Tornado Rips Out Trees, Downs Power Lines in Much of Oxford

OXFORD-SOUTHBURY — Four confirmed tornados hit Connecticut on Tuesday, May 15, leaving a path of destruction and residents in both Oxford and Southbury with no power. An EF-1 tornado touched down in the Southford area with winds that reached between 86 to 100 mph and ripped out trees and power lines. Debris littered the roads and … Continue reading Tornado Rips Out Trees, Downs Power Lines in Much of Oxford

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Narcan Training Teaches Participants to Help in Overdoses

OXFORD — Participants at a Narcan training session learned how to properly administer Naloxone (Narcan) to someone who is experiencing an opioid overdose. Lisa Trupp of the Pomperaug District Department of Health gave a presentation on Thursday, May 3, of the four types of Narcan, which are nasal sprays and injections. The most common method is … Continue reading Narcan Training Teaches Participants to Help in Overdoses

New Comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention Curriculum in CT

BRIDGEWATER-ROXBURY-WASHINGTON — Region 12 and all other Connecticut Public School Districts will be offering a new comprehensive sexual assault awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through grade 12. The program is in compliance with the state law Public Act 14-196. Each grade level will have their own age appropriate program that conveys the importance of sexual … Continue reading New Comprehensive Sexual Assault Prevention Curriculum in CT

Symposium Examines Global Emerging Infections, Response

by Loumarie I. Rodriguez SOUTHBURY — A symposium on Global Emerging Infections and Local Response offered insight and a critique on the handling of the Ebola outbreak and the importance of sharing proper information in light of the Zika virus. The Pomperaug Health District Medical Reserve Corps sponsored the symposium on Monday, April 11, at the … Continue reading Symposium Examines Global Emerging Infections, Response

Oxford: Fire Destroys CPV Trailer at Site

Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:00 am by: Loumarie I. Rodriguez OXFORD – State police and the Oxford Fire Department are investigating two intentionally set fires reported on Sunday, March 13, that destroyed a contractor’s trailer at the CPV Power Plant site on Woodruff Hill. Fire Chief Scott Pelletier confirmed the two fires were intentionally set. The … Continue reading Oxford: Fire Destroys CPV Trailer at Site

CPV Opponents Plan to Continue Towantic Protests

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:00 am By: Loumarie I. Rodriguez OXFORD — The Stop Towantic Power Coalition hosted a press conference on Monday, February 22, in front of town hall. Power plant opponents stated they will continue to create a hostile environment for CPV Towantic, LLC.  A small crowd gathered on the town hall steps, holding … Continue reading CPV Opponents Plan to Continue Towantic Protests

Bridgewater’s Curtis Read: Photographs From 40 Years Ago Shared in Exhibition at Library

by Loumarie I. Rodriguez | Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 6:00 am BRIDGEWATER — Since 1972, First Selectman Curtis Read‟s photos, documenting his trip around the globe were left untouched for 40 years. He finally began to go through negatives and slides in 2012. The results are currently on exhibit at the Burnham Library. From … Continue reading Bridgewater’s Curtis Read: Photographs From 40 Years Ago Shared in Exhibition at Library

State Budget Cuts Raise Librarians’ Service Concerns

by Loumarie I. Rodriguez and Mike Preato | Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 6:00 am HARTFORD – The past few months have been full of debate over proposed changes, cuts and additions to the state’s biennial budget, and state funding for libraries has been a major concern for residents, library staff and elected officials. In … Continue reading State Budget Cuts Raise Librarians’ Service Concerns

First Selectman Suggests Residents ‘Remain Civilized’

by Loumarie I. Rodriguez | Posted: Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:00 am ROXBURY — Tensions were high among the 200-plus residents who crammed into the town hall meeting room and watched from the hallway on Tuesday, September 30, to discuss the concept of alternative housing. First Selectman Barbara Henry repeatedly stated she wanted residents to … Continue reading First Selectman Suggests Residents ‘Remain Civilized’