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Election 2015 | Candidate Bios & Profiles

Town of Woodbridge, CT 2015 Election Candidate Profiles

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Rotary Hosts Speaker Charles Brady

Recently, the Woodbridge Rotary Club invited Charles Grady, Community Outreach Specialist/Media Liaison of the New Haven Division of the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation to present a program on Opiod Addiction.  From left to right attending the meeting are:  Woodbridge Police Chief Frank Cappiello, Bethany State Trooper Dave Merriam, Vanessa Avery, Assistant …

From Another Point of View 4/7/17

The town budget process took an unexpected turn last week.  At the end of February, the Board of Selectmen (BOS), in a 5-1 vote, recommended a budget with a 2.99% increase to the Board of Finance (BOF).  I was the only Selectman to vote against this budget, as I felt that, given the uncertainty of …

Student News

  Achievements Zachary Saxe Participated in the 2016 Game Studio Senior Show at Champlain Burlington, VT—Zachary Saxe of Woodbridge, CT participated in the 2016 Game Studio Senior Show at Champlain College. Game Design, Game Art and Animation, Management of Creative Media, and Game Programming majors were all involved in creating nine different games that were …

Jorge Cabrera – State Senator 17th District

Jorge Cabrera is the son of immigrants from Puerto Rico who worked hard to ensure he would be first in his family to attend college.  He currently lives in Hamden with his wife Rebecca, a public-school principal, and his twin boys Jorgie and Gabe, both of whom attend Hamden public schools.  He has worked for …

Letter: Welcome Back To School

Dear Amity Community, It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back as we begin the 2018-19 school year in the Amity Regional School District.  On July 1, 2018, I started as Interim Superintendent of Schools after the resignation of Dr. Charles Dumais who became Executive Director of Cooperative Educational Services and I will continue until …

Woodbridge Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Help save lives.  The Knights of Columbus Council 5467 is sponsoring a blood drive (only whole blood will be taken) on Friday, October 20 in the Assumption Church hall on Center Road in Woodbridge.  If you are at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, are in good health, and have not donated for 56 …

First Selectman Visits Savino Vineyards

  Jerry Savino always wanted to grow his own grapes and make and sell his own wine. He’s been running Savino Vineyards for 10 years. Recently First Selectman Ellen Scalettar visited Savino Vineyards as part of the Economic Development Commission’s “Shop Woodbridge, Dine Woodbridge, Try Woodbridge” campaign. The campaign is designed to encourage Woodbridge residents …

Falls and Balance

One third of Americans aged 65 and greater fall each year, and it is the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults.  Older women in particular fall more often and due to greater rates of osteoporosis, are also more prone to fractures from falls.  Fractures of the hip in particular become fatal, and recovering …

The Garden Club of Woodbridge Holds Annual Luncheon

The Garden Club of Woodbridge had its annual luncheon on June 5, 2018 at Birchwoods at Oak Lane, Woodbridge, CT.  Members and guests had a delicious lunch, bid on items in a silent auction, and enjoyed a demonstration of “The Art of Arranging” by Rachel Dempsey.  Rachel is a floral designer and owner of Bethany …

Bark Bytes… Enjoying that Car Ride with Your Dog

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of us will be traveling with our dogs. Does your dog enjoy the care ride? Does your dog get car sick? Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs suffer from car or motion sickness? Dog motion sickness is real and can happen even on short jaunts. Know that …

Ansonia Nature Center & Recreation Center May Calendar Of Events

  NATURE EXPLORERS – Wednesdays, May 3 and 10, 10 am – 11:30am Join Wendy for our preschool/toddler program.  This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult.  These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play.  We will learn about nature and science through activities such as hiking, …

Arlyn’s of Woodbridge Hosts Charity Event to Support Ryan’s Circle of Giving

  Ryan Gordon was truly a special young man. Always thinking of others, he was involved with charitable activities throughout his young life such that he received his school’s community service award in 8th grade. Tragically, at the age of 19 he lost his life to an aggressive form of cancer, but not before requesting …

Horsley Receives Citizen’s Election Program Grant

Valerie Horsley has received a Citizen’s Election Program Grant for her State Senate campaign. She qualified for the grant by raising over $15,300 in contributions from donors, including 300 residents of towns in the 17th District.   She will receive a grant of $39,410 for the primary election. She is the first democrat in the 17th …

Dollars & Sense: Taxes and Investments

Imagine if your Doctor sent you to see a specialist and the specialist put you on medication but neglected to inform your primary physician? Then, when you go back to your primary he doesn’t ask about the visit to the specialist and is unaware of your new medications. When one specialist doesn’t talk to another, …

Rebecca Lavi Joins Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Orange

Rebecca Lavi of Woodbridge has joined the team of Shanbrom Real  Estate Group at the Orange Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office. As an area resident since 2009, Rebecca Lavi recognizes the uniqueness and benefits of living, working, and raising a family in the New Haven area.  Working as a social worker and then mom of …

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Campaign

Woodbridge Human Services has kicked off a Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Campaign to seek donations for the Town Fuel/Food Fund.  The drive will run through December 31st.  We are anticipating a need for $5,000.00 for our Fuel Bank and $2,000.00 for our Emergency Food Fund.  These funds provide Woodbridge residents with emergency assistance with their …

Klarides Sisters Fight for Disabled Veterans

Hartford- House Republican Leader Themis Klarides joined her sister and colleague State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria on Tuesday to testify before the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee in support of a bill they have introduced, which aims to provide tax relief for the state’s disabled veterans.  The purpose of the bill, H.B. 7180, is to grant municipalities …

November 20, 2020

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Sen. Logan Announces Nominations Being Accepted for CT Veterans Hall of Fame

As Vice-Chair of the legislature’s Veterans Affairs Committee, State Senator George S. Logan is letting the public know that the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 2017 hall of fame class.  Nominees must be veterans who honorably served in a branch of the military and who have been leaders in a …

September 29, 2017

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From The Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee July 2021

First, a word of gratitude for the dedicated community service of the hundreds of volunteer public officials – working in concert with town employees – who invested thousands of work hours these past many months preparing the town’s budget for next year.  Please know those efforts are admired and appreciated by an overwhelming majority of …

Dollars & Sense: ABLE Accounts: Frequently Asked Questions

Presented by Roberta L. Nestor ABLE accounts, also known as 529A or 529 ABLE accounts, were established as part of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014.  This act created these tax-advantaged accounts for people with disabilities under section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code. But who is eligible to establish an ABLE …

Boy Scout Troop 907 Court of Honor

Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 907 held its Court of Honor outside on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge with nearly 50 in attendance. Bryan Brown received his Scout badge and Daniel Del Prete became a Second Class Scout. Troop 907 recently provided a color guard for the Woodbridge Memorial …

Dollars & Sense: Learning New Financial Terminology

By Roberta L. Nestor Every industry is riddled with their own jargon and acronyms. The financial services industry is no different, only it can be frustrating when you are trying to understand your own investment portfolio. Like every industry, most of the change in terminology stems from the growth of technology. Technology has allowed investing …

Cervicogenic Headaches and Dry Needling

Cervicogenic headaches are a common cause of headaches and frequently seen in the physical therapy profession.  These types of headaches can be very painful, and even debilitating.  However, they differ from a true migraine. Cervicogenic headaches often have a musculoskeletal component associated with them, and that is a physical therapist’s specialty.  People with cervicogenic headaches …

Obituary: Barbara (Babs) Schwartz Gervasi

Babs Gervasi of Woodbridge, CT passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 18, 2019 at the age of 76.  Born in New Haven, CT on May 6, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Rosalind Schwartz and the beloved wife of Daniel V. Gervasi who predeceased her in January, 2009. …

New Pet Supply Store Opens in Woodbridge

The outline of two beagles forms the logo of The Better Beagle Co., a new natural pet food and supply store in Woodbridge’s D’Andrea’s Plaza on Litchfield Turnpike.  One of those dogs, Ellie, greets customers and the other, Betty White, passed away several months before the store opened. Owner Kristen Marano explains that she adopted …

Kanfer Installed at B’nai Jacob

Congregation B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge is installing a new clergy to their pulpit, Cantor Malachi Kanfer. This special event will take place at the synagogue on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3 PM, and is free and open to the community. The program’s highlight will be “A Cantor’s Concert Extraordinaire”, featuring Cantor Kanfer, along with special …

Recreation News – October 2021

Fall Pool Hours Announced:  Adult Swim returns Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:00 to 4:45 pm or 5:00 to 5:45 pm, and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm or 8:30 pm to 9:15pm.  This is in addition to General Swim on Saturday and Sundays from 12 to 12:45, 1:00 to 1:45, …

Calling All Library Lovers & Book Lovers!

  The Friends of the Library will be having its annual Book Sale the first weekend in June.  The hours are Member’s Night Thursday, June 1, 5:00-8:00 pm (you can become a member at the door), Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3rd 10:00 – 5:00 pm.  On Monday, June 5, the sale will be …

Deli Delish Reopens with New Owner

Deli Delish had been operating under a new owner for about a month before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.  When everyone started to work from the home the lunch crowd dried up and the deli closed for three months.  It recently re-opened. New owner Rainer Ippolito comes from a food family – they own bars and …

Something For Everyone on The Farm This Summer

Our vegetable CSA is sold out!  Thanks to everyone who chose to support local food with the purchase of a subscription.  We do still have egg shares available:  one dozen eggs per week for the full 20-week CSA season ($120) or for the 10-week flexible/half CSA season ($70).  Available both on farm and for New …

Vote Monday May 6th!

Election Day in Woodbridge is Monday, May 6, 2019.  Polls at the Center Gym open at 6:00am and close at 8:00pm. If you have not yet registered to vote, you may still register at the Election Day Registration location at the Senior Center adjacent to the polling place in the Gym.  Residents who are already …

An Ounce of Prevention: What is Clean Eating?

  Have you noticed more marketing for “clean food”?  Upon first seeing a commercial promising clean food by year’s end, the question came to mind, “Is the food we have been eating dirty?”  Along with the promotion for clean food, there is a movement for “clean eating”.  What exactly do these terms mean? For certain, …

Senior Center Hosts Veteran’s Presentation

On Tuesday, November 1st at 1:45 p.m. the Woodbridge Senior Center will be hosting a presentation on the services and programs available to veterans through the New Haven Veteran’s Center located at 291 South Lambert Road, Orange. Veterans of all ages are invited. Attendees are welcome to also have lunch at 12:15 p.m. prior to …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Welcomes New Members

Woodbridge Rotary Club members recently installed Paula Cofrancesco into their Club as their newest member.  Paula graduated from Sacred Heart Academy and Bay Path Jr. College.  She retired in 2016 as the Personnel and Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant in the Amity Regional District after almost 20 years of service. Paula and her husband Gene have resided …

Police, Concerned Residents Meet to Discuss Vehicle Break-Ins

“My car was broken into,”…“all my outside lights were on….These individuals are not random, they are professionals…..“They are DANGEROUS professionals” Woodbridge Facebook groups flared up with similar posts this spring, expressed by frustrated members whose cars or trucks had been entered, sometimes ransacked.  Most cases involved unlocked vehicles, often with cash or other valuable in …

Zion Lutheran Church Orange Welcomes Pastor Joshua Schiff

On June 12, Zion Lutheran Church (780 Grassy Hill Road, Orange) welcomed newly ordained Pastor Joshua Schiff and his family. Pastor Schiff grew up in Southern Illinois.  After returning from Operation Iraqi-Freedom in 2008, he married his best friend and worked for over six years in the State Correctional System.  During his time working in …

Other Side of the Aisle: Balanced Government is Better Government

Driving through town you may have noticed ‘Vote Row B for Balance Monday, May 3” lawn signs popping up.  The message is an encouragement to bring bipartisanship back to Woodbridge for the betterment of our town on election day Monday, May 3rd. Political campaigns can be more about the future than a referendum on the …

The Show WILL Go On!

