SOUTHBURY — The Board of Selectmen, meeting Thursday, January 23, exited an Executive Session and voted unanimously to authorize First Selectman Jeff Manville to sign an option to purchase agreement between the town and the owners of the Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club, 100 North Benson Rd., Middlebury. According to the agreement, the town will pay a $3,000 non-refundable fee to the owners of Edgewood to secure an option to purchase the entire facility, including land and equipment, for $2,000,000.
Southbury residents who participated in the Women’s March on Saturday, January 18, in Kent included (from left) Jim Templeton, Vivian Templeton, Ed Edelson, Christine Edelson, Barbara Mechler, Mary Doherty, Mariana Coelho, Susan Boritz, Barbara Wheeler, Monica Pullano and Rich Boritz. Also pictured is Gabby, the Boritzes’ adorable labradoodle puppy, whose family calls her an ardent feminist.
SOUTHBURY — Corrigan Motors, a fixture for 60 years on Southbury’s Main Street South, has moved to new quarters at 120 Bullet Hill Rd. North. Corrigan Motors was established in 1960 by Bob Corrigan. Brian Todd partnered with Bob in 2005 and bought the business outright in 2008. “We do everything,” said Brian, “all types of maintenance and repairs, on all types of vehicles — European, Asian and domestic. We don’t turn much away.”
WASHINGTON — Victories over Terryville and Litchfield last week put the Shepaug boys’ basketball team back on the winning track, as the Spartans improved to 7-3 for the season. They topped Terryville in a home game, 52-46, with a strong fourth-quarter performance. Terryville had to foul down the stretch and the Spartans made nine of 16 from the line to hold the lead.
WASHINGTON — Washington Montessori School will host its 14th Annual Puppetry Festival, at 10:30 a.m. on the first four Saturdays in February 1, 8, 15 and 22, at the school, 240 Litchfield Tpke. The festival is presented by Broome Street Hospitality, National Iron Bank, Sawing High Climbers and Stars Hollow Yarns.
Rachel Gerowe will lead needle felting classes at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 30, and February 27, in the studio at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, 5 Church Hill Rd., Woodbury. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that uses a barbed needle to sculpt wool.