Fiber Artists Explore Art + Identity at browngrotta

As part of its three-decades-long tradition of championing artists and showing artworks in the field of contemporary fiber arts, browngrotta arts in Wilton will present a multimedia group show, “Art + Identity: an international view,” on view April 27 through May 5, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 27, from 1 to 6 pm. The 32nd annual spring exhibition … read more

Bipartisan bill would streamline school threat reports


A bill with bipartisan support that would assist states in developing ways for people to anonymously report a potential threat to schools was introduced to the House of Representatives Thursday, April 4, by Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th), along with Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25th) and Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-16th). The Safe to Tell Act would create a grant program … read more

Former Georgetown hotspot is getting a facelift

The Georgetown Saloon is undergoing extensive renovations. Patricia Gay/Hearst Connecticut Media

After sitting vacant for more than two years, a legendary Georgetown restaurant and nightspot is getting a complete renovation and makeover. A chain link fence and construction equipment surround the boarded up building at 8 Main Street in Redding that once housed The Georgetown Saloon. In operation since 1978, for decades the Saloon was popular with crowds that enjoyed its … read more

Toni Boucher — Out of politics but still in demand


Toni Boucher gets calls every day from people who want to know her thoughts on important issues, such as school regionalization. Political groups contact her to attend their meetings, and nonprofit organizations seek her out to come to their social events. Following her election loss in November, Boucher is a private citizen now, but you’d never know it by her … read more

Residents travel far to show their opposition to regionalization bills


Early Friday morning “Hands Off Our Schools,” a group begun in Wilton, gathered at the capital for a brief meeting before a scheduled public hearing at 1 p.m. before the legislature’s Education Committee. The committee is hearing comments on three school regionalization bills and a bill that would shift some of the burden of teacher pension payments onto municipalities. Republican Town Committee … read more

A slave’s story: Local actress shares historical voices

A little known figure from Wilton will be taking the spotlight in the one-woman musical “A Journey…” on March 3 at the Wilton Library. Kimberly Wilson, the writer and actress who performs “A Journey…” will bring Haggar Tonquin, a slave who lived in 18th century Wilton, to life during her show. Wilson said that she worked with the Wilton Historical … read more

Will Haskell — Here’s how I’m protecting our schools

Will Haskell

This last month, I’ve heard from hundreds of constituents who are concerned about school regionalization. I’m passionate about it, too. There’s nothing more important than making sure we provide students with a high-quality education that prepares them to succeed in the 21st century. As a state senator, I’m eager to equip every community in Connecticut with the tools they need … read more

Letter: Wilton vs. Ridgefield school budgets, taxes

To the Editor: Both Wilton and Ridgefield have wonderful school systems and high schools that rank in the top 10 within all Connecticut towns. Wilton’s proposed budget increase for next year is only 1.3% while Ridgefield’s increase is 3.43%. The difference is actually huge and the impact extends to the overall viability of our town. In Ridgefield’s case, if this … read more

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