The award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department, under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy, is thrilled to announce the outdoor production of Anastasia. Anastasia transports the audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery …

Yeladim Early Learning Center Kindergarten Letter to President Obama

Yeladim Early Learning Center Kindergarten class at the JCC of Greater New Haven recently wrote a letter to President Obama about what they would do if they were President of the United States. He liked their ideas so much he sent them a letter back, including photos of him, his family, and their dogs. President …

Sacred Heart Academy Offers December 6 Entrance Exam

For those who missed the November test date, Sacred Heart Academy will offer an Entrance Exam for applicants to grades 9 and 10 on Tuesday, December 6 at the Academy, 265 Benham Street, Hamden. To register for the exam, candidates for admission must submit the Application for Admission online at www.sacredhearthamden.org with $60 fee by …

Letter: Have a Safe & Enjoyable Labor Day

Have a Safe & Enjoyable Labor Day This Labor Day may be a little different than we’re used to, but that won’t stop Americans across the country from cracking open a cold one and celebrating with loved ones. Whether you’re staying at home or getting together with a small group of friends, join us in …

Local Craft Fair and Art Event

Shop local at the Town’s first outdoor craft fair and makers market in the Town Library parking lot on Saturday, September 11 from 10-1.  Interested vendors may sign up at a link on the Town’s website. The craft fair is the last in the Town’s Second Saturday Series, designed to offer free family fun in …

Beecher Happenings: Dear Woodbridge Residents

With the calendar now flipped to December, the Beecher Road School Faculty and Staff would like to wish all town residents a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.  Please enjoy the following news and feature items: Beecher Road School Pool I would like to thank everyone for their patience with the …

Renovations Continue at Beecher Road School During Summer Break

The last day of school for Beecher Road School students is Friday June 19; the last day for teachers is June 23. On June 24, the entire Beecher Road building facility, including the pool and grounds, will become a construction zone and off limits to the public. Renovation work on the school will begin in …

April 3, 2015

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Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The 2021-2022 Amity Academic Hall of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be postponed with the new date of April 28, 2022.  Due to new covid concerns, we have decided to wait until the spring.  The event will still be held at Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange, CT.  Please save the …

Woodbridge Historical Society to Host Outdoor Open House

The members of the Amity and Woodbridge Historical Society headquartered at the historic Thomas Darling Museum will host its first Open House this year.  While the interior of the Thomas Darling House remains off-limits to visitors, masked AWHS Board members and volunteers have been at work cataloging, filing, and other projects similar to the ones …

Rotary Club Student of the Month for January 2018

The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently honored Amity High School senior Brendan Lyle as Student of the Month for January.  Each month, the Woodbridge Rotary Club and Woodbridge Social Restaurant partner to honor an Amity High School student on a monthly basis. Brendan Lyle was nominated by his School Counselor Karen Waterman.  Brendan’s kindness and friendliness …

Woodbridge Student Recipient of Faculty Recognition Award

The Independent Day School in Middlefield is proud to recognize eighth grader Sofia Pfannenbecker of Woodbridge as a recipient of the Faculty Recognition Award for the third trimester of the 2017-18 academic year.  Students are chosen for their outstanding citizenship, cooperation with peers and adults, and service to school. The Independent Day School (IDS) is …

EDC Announces Woodbridge Bucks

The Woodbridge Economic Development Commission is proud to announce “Woodbridge Bucks.”  The program is designed to encourage residents to shop, dine and try Woodbridge and to support local businesses. This February the EDC will hold weekly drawings to give out hundreds in Woodbridge Bucks to be spent locally.  Woodbridge Bucks may be spent at participating …

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month and the Woodbridge Town Library and public libraries nationwide are trying to make sure that everyone knows about the advantages of having their own library card. Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where residents can collaborate, find information, attend …

DOT Caught ‘Between A Rock And A Hard Place’

Residents in the area of the intersection of routes 63 and 67 are looking at a second winter with the busy crossroads under construction. Though the roadways are paved, an area in the middle of the intersection was left accessible, covered only with gravel, which washed out in the recent rains. Also, the orange warning …

Dollars & Sense: Know Your Tax Facts

By Roberta L. Nestor Yes!  It is officially tax season and millions of American’s are scrambling to get all of their tax documents ready for their tax preparers.  In December of 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) which represents the first major tax law overhaul since the Tax Reform Act of …

Travel Talk… with Leslie Marsh

Welcome to Travel Talk, the place to get all the answers to your travel questions.  From cruises to land vacations, tours, all-inclusive resorts, let’s talk travel!  Wondering which cruise line is best for multi-generational families or what is the best time of the year to go on that bucket list African safari or how is …

CT Green Party Announces Justin Paglino, Md, Phd, as Candidate For US Congress

Justin Paglino, MD, PhD. is a doctor and scientist who has worked as a virologist and cancer researcher.  He is a graduate of Brown University, Brown University School of Medicine, completed residency in Laboratory Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, and obtained his PhD in virology from the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and …

Amity Regional High School Art Students Give Back

On December 13th, Amity Regional High School’s National Art Honor Society hosted the annual Empty Bowls event.  This grass roots event invites our community to help those who are less fortunate in our district.  All proceeds will be evenly divided and donated to the Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge food pantries.  The community was invited to …

Letter: Affordable Housing

To the Editor,. I am concerned about attempts by outside forces to compel Woodbridge to allow “affordable” housing in a hilly, rocky, residential, rural neighborhood devoid of water mains, sewer lines, gas lines, and public transportation.  Why did the plaintiffs purchase the property first, then apply to change the zoning, in such an impractical location …

From the First Selectman – March 2021

This month marks the one-year anniversary since COVID-19 changed our world and our Town.  These are difficult and lonely times, but they are also hopeful.  Woodbridge is among the municipalities with the most residents having received a first vaccine shot.  As of this writing, we are in fact the third highest in the State of …

Radio Communication Upgrade to Go Forward

The boards of Selectmen and Finance last week unanimously approved funding for a $2.1 million radio communication update.  The project includes installation of a new dispatch console, several new antennas in different locations throughout town, also the software for the new system, site work where required, as well as radios for Public Works employees. Fire …

Volunteers Age 50+ Needed to Tutor Young Children in Reading

Experience Corps needs volunteers, age 50+, to tutor literacy in participating Hamden, New Haven and East Haven schools and after-school programs with children in Kindergarten to grade 3.  Volunteers tutor 2 mornings or 2 afternoons weekly (average 6 hours) at one site from October to June.  We provide the training.  You provide the love. To …

Youth Services – September 2021

Teens wanted:  Youth Services plans to create a student group to help develop better middle school afternoon and evening programs.  Call 203-389-3449 or email youthone@woodbridgect.org to attend meetings and use your creativity to design new events and activities with your interests in mind. Prevention Programs:  In an effort to prevent our youth from obtaining alcohol, …

Amity Middle School National Geography Bee Finalists

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.  The contest is designed to motivate students to learn about the world and how it works.  Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging competition.  With a …

Famed Artist & Illustrator David Wenzel Visits Amity Regional High School

David T. Wenzel, accomplished illustrator and children’s book artist, visited Amity Regional High School on January 6. Mr. Wenzel is best known for his visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, illustrated in graphic novel format, and has worked for most of the country’s leading publishers illustrating comics, children’s books, graphic novels. More than one hundred …

Golf Preparation and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)

It is almost time to put the clubs away as winter is approaching, so now is the perfect opportunity to work on your body to prepare for next year’s golf season or golf in Florida.  When looking back on your golf season, there may be aspects of your game that you wanted to improve upon …

You Can Save a Life!

The Quinnipiack Valley Health District will be hosting two community Naloxone trainings to help the public learn how to properly identify and respond to an overdose.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug, is an antidote administered by nasal spray.  This can revive the person, allowing time to access medical attention.  The …

Woodbridge Police Department And Woodbridge Rotary Club Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Woodbridge Police Department and the Woodbridge Rotary Club will be teaming up and working in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to host a “Drug Take-Back” on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will provide residents with a safe, convenient and …

Papal Honor Crowns A Lifetime of Service

Assumption Church to Celebrate Father Gene Gianelli Father Gene Gianelli of Our Lady of the Assumption Church retired recently.  The parish will celebrate his 26 years of service during which time it doubled its membership.  (Photo courtesy of Montse Lopez Vila) Father Gene Gianelli, long-time priest and pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, …

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice Events

Ask the Nurse Join VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice on June 4 and/or June 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Senior Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane for a free nursing clinic.  A registered nurse (RN) can check your blood pressure, heart rate, weight and work with you to set goals.  The RN can …

Exercise To Reduce The Symptoms Of Osteoarthritis

“Why do I have Knee Pain?”  This is a common expression that most PT’s hear.  When there is knee pain, an individual will not exercise or do strenuous activity because they are uncomfortable.  Often, knee osteoarthritis becomes an excuse to become inactive, instead of a reason to engage in more activity. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a …

Woodbridge 6th Grader to Join Kid Reporters

On September 28th Scholastic Kids Press announced that Luke Lamour, a 6th grader from Woodbridge, CT will join this award-winning team of Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, who report “news for kids, by kids.” During the 2020–2021 program year, Luke will interview newsmakers from his community and share the perspectives of his peers on the 2020 …

When should someone get early treatment for spinal care?

How soon should someone seek help for spinal pain or injury? This is a question we get often in the clinic, and the answer varies by condition.  Statistics show that most of us will experience at least one episode of low back or neck pain during our lifetime (studies suggest this happening approximately 75% of …

Amity Physical Therapy- Putting Real Care Back Into Healthcare

  First, we’re an independent Physical Therapy practice not affiliated with orthopedic practices or hospitals, so we call our own shots when it comes to compassionate patient treatment. We’ve had twelve years to perfect how patients should be treated, without being dominated by the complex healthcare insurance industry, a system of healthcare bureaucracy that often …

Dining With Susan: China Pavilion

I thought it was time to revisit another one of my favorite restaurants, the ever popular China Pavilion in Orange. This award winning family owned Chinese restaurant has been going strong since 1982. The key word here is “family” as Fred, Amy, and Khanh have owned China Pavilion since 1996. This is truly a special …

Woodbridge Center Events May 2019

Free Lunch! May is ‘bring a friend to lunch month’!  Bring a friend who has never come to the Woodbridge Center’s lunch program and they’ll eat for free!  RSVP required 24 hours in advance. Thursday Lunches- Begin in June The Center’s Friday lunch program will move to Thursdays beginning June 6 at 12:15 pm in …

Perkinelmer Employees Make Impact in Woodbridge

  On September 13, 2016, more than 120 employees from PerkinElmer, Inc. in Shelton participated in 6 volunteer projects for local organizations as part of the Company’s Impact Day. More than 2,365 employees globally helped to make a positive impact for a healthier world. Here is the impact we made in Woodbridge: Massaro Community Farm, …

Amanda Albert Affiliates With Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage In Woodbridge

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. is pleased to announce that Bethany resident Amanda Albert has affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Woodbridge.  As a sales associate, Albert will provide residential real estate services in Woodbridge as well as the surrounding communities of the New Haven County Area, …

April 3, 2020

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The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild To Meet

The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:45 pm in the Guild Hall.  The program for that evening will be making valentines for the veterans at the VA Hospital in West Haven.  We also ask that you bring a homemade dessert item to be given out …

Woodbridge Aquatic Club Celebrates Successes at Swimming Awards Banquet

Congratulations to the Woodbridge Aquatic Club which placed 23 swimmers in the Connecticut Top 16 swimmers during the 2016-0217 short course season and the 2017 long course season.  The 2017 Connecticut Swimming Annual Awards Banquet recently took place at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT, recognizing the swimmers for their outstanding achievements.  Athletes who …

Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut February Webinar

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut will host a webinar on Jewish Given Names on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 1:30 pm, presented by Warren Blatt.  The webinar is free for members.  The fee for non-members is $5. To join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut, visit https://facebook.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=592a9d60e2153cfae6da9154d&id=3fbfe7c2e2&e=ae9ae8e98b.  To pay for the webinar, visit https://facebook.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=592a9d60e2153cfae6da9154d&id=0f6f6e330a&e=ae9ae8e98b. …

From The Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee 1/15/21

The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists January 6 – compounding utterly shocking behavior by Trump and his surrogates for the nine weeks preceding it – have now stained American election proceedings with bloodshed and mayhem previously reserved for despotic power plays in developing democracies. It is reprehensible that provisions of the …

Senior Tutors Needed

Experience Corps needs volunteers, age 50+, to tutor reading with young children in participating New Haven, Hamden and East Haven afterschool programs and schools.  Experience Corps volunteers tutor 2+ times/week for an average of 6 hours.  You bring your love of reading and we provide the training – hugs and smiles, too!  Contact Sheila at …

Schlegel Receives Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society Award

Debbie Schlegel of Woodbridge, a sale associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Woodbridge, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Sterling Society award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 17 percent of approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker®-affiliated sales associates worldwide. With more than 9 years of experience, Schlegel has …

Amity High School Creative Theater

The Amity Creative Theater at Amity High School will kick off its 2019-20 theatre season with “Dancing at Lughnasa,” a 1990 play by Irish dramatist Brian Friel.  The production will be directed by Rob Kennedy and will take place in the John J. Brady Center for the Performing Arts on the Amity Campus, December 6th …

Congregation Or Shalom Events

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:30 PM(for summer) Saturday 9:30 PM Wednesday, July 10, 11:00 am. – Summer Movie! “Shtisel” As strange as it sounds, “Shtisel”, a show about people who are governed by strict Jewish law, has been …

Woodbridge Resident Selected for USTA New England Award

USTA (United States Tennis Association) New England is proud to announce it has selected Woodbridge resident Herb Mendelsohn as its 2017 Connecticut Volunteer of the Year.  Mendelsohn, along with 30 other award winners, will be recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony to take place on January 20, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, …

Congregation Or Shalom Events

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:00 PM Saturday 9:30 PM Coffee and Learn with the Rabbi Wainhaus Every Wednesday, (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour-long class focusing on the ancient texts of our …

Woodbridge Resident Receives Statewide Award

As part of the 39th observance of Materials Manufacturing Week in Connecticut, Robert John Klancko, P.E. of Woodbridge, was presented with the prestigious Connecticut Materials Manufacturing Professional of the Year Award. This award was bestowed by the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the American Society for Materials International on behalf of the materials engineering technical societies …

Joseph Crisco – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Joe is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen, where he has served since July 2017.  His twelve terms as a State Senator, from 1993 to 2016, were distinguished by numerous Committee roles, including co-chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, vice-chair of both the Banks Committee and the Commerce Committee and chair …

