the Century Hills neighborhood. This will be matched by $98,000 from the town.
  • Roxbury: $160,000 in state funding is approved for road improvements around town hall. This will be matched by $40,000 from the town.
  • Roxbury: $200,000 in state funding is approved for the bridge culvert replacement project on Squire Road. This will be matched by $50,000 from the town.
  • Roxbury: $80,000 in state funding is approved for the rehabilitation and improvements to the town’s Public Works building. This will be matched by $20,000 from the town.
  • Salem: $372,000 in state funding is approved for the rehabilitation and restoration of the bridge on Darling Road. This will be matched by $97,600 from the town.
  • Seymour: $500,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to the roof and elevator of the Seymour Community Center. This will be matched by $348,800 from the town.
  • Shelton: $120,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of a walking path along the Housatonic River. This will be matched by $25,000 from the town.
  • Shelton: $120,000 in state funding is approved for the restoration of the Shelton Canal. This will be matched by $30,000 from the town.
  • Simsbury: $160,000 in state funding is approved for the conversion of Station Street from a one-way street to a two-way street. This will be matched by $40,000 from the town.
  • Somers: $236,960 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Pleasant View Drive. This will be matched by $59,240 from the town.
  • South Windsor: $478,100 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Kennedy Road. This will be matched by $119,500 from the town.
  • Stafford: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Levinthal Run and the rehabilitation of the Stafford Middle School parking lot. This will be matched by $143,202.95 from the town.
  • Suffield: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the replacement of a bridge on Quarry Road. This will be matched by $608,125 from the town.
  • Thompson: $496,000 in state funding is approved for the replacement of the roof on the Thompson Public Library. This will be matched by $124,000 from the town.
  • Tolland: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the renovation and replacement of the town’s tennis courts. This will be matched by $82,000 from the town.
  • Voluntown: $300,000 in state funding is approved for improvements to the Voluntown Municipal Complex. This will be matched by $75,000 from the town.
  • Wallingford: $500,000 in state funding is approved for sidewalks on Hall Avenue and around the town center. This will be matched by $125,000 from the town.
  • Washington: $458,949 in state funding is approved for the renovation of a municipal building for the purposes of a daycare. This will be matched by $11,900 from the town.
  • Watertown: $248,109.10 in state funding is approved for the installation of comprehensive emergency notification systems at all seven of the town’s schools. This will be matched by $62,027.27 from the town.
  • Watertown: $250,000 in state funding is approved for a safety improvement project on Main Street. This will be matched by $60,000 from the town.
  • Westbrook: $486,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of sidewalks on Boston Post Road (Route 1) to the Old Saybrook town line. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Weston: $500,000 in state funding is approved for building renovations at the Weston Police Department. This will be matched by $264,926 from the town.
  • Westport: $250,000 in state funding is approved for the replacement of sidewalks near Green Farms School. This will be matched by $100,000 from the town.
  • Winchester: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the reconstruction of Elm Street. This will be matched by $1,063,300 from the town.
  • Wolcott: $200,000 in state funding is approved for building improvements at Cub South/Community Cabin. This will be matched by $40,000 from the town.
  • Wolcott: $175,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of a walking path over the dam. This will be matched by $35,000 from the town.
  • Woodbridge: $500,000 in state funding is approved for the renovation of Woodbridge Center Gym. This will be matched by $106,687 from the town.
  • Woodbury: $85,000 in state funding is approved for the installation of sidewalks on Washington Avenue and School Street. This will be matched by $19,600 from the town.
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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:27:58 -0400