Wilton's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton Sun, 05 Jul 2020 06:26:03 -0400 HamletHub.com Red Barn Yoga Series on Sunday, July 12 at Ambler Farm https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50362-red-barn-yoga-series-on-sunday-at-ambler-farm50362-red-barn-yoga-series-on-sunday-at-ambler-farm https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50362-red-barn-yoga-series-on-sunday-at-ambler-farm50362-red-barn-yoga-series-on-sunday-at-ambler-farm

Ambler Farm's yoga series in the field in front of the Red Barn continues on Sunday, July 12!

Strengthen and stretch outside with us on Sundays this summer for your weekly source of solace!

Sunday, July 12, 2020
8:30 AM · Red Barn at Ambler Farm · $25, $20 for members

Enjoy an hour class of flexibility and form at the farm with local yoga instructors alternating weekly. For your safety and the safety of others, please bring your own mats and wear masks until you're set up six feet apart in the field. Click on the dates below to learn more about the featured yoga instructor that week. We look forward to moving with you!

If you have any questions, feel free to email laura@amblerfarm.org for more information. Registration is required and class sizes are limited. Register today before all the spots are filled! Keep an eye out for additional classes as the summer continues.

$25 for Non-Members
$20 for Members
Yoga with Nicole Thornbrough: Sunday, July 12th, 8:30am
$25 for Non-Members
$20 for Members

Nicole has been teaching yoga for 8 years and practicing for the last 10 years. She began practicing after a running injury and needed to slow down and regain focus. Her classes are an “athletic flow”, combining strength work, with creative sequencing, heart opening and a bit of humor. She believes what we learn on the mat allows us to navigate our lives off the mat in a purposeful and meaningful way. Come with an open mind, open heart and a playful spirit.

Join us for additional sessions of the Red Barn Yoga Series:

Yoga with Marianne Erena, Sunday, July 19th, 8:30am
Yoga with Molly Lehman, Sunday, July 26th, 8:30am
Yoga with Nicole Thorbrough, Sunday, August 2nd, 8:30am

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kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Events Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:12:00 -0400
Governor Lamont Provides Update on Connecticut’s Coronavirus Response Efforts https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50400-governor-lamont-provides-update-on-connecticut-s-coronavirus-response-efforts-159381349050400-governor-lamont-provides-update-on-connecticut-s-coronavirus-response-efforts-1593813490 https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50400-governor-lamont-provides-update-on-connecticut-s-coronavirus-response-efforts-159381349050400-governor-lamont-provides-update-on-connecticut-s-coronavirus-response-efforts-1593813490

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020:

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

NEW REPORTING SCHEDULE: Effective immediately, the State of Connecticut will continue to publish these COVID-19 metric reports five days a week, every Monday through Friday. The report that is issued every Monday will include combined data that was collected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This schedule will remain in effect until further notice.

Overall Summary

Statewide Total
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases

46,717

+71

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,335

+9

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

95

-6

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

497,693

+10,370

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

16,119

638

1,071

306

31

Hartford County

11,050

678

1,062

316

27

Litchfield County

1,430

64

117

20

1

Middlesex County

1,249

59

147

39

5

New Haven County

12,022

387

927

150

27

New London County

1,215

62

76

26

4

Tolland County

846

69

50

14

0

Windham County

609

7

13

1

0

Pending address validation

201

12

0

0

0

Total

44,741

1,976

3,463

872

95

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “COVID-19 Data Tracker.”

Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Life Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:56:00 -0400
Summer Poetry with Judson Scruton at Wilton Library: More Bouquets from Harold Bloom’s The Best Poems of the English Language https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50399-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-more-bouquets-from-harold-bloom-s-the-best-poems-of-the-english-language50399-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-more-bouquets-from-harold-bloom-s-the-best-poems-of-the-english-language https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50399-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-more-bouquets-from-harold-bloom-s-the-best-poems-of-the-english-language50399-summer-poetry-with-judson-scruton-more-bouquets-from-harold-bloom-s-the-best-poems-of-the-english-language

Summer poetry returns to Wilton Library on July 9 for a four-week online literature seminar in which Judson Scruton will take us through selected works by Coleridge, Whitman, Browning, and Crane augmented by brilliantly illuminating commentary by literary giant the late Harold Bloom. Poetry packet will be emailed in advance. The program runs from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

There is no charge for the program. Advance registration is required. Register online in order to receive the readings and the Zoom session invitation links. By registering for the first session you will automatically be registered for all four sessions. Please email Michael Bellacosa with any questions at mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org.

