Howard Blum: World War II book discussion Thursday

Redding resident Howard Blum will discuss his new book, The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal on Thursday, March 2, from noon to 2 p.m., at Congregation Shir Shalom as part of the synagogue’s Cultural Arts Series. Blum, a New York Times author and Vanity Fair contributing editor, was nominated twice for a Pulitzer … read more

New Mesoamerica studies series

The Rise of Civilization in Mesoamerica Part I starts a new series in Ridgefield Continuing Education. Instructor is Lynn-Marie Wieland, a lithic archaeologist. The class meets Wednesdays, March 8, 15 and 22, from 10 to noon at the Venus Building (old high school). Cost is $71 (Ridgefield seniors pay $53). A follow-up course, The Rise of Civilization in Mesoamerica Part … read more

Sacchi becomes Eagle Scout

Christopher Sacchi, a member of Boy Scout Troop 116, completed his Board of Review for Eagle Scout on Jan. 9. Chris, a senior at Ridgefield High School, had previously completed his Eagle Scout project by providing a daylong basketball and sports clinic for boys from St. Peter’s Parish in Bridgeport, held at the Ridgefield Recreation Center. “Working with boys who … read more

Genealogy for Beginners

Genealogy for Beginners, available through Ridgefield Continuing Education, covers starting a family tree, understanding relationships, finding sources of information, and using the Internet to find records. The second session includes studying the United States Census from 1790 through 1930. Instructor is Eileen Burton. The class meets Thursdays, March 9 and 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Venus Building. … read more

Moccia, Wilmot reappointed to Parking Authority

Two Parking Authority members — Ancient Mariner owner Jessica Wilmot and former Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia — were reappointed by the selectmen Feb. 8. The Parking Authority hopes to begin making some progress on the recommendations of the retail and parking studies done by consultants SCRE Advisors from Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate in Westport, Moccia told the Board of Selectmen. … read more

DEEP launches recycling awareness campaign

State officials and recycling advocates recently launched a campaign to increase recycling of plastic bags and wraps, noting that a survey finds most people in Connecticut are not yet aware of where and what to recycle. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Rob Klee announced the campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Klee said plastic bags and wraps … read more

Senator Toni Boucher explores run for governor

State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) confirmed her exploration Feb. 23 of a new exploratory committee for the governor’s seat. “Like many other good people are doing, I am exploring an exploratory due to increasing pressure from many different fronts and people,” Boucher said in an email to The Wilton Bulletin. She said she has not filed her intentions. “Too many … read more

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