On this week’s Talk of the Town, State Senator Eric Berthel R-32 conversed about allocating mental health services to first responders through municipalities, backing a bill to establish a bear hunting season in Litchfield County, and exploring fee exemptions for seniors as well as active and veteran military personnel for the state's Passport to the Parks Program following the end of the 2019 Connecticut General Assembly regular session.

RICHARD RAZZA has been elected to the Charter Financial Analyst Society Hartford Board of Directors, where he will serve as treasurer, effective Monday, July 1. Mr. Razza has served on the Investment Committee, organizing conferences on the commercial real estate and municipal bond markets and helping to source a record amount of sponsorships for the CFA Society Hartford’s Annual Forecast Dinner.

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OAKVILLE — The Phoenix Stage Company will host performances of “Fireflies” at 8 p.m. Friday, July 19; Saturday, July 20; Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 with Sunday performances at 3 p.m. on July 14 and 21. From the novel “Eleanor and Abel” by Annette Sanford, retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman— until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life.

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Concert in the Park will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Veterans Memorial Park, 580 Nova Scotia Hill Rd., Watertown. The band Root Six will perform classic rock, blues, dance and country tunes under the pavilion. Concert goers are invited to sit on Soccer Field One and bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy during the show. The event is free.