Harold Bloom was generally considered the most important and popular literary critic of the last 100 years when he died last October. The author of over 40 books and the editor of more than 800, his 2004 The Best Poems of the English Language provides a useful introduction to his thinking. Unlike most college anthologies of English poetry that reflect the contending tastes and theories of a collection of editors, this anthology reflects the massively informed and discerning intelligence of a single mind. Bloom was a voracious reader (400 pages an hour with a near photographic memory) and synthesizing intellect that substantially shaped our thinking about The Western Canon, the values of reading, and the centrality of Shakespeare in “inventing” our ideas of the human. Our seminars will discuss selected works from his sampling and commentaries on Coleridge, Whitman, Browning, and Crane. Bloom is a marvelous guide and prompt to our own reading and discussion of selected poems by these four formative masters of English poetry and thought.

Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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sally.stra@gmail.com (Wilton Library) Events Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:27:18 -0400
Connecticut DMV resumes select testing and registration services https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50398-connecticut-dmv-resumes-select-testing-and-registration-services50398-connecticut-dmv-resumes-select-testing-and-registration-services https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50398-connecticut-dmv-resumes-select-testing-and-registration-services50398-connecticut-dmv-resumes-select-testing-and-registration-services

DMV resumes select testing and registration services

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has resumed road testing services for driver’s licenses, as well as new vehicle registrations at select DMV locations. Knowledge testing for motorcycle learner’s permits is slated to resume on July 7, 2020 on DMV’s Bridgeport and Waterbury locations.

The DMV began collaborating with driving schools on June 23, in an effort to reduce its backlog created by the COVID-19 pandemic, and was able to schedule nearly 1,000 road tests through June 30. Customers whose appointments were canceled due to the pandemic are encouraged to reschedule their appointments.

The expansion of DMV services comes on the heels of the department’s reopening on June 23. The DMV now requires appointments for all services. To schedule an appointment, utilize the following links:

For more information, read the press release issued today by the DMV.

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kerry@ducey.org (State of CT) Places Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:41:56 -0400
What is Wilton Doing to Help Minimize the Spread of the Virus? https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50397-what-is-wilton-doing-to-help-minimize-the-spread-of-the-virus50397-what-is-wilton-doing-to-help-minimize-the-spread-of-the-virus https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50397-what-is-wilton-doing-to-help-minimize-the-spread-of-the-virus50397-what-is-wilton-doing-to-help-minimize-the-spread-of-the-virus

In her most recent COVID update, Wilton First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice said that the recent increase in cases is being taken very seriously by the Town and organizations within the community. "We hope you will also take this seriously and adjust your behavior if necessary," she said.

Below, find out what the Town of Wilton is doing to minimize the spread of the virus.


 

  • Contact Tracing: Members of the Wilton Health Department and nurses from the Visiting Nurses Association of Fairfield County perform contact tracing on all reported cases. Contact tracing is performed in order to identify individuals who have been exposed to a patient who has tested positive with the virus.  The identified individual(s) should monitor for symptoms and self-isolate. This minimizes the opportunity for the virus to spread to more people.  Patients, or the parent in the case of a minor patient, are asked to provide the name and contact information of individuals with whom they have been in contact.  These individuals are contacted by health department personnel or the VNA nurses. Patients are not required to cooperate, but most do.  The information received is kept confidential.
  • Asking Residents to Report Positive Tests: Because there is often a couple day lag between when the testing lab reports a positive case to CT DPH and when CT DPH provides the Health Department with the patient data, we have asked residents to contact the Health Department when they receive a positive test result.  Fortunately, residents have done so.  This has allowed the department to perform contact tracing in a more timely manner.
  • Monitoring Facilities/Organizations Where Residents Gather: The Health Department maintains contact with facilities/organizations where residents gather.  Those facilities have been advised of the recent increase in cases and are working with the Health Director to minimize any additional spread.  Parks and Recreation Director Steve Pierce is reaching out to the youth sports organizations to keep them informed.
  • Restricting Access: Use of sports fields is limited to Wilton residents and Wilton youth sports organizations.  There will be no field rentals to private or out of town organizations.  Access to Merwin Meadows will continue to be restricted to Wilton residents only.  

