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WHS Company is creepy, kooky, and ooky.

Big names speak at the Library.

Letters: Support early voting, bond for road improvements.

Coyotes are not going away.

Wine. Enough said.

Weston Weather

Mostly cloudy on Saturday, high 49°.

Clear on Sunday until mid-afternoon, high 56°.

For the first part of next week, gray skies on Monday, 50°. Temps drop to 40° with clear skies on Tuesday but bounce back to the high 40s on Wednesday, still clear.

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Bring Out Your Undead

They’re creepy. They’re kooky. They’re WHS Company, and beginning March 28th they are The Addams Family.

Company is Weston High School’s student-run theater group. We have the story of their “altogether ooky” spring musical, which you can enjoy on four dates at the end of the month.

No spoilers, so continue reading.

Ms President Goes to Hartford

Young Weston women participating in the “Ms President US” program spent Monday touring the State Capitol, discussing important legislation, and being encouraged to pursue public service by Senator Will Haskell and Representative Anne Hughes.

The program is part of the WOW! series sponsored by Weston Youth Services. Continue reading.

Calendar Highlights

This coming weekend, "Karaoke for a Cause" on Saturday. Sing your socks off.

On Sunday, an artist reception for Weston's Bobbi Eike Mullen in Wilton.

On Monday the 25th, Westport Y's Women host tech enthusiast David Pogue.

See details in The Calendar about these and upcoming Weston events.

Stuff You Want to Know

February property transfers.

3v3 basketball from Parks & Rec.

Vendors, start your engines for the Weston Flea.

About Town: About the Town Plan.

If you've just turned 5 or know someone who has, register for kindergarten.

Support is available for parents with children having issues.

In Memoriam.

Hot Fiscal Topics

Pending action in Hartford could significantly affect Weston’s financial position as deliberations on the Town and Education budgets continue.

In this running article, we update the status of a proposed bill regarding local tax revenues and a measure to compel towns to assume part of teacher pension costs.

Also, we have a synopsis of the proposed Town and school district budgets as we await a public hearing by the Board of Finance on March 26th.

Continue reading.

Other Recent News

Senator Looney said he just wanted to "start a discussion" about regionalization.

Your Q's on the budgets, our A's.

Governor Lamont says "nothing has to change" for Weston schools.

Every ash tree in Weston will die from an invasive insect.

A ray of hope for Cobb's Mill Inn.

Links to all previous articles can be found in Our Back Pages. Thanks for reading Weston Today.

Coyotes: Practical Advice from Animal Control

Coyotes live throughout all of Weston. If you have a small to medium-size dog, Animal Control Officer Mark Harper urges you to be particularly cautious.

"You should always walk your dog on a leash," says Mr. Harper, "or at least go outside with your dog and keep the outside lights on."

An air horn helps too. Continue reading.

Town Plan Meeting, April 6th

The consultants working with Planning & Zoning on the long-range town plan will present initial ideas and get input from the public on April 6th at 10:30 am in the Intermediate School Cafetorium.

Special focus will be given to the future of the Town Center. The meeting is part of the ongoing collaborative effort to develop Weston’s ten-year Plan of Conservation and Development. The Town asks that you RSVP to let them know you plan to attend.

World of Wine!

Weston Kiwanis hosts a fabulous evening of wine, food, friends, and fun on April 27th 7:00 at Aspetuck Valley Country Club. Enjoy a taste of 25 wines, hors d'ouvres, a buffet, and a silent auction. It's $100 per person and helps Kiwanis support Weston schools and local charities.

Register for this great event at the Kiwanis website or email Rick Goldenberg for more information. Salud!

Letters

Send your Letter to the Editor by email to editor@weston-today.com. No limits. Any topic that interests you is fine. Enjoy.

TO THE EDITOR: CT is one of only 11 states that does not allow early voting. I urge people to contact representatives and encourage them to support this measure...(continues)

TO THE EDITOR: There are 34 roads/streets in town that haven't been paved in 20+ years; some of the roads haven't been serviced for up to 26 years. This works out to...(continues)

Read the Letters.

P.E.O. Accepting Scholarship Applications

Weston’s Chapter P of P.E.O., a philanthropic and educational organization for women, is accepting applications for a $2,500 scholarship by college-bound women who reside in Weston, Easton or Redding.

The scholarship provides assistance to an outstanding high school senior female to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Continue reading.

Citizen of the Year Nominations Open

Weston’s Board of Police Commissioners is ready to accept nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award.

Each year, the Commission recognizes an outstanding citizen who makes a unique contribution to the town. Commissioner Jess DiPasquale, who chairs the selection committee, told us “it’s all about character, energy, integrity, and accomplishment.”

Continue reading.

Special Speakers at the Library

Everyone connected to the Weston Public Library is proud of two upcoming special events.

Craig Melvin is an anchor for NBC's "Today" show, a national correspondent, and an anchor on MSNBC. He appears at the Library on the evening of March 28.

Andrew Wilk is the executive producer and director of the PBS series “Live from Lincoln Center” and “Lincoln Center at the Movies.” He speaks on April 5th.

Continue reading.

Memorial Day Parade Planning Begins

Preparations have begun in earnest for this year’s Memorial Day parade on May 27th. Every person, club, team, or committee who wants to march, ride, or enter a float is welcome.

Contact Lyette Segerdahl at (203) 227-8081 or the Weston Volunteer Fire Department at (203) 222-2647 for information about how to be part of this great Weston tradition. You can also volunteer to drive veterans.

Catch our five-minute video report from last year’s parade here.

Weston Education Foundation Grant Applications Open

The Weston Education Foundation (WEF) is calling for applications for their Community Education Grants Program.

The purpose of these grants is to provide funds (generally up to $1,500) to Weston-based organizations or individuals to develop educational programs that benefit their constituents and/or Weston residents.

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Plastic Out, Know Your Recyclables

A large number of Weston residents turned out last week for a presentation by the Sustainable Weston committee about recycling and what does and doesn’t belong in blue bins.

In addition, on March 7, the committee’s work to encourage reusable bags became a reality in Weston stores, where plastic checkout bags are no longer available. Or at least shouldn't be.

Continue reading.

Karaoke for a Cause

The Weston Women’s League has a fun night of karaoke planned for you on the evening of March 23rd.

You will enjoy wine, beer, and “lite bites” as you sing your socks off and help kids at the same time.This helps the League help Urban Impact, which in turn helps underserved kids.

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About the Town Plan

Will your attendance make a difference at the Planning & Zoning Commission’s upcoming “charrette” regarding the future of central Weston? As you may already be aware this event will be held on Saturday April 6th, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Weston Intermediate School cafetorium.

P&Z’s consultant for the Town Plan update, Milone & MacBroom, will be participating....

Continue reading About Town.