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Middlebury’s new resident barber, Thom Boucher (pictured third from left), used his scissoring skills to cut the ribbon during a ceremony celebrating the opening of his business, Nomad Barbering, on Thursday, March 7. Also participating were (from left) Waterbury Regional Chamber ambassador …

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SEYMOUR — The family that runs S.H. Chucta Company, 87 Tomlinson Rd., helps homeowners and businesses enjoy one of the most basic needs — water. Stephen Chucta, Jr., told Voices that he and his father offer more than products and services. “We want to explain things in a way that customers c…

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Woodbury resident Elaine Smith, a math and resource teacher at St. Rose School in Newtown, was recognized for 10 years of service at an appreciation mass and breakfast on March 3 at Fairfield University. Ms. Smith also leads St. Rose School’s award-winning Advanced Math Club. A certificate p…

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BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Fair Society elected officers and board of directors members at its annual meeting on Saturday, March 2.

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SOUTHBURY — The total of building related projects recorded in the month of February amounted to 113 with an estimated cost of $973,586. One single family home was included in the listing, costing $87,605. Fees amounted to $10,012 altogether. 

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NEWTOWN — The Chamber of Commerce will host the 2019 Regional Economic Outlook Breakfast with guest speaker John Traynor, executive vice president and chief investment officer, People’s United Bank, from 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Rock Ridge Country Club, 214 Sugar St.…

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Naugatuck Ion Investment announced the choices of Angelo Piccolo as assistant vice president of Ion Bank and investment executive of Infinex Investments, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercy College in New York. He is life insurance licensed and holds Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 secu…

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Two new small businesses opened their doors recently to join the shops at Quarry Walk in Oxford, the ongoing 32-acre mixed use development at the site of the former Haynes Stone Quarry on Route 67. Gov. Ned Lamont was among the dignitaries to welcome The Spa at Quarry Walk and More to Say, L…

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Quassy Amusement and Water Park is planning to install its new Bouncing Buggies ride this month. The Quassy family attraction is from Zamperla’s popular Jump Around line and will mark 16 consecutive years of improvements at the family-owned property at 2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury.

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SOUTHBURY — The following real estate agents were honored at the Southbury office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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SOUTHBURY — The Building Department issued a total of 118 permits during the month of January for projects estimated to cost $1,697,511, including one single family home, four commercial buildings and 33 heating and 28 plumbing jobs. Fees earned amounted to $17,222.

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BRIDGEPORT — The Aquarion Water Company is seeking to recognize volunteers whose efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources, including its air, water, soils or plant and wildlife communities. For the ninth year, the company will select winners of its Aquarion Environm…

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WOODBURY — The Woodbury Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber After Dark networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, at New Morning Market, 129 Main St. North. John Pittari, Jr., founder and owner of New Morning Market, will present on his experiences as a business owner in town. C…

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Robert Deveney, M.D., (left) and John Dunleavy, M.D., joined the Danbury Hospital Joint and Spine Institute Total Joint Program as part of the hospital’s ongoing commitment to offer surgical expertise for replacement surgeries, to enhance patient experience and to improve overall patient out…

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WATERBURY — Michael and Laurie Savino, owners of the Third Day Cafe in Waterbury, said it was never their plan to open a coffee shop. The couple said the idea came to them after they attended a New Year’s Day service in 2017 at the Walnut Hill Community Church’s Waterbury campus on a whim be…

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WATERBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

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WATERBURY — Logan Condon, director of athletics at Chase Collegiate School, was recently recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a certified athletic administrator.

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KENT — The Kent Library Association has received a $10,000 grant from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc.

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BOSTON, Mass. — Emerson College student Madison Shaw of Southbury recently received the Luciano Vassalli Award for her work in promoting awareness of primary immunodeficiency disease.

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SOUTHBURY — The following real estate transactions were registered in the Town Clerk’s Office during the month of January 2019.