Important Reminders to Help You Minimize the Spread of the Virus:

  • You can have the virus and be contagious even if you don’t have symptoms.  Six feet of distance and/or a face covering protects you from other people and other people from you.
  • Even if you have had a negative Coronavirus test, you still need to social distance and/or wear a face covering.  The test result is just for the moment in time when the sample was taken.
  • You must quarantine for 14 days if you have returned to Connecticut from one of the following 16 states:  AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, LA, MS, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT.   Quarantine means not leaving your home and isolating from other family members. The only exceptions are those individuals who work in critical infrastructure designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  Although those individuals aren't require to quarantine, we recommend they self-monitor and minimize contact with others. This is not an exception for travelers with a recent negative Coronavirus test result.
  • If you have tested positive for the virus and have not been contacted, please email Wilton’s Health Director at Barry.Bogle@wiltonct.org.  

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as 8:30 pm on June 30th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 218 cases, 11 additional since June 16th and 18 since May 19th
  • 1,509 residents tested, 359 additional since June 16th and 759 since May 19th
  • 1,935 tests performed, 483 since June 16th
  • 41 deaths, no change since June 16th and 4 additional since May 19th 

The State does not provide detailed data on antibody testing. 

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of June 30th:

  • 16,717 cases, 336 additional since 6/16         46,572 cases, 1,143 additional since 6/16
  • 1,376 deaths, 24 additional since 6/16           4,334 deaths, 117 additional since 6/16
  • 31 hospitalized, 37 less than 6/16                   100 hospitalized, 86 less than 6/16

This was the second day in a row with no new deaths in Fairfield County. 100 hospitalized patients statewide was an increase of 2 from the day prior. 

Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.”  Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.      

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton First Selectwoman, Lynne Vanderslice ) Neighbors Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:26:14 -0400
Wilton Resident John Underwood Participates in VALE Music Group at Lebanon Valley College https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50396-wilton-resident-john-underwood-participates-in-vale-music-group-at-lebanon-valley-college50396-wilton-resident-john-underwood-participates-in-vale-music-group-at-lebanon-valley-college https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50396-wilton-resident-john-underwood-participates-in-vale-music-group-at-lebanon-valley-college50396-wilton-resident-john-underwood-participates-in-vale-music-group-at-lebanon-valley-college

John Underwood, of Wilton, is being recognized by Lebanon Valley College as part of the successful team behind VALE Music Group this year.

Underwood is a graduate of Wilton High School and is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology at The Valley.

VALE Music Group is an umbrella company consisting of four sub brands: VALE Records, VALE Media Industries Conference, VALE Live, and VALE Publishing. These student-run organizations provide students experience in the music industry, marketing, videography, event planning, public relations, music recording, production, finance, sales, and design. Each brand is expansive and gives students the ability to use their talents in multiple different ways in a fast-paced environment.

The annual student-run VALE Media Industries Conference includes panelists representing video and film production, music recording, musicians, journalism, web design and development, and additional media areas. Since its inception in 2005, the conference has incorporated numerous improvements and continually explores new ways to attract attendees.

VALE Records is a student-run branch of VALE Music Group LLC, located within the College. It began during the spring semester of 2013 as an interdisciplinary 1-credit class, IDS 199, meeting 1 hour a week. At the beginning of this spring, the student-run class separated into groups in charge of recording, publicizing, marketing, and preparing its newest artist Rushil.

