Storm searched far and wide to build team

BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — Staying close to home in Wolcott has not been the norm for Wolcott Storm head coach Bob Warren in recent summers. “This is the first time is six or seven years that we have not traveled this week in July to tournaments in Myrtle Beach (S.C.) or Florida or somewhere else,” said Warren. “This was the first time that we have been close to home, and I knew that we had a good team going into the World Series.” By capturing the Waterbury Mickey Read More …

Torrington man completes treatment, receives suspended sentence for sale of narcotics

TORRINGTON >> A Torrington man received a suspended sentence for two drug-related charges, including sale of narcotics, in Litchfield Superior Court Friday. Michael Nickson, 53, then of no certain address, was arrested on two occasions in 2016 by city police, according to state records – once in June, the other in September. Read More of  Torrington man completes treatment, receives suspended sentence for sale of narcotics

Torrington LARC hires new executive director

Torrington >> After a national search, The Arc of Litchfield County, Inc. (LARC) has hired Michael Menard as its new executive director. The organization’s board made the announcement in a press release on Friday. “The Board of LARC underwent an extensive search to find the most qualified individual,” said board president Kimberley Brown in the statement. Read More of  Torrington LARC hires new executive director

Winsted Area Peace Action to hold annual vigil; Taste of Litchfield set in Morris; Hotchkiss Library to hold summer book signing event Aug. 4

WINSTED >> Winsted Area Peace Action will conduct a candlelight vigil on Sunday, Aug. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. in East End Park, Main Street, Winsted to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. These bombings, which killed 214,000 Japanese people and leveled 2 cities, were the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war. Read More of  Winsted Area Peace Action to hold annual vigil; Taste of Litchfield set in Morris; Hotchkiss Library to hold summer book signing event Read More …

Torrington American Job Center offers employment, training workshops; Jen Chapin Trio to perform benefit concert Aug. 26 in Litchfield

TORRINGTON >> The Connecticut Department of Labor and the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board are offering a variety of training and employment workshops in August to assist area residents. Events are held at the Torrington American Job Center, 59 Field Street. Advance registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Read More of  Torrington American Job Center offers employment, training workshops; Jen Chapin Trio to perform benefit concert Aug. 26 in Litchfield

Lourdes Shrine to hold benefit

LITCHFIELD >> A Summer Evening at Montfort House, to benefit the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield will be held on the terrace and grounds of Montfort House, Rte. 118, 83 Montfort Rd., (top of the hill), Litchfield, on Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will feature select wines, cocktails and fine hors d’oeuvres and delectable mini desserts, with live music from 6-9 p. Read More of  Lourdes Shrine to hold benefit

Letter: Open Your Eyes Studio Tour a great success in Litchfield County

To the Editor: This year’s Open Your Eyes Studio Tour, featuring 31 artists’ studios in Sharon and Lakeville/Salisbury, exceeded all records for advanced registration over the previous seven years of this event. Although we don’t have a final count, we know that hundreds of visitors from within the region, as well as from far away, went from studio to studio during the weekend of June 24-25. Read More of  Letter: Open Your Eyes Studio Tour a great success in Litchfield County

Serendipity Gallery in Litchfield opens new exhibition, ‘Tales and Recollections’

Serendipity Gallery announces its newest exhibition, “Tales and Recollections,” by Connecticut artists Barbara Marks and Timothy Forry. The exhibition will be on view from August 5 to August 30, with a public opening reception held at the gallery on Saturday,… Read more of  Serendipity Gallery in Litchfield opens new exhibition, ‘Tales and Recollections’

Caregiver accused of larceny still employed by town of Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — An employee of a small Connecticut town who’s charged with stealing more than $75,000 from a woman she was caring for is headed to trial.The Republican-American reports that Tara Yard’s bid for accelerated rehabilitation on a charge of first-degree larceny was denied at a court hearing last month.Yard, who’s free on $50,000 bond, remains employed as Norfolk’s assistant town clerk. First Selectman Susan Dyer says the town won’t consider making any […] Read more of  Caregiver accused of larceny still employed by town of Litchfield