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Woodbridge Police Department and the Woodbridge Rotary Club teamed up on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to promote National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  A secure prescription drug take-back receptacle box is located in the front lobby at the Woodbridge Police Department, where it is accessible 24 hours a day for residents to dispose of unwanted …

Woodbridge Senior Center: 7/1/16

  Tai Ji Qua Moving for Better Balance® (TJQMBB) is a balance training regimen designed for older adults to improve strength, balance, mobility and daily functioning , and prevent falls in older adults and individuals with balance disorders. The primary focus is on older adults and people with a history of falls, balance disorders, leg …

First Selectman Names Kate Brown as Person of the Month

  First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recognized Kate Brown as the October Woodbridge Person of the Month. Scalettar initiated the Woodbridge Person of the Month recognition program to spotlight the many Woodbridge residents, volunteers and employees who go above and beyond the expected in their dedication and commitment to Woodbridge and its residents. Kate Brown, a …

From the First Selectman’s Office – 4/8/16

Although spirited disagreement is a constant in our small community, one of the areas where we enjoy broad consensus is our respect for the environment. Since I became First Selectman, Woodbridge has enhanced its role as a leader on clean energy initiatives and environmental stewardship. Today I am extremely pleased to update you on our …

Bulletin Board – 1/15/16

Please Note: If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it along no matter how far in advance it is. We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” …

Summer Reading Starts on Friday, June 17 at the Woodbridge Town Library

There is a summer reading program for everyone at the Woodbridge Town Library this summer. Children up to grade 6 can pick up their Bookopoly reading board at the Children’s Department. Teens can sign up online for an online summer reading program, earning prizes when they log their books. Adults can sign up for a …

Woodbridge Emergency Shelter Volunteers Needed

Woodbridge Human Services is seeking residents to volunteer to work at the Town’s Emergency Shelter located in the Woodbridge Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane in the event that it is opened due to a hurricane, flood, power outage or other emergency.  Volunteers are needed days, evenings, and weekends to provide supervision, serve meals, and provide information …

Registrar Expects Lively Turnout For Mid-Terms

Voter registration has been swift in Woodbridge in the weeks leading up to the 2018 mid-term election.  “We’ve been getting a lot of registrations,” said Registrar of Voters Anna Dickerson, adding, “we are expecting a big turnout.”  As of October 18 – almost three weeks ahead of Election Day November 6 — registrars had received …

Letter: Have a Safe Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, Americans everywhere will toast to our nation’s 241st birthday.  Fireworks will light the night sky as friends, families, and communities gather together to celebrate our independence. While summer holidays are a great chance to enjoy a cold beer in the summer sun, always remember to celebrate responsibly.  This Independence Day weekend, …

Balance Assessment and Fall Prevention

As a physical therapist I frequently have patients come into our office with injuries sustained as a result of a fall.  These falls are often secondary to poor balance and weakness and there are some neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that can increase a person’s risk of falls.  It is …

Letter: Holidays Made Brighter Thanks to Community Support

Thanks to the generosity and support from the community, the holidays were made brighter for Woodbridge seniors and families.  The staff of the Human Services Department sincerely thanks Coachman Square of Woodbridge, the Willows-Genesis HealthCare and Police Union 362 for sponsoring the Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Senior Center.  Thanks also to Brookdale Woodbridge for their …

Preschool Openings Available

Bethany Nursery Group located at 511 Amity Road in Bethany is a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 years old that has operated in Bethany for over 50 years.  Our nurturing and dedicated staff provide a program rich with literature and learning opportunities while still leaving ample time to play, create and explore! …

Amity Middle School Bethany Photo Class

Amity students in the after school Photography class and their instructor Melanie Stengel pose for a photo while hanging their class show at the Middle School in Bethany. Stengel, a former New Haven Register staff photographer, will again teach this ten week class starting on Thursday, February 11th. For more information and to sign up, …

Pam Staneski to Run for State Senate

State Rep. Pam Staneski has announced she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for State Senate representing the 14th District, which comprises the communities of Milford and Orange and includes portions of West Haven and Woodbridge. Staneski said it has been an honor to serve the 119th District for the last two …

Jorge Cabrera Endorsed By Heller, Gorski & Scalettar

During the week of July 16th, Woodbridge First Selectman Beth Heller, Bethany First Selectman Derry Gorski, and former Woodbridge First Selectman and State Representative Ellen Scalettar officially endorsed Jorge Cabrera for State Senate in the three-way primary election in the 17th district. Beth Heller, Woodbridge First Selectman, expressed her support for Cabrera on July 18, …

August 30, 2019

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“Danger Is Part Of My Trade”

The East Haddam Stage Company (EHSCO) will present the 1930 Murder Mystery Radio Drama titled, Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band, at the Case Memorial Library on Saturday, October 14, at 1:00. The EHSCO will use the Victorian actor and Connecticut native William Gillette’s actual script that was originally broadcast live in …

Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild Present Scholarships

The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild gave out two $1,000 scholarships at its installation dinner in May.  The recipients were Kiersten Keating, majoring in Marketing and Juliet Melotto, majoring in Physical Therapy.  They both will attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield in the fall. New officers of the Guild were installed at the dinner.  They …

Beth–Wood Baseball League Online Registrations for 2016

Beth – Wood Baseball League is proud to once again offer online Registration for our 2016 Season, for Tee Ballers through Majors (Baseball ages 4 – 12 as of April 30th). If you legally reside in the Towns of Bethany, Woodbridge, New Haven, Beacon Falls and/or Hamden, your children are eligible to register to participate …

Democrats Sweep Woodbridge Elections

Whether it was a reaction to what’s happening in Washington or not, voters in Woodbridge came out in force for the municipal elections May 1 and voted Democrats into office, from the top of the ticket to every other board on the ballot. Democrat Selectman Beth Heller prevailed, with a vote count of 1,820, over …

Welcome to the Woodbridge Gardens for Wildlife Club and Facebook Group!

What is it?  We (Joi Prud’homme and Enrene van Tonder) are excited to announce the newly created Woodbridge Gardens for Wildlife Club and Facebook Group as an ongoing effort to involve our community members in registering town properties and private residences as Certified Wildlife Habitats with the National Wildlife Federation.  It involves many great projects …

Woodbridge Youth Fights Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer By Helping The Dear Jack Foundation

  Chantel Malin, a student at Hopkins School and a Woodbridge resident, has joined the fight against adolescent and young adult cancer, working with the Dear Jack Foundation. She invites others to join her. On August 17, the family-owned Country Corner Diner in Bethany is generously donated 15% of the proceeds from meals to the …

Garden Club of Woodbridge Presents “Horticulture Therapy & Healing Gardens”

The Garden Club of Woodbridge presents “Horticulture Therapy and Healing Gardens” with Marie Dube and Linda Cedarbaum. Marie is a Master Gardener and Horticulture Therapist renowned for her deep horticulture knowledge and ability to connect others with the wonders of the botanical universe. She has been coordinator of the UConn Master Gardener Program in New …

Scouts Hold Food Drive

On October 20 the Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 63, along with help from Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 907 and Venture Crew 913, will be collecting food and hygiene products to benefit the Woodbridge Human Services Food Pantry.  Donations should be placed in a bag and left by your mailbox.  Bags should be outside by 9 …

Protecting Babies

  Whooping Cough illness is real. There have been several recent cases in Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) residents. It is very important to protect infants from this disease as they are not fully immunized until they are a year old. Whooping cough in an infant is frightening and can have devastating results. Don’t wait …

Moody’s Gives Town Favorable Credit Opinion

In a recent credit opinion from Moody’s Investor Services, the company praised the Town by writing Woodbridge “benefits from a stable financial position, supported by reliable property tax revenues, conservative budgeting and low fixed costs.  The town’s tax base is somewhat limited, but resident income and wealth levels are very strong.  Long-term liabilities are manageable.” …

Two Visions For Connecticut Clash At Debate

(add headshots of Logan and Cabrera)   Logan And Cabrera Face Off In Hot Contest By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent   Two years after a very close election in 2018, from which Republican State Sen. George Logan eventually emerged as the winner, he and his Democratic challenger, George (Jorge) Cabrera, are engaged …

Woodbridge Taekwondo Students Successful at USAT 2017 National Championship

World Champion Taekwondo Woodbridge Team members, along with their fellow World Champion Connecticut Team Members, competed at the USA Taekwondo National Championships held in Detroit, Michigan this past July.  This exciting event boasts over 3,000 competitors from all over the United States.  National team members are selected from the results of this competition to determine …

May 6, 2016

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Bark Bytes… Do Your Dogs Fight?

How many of us have a sibling, whom we love, but when we were young, we used to fight with quite a bit?  We were often jealous of their privileges, such as a later bedtime or staying out later.  Some of our fights were bad and on occasion one of us got hurt.  The fighting …

Emergency Radio System Needs Improvements

Spotty Coverage, Static Lead to Communication Break-Downs Woodbridge residents will be asked to approve the purchase of a new radio system for emergency responders.  Given the $2.1 million price tag, the expenditure will be brought to residents for approval at a special town meeting.  The Boards of Finance and Selectmen were expected to meet in …

Friendly Visitor Program

  Seniors often experience limitations in their ability to get out and about as they age.  Make a difference and become a friendly visitor to elderly members of our community.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judi Young, Senior Service Social Worker with the Town of Woodbridge, at (203) 389-3429 for information about …

Upcoming Events at Temple Emanuel

April is a busy month at Temple Emanuel.  Please join us at any or all of the following events: Friday, April 6 at 6:30 – Family Shabbat lead by the 7th grade; Thursday April 12 to Saturday April 14 – Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Lawrence Englander, D.H.L., founding rabbi of Solel Congregation in Mississauga, Ontario, …

Amity Physical Therapy Now Offering Acupuncture

Two Board Certified Acupuncture Practitioners, Kyle Branday MSPT, CAP and Joel Paul MSPT, CAP are licensed to perform the healing art of acupuncture.  Branday (Woodbridge) and Paul (Hamden) are cornerstone therapists with Amity Physical Therapy, and are now extending their therapy talents to acupuncture. Welcoming the vaunted specialty to his practice, Michael Dow, Founder and …

Daily Prayer Offices – In A Protestant Church?

The idea of going to church daily is usually associated with monasteries.  But the history of daily prayer is a rich one that extends to the earliest days of Christianity, and continues to this very day.  Early Christians adapted the Jewish practice of praying three times per day, and by the third century, these daily …

Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate Welcomes Karen Kline

John Wareck and Frank D’Ostilio, Jr., partners of Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate take great pride in welcoming Karen Kline to the company as Director – New Homes Division. A professional and successful Realtor since 1998, Karen specializes in managing New Home Subdivisions, Active Adult communities, Mid-rise and High-rise buildings. Karen will continue to work daily …

Amity Teen Center To Host Multi–Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Christina Custode

Christina Custode, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter, pianist and recording artist based out of Niagara Falls, NY., is heading out on tour bringing her songs, stories and sass to venues throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont.  Christina is heavily influenced by songwriting greats such as Billy Joel, Jewel and John Lennon and has been …

Woodbridge Rotary Club Welcomes New Members

Diane has been employed for 24 years at Marrakech Inc. where she is Vice President of Risk Management. In her role, she coordinates the Agency Risk Management Plan, works in conjunction with Human Resources, handles the agency unemployment program, and workers compensation investigations. She also oversees a pool of trained investigators and reports to the …

Musical Folk Invites You To Our “Winter Wonderland” Semester Of Online Music Classes For Young Children This Winter

Musical Folk, offering Music Together® classes, for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers in Greater New Haven, will present an online version of the popular Music Together® classes for kids up to age five through virtual platforms this Winter. The Music Together® Online courses will feature Musical Folk teachers leading live online classes, through Zoom …

Youth Services 9/2/16

  Seventh Grade Picnic Held August 25th The annual 7th Grade Picnic held at the Woodbridge Green on Meetinghouse Lane brought many energetic teens together from Woodbridge and Bethany to meet, dance, and enjoy the Giant Slide and awesome games. The picnic is a great way for students to see old friends and meet new …

Arcadian Counseling Opens in Woodbridge

James Killian, LPC currently has a small private practice, but he has big plans. Killian is a therapist who specializes in anxiety, anger management and grief counseling. He had been in a group practice but always knew he wanted to create his own practice that reflects his unique background. His wife’s company relocated from Arizona …

Beecher School Honors Veterans

Beecher Road School, on November 11, celebrated the Nation’s veterans with a special ceremony in the school’s South gym.  Community members who have served, as well as relatives of local students who have served were invited to attend, and were greeted with hearty applause from a grateful audience. Unfortunately, since moving the event indoors, the …

Amity Teen Center Connecticare Donation

On January 15, 2016 the Amity Teen Center received a check for $11,223.69 from Connecticare through the Neighborhood Assistance Act. The money will be used solely for energy conservation and Connecticare will receive a 100% tax credit. Pictured are Jane Opper, President and Jen Romanoff, Executive Director of the Amity Teen Center with Terri Guidone, …

The Church of the Good Shepherd June Events

  The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd moves into summer with a slate of activities to interest people of all ages. On Youth Sunday, June 5th, our 9:30 service will be led by the young people of the congregation filling the roles of readers, preachers, and Eucharistic assistants. Please join us as we mark …