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kerry@ducey.org (Lebanon Valley College ) Neighbors Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:39:24 -0400
Ancona's for your July 4th beverages: beer that's better than firecrackers, special pricing, and stormy weather ahead (hurricane rum, not rain) https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50394-ancona-s-for-your-july-4th-beverages-beer-that-s-better-than-firecrackers-special-pricing-and-stormy-weather-ahead-hurricane-rum-not-rain50394-ancona-s-for-your-july-4th-beverages-beer-that-s-better-than-firecrackers-special-pricing-and-stormy-weather-ahead-hurricane-rum-not-rain https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50394-ancona-s-for-your-july-4th-beverages-beer-that-s-better-than-firecrackers-special-pricing-and-stormy-weather-ahead-hurricane-rum-not-rain50394-ancona-s-for-your-july-4th-beverages-beer-that-s-better-than-firecrackers-special-pricing-and-stormy-weather-ahead-hurricane-rum-not-rain

 

 

Ancona's Wines & Liquors holiday hours... completely normal... with the exception of Saturday, July 4th ... that day, all three locations will be closing at 6PM 

Just a quick note to mention items that are coming off "super-duper special pricing" and to give you a glimpse at the items that are going on "super-duper special pricing" (all last chance pricing ends Sunday 7/5/2020)

... now to the good stuff...

For The Love Of

Always Invited To The Picnic

No Joke

Ohhhh! Ahhhhh! Brew

Bloody Good Beverage

Rowdy Rum

Last Chance "For Love" (Sort Of)

 

I say "sort of" because the 6 bottle price and the 12 bottle price will soon disappear... Stock up, save AND support! 

 

PS Please don't forget that a large part of the proceeds goes to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

 

Shop HERE

"Punch Line"

 

Last Chance To SAVE

 

 Save 10% on all Hoax Brewing 4pks

 

East Haven CT.

 

Online and In-Store

 

Shop HERE

This Beer Is Better Than Firecrackers

 SAVE 10% on All Jack's Abby beers

Framingham, MA

Online and In-Store

Shop HERE

Last Chance To SAVE

DIY Wimbledon Refresher

Pimm's Cup

Shop  HERE 

(save $5 per bottle)

Stormy Weather Ahead

Save 15% on this delicious, locally crafted rum.

(from our friends at TripleEight Distillery and Cisco Brewers)

Shop HERE

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kerry@ducey.org (Mitch Ancona) Places Thu, 02 Jul 2020 05:41:59 -0400
Wilton Library Adds Virtual Police Officer and Fire Fighter Story Time to July Calendar https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50392-wilton-library-adds-virtual-police-officer-and-fire-fighter-story-time-to-july-calendar50392-wilton-library-adds-virtual-police-officer-and-fire-fighter-story-time-to-july-calendar https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/events/50392-wilton-library-adds-virtual-police-officer-and-fire-fighter-story-time-to-july-calendar50392-wilton-library-adds-virtual-police-officer-and-fire-fighter-story-time-to-july-calendar

Just added to Wilton Library virtual programs in July

Thursdays, July 9 & 23 Police Officer Story Time Live!, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Police Officers for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required. Registrants will receive an email link to the Zoom meeting prior to the program. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.  For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Friday, July 17 CT Poetry Society Workshop –Online Zoom Meeting, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please join us online for the next CT Poetry Society workshop using Zoom. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. Poets should email a copy of their poems to to Ray Rauth at rayrauth@optonline.net. He will distribute the poems to the group shortly before the session. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but online registration is required. The Zoom invitation link will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.  Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Wednesday, July 22 Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea - A Book Talk with Peter Wrampe, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peter Wrampe presents a virtual talk on Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife. No other number can cause as much damage as it can.  No other number advanced economic growth as it did. Peter will trace its origins, emergence, and morphing through civilizations and how it impacted the science and economic development of the West. Peter Wrampe, a longtime resident of Wilton, is currently an Adjunct Instructor in NYU’s Graduate School, focusing on Inferential Statistics as well as Finance for Marketing. No charge. Registration required to receive Zoom invitation link. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for speaker details and registration. Questions: email mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, July 28 Fire Fighter Story Time Live, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Wilton Fire Fighters for an interactive story time on Zoom. You must have an account with Zoom. Registration for this program is required, and we will send you a link to the meeting via email. For questions email aszabo@wiltonlibrary.org. To register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org.   Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

Tuesday, July 28 Privatization and Partnership is the New Space Frontier, 5 – 6 p.m. Please join us for a virtual program on new developments in space exploration presented by David Mestre, Planetarium Director at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. He will discuss what it takes to enter the new space economy and how NASA’s public/private partnerships are planting the seeds for future industries and markets. From building their own space port, manufacturing reusable rockets, and overseeing space operations, companies like SpaceX and Boeing are launching American industry into a new space frontier. David Mestre joined the staff of the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT in 2003, becoming the Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium. With degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, David brings his passion for all things space in his work as an educator, public speaker, and scientist. No charge. Online registration required to receive the Zoom invitation link. Questions: email mbellacosa@wiltonlibrary.org. Visit www.wiltonlibrary.org for speaker details and to register.   Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.

