For anyone who likes the outdoors, it’s hard to escape encountering a patch of poison ivy in the summer — and other seasons— in Connecticut. If you have a large backyard, in Middlefield or Durham, that borders a woodland you’ve … more ...
In just three months, 20 people have raised more than $2,400 to help a family that is struggling in the wake of a diagnosis of Stage 5 kidney disease. Middlefield resident Joann Dumas’ daughter, Katie Dumas Nadeau, ran the GoFundMe … more ...
Young performers impress   Published Jul 23, 2014
Lake Beseck refill depends on rain   Published Jul 21, 2014
The repair of the Lake Beseck dam is projected to finish by Labor Day, but the return of the water that will make Lake Beseck itself look like a lake again depends on rainfall. According to Ted Rybak, project manager … more ...
Natalie Cashman, of Wallingford, knows firsthand the importance of eating well. “I was overweight as a kid,” she said, “and by the time I got to high school I was obese. I struggled with health problems, but wasn’t getting much … more ...
Kids left in cars: Is problem growing?   Published Jul 17, 2014
A woman was arrested in North Haven July 10, accused of leaving her 7-year-old alone in a car. It was just three days after a 15-month-old baby in Ridgefield died as a result of being left in a hot car … more ...
The Levi Coe Library is undergoing a number of improvements this year, including new carpet, paint, and a repaved parking lot. “They just painted new lines on the asphalt in the main parking lot last weekend,” Ralph Sayward, president of … more ...
Maple Avenue traffic causes concern   Published Jul 15, 2014
After receiving complaints that Durham First Selectman Laura Francis described as “numerous,” the town plans to ask the Connecticut Department of Transportation to examine the intersection at Maple Avenue and Route 68. The intersection, which clogs up with cars in … more ...
Two students representing Memorial Middle School achieved individual Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge – a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Competing in the Blue Division of the WordMasters Challenge, fifth graders Liya Simon (left) and … more ...
Charlie Brown’s coming to town   Published Jul 15, 2014
Officials encourage energy audits   Published Jul 13, 2014
There has been a push for home energy audits from town officials, businesses, and utility companies in recent months. The results, at least according to one official, have been mixed. The audits attempt to make individual homes more energy efficient. … more ...

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Calling all winemakers ...   Published Jul 13, 2014
Amateur winemakers are encouraged to enter their red or white wines in the annual Southington Italian Festival’s homemade wine contest. The Italian Festival runs July 25 to 27 in downtown. Wines must be entered by July 23. Bottles can be … more ...
Local businesswomen talk shop   Published Jul 9, 2014
Town Times recently gave a “hats off” to local businesswomen, all of whom exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit our country is known for. We dug a little deeper with three of them. We wanted to hear “the story behind the story.” … more ...
While the school vacation crowds and the summer reading desk staffed by young volunteers near the entrance may make it seem like all the Durham Public Library programs are directed towards the younger crowd in the summer, the Durham Public … more ...
Durham teen right on the mark   Published Jul 3, 2014
Tucker Fowler, a Durham teenager entering Coginchaug Regional High School in the fall, was recently recognized for his consistency and skill at marksmanship with the Arthur Laritsen Award. Tucker trains with a .22 caliber competition rifle once a week at … more ...
The music of composers such as Bach, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy filled St. Andrew’s Church in Meriden as students of Susan Gregory of Durham performed in her 40th annual Music Recital. The students ranged from grades 1 through 12, … more ...
2014 is a banner year for ticks, according to Dr. Kirby Stafford from the Department of Entomology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, tick population is a major factor in the prevalence … more ...
John Lyman School student, Connor Willett spearheaded a local initiative to bring basketballs to his friends in Haiti. He’d been inspired by the Home Education Love Opportunity group that provides support missions to Haiti. Members of the Middlefield Federated Church … more ...
Cows, just like people, have very individual personalities according to full-time herdsman Melissa Greenbacker, who lead tours for hundreds of locals who visited the Greenbacker farm last weekend for a free tour June 21 and 22. “I thought it was … more ...
CVEF awards 2014 grants   Published Jun 23, 2014
The Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation revealed the recipients of their 2014 grants and awarded those grants at a reception at Strong School on June 19. “We have funded 10 grants, more than ever,” said Nancy Earls, chair of CVEF’s grants … more ...
(This is part of an ongoing series of column from writers, past and present, associated with Town Times in celebration of the newspaper’s 20 years of publication.) Heading into my freshmen year at the University of Connecticut in 2004, I … more ...
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