Stories By Kaitlin Lyle

  • New Milford's Temple Sholom mourns death of cantor Temple Sholom in New Milford will hold a memorial service for Guy Bonne, the temple's cantor of five months, on Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.
  • New Milford Hospital opens $3.5M donor-supported care center The Haims Family Multi-Center, on New Milford Hospital’s third-floor wing, is named after the project's lead donors, Roxbury's Bruce Haims and his family.
  • Housatonic Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 2 homes Housatonic Habitat for Humanity has started construction on another two homes in a Washington neighborhood where seven Habitat houses will eventually be built. 
  • New Milford bans smoking, vaping pot on or inside town properties With a 7-1 vote, the New Milford Town Council passed an ordinance to prohibit smoking or vaping marijuana on or inside town properties.
  • New Milford school fire prompts safeguards to prevent blazes The New Milford Town Council unanimously approved a hot work ordinance to provide better oversight on future commercial projects and prevent fire risks.
  • Bridgewater focuses on addressing power outages, not development Given Bridgewater’s rural community and low water supplies, Read said the town is not suitable for intense development. Instead, power outages are a bigger problem. 
  • Abandoned cat gets help from New Milford community to find a home Through the fundraising efforts of a New Milford baker, an abandoned cat named Socks has been getting help finding a loving home.
  • Walkway, roof, chimney repaired at Sherman's Town Hall Mallory Town Hall in Sherman had repairs to its roof, chimney and walkway/sidewalk through the town's recent capital projects.
  • CT monitors can't prove that NY power plant hurt air quality Kent School discontinued its air monitoring station after 'inconclusive' evidence was produced about Cricket Valley Energy Center's impact on the regional air quality.
  • Artwork honoring New Milford educator Pettibone is re-installed John Pettibone worked for New Milford schools for 42 years, influencing three generations of students. A school, since repurposed into a community center, was named after him. 
  • Community news There are many events taking place in the New Milford area. 
  • New Milford school offices to relocate due to failing boiler The failing boiler at East Street has motivated the New Milford Board of Education to expedite moving the schools' Central Office to Sarah Noble Intermediate School.
  • Ridgefield 8th graders uncover stories of 2 enslaved people Ridgefield students worked with Ridgefield Historical Society and The Witness Stones Project to honor Lidia and Quash, who were enslaved at the David Scott House.
  • New Milford school fire sparks calls for oversight of 'hot work' New Milford may soon require contractors to earn a $50 permit and undergo inspection before conducting any "hot work" in town. 
  • AT&T cell tower that was called 'monstrous' installed in Kent AT&T installed the cell tower on a 6.82-acre property at 93 Richards Road in Kent to improve service for residents and first responders. 
  • Exhibit shows how Keeler Tavern linked 1700s Ridgefield to world Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center commemorates the tavern's 250th anniversary and Ridgefield's national and international connections with a new exhibit.
  • New Milford man killed in car fire was 'motivator' to his nephew The nephew of Jeffrey Simaleavich Sr. said his uncle inspired him to work hard and helped him develop his own work ethic.
  • Should New Milford ban marijuana on town property? “I don’t think anybody’s thinking about going down to the Green and sitting in a circle and doing barn hits like it’s the 60s,” a resident said. 
  • Hairstyles have changed but New Milford salon is 40-year staple Bangs, long hair and unusual colors are what Karen Ross said she sees these days at her salon, celebrating its 40th anniversary in December. 
  • Sherman voters approve $175K to study how to repair school The Sherman School Building Committee will hire experts to determine the scope and cost of a project to fix the elementary and middle school.