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kerry@ducey.org (Janet Crystal) Events Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:26:38 -0400
Special July 4th Farm Stand Hours at Ambler Farm https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50391-special-july-4th-farm-stand-hours-at-ambler-farm50391-special-july-4th-farm-stand-hours-at-ambler-farm https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/places/50391-special-july-4th-farm-stand-hours-at-ambler-farm50391-special-july-4th-farm-stand-hours-at-ambler-farm

Farm Stand at Ambler Farm OPEN on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 9am-noon

Our vegetables are 100% organically grown from seed in a compost-based, biologically-active potting soil, and have been lovingly tended by our Farmer Jonathan. Contact Farmer Jonathan at jonathan@amblerfarm.org with any questions. Or subscribe to our eNewsletter to receive updates on what produce will be available each week at our farm stand.

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kerry@ducey.org (Ambler Farm) Places Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:24:30 -0400
Wilton Resident Russell John Cancro, 88, has Died https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50390-wilton-resident-russell-john-cancro-88-has-died50390-wilton-resident-russell-john-cancro-88-has-died https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50390-wilton-resident-russell-john-cancro-88-has-died50390-wilton-resident-russell-john-cancro-88-has-died

Russell John Cancro, 88, of Wilton, longtime resident of Fishkill, Yorktown Heights and Ossining, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was the loving husband of the late Joan Marie (DeSimone) Cancro.

Mr. Cancro was born on December 16, 1931 in the Bronx, NY a son of the late Louis and Nancy (Manopoli) Cancro. He graduated from DeWitt High School served in the Korean War. Later, he earned his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green University and his graduate degree from Columbia University.

Mr. Cancro was a retired New York City Public School History Teacher. He was a proud member of the NYC United Federation of Teachers. Mr. Cancro also was the owner and qualifying broker of Cancro Realty in the Bronx for over 40 years.

In his spare time, Mr. Cancro enjoyed skiing, gardening, photography, art, travel and fine dining. His philosophy on life was to “always be curious”. He will be remembered for embracing life with great enthusiasm, taking risks, having colorful conversations about politics, the New York Yankees and many other topics.

Mr. Cancro is survived by his “greatest accomplishments in his life”, his three children; John and Lisa Cancro of Taos, NM; Dr. Joanne Cancro and Charlene Allen of Boston, MA and Susan and Dr. Michael Kullman of Waccabuc, NY. In addition, Mr. Cancro is survived by his grandchildren, Alexandra and Olivia Cancro and Jack Durkin; his sister, Johanna Cancro and her husband, Alfred Kottman; his sister in law and brother in law, Mary Ann and Frank Greco as well as his nieces, nephews, friends and many colleagues.

Funeral services are private; memorial contributions may be made to The Bridges Project For Education - www.bridgesproject.org or The Greater Boston Food Bank - www.gbfb.org  

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kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:54:46 -0400
Six Wilton Residents Named to the University of Delaware Dean’s List https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50389-six-wilton-residents-named-to-the-university-of-delaware-dean-s-list50389-six-wilton-residents-named-to-the-university-of-delaware-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50389-six-wilton-residents-named-to-the-university-of-delaware-dean-s-list50389-six-wilton-residents-named-to-the-university-of-delaware-dean-s-list

The University of Delaware would like to congratulate Lindsay Clark, Morgan Dill, Aldyn Flavin, Charles Hess, Megan Meyer, Kiely Rowe who have all been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

The University of Delaware is a private-public research university located in Newark, Delaware. The University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. UD offers three associate's programs, 148 bachelor's programs, 121 master's programs, and 55 doctoral programs across its eight colleges.

