The Woodbury Republican Town Committee honored the memory of Woodbury resident and Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, with a donation to the Woodbury Community Services Fuel Assistance Program (from left) WRTC Chairman Lisa Amatruda, CSCW President Bob Taylor and WRTC Treasurer Stan Love. Dawn was a resident of Woodbury and a beloved principal at Bethlehem Elementary and Mitchell Schools. Her positive impact will never be forgotten and her legacy lives on in the community. To honor her memory and help support the needs of the families that Dawn loved so much, the WRTC made a donation in her honor.

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department has invested funds donated by residents during the department’s annual campaign by purchasing equipment intended to improve the department’s ability to save lives. “Our new vehicle extrication tool from Holmatro is unique in that it is battery operated,” Capt. Michael Vonkannewurff told Voices. “Because of that, it’s quicker to deploy and lets us start rescuing a person trapped in a vehicle faster.”

TORRINGTON — The Nicholas Law Firm of Bethlehem, Torrington and Waterbury has announced that Jeffrey C. Nicholas has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He received the distinction for his legal representation in Workers’ Compensation in Connecticut. The Nicholas Law Firm was additionally feted for 2023 as a recipient of the U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms.

ROXBURY — Maria A. Barber, 82, of Roxbury, passed away peacefu…

SOUTHBURY — Hilda Kasper of Southbury, passed away at home on …

WOODBURY — Region 14 had an incredible showing in the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards Competition with artwork from 17 students receiving a number of awards including prestigious Gold and Silver Key Portfolio Awards. Nonnewaug High School art students received one Gold Key Portfolio, two Silver Key Portfolio awards, two Honorable Mention Portfolios, 15 Gold Key awards, five Silver Key awards, one best in drawing award, as well as several honorable mentions for their work in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, and ceramics.

SOUTHBURY — The town will hold a Snow and Ice Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 4, on the Town Hall Green, 501 Main St. South, as part of the Southbury’s year-long 350th anniversary celebration. The festival is a free, family-friendly event, offering ice carving demos, winter games, old-fashioned arts and crafts, a photo booth, hot food and drink, prizes, history trivia and more.