Congregation Or Shalom February Events

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:00 PM Saturday 9:30 PM Coffee and Learn with the Rabbi Every Wednesday (please call the office for schedule) Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus teaches an hour- long class devoted to the ancient texts of our …

Announcements for Congregation B’nai Jacob 3/11/16

75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge ● (203) 389-2111 Upcoming Events Thursday March 17th at 6:30 p.m. Kosher Wine Tasting with Larissa Nahari from The River The River is a NY kosher wine distributor. Come and enjoy hors d’oeurvres while you taste and learn about Israeli, California, and Italian wines. Wine is available to order. Free event, …

Woodbridge Town Library Programs

Adult Programs The Library will be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.  Regular hours resume Saturday, November 25 at 10am. The Missing Link in Retirement Planning: Why and When to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance Thursday, November 16, 7 PM Guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the State of Connecticut’s …

December 11, 2015

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Balance Assessment and Fall Prevention

As a physical therapist, I frequently have patients come into my office with injuries sustained as a result of a fall. These falls are often secondary to poor balance and weakness and there are some neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that can increase a person’s risk of falls. It is …

Youth Services 2/12/21

Team Gratitude Baskets-Deadline Extended Community Service Event for Teachers/School Staff/Health Care Workers Youth Services invites students to form a team of 2-6 friends to put together a thoughtful basket for our hard-working and dedicated school personnel or health care providers.  Make a team captain to collect all items, while social distancing, and drop off to …

Notice to Former Amity Students

Amity Regional School District #5, as per state guidelines, is properly disposing of student special education records.  The records of any student who has received special services are maintained for six years after his or her class graduates. Former Amity students who were born in 1992 or 1993 and/or having graduated in 2011 who have …

Cable Advisory Council Area 2 Announces Howard Jacobson Scholarship Award

CAC Area 2 will bestow two scholarships in memory of former longtime Chairperson Howard Jacobson.  One high school and one college student studying film, mass communications, and television or media studies will receive $500 to help further their studies. The Cable Advisory Council of Area 2, which serves the towns of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Stratford, Milford, …

Selectmen Postpone Country Club Vote

The Board of Selectmen on October 21 cancelled the special Town Meeting and referendum it had scheduled just a week earlier regarding the sale of a portion of the Country Club of Woodbridge property to a developer.  Instead, the board unanimously decided to work out a sales agreement with the developer before they turn to …

Amity Steps Up In-Person Learning

During the last week in March students at Amity High School will start attending school five days a week instead of the current two days, School Supt. Dr Jennifer Byars informed parents in a letter dated March 1.  Even so, she warned that things can change at any time, given public health indicators. Serving lunch …

Bulletin Board 3/30/18

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

JCC of Greater New Haven Hosts 2nd Annual First Night Woodbridge:  A New Year’s Eve Event for Children & Families

The Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven is starting off the New Year with a bang!  The center, located at 360 Amity Road, will host its second annual family New Year’s Eve event, complete with face painting, craft-making, a DJ dance party, games, and a “new year’s toast” from 5PM to 9PM on Saturday, …

Three Weeks In, Amity Reports Its First Infection

Amity School Supt. Dr. Jennifer Byars informed the school community on Friday, September 18, that a member of the community had tested positive for coronavirus.  In her letter to parents Dr. Byars did not specify whether the affected person was a student or a teacher.  All she said was that the person had been attending …

Letter: Woodbridge Better Served by Heller’s Experienced Team

There’s a ‘Trumpster fire’ raging throughout the Republican party, with Connecticut flare-ups of this nasty national trend too common to ignore.  Only Woodbridge voters can insulate our town from the idealism and excesses of the current administration in Washington and its complicit – even when silent – GOP faithful. In his acceptance speech, the Republican …

June in Bloom

Share the beauty of your yard or favorite open space in Woodbridge this June!  The Ad Hoc Community Council will be requesting residents to share flora and fauna photos on Facebook and Instagram each week for its “June in Bloom” campaign. “These photos are a fun way to show off the beauty of our Town …

The Connecticut Association of Schools Recognition of Excellence in Education Celebration

Dr. Richard Dellinger, principal of Amity Middle School Bethany with Sara Frank, art teacher, Tammy Saisa, reading teacher, Jim Saisa, facilities director, Robert Fragione, band director, Kevin Berean, technology education teacher, and Geri-Lyn Dubay, physical education teacher attended the Connecticut Association of Schools Recognition of Excellence in Education Celebration at the Aqua Turf Club in …

Bark Bytes… Picking The Right Puppy For Your Household

  Thursday, March 23 is National Puppy Day.  As many of us think about getting a puppy, there are many things to consider. A dog’s age, breed and temperament, combined with your lifestyle and personality, all play an important role in determining what kind of dog is the best fit for you and your family. …

Town Budget Proposal Presented At Hearing

Town leaders presented their 2019 budget proposal at a public hearing April 23, laying out a 2.4% spending increase.  This will result in a mill rate increase of .99% for real estate and 24.5% for motor vehicles. If approved, it translates into a $283 tax increase for the average Woodbridge household for the fiscal year …

Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel Events

Shavuot Services: Saturday 8 June 9:15 am Shabbat morning service 5:45 pm Minhah 8:15 pm Festival Maariv 8:30 pm Tiqun Leil Shavuot – Late Night Adult Study Sunday 9 June 9:15 am Shavuot service, including Hallel 5:45 pm Minhah/Maariv Monday 10 June 9:15 am Shavuot service with Book of Ruth and Yizkor Memorial Prayers. Followed …

Orange Congregational Church Hosts Annual Strawberry Festival

Members of the Orange Congregational Church are thinking summer and are in full swing preparing for their 8th annual Strawberry Festival. The Festival is June 11 from 9AM to 5PM at the Orange Fairgrounds. The rain date is June 12. Admission and parking are free. The volunteers are planning for all the strawberry treats that …

Amity Middle School Character of the 2nd Quarter Award

Amity Middle School in Bethany has a “Character of the Quarter” awards program.  Each marking period students are recognized for one of four traits:  Accountability, Motivation, Independence, and Trustworthiness.  Students from each team are selected to receive this honor.  The character trait for the 2nd quarter was “Motivated.”  The students who received this award for …

Student News: 7/29/16

  Dean’s List Fairfield University Congratulates Spring 2016 Deans List Fairfield, CT. – The following Fairfield University students received Deans List Honors for the Spring 2016 semester. In order to be placed on the Dean’s List, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades …

September 1, 2017

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Orange Congregational Church Events 2/12/16

Orange Congregational Church – 205 Meeting House Lane, Orange, 203-795-9749 – invites you to come to one of our two weekly Sunday Worship Services at 8 a.m. in the Chapel or 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. As well as our regular Church School program for children who attend the 10:00 a.m. worship service, every Sunday …

October 9, 2015

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B’Nai Jacob Livestream & Zoom Events

Our Building is Closed, but Our Community Open! Please join us on livestream or zoom! To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203) 389-2111 Shavuot livestream or Zoom Thursday, May 28 8:00 pm – Ma’ariv (Evening service) 8:15 pm – Study session with Rabbi Shapiro 9:00 pm – Singing and learning …

Letter: Cabrera is a Steadfast and Resolute Leader

Jorge Cabrera has proven that he has what it takes to bring authentic leadership to the 17th State Senate District.  Bethany and Woodbridge families need someone who is willing to fight for bold solutions to real problems, and Jorge Cabrera will do that for us.  Jorge has been highly visible in our community, taking the …

Woodbridge Superintendent On Medical Leave While Search For New Principal Is Under Way

Woodbridge School Supt. Robert Gilbert is out on medical leave this fall.  Filling in for him in an interim capacity is Director of Special Services Cheryl Mammen. In an email to the Beecher Road School community Gilbert wrote that the Board of Education, in a special meeting on September 27, granted him medical leave starting …

Student News – May 28, 2021

Achievements Eastern University Willimantic, CT – Eastern Connecticut State University’s Communication Department held its annual Celebration of Excellence on April 28.  This event inducted 30 new students into the Lambda Pi Eta national honor society for communication and recognized additional students for excellence in radio, journalism, television, video production, research and leadership.  Among those honored …

Group Challenges Woodbridge Zoning Regulations

A group of housing experts on a mission to alleviate the lack of affordable housing in Connecticut are challenging the town’s zoning regulations as being exclusionary and, ultimately, racist in nature.  Armed with the research performed by a group of Yale Law School students, the Open Communities Alliance (OCA) is taking a two-pronged approach:  It …

You’re Invited to Trinity Church

Join us for Sunday School (all ages) at 9:10am and Worship Service at 10:30am.  Sunday mornings at Trinity are a time we gather together to worship God, grow in Christ, and connect with one another. Come for an intergenerational, relational experience that is built around our core values of Worship, Discipleship, and Community. Youth (7-12th …

The First Church of Christ: Church School Starts a New Year

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge will continue “attending” the You Tube Sunday services offered by the North Haven Congregational Church on Sundays 9:30 am. led by the Rev. Scott Morrow.  The exception is Sunday September 6th when we will have our own ZOOM service at 10 am, led by our former intern the Rev. …

Progressions Hair Salon Annual Sock Drive

Pictured is Progressions Hair Salon owner Stefanie Cabral and Office Manager Jean DeMayo making a donation of assorted socks from their Annual Sock Drive.  The donation was presented to Woodbridge Human Services to distribute the socks in their holiday baskets.

February 28, 2014

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Yoga for All: Gentle Style

  If you’ve ever wondered if yoga is for you, this 5 -week series might help you decide.  There are many styles of yoga today; this class seeks to offer you the basics of yoga with various levels of challenge, and is particularly suited for those new to yoga or who need adaptations.  For instance, …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness and its Benefits.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

Woodbridge Recreation News July 2021

The Summer Concert series is back.  Tuesday Evenings in July, with distance seating areas, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Woodbridge Town Green.  July 6 is “Shaded Soul Band”, featuring soul music.  July 13 features “Boogie Chillun” (Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock and Soul music).  July 20 features “Center Line Band” – Rock n’ Roll …

Woodbridge Town Library January/February 2017 Events

  Adult Events Adult Winter Reading Program Now through February 24 Challenge yourself to read more or try a different genre!  Share what you’ve read with us and enter to win a prize each week!  Stop by the Information Desk for details and to sign up.  Anyone 18 years or over is welcome to participate. …

Wish House Proposed For Country Club Property

  Representatives of the Connecticut Make A Wish Foundation are looking for a location to establish a “Wish House,” and the Country Club of Woodbridge property caught their eye.  They explained in broad outlines their vision at a presentation March 27 at a Board of Selectmen meeting.  “We wanted to find out whether this sounds …

State Representative Mary Welander Sworn In

Representative Mary Welander (D-Orange, Derby, Woodbridge) was sworn in today to represent the 114th House District, encompassing Orange, Derby, Woodbridge for the General Assembly’s 2021 session.  “I am honored to represent the voices of Orange, Derby, and Woodbridge.  While this legislative session will have unique challenges, I see an opportunity for more creative forms of …

Zoning Opens Door to Affordability Concept

Some nine months after having received a challenge to its zoning regulations to allow for more housing opportunities, the Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) voted 5 to 1 in support of revisions to its regulations and to the Plan of Conservation and Development that would allow for accessory dwelling units throughout the town; as …

Woodbridge Resident Named to Connecticut Super Lawyers List

Woodbridge resident Atty. Stephen M. Kindseth has been selected for inclusion on the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list in the category of Business Litigation.  He is one of five partners in the firm of Zeisler & Zeisler who were selected to the 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list.  Two other attorneys from the firm were selected to …

Amity Regional High School Student Fiona Hynes Of Woodbridge, Travels To Thailand To Work With Elephants

This summer, Fiona Hynes, 16, of Woodbridge, Connecticut, spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian.  Traveling with study-abroad organization Loop Abroad, Fiona was selected as part of a small team that volunteered giving care at a dog shelter and spent a week working directly with …

Letter: Thank You To The Community From The Faryna Family

We are sure the community is familiar with the tragedy that occurred to our family the night of January 5th.  However, it would be an injustice to say that it was a total tragedy because of the swift, genuine, and loving actions taken by the people around us to show us that they care.  We …

Hamden, North Haven & Amity Adult High School Registration

Hamden Adult Education is proud to offer a FREE program to provide local adult residents of Hamden, North Haven, Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge the opportunity to complete their high school education.  This program is offered through Hamden’s evening adult high school and is similar to regular secondary school, requiring class attendance and passing grades.  It …

August 28, 2015

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Klarides Says Approval of GOP Budget Signals New Direction for Connecticut 

Following the stunning bipartisan vote that passed the Republican budget by a 78-72 margin at 1:44 a.m., today, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides hailed the passage of the bipartisan package in the House, and urged Gov. Malloy to reconsider his threatened veto and sign the bill to avert massive cuts Democrats will inflict on Connecticut …

Protest March Draws Crowd

Eight years after the town celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves of the Confederacy, town residents gathered again to take a stand on the town green, but this time it was to express anger at an ingrained system of repression and racism against people of color. …

Liberty Bank, Rotary Clubs Raise Over $1 Million To Help Fill Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Liberty Bank’s 60 branch offices and 48 local Rotary Clubs have once again joined forces in an effort to ensure that everyone in Liberty’s service area will be able to enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving feast.  Now in its 17th year, the Liberty Bank/Rotary Thanksgiving Dinner Drive raised a record-breaking $1,074,010—enough to ensure there’s enough food …

Woodbridge Recreation Pre-School Camp

  Summer is just around the corner, and parents may be scrambling to find a fun, safe and educational outlet for their kids before it gets here!  Woodbridge Rec Pre School is an unforgettable six week journey that is open to children ages 3 – Kindergarten. Our staff are highly experienced and trained to work …

Shoveling Snow & Low Back Pain

  Low back pain has become a top concern lately due to our increased time spent sitting, resulting in increased stress on the spine and reduced core strength.  This sedentary lifestyle makes our spine more vulnerable when performing other tasks such as lifting.  It becomes especially important around this time of year due to heavy …

The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild

The Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild will hold a Membership Tea on Sunday, September 8th, at 2:30 pm.  Benediction in the church, followed by the tea in the Guild Hall.  This is a lovely event with great refreshments and socializing!  Membership in the Guild is $10 per year. The first meeting of the Guild will …

Best Lawyers Recognizes Woodbridge Resident at Zeisler & Zeisler, P.C.