Litchfield County 4-H Fair is Saturday, Sunday in Goshen

GOSHEN >> The 85th Annual Litchfield County 4-H Fair will open Saturday, July 29 at 8:30 a.m. at the Goshen Fairgrounds and will continue on Sunday, July 30. This youth run fair presents the culmination of the projects of youth involved in local 4-H clubs located all around the county. All year long, members attend meetings, clinics, and workshops to learn more about their projects. Read More of  Litchfield County 4-H Fair is Saturday, Sunday in Goshen

Caregiver accused of larceny still employed by town

LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An employee of a small Connecticut town who’s charged with stealing more than $75,000 from a woman she was caring for is headed to trial. The Republican-American reports that Tara Yard’s bid for accelerated rehabilitation on a charge of first-degree larceny was denied at a court hearing last month. Yard, who’s free on $50,000 bond, remains employed as Norfolk‘s assistant town clerk. First Selectman Susan Dyer says the town won’t consider making any changes to Yard’s employment status until the case is resolved. Yard is accused Read More …

Sharon Playhouse performance benefits Kent Library; Norfolk church to hold parish picnic in August

NEW MILFORD >> Jazz After Work, a series of free summer jazz concerts sponsored by Litchfield Jazz Festival, returns to Litchfield Jazz Camp in New Milford. The camp’s all-star faculty performs Monday through Thursday nights for the full four weeks of the camp’s run. Student camper concerts happen every Friday evening and the public is invited to these as well. Read More of  Sharon Playhouse performance benefits Kent Library; Norfolk church to hold parish picnic in August

Waterbury man accused of throwing dozens of grams of heroin out car window in Goshen ruled competent to stand trial

LITCHFIELD >> A Waterbury man accused of throwing dozens of grams of heroin out of his car window before a traffic stop in Goshen was deemed fit to stand trial Friday. Orenthal Parris, 38, of 100 Mark Lane, Unit R10, Waterbury, was arrested in January 2016 and charged with possession with intent to sell/dispense, possession of a controlled substance, interfering with an officer/resisting arrest, possession in a school zone, and possession with intent to sell/dispense by non-drug-dependent person, according to state records. Read More of  Waterbury man accused of throwing Read More …

Litchfield County Chess Club meets at Torrington Library

TORRINGTON >> A new group, the Litchfield County Chess Club, meets Thursdays at the Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays. The informal club has held several meetings. Membership is free – just show up and play. Adults, teens and older children with an adult are welcome. Read More of  Litchfield County Chess Club meets at Torrington Library

McCane, Muriel

Muriel May (Anderson) McCane, 86, of Torrington, CT, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, at Litchfield Woods. She was the beloved wife of the late… Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RegisterCitizenObituaries/~3/kgoB8_7ieEE/obituary.aspx” target=”_new”>McCane, Muriel</a></span></strong>

NCCC receives grant; Litchfield seniors invited to annual picnic; Korean War Armistice ceremony is Thursday; Colebrook Historical Society receives grant

Winsted >> Northwestern Connecticut Community College has received a $6,000 grant from the Keroden Endowed Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc. This start-up grant has been awarded to support both the campus Food for Thought student food pantry and the NCCC Student Emergency Fund; providing assistance to food insecure students and students facing emergency needs. Read More of  NCCC receives grant; Litchfield seniors invited to annual picnic; Korean War Armistice ceremony is Thursday; Colebrook Historical Society receives grant

Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills set for Aug. 6

TORRINGTON >> The northwest corner’s annual “Tour of the Litchfield Hills” Cycling Event will celebrate its 14th year returning to Torrington’s Coe Memorial Park on Sunday, Aug. 6, to benefit the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Inc. In the past 13 years, the event has hosted more than 13,000 participants and sponsors who have raised more than $1 million in donations. Read More of  Torrington Tour of the Litchfield Hills set for Aug. 6