On Friday, September 7, Deputy Chief Robert Desena celebrated his retirement at a party with friends and family at the Grand Oak Villa. More than 500 guests were in attendance. State Senator Eric Berthel (right) and state Representative Joe Polletta (left) officially presented former Deputy Chief Desena with a citation from the State of Connecticut for his 42 years of service to the Town of Watertown.

OAKVILLE — Ginny Russo, longtime Oakville-Watertown resident, …

WATERTOWN — Ruth Eleanor Mader, 92, of Neil Drive, passed away…

WATERTOWN — Eugene Brown, 84, of Watertown, passed away peacef…

WATERTOWN — Eugene Brown, 84, of Watertown, passed away peacef…

WATERTOWN — Ruth Eleanor Mader, 92, of Neil Drive, passed away…

THOMASTON — Landmark Community Theatre presents the rock musical, “We Will Rock You,” opening at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at the Thomaston Opera House. Based on the music of the rock band, Queen, “We Will Rock You” tells the story of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden and rock music is all but unknown. The cast performs more than 24 of Queen’s hits.

The Watertown Lions Club will host its third Cow Chip Raffle at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at Veterans’ Memorial Park, 570 Nova Scotia Hill Rd., Watertown. There will a $1,000 first place prize with four $100 second place prizes. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase a fire extinguisher training device for the Watertown Fire Department. Tickets are $5 each with a maximum of 2,000 tickets to be sold. Tickets can be purchased at the Watertown Firehouse or through any Lions Club member.