Woodbridge resident Stephen M. Kindseth has received two honors from Best Lawyers®.  Atty. Kindseth received the honor of 2021’s “Lawyer of the Year” in the Stamford Metro Areas from Best Lawyers in the practice area of Litigation-Bankruptcy.  In addition, he earned recognition in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice …

Sen. Logan Receives GOP Backing to Run for Re-Election, Excited to Hit the Campaign Trail 

State Senator George Logan received the unanimous support of Republican delegates at Monday nights Endorsement Convention for the 17th Senatorial District. This will be the first re-election run for the freshman Senator. The 17th Senatorial District includes Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge. “I have worked hard over the past two years to be a …

Beecher Teachers Concerned For Their Health

Teachers at Beecher Road School in a letter to the administration expressed concern for their health and that of their families and suggested that remote teaching was the better method for teaching during the pandemic, rather than the full in-person plan, which is scheduled to start on September 8.  “If we open under the current …

University of New Haven Offers Annual Free GenCyber Security & Forensics Camp for Teens

The University of New Haven’s Tagliatela College of Engineering will offer, for the second year in a row, Connecticut’s only GenCyber security and forensics camp for high school students, the GenCyber Agent Academy.  The GenCyber Agent Academy, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, will be offered to 20 girls and …

Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

On Saturday, October 22, 2016 the Woodbridge Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will once again give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. This program was successfully conducted at the Woodbridge Police Department …

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice Events for May

Memory Matters On Tuesday, May 7 at 12:20 p.m., join VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice at Woodbridge Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, for a free program to learn why exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body, find out how to maintain brain function, and dispel the myths of memory loss and aging.  Registration …

Attorney James S. Brownstein Joins Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.

The law firm of Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. welcomes attorney James S. Brownstein as a Principal with the firm.  Attorney Brownstein’s practice focuses on creditor rights, business law, commercial and real estate financing, and general commercial law and related litigation. Attorney Brownstein is an experienced practitioner and advisor to small to mid-sized companies.  His …

Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary 12th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show

The Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary will host its 12th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show at fire headquarters rear paved parking lot-765 Amity Road, Bethany (Route 63) on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. All antique cars, trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and big trucks are welcome.  The event features people’s choice …

Woodbridge Youth Services Evening Program

  Woodbridge and Bethany 7th and 8th grade residents enjoyed a terrific night with Big Daddy’s Racing.  They also got silly with  a DJ who had the students running relays on scooters, cup and plate stacking competitions, and other fun team games.  Last but not least, a professional Hip Hop dancer demonstrated his skills and …

Dining With Susan: Milford Restaurant Week

Milford’s Restaurant week is returning for the 4th year beginning Monday, October 3rd thru Sunday, October 9th 2016. It is presented by the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Milford Business Association and Humanitects. In addition, KEY BANK is the Title Sponsor this year. Milford Restaurant Week showcases the many flavors of its friendly, …

BRS Kindergarten Class Gives Back to Their Community

Kindergarten teacher, Teresa Ramia and Teaching Assistant Karen Zelem, accepted the Human Services Special Recognition Award at the Annual Human Services Volunteer Tea Volunteer Awards’ Ceremony. They accepted the award on behalf of their Kindergarten class for their project entitled “Kids Helping Kids”. As part of the project, children traced their handprints and used the …

The First Church of Christ, Services & Events

Happy 2018.  The First Church of Christ invites all members of the community to join us at 5 Meeting House Lane in Woodbridge for the following weekly services and special events: Sunday Services – 10 a.m. including our Intergenerational Service the first Sunday of each month.  Nursery care for small children is available during the …

From the First Selectman – April 2020

I will begin by thanking our wonderful town staff and residents for being flexible and working together as we navigate through this global crisis.  These are unprecedented times and the situation continues to change rapidly.  I am so impressed with how resolute and resilient Woodbridge residents are. This is what the Town has been doing:  …

Town Needs to Get Spending Under Control

The Woodbridge Board of Finance is finalizing a budget for the next fiscal year with an expected spending increase in the range of 2.8%. Even before this substantial increase, Woodbridge municipal property taxes were, per capita, the highest in New Haven County and ninth highest of the 169 towns in the state. The reason our …

Amity Physical Therapy Celebrates 14 Years With Expanded Hamden ‘Flagship’ Facility

Greater New Haven’s most acclaimed physical therapy practice has just turned fourteen.  Founded by Michael Dow MSPT and CEO/Clinical Director, Amity Physical Therapy has three offices, has won numerous awards, and recently opened an expanded “flagship” facility in Hamden. Dow, who received his MSPT Degree from Sacred Heart University set out fourteen years ago with …

Frank D’Amico Physical Education Award Winners

Frank D’Amico taught physical education for 35 years in the Amity school system.  He coached football, basketball, and track.  Frank was a great coach and teacher who always stressed the importance of teamwork.  He simply loved what he did and always encouraged and motivated his students to be active and do their best.  He personified …

Town Co-hosts Carpool Try It Day

The Town of Woodbridge has partnered with CTrides, the JCC of Greater New Haven and Yale University to host a Carpool Try-It Day event to address traffic congestion.  By registering and providing your commuting information through this form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLLC9Q8), CTrides will match you to another carpooler headed into New Haven.  On March 28th, carpoolers will …

Dollars & Sense: 2019 Economic and Market Outlook:  Not a Bad Place to Be

Presented by Roberta L. Nestor As we approach year-end, we find ourselves in unfamiliar territory.  Over the past several years, despite mounting worries about politics and other issues over the past several years, the economy—and the stock market—have kept growing.  In the first half of 2018, the markets were moving higher, albeit with a few …

February 7, 2020

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AMITY REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL – BETHANY Marking Period Two Honor Roll Year 2015-2016

Criteria for First Honors A- or better in four subjects which meet 5 times per week for at least one semester. B or better in all other subjects which meet 5 times per week for at least one semester. B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week or less than …

Robert Fragione—Connecticut Association of Schools Middle Level Exemplary Educator of the Year

Mr. Robert Fragione, Music and Band teacher at the Amity Middle School in Bethany, was selected by The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) as the recipient of the CAS 2018-2019 Middle Level Educator of the Year Award.  Chosen from among several outstanding educators, Mr. Fragione’s strong connections with his students, positive energy, passion for his …

Student News 12/14/18

Honor Roll Notre Dame High School Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT has named the following Woodbridge students to its Quarter 1 Honor Roll:  First Honors:  Class of 2019, Hengtian (Richard) Mu, Yixuan (Jason) Xiang; Class of 2020, Jacob Dziczkowski; and Class of 2022,: Max Raffin.  Second Honors:  Class of 2019, Zelong (Zack) …

Dollars and Sense: The Department of Labor Springs into Action

It looks like the spring of 2016 will be more than turning the page on the calendar for the financial services industry and for those individuals that seek advice for retirement from financial advisors. By the time this article is published the Department of Labor (DOL) will have published its final regulations regarding the “Fiduciary …

Woodbridge To Test Emergency System

All Woodbridge residents should receive a phone call this month through the Town’s reverse 9-1-1 system.  The call (or text, TTY, and/or email) will be the first of two that residents will receive over the course of the year. “It is important that we warn our residents of weather emergencies and other situations,” said First …

Student News 7/26/19

Dean’s List Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT – Central Connecticut State University President Zulma R. Toro is proud to announce the students who earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester.  To achieve this academic distinction, an undergraduate student at CCSU must carry at least 12 academic credits during …

Massaro Lays Out Plans for New Year of Planting and Programming

Happy New Year from the staff at Massaro Community Farm!  While frigid temperatures give the appearance of no activity at the farm, rest assured there is still plenty going on.  Read a full summary of 2020 accomplishments, including the 8,500 pounds of produce we donated to hunger relief, in our Annual Report available on our …

From The Woodbridge Democratic Town Committee

I saw an editorial cartoon recently that for me, perfectly captured the plight of this nation at this year’s political crossroads.  The drawing had opposing, side-by-side panels: on the left Democrats were together to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  One of the signs read, “Us!” The right-side panel showed Republicans supporting Trump.  The sign …

November 22, 2019

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Woodbridge Town Library News, July and August 2021

Library Information All information accurate at press time.  Be sure to check our website or call us before your visit for any changes to our hours or events. Our public hours are changing starting July 6:  Monday and Thursday, 1 pm to 7 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.  Park & Pickup …

Woodbridge Attorney Approved as Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist

Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Douglas S. Skalka has been approved by the American Board of Certification (ABC) Standards Committee for recertification as a Business Bankruptcy Law Specialist for an additional five years. He first achieved this certification in 1995 and has been recertified each subsequent review. Attorney Skalka …

Letter: Vote No on Taxing Accounting Services

I am a local CPA.  I am writing to make certain your readers are aware of a proposed bill in the state Senate that would, in effect, require many taxpayers to “pay a tax on paying their taxes.”  I refer to Section 22 of Senate Bill (SB) 877, “An Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement …

CSA Enrollment Open: Celebrate Spring Just Around The Corner

It might still feel like winter outside but Massaro Community Farm staff is reporting for duty and they are busy planting crops that will yield the abundant produce for our subscription program of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers beginning in June. Enrollment is now open for the farm’s 2018 Community Supported Agriculture seasonal subscription program. …

Change in Leadership at Sacred Heart Academy

A Fond Farewell to Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ, ’81 The principal of Sacred Heart Academy, Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ, ’81 (Hamden) has been transferred to Santa Maria School in the Bronx, a preK4 to grade 8 school with close to 500 students. Santa Maria includes the largest universal preK program in the Archdiocese of New …

Youth Services: 7/29/16

Photo: Anna Mauhs instructs students in Youth Services Babysitter Training Babysitter Training Held in Woodbridge Woodbridge Youth Services held a 2-day Red Cross Babysitter Training last week in the Woodbridge Library where students learned basic child care and how to respond to emergency situations. Many of these students will be joining the Woodbridge Job Bank …

Take a Survey About Woodbridge’s Future

  Woodbridge residents and members of the Town’s business community are invited to participate in three preference surveys designed to help create a vision for the Village District and Business District. The Town has hired a planning consultant to update zoning regulations for the Woodbridge Village District and the Business District. The surveys are part …

Congregation Or Shalom Blood Drive

  Donate Blood and Become a Hero for Patients in Need. American Red Cross heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the “gift of life.” The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to become hometown heroes and …

Letter: Vote Row A on Monday, May 3rd

On Monday May 3, I encourage all Woodbridge voters to support Beth Heller and her team.  Beth has met the challenges of this past year with common sense, compassion and character.  As our town moves forward, we should rely on tested leadership and Beth’s many accomplishments are a testament to that leadership.  Beth has more …

Beecher Profile:  The School Is Great, But Some Stressors Exist

As part of the search for a new principal at Beecher Road School, senior search consultant Mary Broderick published a leadership profile for the school with information gathered last fall from focus groups and a public survey.  The profile presents a snapshot of how the school is viewed, from within as well as from the …

September Events at the Ansonia Nature Center

10 Deerfield Rd, Ansonia Ct 06401. To register for all events please call 203 736 1053.  MONDAY NIGHT TRAIL RUN – Mondays in September, October, 5:30-6:30 pm This is a call to all of the runners who want something that is out of the ordinary!  Ranger Dan will lead you through our 156-acre network of …

Sen. Logan Applauds Bipartisan Approval of Republican Budget Proposal

State Sen. George S. Logan on September 15 applauded the Connecticut State Senate’s bipartisan approval of the Republican budget proposal.  Three Democratic lawmakers joined Republicans in voting for the amended state budget, which passed by a vote of 21 to 15.  The amended budget now goes to the state House of Representatives for a vote. …

Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events December 2019

For the latest news and information, visit our website at www.woodbridgetownlibrary.org, like us on Facebook @woodbridge.town.library, or sign up for our e-newsletter.  Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @woodbridgetownlibrary. ***We are open Monday – Thursday, 10am to 8pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm*** Upcoming Holiday Hours:  Tuesday, December 24, 10am to 2pm; …

