MIDDLEBURY-SOUTHBURY — Pomperaug High School junior Meghan Kennedy was introduced recently at the meeting of the Region 15 Board of Education meeting by Math/Science Chair Christopher Walsh as the winner of the prestigious Rensselaer Medal for outstanding excellence in math and science.  Mr. Walsh reminded the board that the Rensselaer Medal is a premier merit scholarship opportunity worth $100,000 for each medalist who accepts and enrolls at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

WATERBURY — Connecticut Community Foundation’s members have elected Kathleen A. McPadden of Naugatuck to a three-year term on the foundation’s Board of Trustees. She will join a board composed of local residents from across 21 towns in the foundation’s service area in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. The trustees lead the foundation in its mission to create rewarding lives and thriving communities in the region through stewardship of charitable funds created by donors and through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations tackling pressing community issues.

The collegiate sports season begins this coming weekend. Do you have an athlete who will compete on a college field or court this fall? Chances are, we may not know about your athlete – especially freshmen – quite yet. You can change that with a short note to me at john.addyman@yahoo.com. Nobody covers local athletes playing college sports like we do, but we can’t cover your athlete unless we know about him or her.

OXFORD — Irene C. Popowski, 91, formerly of Oxford, entered in…

WOODBURY — Cecile Bernard, 89, formerly of Bethlehem, passed a…

SOUTHBURY — Allen D. Hall, 87, of Southbury, passed away peace…

STAMFORD — Mary Ann Gatto, 78, a lifelong resident of Stamford…

SEYMOUR — Residents will have the opportunity to sit down with a Seymour police officer and connect over coffee and casual conversation on Saturday morning, August 24. Coffee With a Cop will begin at 9 a.m. at the Seymour Starbucks in the Mountain Road Plaza, 253 West St., Route 67, and last until 11 a.m. or later, depending on turnout. Seymour residents are invited to talk with officers about the issues that matter to them.