Walsh’s Wonderings — The importance of silly

In what was the most expensive act of littering in the history of our planet, Elon Musk launched his cherry red Tesla Roadster into space last week. Because ’Merica. The enduring image was of the mannequin in the spacesuit lounging behind the wheel of the open convertible while Earth looms in the background. The incongruity of a car in space captures both the audacity and absurdity of Mr. Musk’s latest effort to monetize the final frontier. It was at once silly and significant. As ridiculous and admittedly useless as firing a car into orbit around the sun is, the act … Read more

Redding gives thumbs-up to fracking waste ban, wastewater upgrades

Rich Regan, chairman of the Water Pollution Control Committee, spoke Monday night, Feb. 13, at a Special Town Meeting in Redding, about the upgrades that the plant needs. — Lara Schuler, photo

At Tuesday night’s Special Town Meeting, residents voted unanimously in favor of two items, which are both aimed at protecting the environment. The first item was an ordinance prohibiting the use of fracking waste in Redding. This ban forbids the “storage, disposal or use of waste from oil and gas exploration or extraction activities or any derivative thereof, in the Town of Redding,” according to the ban. The meeting was held at Redding Town Hall at 7 p.m. Only those residents who came to the meeting were allowed to vote. Sixty-five people were signed in at last night’s meeting, according … Read more

Art posters celebrate Winter Olympics

The Save Our Stepney Task Force (SOS), in cooperation with the town of Monroe, is featuring Art Posters of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games on the Stepney Green through Feb. 28. This installation is the sixth in a series of Art on the Green, located on Main Street at the intersection of routes 25 and 59. The Green, Memorial garden and gazebo serve as an outdoor gallery which to display this public art. Four of eight art posters, selected by the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang organizing committee, are displayed in large format in the gazebo on the Green. The posters … Read more

Redding Girl Scouts hold father-daughter Valentine’s Day breakfast

The Redding Girl Scouts held their annual Father-Daughter Valentine's Day Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the West Redding Fire House.

The Redding Girl Scouts held their annual father-daughter Valentine’s Day breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the West Redding Fire House. Dads were treated to pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee and juice. The Girl Scouts also used the event as a chance to collect goods for the Danbury Animal Welfare Society. From front to back, Lucy and Peter Hill, Eva and Scott Smith, Mairin and Jim Bremner, Calista and Brad Dudas, and Eliona and Don Longo.

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