Volunteers Needed/Student Community Service Offered

Thanks to the generosity of so many, there are food items which require sorting and shelving for the Woodbridge food pantry.  The Boy Scouts from Troop 63, with assistance from Troop 907 and Venture Crew 913, generously donate their time to collect food from local residents for the Woodbridge Food Panty. Volunteers are needed to …

Local Author Publishes “Mercury Boys”

Critically acclaimed author Chandra Prasad has written a new book, “Mercury Boys” (August 3, 2021, SoHo Teen/Penguin), an evocative Young Adult novel with a historical twist that’s filled with first loves, the struggle to adapt, and the imperious world of young female friendships.  School Library Journal recommends the novel for libraries serving teens, writing, “the …

Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education Winter 2020

Guest Speaker Series Sunday, March 15 at 10 am Debra Sachs, M.A. Hearing Loss:  Listening and Communication Tools and Tips Do you have a hearing loss or do you know someone who does?  Are you ever frustrated in your efforts to relay or receive a spoken message in an acoustically challenging environment?  10.6% of Americans …

Ansonia Nature Center August Calendar of Events

  Please call to register for all programs 203 736-1053.  Dates and times are subject to change BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES – Sunday, August 6, 1 pm Enjoy your Sunday afternoon at the park on our guided hike.  Explore the Redwing Pond and our meadows for these beautiful six-legged, four-winged insects.  The guide will show you …

Yes! You Can Do It! Spring into Better Health This Spring

Want to lose weight?  Want to feel better and have more energy?  Want to live a longer, healthier, happier life?  Of course, you do!  And because you do, you should seriously consider DPP – the Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program offered by Dr. Dana Paris Wade, founder of Monitor My Health. WHO?  Dr. Dana Paris …

News From Woodbridge Youth Services

QPR Suicide Prevention Training October 17th – Noon – 1 pm The Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge Parenting Initiative in collaboration with Bridges Healthcare is offering this free Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training at the Woodbridge Public Library, 10 Newton Road.  A boxed lunch will be provided after training so please register by October 10, 2018 …

Woodbridge Dancer Qualifies for World Championships

The New England Regional Irish Dance Championships, also known as the “Oireachtas,” was recently held in Hartford, CT.  It is the area’s most prestigious event bringing in top dancers from schools in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine and competitions have as many as 100 competitors. Local dancers, representing the Ashurst Academy of …

The Urban Specialists Team Join Real Living Wareck D’ostilio

New Haven, CT – John Wareck and Frank D’Ostilio, Jr., partners of Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate take great pride in announcing that Olivia C. Martson, DiDi Strode, and Carolyn Kuzmeski, the Urban Specialists Team, have joined the company. Consistent top-producers in the industry, they will be working out of the company’s New Haven office located …

Amity Adult High School Registration

Hamden Adult Education is proud to offer a FREE program to provide local adult residents of Hamden, North Haven, Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge the opportunity to complete their high school education.  This program is offered through Hamden’s evening adult high school and is similar to regular secondary school, requiring class attendance and passing grades.  It …

Student News 5/31/19

Achievements Eastern Connecticut State University Jessica Ahern Presents at NCUR Willimantic, CT – Forty-three students from Eastern Connecticut State University traveled to Georgia on April 11-13 to present original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).  Among the presenters was Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge, who majors in Psychology.  Ahern presented an oral …

Youth Services 7/26/19

Seventh Grade Picnic – Hippo Chow Down Challenge – August 22 Woodbridge Youth Services invites all incoming seventh grade residents of Bethany and Woodbridge and other incoming Amity Middle School-Bethany 7th graders to the annual 7th Grade Picnic on Thursday, August 22.  Join this party and catch up with friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. …

Park & Recreation News – September 2021

Pool Hours Expand:  Pool hours for general swim returns Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 4:45-6 pm, and Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9 pm.  Saturday and Sunday hours continue from noon to 4 pm.  Contact the Recreation Office at 203-389-3446 to re-serve your swim time—appointments are needed. 39th Annual Woodbridge Road Race:  Remember to join the Recreation …

Woodbridge Town Library Upcoming Events October 2018

For the latest news and information, visit our website, like us on Facebook, or sign up for our e-newsletter Adult Programs For more information about our events, please contact the reference desk at 203-389-3434. Composting Workshop Saturday, October 6 at 3 pm To have a healthy lawn and garden, you need healthy soil.  Compost is …

Woodbridge First Selectman Assistant Gerry Shaw Presented with CT Tribute Award

Gerry Shaw, a founding member of the Bethany Garden Club, was presented with the Connecticut Tribute Award for All-Around Excellence by the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.  The Awards Luncheon was held at the Aqua Turf Club on October 26th and attended by over 395 people including Regional Presidents and the National Garden Club President. …

Statement From State Senator James Maroney Reaffirming Support For Increasing Nursing Home Staffing Levels

April 15th State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford/Orange/Woodbridge) released the following statement supporting nurses and all other nursing home employees who announced they will be going on strike on May 1 if their demands for better salaries and nursing home staffing level increases are not included in the state’s budget.  Nurses with the New England Health …

Selectmen Unanimously Vote to Close the Pool at the Country Club

Faced with declining summer pool membership on the one hand and the need for substantial investment to repair the pool itself, the Board of Selectmen at its November meeting decided unanimously to close the heated outdoor pool at the former Country Club of Woodbridge.  “It’s financially difficult to justify,” keeping the pool open, said Selectman …

Town of Woodbridge Holds Business Sector Meetings

The Town of Woodbridge is initiating business sector meetings in order to strengthen economic development. At sector meetings First Selectman Ellen Scalettar invites business representatives from the same industry to meet with each other and discuss common issues. The next sector meeting – Health Care – will be held on April 5 at 5 p.m. …

19 Cohen And Wolf, P.C. Lawyers Recognized In The Best Lawyers In America© 2019

Cohen and Wolf, P.C. is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list …

Amity Regional Middle School Bethany – Marking Period Three Honor Roll Year 2015-2016

 Criteria for First Honors A- or better in four subjects which meet 5 times per week for at least one semester. B or better in all other subjects which meet 5 times per week for at least one semester. B- or better in subjects which meet fewer than 5 times per week or less than …

Commit to Quit Program Aims to Snuff Out Tobacco Use

The harmful effects smoking on health and wellbeing are well known; however, despite the alarming statistics, the number of smokers world-wide still continues to increase.  In an effort to help Connecticut residents quit their tobacco use, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new cessation program called Commit to Quit.  The program’s …

Obituary: Jerry Kelly

Jerry Kelly, 57, of Bethany, passed away suddenly on May 4, 2020.  He was a long-time employee of the Woodbridge Public Works Department. Jerry was the loving husband of Sue Gedansky Kelly and a devoted father to Cheyann and Dakota Kelly.  He was born in New Haven on September 12, 1962 to the late Jerald …

Kids Unplugged! After School on the Farm

Get your child outside on the farm this spring!  Explore farm fields, woods, and wetlands, plant and harvest in our garden, care for our chickens and bees, and prepare and enjoy tasty farm snacks.  A dedicated bus will transport students from Beecher Road School to the farm.  This program is in partnership with Woodbridge Recreation. …

Congregation Or Shalom Events 2/7/20

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Monday 7:30 AM Thursday 7:30 AM Healing Circle Wednesday 7:30 AM Shabbat Services Friday 7:30 PM Saturday 9:30 PM Tuesdays, Social Mah Jongg Looking to learn or play Mah Jogg?  We play on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  Call the office if you are interested 203.799.2341. Zumba Gold at …

Letter: Civil Discourse is the Goal

To the editor, As I read Larry Grotheer’s letter dated October 5, I was disappointed in the lack of facts and information my political counterpart presented.  Equally alarming was the level of divisiveness against Woodbridge Republicans and our representatives in Hartford.  If civil discourse is the goal, and I am all for it, then letters …

Heller Sworn In As First Selectman

A picture perfect July day was the backdrop for the Swearing-in Ceremony of Woodbridge’s new First Selectman Beth Heller and all incoming board members.  Several hundred residents and state dignitaries, including Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and State Senator George Logan attended the event at the town’s gazebo, which concluded with a reception down the road …

The Church of the Good Shepherd Paint Social Fundraiser & Other Events

October 1st, 2016: The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd welcomes fall with an exciting array of ongoing and new fellowship and worship activities. Worship times are Sundays at 8 am and 9:30 am. Recreational Fun continues on Wednesday mornings in the Parish Hall from 10:30am to Noon. Please join our Wednesday regulars for fellowship …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness for our well-being.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

Tickets Available For Amity’s Spring Musical ‘The Addams Family’

Tickets are available for the Amity Regional High School performance of The Addams Family:  A New Musical.  The musical will be performed by the award-winning Amity Regional High School Theater Department under the direction of Robert and Andrea Kennedy. Performances are scheduled for April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the …

Woodbridge Senior Center Director Lee Canning Retirement

Woodbridge Senior Center Director Lee Canning retired on June 24th from nearly 35 years’ service to the Woodbridge Senior Center. On Thursday, June 16 she was honored with a retirement party and First Selectman Ellen Scalettar presented Lee with a Citation of Appreciation. Senior Center Director Lee Canning and First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. [Picture submitted …

Paul A. Testa, Esq. – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

  Paul, as a lifelong resident of Woodbridge, attended Beecher Road School and the Amity Regional Schools.  He and his wife Stephanie have three children who are the third generation of the Testa family involved at Beecher Road School.  Lesley Testa, Paul’s mother, is a long time employee. Paul earned his BS, magna cum laude …

February 10, 2017

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Bulletin Board 5/25/18

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

From the First Selectman: March Into Spring

As winter departs and our thoughts turn to Spring, I’d like to give you an update on my work as your First Selectman.  As always, I ask you to continue providing me with your feedback and thoughts on these as well as other matters of concern to you. Public Opinion Survey As you may have …

Rabbi Herbert Brockman to be Honored at Jewish Family Service Spring Celebration on June 17th

Perhaps it was meant to be that Rabbi Herbert Brockman would bring his passion for social justice to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven.  Brockman, who will be honored at JFS’ June 17th virtual Spring Celebration, has long been dedicated to Jewish values and to the welfare of …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join us for “Powerful Beyond Measure:  3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy & Healthy Life,” by Cynthia Mazzaferro.  Cynthia shares how to discover and embrace our inner power, release and heal emotional residue, and create a vision of the future that is filled with unbounded passion and purpose.  What more can …

Amity Physical Therapy Combats Covid19 By Treating Patients In Complete Safety

“Early in the game we began formulating a strategy to limit the effectiveness of this pandemic on our practice,” said Michael Dow, CEO/Director.  “It was clear that this unprecedented virus would be the most disruptive and disastrous for our global society.  We now know it takes no prisoners.” Amity Physical Therapy is the Woodbridge-based practice …

Protecting Babies

  Whooping Cough illness is real. There have been several recent cases in Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) residents. It is very important to protect infants from this disease as they are not fully immunized until they are a year old. Whooping cough in an infant is frightening and can have devastating results. Don’t wait …

Rotary Club Installs New Members

The Woodbridge Rotary Club recently installed Dr. Neelima Kaushal, Dr. Charles “Chip ”Dumais, and Colleen Murray as its newest members into the Club. Dr. Charles Dumais is the Superintendent of Schools for the Amity Regional School District in Woodbridge.  Dr. Dumais began his career in education nearly three decades ago as a science teacher in …

Congregation B’Nai Jacob – November 2020

Our Building is Closed, but Our Community is Open! Please join us on Livestream or Zoom!  To register for a Zoom event, please call the office at (203)389-2111. Weekend Happenings Friday 6:30pm Kabbalat Shabbat – on Zoom only Saturday 9:00 am Bread & Torah 10:00am Shabbat service – live in the tent weather permitting and …

Woodbridge Center News 2/8/19

Woodbridge Emergency Shelter Information Many thanks for assistance and support of the First Selectman, the Police Dept., Fire Dept., Dept. of Public Works, Building Maintenance Dept., AMR, District Animal Control, staff of the Human Services Dept., Brookdale Woodbridge and town volunteers who all worked together during the recent ice storm and power outages.  The Emergency …

Jay Dahya – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Jay Dahya, PhD, is running for a seat on the Woodbridge Board of Education after being actively involved at Beecher Road School as a parent.  Jay has served on the school’s Diversity Committee since 2018, and he and his wife have been MAG parents for the past seven years. Jay is a professor of finance …

Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild

This past summer, the Holy Infant Church Women’s Guild was very proud to present a $1,000 scholarship to graduating senior Mattea Salati.  The scholarship winner is chosen from the parish based on academic achievement, community and school participation, and church service.  Mattei’s application clearly documented her outstanding efforts and achievements in all of these areas. …

Letter: Will the Over-55 Housing Project Proposed for the Country Club of Woodbridge Be Successful?