 

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zuzuhecht23@gmail.com (University of Delaware) Neighbors Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:51:08 -0400
Eleven new COVID cases in Wilton https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50388-eleven-new-covid-cases-in-wilton50388-eleven-new-covid-cases-in-wilton https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50388-eleven-new-covid-cases-in-wilton50388-eleven-new-covid-cases-in-wilton

Coronavirus Update-Additional Wilton Cases, Additional Travel Restrictions, EO 7EEE & Case Data

 CT DPH reported 4 new cases or 218 total cases in Wilton as of 8:30 pm June 29th.  This was 11 new cases reported in just over a week.  Please remember:
  • Even if you have had a negative Coronavirus test, you still need to social distance and/or wear a face covering.  The test result is just for the moment in time when the sample was taken.
  • You can have the virus and be contagious even if you don’t have symptoms.  Six feet of distance and/or a face covering protects you from other people and other people from you. 
  • You must quarantine for 14 days if you have returned to Connecticut from one of the following 16 states:  AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ID, LA, MS, NC, NV, SC, TN, TX, UT.  Eight of these states were added as of today. The only exceptions are those individuals who work in critical infrastructure designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  
  • If you have tested positive for the virus and have not been contacted, please help control the spread by emailing Wilton’s Health Director at Barry.Bogle@wiltonct.org.  

As with yesterday’s CT DPH report of statewide cases by age, the largest number of new statewide cases were in those aged 20 -21, followed by those aged 50-59.  

Please, not only for your and your family’s health, but for the health of our entire community, follow the guidelines, be smart about how you gather and keep a distance of six feet between you and others. 

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 pm on June 29th and as compared since the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 218 cases, 11 additional since June 16th and 18 since May 19th
  • 1,488 residents tested, 338 additional since June 16th and 738 since May 19th
  • 1,905 tests performed, 453 since June 16th
  • 41 deaths, no change since June 16th and 4 additional since May 19th  

Test results for 69 not-previously-tested Wilton residents were included in today’s report.  That is a 49-resident increase versus last Tuesday’s report which contained results for 20 not-previously-tested Wilton residents.

The State does not provide detailed data on antibody testing. 

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of June 29th

  • 16,703 cases, 322 additional since 6/16         46,514 cases, 1,085 additional since 6/16
  • 1,376 deaths, 24 additional since 6/16           4,322 deaths, 103 additional since 6/16
  • 37 hospitalized, 31 less than 6/16                   98 hospitalized, 88 less than 6/16

The 37 hospitalized patients in Fairfield County was an increase of 5 patients from yesterday’s report. 

The Governor issued Executive Order 7EEE, which among others, allows for the CT Dept of Social Services to distribute Coronavirus Relief Funds and allows for online Continuing Ed classes for electricians and plumbers.

Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.”  Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  

During this time of increasing cases, I will provide more frequent updates.  As always, if you have any questions, please email the appropriate town department or me at lynne.vanderslice@wiltonct.org.  

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton First Selectwoman, Lynne Vanderslice ) Neighbors Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:23:32 -0400
Wilton Family YMCA Announces Melissa McFadden Scholarship Award Winners https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50387-wilton-family-ymca-announces-melissa-mcfadden-scholarship-award-winners50387-wilton-family-ymca-announces-melissa-mcfadden-scholarship-award-winners https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/neighbors/50387-wilton-family-ymca-announces-melissa-mcfadden-scholarship-award-winners50387-wilton-family-ymca-announces-melissa-mcfadden-scholarship-award-winners

This year the Wilton Family YMCA marks the 20th anniversary of the Melissa McFadden Scholarship. Each year the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, in collaboration with Jack and Deborah McFadden, recognizes Wilton High School graduating seniors as a way of celebrating the life and achievements of their daughter Melissa. The scholarship is presented to individuals that have demonstrated compassion, dedication, and a desire to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and physical challenges in the town of Wilton. Many of the past recipients have gone on to pursue careers in education or other areas supporting people with special needs.

This year, joining the honored recipients are Maden Herve and Nicole Saxon.

Both Maden and Nicole were not only actively involved in organizations and activities supporting people with young people with disabilities, they also had close relationships and were devotedly engaged with friends or relatives with similar challenges. Throughout their lives both Maden and Nicole have devoted many hours to supporting and enhancing lives through volunteering and working at the Wilton Family YMCA and at the Wilton High School. Maden has coached the Wilton Family YMCA’s Special Olympic Track and Field team, as well as coordinating the Y’s Basketball Outreach (BOP) and their Friends and Buddies programs throughout the school year. Nicole has been spending the summers at Wilton Family YMCA Camp Gordyland and working the afterschool program as a paraprofessional at the YMCA. This fall Maden will be joining Cornell University and Nicole will be joining Bryant University in the Class of 2024.

