THOMASTON — The Planning and Zoning Commission, meeting Wednesday, September 4, conducted public hearings for two special permit applications and a site plan application. The first public hearing considered a special permit application for a computer numerical control machine shop at 196 East Main St. The commission closed the public hearing and approved the application. The second and third public hearings were regarding the same applicant for a new business at 46 Main St.

THOMASTON — Superintendent Francine Coss issued a modified, shelter in place, for all schools for the reminder of the afternoon, shortly after noon on Thursday, September 12. “This modified shelter in place is in response to an unscheduled visitor who came to Thomaston Center School this morning requesting access to the building to ‘share ideas with the school,’ said Superintendent Coss.

DANBURY — Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC will officially sponsor the Danbury Hat Tricks, the new FHL hockey team at the Danbury Ice Arena. Founding Partner Richard S. Land said, “We proudly welcome the Hat Tricks to Danbury and are excited to help bring back hockey fever. This will be great fun for the entire community.”

THOMASTON - After spending a good portion of the summer in charge of the Heery Summer Series, race director Mark Olsen was able to keep a sharp eye on many of the runners. Pleased with what he saw, Olsen is now poised to watch the hard work of those runners in his fall position as head coach of the Thomaston High School cross country team, which opened the 2019 season with a tri-meet at Housatonic Regional against the hosting Mountaineers and Wamogo.

WOODBURY — Paul Michael Rodia of Woodbury passed away Sunday, …

WATERTOWN — Barbara I. Magnuson, 87, of Watertown, passed away…

WATERTOWN — Charles Klamkin, a 30-year resident of Watertown, …

WATERTOWN — Charles Klamkin, a 30-year resident of Watertown, …

WATERTOWN — Barbara I. Magnuson, 87, of Watertown, passed away…

MIDDLEBURY — The 28th annual Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd. Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, will feature live music starting at 1 p.m., German food, beer and free pumpkin decorating for children.