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NORTH HAVEN — BHcare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services recently received an anonymous $25,000 bequest, presented by Lindy Lee Gold, senior specialist, state Department of Economic and Community Development. The gift will help support life-saving domestic violence services for …

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SOUTHBURY — St. Mary’s Hospital will host a free community orthopedic event Wednesday, March 6, at the Walzer Jewish Community Campus, 444 Main St. North. Registration and dinner begin at 5:30 p.m. The question-and-answer session is from 6 to 7 p.m. Featuring two area orthopedic experts, the…

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Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories, will re-opening its Southbury location with a celebration from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Southbury Plaza, 100 Main St. South, Southbury. The new store  features dog-wash stations and Grooming Ta…

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DANBURY — College students interested in pursuing research studies in the field of biology are invited to submit applications to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program to be offered in 2019 by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Western Connecticut State …

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NEWTOWN — The Working Women’s Forum will host attorney Kathy Boufford who will discuss strategies for maintaining clients and attracting new ones at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Rd.

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WATERBURY — Naugatuck Valley Community College’s associate’s in nursing program is in the top four nursing programs in the state according to RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization.

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LITCHFIELD — The Women’s Forum of Litchfield will welcome Gerri Griswold as she speaks on a wide range of topics at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.

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AREA — The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation has distributed $30,000 in grants to 20 area nonprofits as part of its new giving campaign, Act to Impact Employee Giving Grants. This initiative was developed to allow bank employees to give back to the communities the bank serves by deciding how…

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WATERBURY — The Waterbury Regional Chamber will host a job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Naugatuck Events Center, 6 Rubber Ave., Naugatuck. Admission is free and open to the public.  More than 30 businesses and organizations looking to hire will be in attendance.

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Ion Bank President and CEO David Rotatori (left) presented Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Ronald Pugilese a grant for $10,250, making this the 15th annual grant to the agency and totalling $174,250 in grants made to the NEDC.

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SOUTHBURY — The first Festival of Wreaths was hosted in December 2018 by the Southbury Business Association at the Heritage Hotel, raising funds for the Needy Fund. “We were approached by Wendy Mutter who works for the Lutheran Home of Southbury and she presented us the idea of being the hos…

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MONROE — Stepney Hardware Store, 590 Main St., the last hardware store in town, has closed its doors after 64 years in business.

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SOUTHBURY — The following area realtors in the Southbury office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were recognized.

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NEWTOWN — The following land transfers were recorded in the office of the town clerk during January.

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On The Mend celebrated its recent expansion with an open house and ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 7. The medical supply and equipment store has expanded into an adjoining retail space at 385 Main Street South in Southbury’s Union Square. The extra space allows room to display more larg…

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OXFORD — Premier Urgent Care, 278 Oxford Rd., is now seeing patients for a wide range of medical issues. Cliff Wagner, M.D., MBA, FACP, who leads the practice, told Voices that the services offered at the urgent care facility are a natural extension of what he and other emergency room doctor…

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SOUTHBURY — Lance Galassi, healthcare account executive with A Place for Mom, is eager to share his knowledge and experience so that families can have an easier time when faced with questions about senior healthcare. While he usually offers private consultations, he has partnered with the He…

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Woodbury Business Association President Deborah Tata recently welcomed new member Derek Packett, a financial advisor with Resolute Point Private Wealth, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Those seeking further information on the WBA and to join, may vis…

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WATERBURY — Waterbury Hospital has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, through January 9, 2021.

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Ivy Dwomoh, M.D., has joined Alliance Medical Group, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH. Dr. Dwomoh specializes in pediatric medicine for patients ages newborn to adolescent and has been practicing medicine since 2009. She received her medical degree from University of Ghana Medical School and…

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Maria Fernanda Munoz, MD, has joined Alliance Medical Group, an affiliate of Waterbury HEALTH. Dr. Munoz specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She will be working at the Alliance Medical Group affiliate Associated Women’s Health Specialists, 140 Grandview Ave., Waterbury. Dr. Munoz recei…