“The review committee was so moved by these amazing students,” said Robert McDowell, CEO of the Riverbrook Regional YMCA. “We are thrilled to be able to award Maden and Nicole with these scholarships. They are leaders in our community serving those with special needs and creating an inclusive community so everyone can have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We know these students will continue to make a difference in their college communities and beyond.”

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kerry@ducey.org (Wilton Family YMCA) Neighbors Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:12:42 -0400
ACT's Story Time with Mamma Mia! Star, Juliet Lambert Pratt https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50386-act-s-story-time-with-mamma-mia-star-juliet-lambert-pratt50386-act-s-story-time-with-mamma-mia-star-juliet-lambert-pratt https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50386-act-s-story-time-with-mamma-mia-star-juliet-lambert-pratt50386-act-s-story-time-with-mamma-mia-star-juliet-lambert-pratt

It's a new episode of STORY TIME!

This week, Juliet Lambert Pratt reads Little Elliot, Bg Fun. Juliet starred in ACT's 2018 production of "Mamma Mia!" We love partnering with our friends at Books on the Common for a new weekly episode.
 
Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, and his friend Mouse go to the amusement park to see the sights and ride the rides―water chutes, roller coasters, carousels, and more. But Elliot isn't having much fun―the rides are too wet, too fast, too dizzy, and just plain too scary―until Mouse figures out a way to help him overcome his fears. Together, Mouse and Little Elliot can do anything! Recommended for grades K-3.
 
To watch Story Time, simply click on the image in this post or here

STORY TIME! Episode 10: Little Elliot, Big Fun

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kerry@ducey.org (ACT of CT) Life Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:03:52 -0400
All Time Low COVID Positive Cases in Connecticut, Eight States Added to Travel Quarantine Advisory List https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50385-all-time-low-covid-positive-cases-in-connecticut-eight-states-added-to-travel-quarantine-advisory-list50385-all-time-low-covid-positive-cases-in-connecticut-eight-states-added-to-travel-quarantine-advisory-list https://news.hamlethub.com/wilton/life/50385-all-time-low-covid-positive-cases-in-connecticut-eight-states-added-to-travel-quarantine-advisory-list50385-all-time-low-covid-positive-cases-in-connecticut-eight-states-added-to-travel-quarantine-advisory-list

According to Gov. Lamont, today’s metrics, with an all-time high in tests reported and all-time low in test positivity rate, reflect momentum in our testing strategy and discipline from the people of Connecticut to wear masks, keep their distance, and follow our guidelines. "At a time when cases are spiking in so many other parts of the country, we need to keep our guard up and not take these numbers for granted, now more than ever," he says.

Overall Summary

Statewide Total
(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases

46,514

+152

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

4,322

+2

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

98

-1

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

464,414

+21,416

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

16,064

639

1,070

306

37

Hartford County

10,987

675

1,057

313

28

Litchfield County

1,427

63

117

20

0

Middlesex County

1,246

59

145

39

3

New Haven County

11,965

394

925

150

27

New London County

1,206

62

76

26

3

Tolland County

843

70

50

14

0

Windham County

603

7

13

1

0

Pending address validation

193

11

0

0

0

Total

44,534

1,980

3,453

869

98

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “COVID-19 Data Tracker.”

Governor Lamont signs 58th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 58th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7EEE enacts the following provisions:

  • Authorization for DSS to provide funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to additional providers: Authorizes the Department of Social Services to distribute funding from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to other types of health care institutions in addition to nursing homes, which was previously authorized.
  • Online continuing education for plumbers and electricians: Allows continuing education classes for electricians and plumbers to be conducted online.

**DownloadGovernor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7EEE

Regional travel advisory updated to include eight additional states

The regional travel advisory between Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York that went into effect last week and directs incoming travelers from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period was updated today and now includes 8 additional states for a total of 16. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

As of today, the states meeting the high-positivity criteria include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country. For more information on the travel advisory, click here.

Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Life Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:35:36 -0400