You might think that this is the developer’s problem and not care. However, when a real estate project is not successful, the developer (or subsequent owner) often tries to change the use of the parcel. This is precisely what is happening in Oxford where the owner of Oxford Greens, an ‘over-55’ housing project, is seeking …

Logan to Challenge Crisco in 17th District

  Even if the public’s attention seems singularly focused on the presidential race this fall, there is a local race for state senate that is being followed with interest. Long-time state Sen. Joseph Crisco of Woodbridge, D-17, is being challenged by a newcomer to the political arena, Ansonia resident George Logan, to represent the people …

First Selectman Looks To Lead Town Into The Next Decade

  First Selectman Beth Heller is looking forward to seeing the completion of a number of projects that got underway last year, but the first issue at hand for her personally is to obtain the Democratic nomination to run for her second term come January 17.  Municipal elections are coming up May 6.  “I am …

Officer Michael Mastropetre Sworn In

Newly hired officer, Michael Mastropetre, was officially sworn in as a member of the Woodbridge Police Department during the January 2019 meeting of the Woodbridge Board of Police Commissioners. Officer Mastropetre joins the department after completing a distinguished career with the New Haven Police Department. In welcoming Officer Mastropetre, Chief Frank Cappiello stated that he …

Frank D’Amico Physical Education Award Winners

Frank taught physical education for 35 years in the Amity school system.  He coached football, basketball, and track.  He was a great coach and teacher who always stressed the importance of teamwork.  He simply loved what he did and always encouraged and motivated his students to be active and do their best.  He personified the …

Woodbridge Center Events: 2/9/2018

Woodbridge Center Transportation Program This program provides transportation to Woodbridge residents only, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Any resident of Woodbridge who is 60 years or older, or permanently or temporarily disabled may schedule transportation on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information with regard to making reservations and contributions, call 203-389-3430 9:00 …

Progressions Salon & Wig Boutique Raises Over $2500 for Breast Cancer Research

Progressions Salon & Wig Boutique’s 12th “Pampered in Pink” Event was a huge success, raising over $2500. Proceeds were donated to Closer To Free Fund @ YNHH Smilow for Breast Cancer Research. ”Thank you to our incredible team for all your hard work all month long selling raffle tickets for prizes from all the generous …

Bark Bytes… Should I Get A Second Dog?

October is Adopt A Dog Month and many people ask if they should get a second dog to keep their first dog company.  A lot of us work outside the home during the day, and we know that dogs can get lonely. Have you ever heard the quote from David Frost about two children?  It …

VNA Events

Tai Chi For Better Balance Join VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice at Woodbridge Senior Center, 4 Meetinghouse Lane to increase balance and stability, and manage arthritis pain.  Class is held on Wednesdays, March 6 to May 29 from 10 to 11 a.m.  Only $15 for series.  To register, call 203.389.3430.  Funded through a grant from …

Zagat’s Best of 30 Under 30 Names Jessica Sackler to its List

This year’s batch of young hospitality innovators runs the gamut from a socially minded general manager intent on employing SF’s most marginalized citizens to a chef-and-sommelier team that apply color and music theory to wine pairings. In between, philanthropic entrepreneurs make nightlife mean something, while others help guide the nation’s food and drink trends with …

Momentum Continues to Grow at BRS to Support Children in Making Good Food Choices

When is a vegetable not really a vegetable? When it is transformed by a talented chef into turtles, flowers, butterflies, swans and even a freight train full of fruit and veggie cargo. Students at Beecher Road School were treated to a spectacular display of food art when Chef Mark Desiderio from A. J. Letizio visited …

Greater New Haven Community Chorus to Perform 2016 Fall Concert – Tapestry of Voices

Celebrating its 53rd year making music in the community, Greater New Haven Community Chorus invites the public to its concert, Tapestry of Voices, on Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Battell Chapel in New Haven. The Tapestry of Voices program weaves a diverse array of selections to spice up the concert season with exciting …

Sacred Heart Academy Sets Male Audition Date for Fall Production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sacred Heart Academy announces open auditions for male actors for the fall 2017 production of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Auditions will be held at the Academy—265 Benham Street in Hamden—on Saturday, May 13 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm.  Please prepare a verse and the chorus of a musical theatre song and be ready to …

Student News 3/8/19

Dean’s/Prsident’s List Colgate University Hamilton, NY—William Caracciolo, a member of the Colgate University Class of 2019, has earned the fall 2018 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  Caracciolo is a graduate of Amity Regional High School from Woodbridge, CT. Caracciolo’s current major is Computer Science.  Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or …

Rotary Installation Dinner 2019

The Woodbridge Rotary Club installed the following Board of Directors at its 48th Anniversary Dinner held June 13th, 2019 at Carmine’s Di Vega, New Haven:  President, Diane Millan, President Elect, Neelima Kaushal, Secretary, Karen Bellamy, Treasurer, Tom Shernow, Sergeant at Arms, Paula Cofrancesco, Past President, Spencer Rubin, and Director Buddy DeGennaro. District Governor Elect Jack …

Town Hosts Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The annual Woodbridge Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27 at 11 am at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument in front of the Center Building (4 Meetinghouse Lane).  The program will include patriotic music, a memorial wreath presentation, a history of the holiday, the Woodbridge Police Department Honor Guard and remarks …

Student News 6/26/20

Achievements University of Connecticut Baton Rouge, LA – James He of Woodbridge, Connecticut, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.  He was initiated at University of Connecticut.  Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.  Only …

Jewish Genealogical Society of CT Hosts Jennifer Zinck

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut hosts Jennifer Zinck on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 1:30 pm, at Temple Sinai, 4 West Hartford Road, Newington.  The topic of the presentation is “Genealogical Resources to Grow Your Family Tree”.  The program is free and open to the public. Have you explored all of the resources that …

Heronettes Head Coach Receives Proclamation By Hamden’s Mayor Leng

The Head Coach of the Hamden Heronettes Synchronized Swim Team was recently honored by the Office of the Mayor of Hamden.  On August 7, Mayor Curt Leng presented Head Coach Anna Montgomery with a Proclamation congratulating her for winning the East Zone Synchro Coach of the Year award for 2019.  The award honors one coach …

Sheila McCreven – Candidate for Amity Regional Board of Education

  Sheila is running for re-election to the Amity Board of Education, where she has been a member since September 2014.  She was previously elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals serving from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that served two terms on the Woodbridge Board of Education, to which she was first elected …

Chilly Chili Run

To the editor, The 2016 People’s United Bank Chilly Chili Run, to benefit the Amity Teen Center, on New Year’s Day in Orange was a huge success! Over 600 runners and walkers came out to do the 5K (3.1 miles) run or the 2-Mile Fitness Walk. The weather was sunny and mild for the first …

Chiropractor Relocates to Woodbridge

  A chiropractor has moved his practice to Hazel Terrace in a deal brokered by Levey Miller Maretz. Jeremy Rosner and Shawn Reilly, both of Levey Miller Maretz, brokered the deal in which Dr. Brian Hollander leased 1,085 square feet of space at 21 Hazel Terrace. Rosner represented the tenant in the deal; Reilly represented …

Senior Center 2/10/17

The Senior Center provides a program of health, recreational, educational, & social activities for residents 60 years of age and older. The Center offers a luncheon program as well as a transportation program. Please contact us at 203-389-3430 or jglicksman@woodbridgect.org The Senior Center’s newsletter services are undergoing revision to better serve the entire community. The newsletter will be …

New Literary Business Comes to Woodbridge

New Woodbridge resident brought her literature and marketing business with her from St. Louis.  That company, Tayé Foster Bradshaw Group, LLC, is the name of her marketing business and her pen name.  Her late father called her Tayé; Foster and Bradshaw are family names on her maternal side. Perhaps the part of the business that …

Letter: CCW Property Historically Significant

As I understand it, the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen are considering four options for the former Country Club of Woodbridge (CCW) property.  This even with advice provided this spring on how divided Woodbridge residents are with regards to the future of the CCW in a very non-scientific survey sent to towns residents.  The timeframe to …

Bailey Moore Glazer Schaefer Proto, LLP Donate To Human Services

The partners and employees of Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer and Proto LLP recently donated a $1,000 check to Woodbridge Human Services to provide Walmart gift certificates to 35 families participating in the Adopt a Family Holiday Basket Program.  The gift cards and holiday baskets were distributed on December 13th.  Pictured from left to right are …

Editorial Cartoonist to Visit Amity Regional High School

Bob Englehart, the award-winning editorial cartoonist, visited Amity Regional High School on December 13, 2017, to offer a workshop to Amity’s History, Journalism, and Art students.  Mr. Englehart was the first full-time editorial cartoonist in the 251-year history of The Hartford Courant and worked for that newspaper for 35 years. Mr. Englehart maintains a website …

Girl Scouts Holiday Food Baskets

Girl Scout Troop 60164 comprised of 3rd and 4th graders presented holiday food baskets to Mary Ellen LaRocca, Director of Woodbridge Human Services and Nancy Pfund, Youth Services Director as part of the Human Services Adopt a Family Program.  The girl scouts participated in this service project as a way “to keep their promise to …

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church To Present Odyssey: A Greek Festival

38th Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival to Feature All Things Greek including Greek Cuisine, Live Music, Greek Dancing and More Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church announced details regarding ODYSSEY 2018: A Greek Festival, to be held August 31 through September 3.  This 4-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and …

The Church of the Good Shepherd Hosts “The 2016 Election:  What Happened & Where Do We Go from Here”

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will be hosting an informative and lively discussion of the 2016 Elections when it hosts Johnathan Salant on Saturday, November 26 at 2pm.  Mr. Salant will be leading a discussion of “The 2016 Election:  what happened and where do we go from here”.  The event is open to …

Woodbridge Garden Tour Cancelled

With the increased social distancing and uncertainty around the resolution of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Garden Club of Woodbridge has decided to cancel the 2020 Secret Gardens of Woodbridge Garden Tour scheduled for Friday, June 5. We were very excited to share a day in the gardens with our friends and neighbors and were thrilled …

Healthy Living Holiday Extravaganza

  11am – 2pm, Thursday December 8th, Woodbridge Senior Center Gymnasium, 4 Meetinghouse Lane , Woodbridge CT.  Vendor space limited; please call for pricing and more information – Elaine Marcucio 203 887-5047 or email neyoungatheart@gmail.com.  Free Admission, Door Prizes, Demonstrations.

December Holiday Basket & Adopt-A-Family Program

The Woodbridge Human Services Department needs sponsors to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Program.  This program provides holiday food baskets for the December holidays to Woodbridge families in need. Distribution of holiday baskets will take place on Friday, December 13th.  Also, the Human Services Department is in need of volunteers to sort food for the Emergency …

Area Lawmakers Help Raise Money for Salvation Army

State Representatives Themis Klarides, Lezlye Zupkus and State Senator George Logan ring the bell for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign outside Amity Stop and Shop on Wednesday, December 19th.

Jewish Family Service to Honor its Past Presidents

Living comfortably and independently as we age is something we all aspire to for ourselves and our loved ones.  Jewish Family Service (JFS) works tirelessly serving the aging population in our community while assisting their family members and friends.  However, more help is needed.  With a focus on empowering the individual, the Agency is developing …

February 2017 Ansonia Nature Center

All programs require pre-registration, please call 203 736-1053 NATURE’S EXPLORERS – Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10–11:30 am Join Wendy for our new preschool/toddler program.  This 4-week session is for children ages 2–5 years old with an adult.  These outdoor classes will be fun exploring and learning through play.  We will learn about nature …

Woodbridge Center Events 5/24/18

Check Out Our Community Resources! Loneliness, isolation and boredom can be dangerous — in fact, twice as likely to cause depression and negatively impact overall health.  The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project at the University of Chicago concluded, “Seniors who feel lonely and isolated are more likely to have poor physical and/or mental …

Elementary Enrollment Keeps On Upward Trend

Young families keep moving into town, and a swelling school population reflects that trend.  When school opened on Monday, August 28, Beecher Road School enrollment was up by 60 students over the start of the previous year, bringing the enrollment up from 770 in August 2016 to 830 this summer.  That enrollment increase did not …

Joint Garden Club Meeting

Members of The Garden Club of Orange were guests of the Woodbridge Garden Club on Tuesday, October 3rd at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge.  Floral Designer John Desarbo, former owner of Fenwick Florists of New Haven was the guest speaker.  His program “Easy Everyday Floral Arrangements” demonstrated creative ways to make  beautiful floral designs. …

Orange Congregational Church Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

On Sunday November 20th, as well as our regular 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday services, Orange Congregational Church will be hosting this year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 602 Orange Center Road.  Come to give thanks and worship together as a community.  There will be a combined choir from …

First Selectman Visits Birchwoods at Oak Lane

Birchwoods at Oak Lane opened to the public in January 2015 and the restaurant, wedding and party venue has quickly taken off. First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recently visited the restaurant located at the Oak Lane golf course. Scalettar has been visiting local businesses to highlight them as part of the “Shop Woodbridge, Dine Woodbridge, Try …

Home Businesses Flourish in Woodbridge

  Recently First Selectman Ellen Scalettar visited two home-based businesses, Susan Lettelleir’s Beautycounter and Sweet Seidners.  The First Selectman has been visiting local businesses to highlight them as part of the “Shop Woodbridge, Dine Woodbridge, Try Woodbridge” campaign. “In Woodbridge we are lucky to have so many entrepreneurs with home-based businesses,” said Scalettar.  “It is …

Land Trust Raises Funds to Preserve Farm Land

The Woodbridge Land Trust is partnering with the Connecticut Farmland Trust and the Department of Agriculture to preserve farming and prevent large-scale development at the Baldwin Farm. The Woodbridge Land Trust has embarked on a renewed effort to preserve one of the town’s most scenic vistas from potential development.  Straddling the Woodbridge, Derby and Orange …

Woodbridge Town Library Events – 1/15/16

Adult Programs Please register for adult programs at the Circulation Desk, by phone at 203-389-3433, or online at www.woodbridge.lioninc.org. Adult Winter Reading Program January 4 – February 26th Read and review books to qualify for our weekly prize drawings and join us for hot cocoa on Thursday evenings from 4 -7pm. Each week one book …

Volunteers Age 55+ Needed

The Agency on Aging of South Central CT has volunteer opportunities for adults age 55+.  Volunteers can tutor young children in reading in East Haven, Hamden & New Haven schools and afterschool programs (training provided), help frail seniors organize their monthly bills, read with a child in a North Haven elementary school, or visit with …

Woodbridge Boasts Two New Businesses

Two new businesses have opened in Woodbridge recently:  Jon D. Racow, State Farm Insurance and Fernandez Autoworkz.  Jon D. Racow State Farm Insurance just opened in the D’Andrea Plaza on Litchfield Turnpike and Fernandez Autoworkz just opened at 33 Lucy Street in the former M&M Oil Building. This is Racow’s second office – his first …

Woodbridge Town Library News and Upcoming Events May & June 2020

“Join us” online for the following programs.  Please see our website for event descriptions, registration information, and any other preparation you may need to do.  Invitations to join our virtual events will be sent a few days prior to the program. Adult Programs Virtual New England Legends Program Thursday, June 4 at 7 pmGather ‘round …

First Selectman Visits Palette Art Studio

  Vibrant and colorful paintings grace the walls of the light-filled Palette Art Studio. Most of the paintings are made by students who learned and honed their skills at the art studio, which opened at 245 Amity Road last spring. First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recently visited and toured Palette Art Studio. The First Selectman has …

Congregation Or Shalom October Events

Weekly Services Minyan Services Sunday 9:00 AM Zoomed Monday 8:30 AM Zoomed Thursday 8:30 AM Zoomed Shabbat Services Friday 7:30 PM Zoomed Saturday 9:30 PM Zoomed & in person (must pre-register) ZUMBA GOLD AT OR SHALOM- Zoomed Congregation Or Shalom announces the continuation of ZUMBA GOLD on Tuesday nights at 7 PM.  ZUMBA Gold is …

2nd Annual Woodbridge Arts & Music Festival

Save the Date!!  The 2nd Annual Woodbridge Arts & Music Festival is coming back for the weekend of October 18-20.  Coordinated by the First Church of Christ Woodbridge, the weekend will be full of art, dance and music, something for everyone.  And Saturday, October 19, there will be a community day filled with entertainment for …

December Holiday Basket & Adopt-A-Family Program

The Woodbridge Human Services Department needs sponsors to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Program.  This program provides holiday food baskets for the December holidays to Woodbridge families in need.  Mary Ellen LaRocca, Director of Human Services stated “Due to the economy, we are getting more referrals for families and seniors who need holiday baskets”. Distribution of …

Orange Historical Society to Present Program Featuring Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti Portraying Harriet Tubman

The Orange Historical Society will hold its annual Taste of the Past event on Saturday, April 8, from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Orange Congregational Church Community Room, located on Orange Center Road.  Highlight of the program will be Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti appearing as Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist.  A …

From the Democratic Town Committee 10/1/21

The town’s Living Treasure Award ceremony and dinner last week was an invaluable case study in community spirit and public service. It was the third of these events in the past four years (last year’s was cancelled to safeguard against coronavirus transmission); it’s now a regular occasion to celebrate the volunteer contributions of standout residents …

Student News 5/22/20

Dean’s List Virginia Tech Woodbridge, CT – Spencer K. Paragas, a Sophomore majoring in Statistics in the College of Science from Woodbridge, CT, is among the Virginia Tech students named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2019 semester.  Spencer graduated from Amity High School in 2019 and entered Virginia Tech as a Sophomore.  In …

Be A “Prepared Voter, A Patient Voter, And A Participating Voter”

This is the first of a series of articles on voter education.  If you have a topic to include, please contact the registrars of voters and leave a message (203-389-3409).  This first article covers registration processes and deadlines.  The next article will be “How to vote by absentee ballot” and “Is it safe to go …

Town Hires New Senior Center Director

  The Woodbridge Senior Center will have a new director starting on Monday June 27. Woodbridge resident Jeanette Glicksman will fill the position to replace Lee Canning who is retiring after nearly 35 years. The Senior Center offers a healthy hot lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays and provides educational, cultural and entertainment programming such as …

Amity Middle School South Central Superintendents’ Association Award Recognition Program 2019

Congratulations to eighth grade students, Aadya Wijesekera and Jay Thomas, who were selected to receive this year’s Superintendent’s Award sponsored by the South Central Area Superintendent’s Association (SCASA).  This award is based on academic success, leadership to the school community, community service, and service to others. Team Black at Amity Middle School in Bethany proudly …

Youth Services 9/30/16

After School Programs at Amity Middle School-Bethany Woodbridge and Bethany 7th and 8th grade students had a fun evening during the Back to School Bash which took place September 16, 2016, on the Woodbridge Town Green. The event included the Meltdown inflatable, contests, raffle prizes, a DJ, and refreshments. Digital Photography for Teens Digital Photography …

Suffering From Seasonal Allergies?  This Free Workshop is for You!

On Sunday, May 5 The JCC of Greater New Haven will open its doors to anyone who is interested in holistic strategies and MELT™ to help them deal with seasonal allergies.  Participants will learn about the common causes and how our body responds to allergies.  We will discuss dietary and lifestyle strategies that have been …

Public Invited To Weigh In On Suggested Ordinance Revisions

The Board of Selectmen, at its July meeting, endorsed two changes to the town ordinances, changes that will go to public hearing at the September 12 board meeting.  It introduced a tax credit program for volunteer fire fighters and made tweaks to the pet leash law. Tax Credit For Fire Fighters As a way to …

Youth Services: 12/15/17

Surreybrook School Donates Food To Woodbridge Food Pantry Kathy Consoli and Cheryl Kane along with their staff at Surreybrook School collected food items from families of their students to brighten the holidays of local families.  Woodbridge Human Services gratefully accepts donations in order to offer food to families in need during the holidays and throughout …

Upcoming Events at Temple Emanuel

Come welcome Shabbat with Rabbi Farbman and the Temple Emanuel community at several special Kabbalat Shabbat services in the month of May: Friday, May 6 at 6:30 pm: Family Service lead by 4th grade students from our religious school, with assistance from the TE Children’s Choir and a small ensemble from the TE Band; Friday, …

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Statement in the Wake of Pittsburgh Shooting

With grief and outrage at the anti-Semitic mass shooting that took place at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Shabbat prayer, and by the cruel and senseless hate-crime shooting in Louisville, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven unequivocally condemns bigotry and hate in all its forms.  Anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and political intimidation …

Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 907

Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 907 enjoyed a winter campout the weekend of December 19-20,2020.  Scouts built an igloo with the fresh fallen snow and two scouts actually slept in it!  Other scouts camped out in lean-tos or tents in the frigid weather, maintaining social distancing.  Scouts prepared their meals, gathered around the fire pit, and …

Students Receive Superintendent’s Award

  Congratulations! Beecher Road School sixth graders McAllisster Burke and Lauren Waskikowski (l-r/front) received the 2016 South Central Area Superintendents’ Association Award given at a recent formal ceremony. Pictured with them are their teachers Carson Echeverry (L) and Daniel Chase (2nd from right) along with Superintendent Stella and Principal Prisco. The purpose of the award/recognition …

Mica Cardozo – Candidate for Board of Selectmen

Mica is running for re-election to the Board of Selectmen (BOS), where he has served as Deputy First Selectman since July 2017.  He brings many years of service in local government, combined with a highly successful business career in telecommunications technology sales and account management.  Before election to the BOS, he served as a member …

Meal Delivery and Meetinghouse Café

Elaine Marcucio, owner of New England Young at Heart, has launched a Home Meal Delivery Program.  The program has been a huge success thus far.  Meals are $12, made fresh and delivered right to your door.  This program is great for aging adults who cannot cook or just don’t want to anymore.  Marcucio cooks everything …

Amity Regional High School Students Visit Storm King Art Center

On October 26th students of Amity Regional High School visited Storm King Art Center in New Windsor New York.  Storm King is an outdoor sculpture museum that is located on 500 acres in the Hudson Valley of New York.  This trip would not have been possible without the sponsorship of the Jamie Hulley Foundation, Amity …

Hamden, North Haven & Amity Adult Education Registration for the GED Exam

Hamden Adult Education is proud to offer FREE programs to provide local adult residents of Hamden, North Haven, Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge to prepare for the GED exam, learn English and study to become an American Citizen.  Registration for these programs is August 20 – August 23 9:30 – 11:00 am or 6:30 – 8:00 …

Student News – 5/6/16

Awards Andrea Urbano Receives Award The Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship is presented annually to a Masters student in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources who has demonstrated excellence in scholarly accomplishment and commitment to intellectual advancement in their field. In recognition of her outstanding scholarly efforts and productivity, Andrea …

Missing the Big Picture and the Small Picture

The TPZ continues its ongoing, critically important review of the Open Communities Trust application that would, if approved, fundamentally change the zoning in Woodbridge.  We need to look at the “big picture” – where this whole issue began – state law. The applicant claims state law requires all towns, including Woodbridge, to provide a housing …

Woodbridge Energy Challenge Nears the End

The Woodbridge Energy Challenge and Woodbridge Solar Challenge—campaigns to help Woodbridge residents save energy and go green—will end on December 31, 2015. Before the program ends the Ad Hoc Energy Advisory Task Force is holding one last energy workshop about insulation on December 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Town Library. Through the Woodbridge …

Amity Middle School In Bethany Science Club Competes At Science Bowl

Five students from Amity Middle School in Bethany and their coach, Jacob Feuerstein, a senior at Amity Regional High School, participated in the Connecticut Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, February 23rd at UConn.  The Science Club at Amity Middle School in Bethany is advised by parent volunteer, Teri Schatz. The Science Bowl, sponsored by …

Amity Middle School Bethany Science Club Competes at Science Bowl

On Saturday, February 24th, five students from Amity Middle School Bethany’s Science Club (Piyush Bahel, Ryan Schatz, Anchal Bahel, Edwin Sweeney, and Henry Atwood) participated in the regional Connecticut Science Bowl. The Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school …

James Maroney – State Senator 14th District

I was born and raised in Connecticut and it was important to me to stay in our beautiful state.  I attended Jonathan Law High School in Milford and then Yale University.  I wouldn’t trade my childhood experiences in our community for anything, so my wife Jen and I chose to raise our son here.  If …

Harry Nussbaum – Incumbent Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

Henry is running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals where he currently serves as chair.  He was first elected to the ZBA in 2005. A physician at Bristol Hospital, he is running for re-election to continue “to participate in making Woodbridge a better place to live by providing good governance,” he says. Dr. …

Garden Club to Host “Secret Gardens of Woodbridge”

On Friday, June 5, The Garden Club of Woodbridge will host Secret Gardens of Woodbridge, a one-day garden tour of eight beautiful and unique properties.  The featured gardens include a few of historical significance, two of which are anchored by outstanding Notable Trees of Connecticut.  Of these properties, one is extensively documented in the Smithsonian’s …

Am I Tripping, Losing Balance, Getting Older Or Just Clumsy?

Balance issues can be a tricky thing to self assess, until there is a fall that causes injury, or unfortunately more serious conditions such as fractures of ankle or hips.  Balance issues can affect all ages, and often gets ignored in the elderly or just attributed to getting older.  There are several different systems that …

Veterans Day at Beecher Road School

A Day to Learn, A Day to Say Thanks Not all school districts were open on Veterans Day. In fact, many were closed in Connecticut and around the country. It is not a federal requirement to close on Veterans Day, but rather a decision left up to individual school districts. Several years ago Woodbridge and …

An Ounce of Prevention: Roadside Drains Are Not Trash Cans!

As you start your spring cleaning, don’t even consider dumping unwanted household products down roadside drains.  Roadside drains are called catch basins or storm sewers.  You may think that these drains collect wastewater that goes into the sewers.  But the fact is that many of these drains are collection points for the water that we …

Calling ALL Novice Cooks!

Want to learn some introductory kitchen skills and cooking techniques? The JCC will be offering a Back to Basics cooking class where instructor Eddy Anderson will guide kitchen beginners through a three-course meal that features salad with homemade croutons, fresh pesto pasta, and shortcake for dessert. Learn how to make summer staples with farm fresh …

Garden Club Holds In-Person Luncheon

June 8 dawned as a hot, sunny day for the first in-person Garden Club of Woodbridge meeting/luncheon in over a year.  Members congregated on the lawn at the home of a member who is a master gardener, and the park-like setting added to the special day.  Board members provided a variety of tea sandwiches and …

Winter Fall Prevention

As the winter and cold months are approaching, many seniors start to slow down and tend to go out less and ultimately move their bodies less.  This can be the perfect combination to allow muscle weakness to set in.  Between moving less, outdoor household chores, and weather conditions; there are many ways to stay active …

Woodbridge Rotary Student of the Month is Orange Resident

Orange resident and senior Kyle Marieb was recently honored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club as Amity High school Student of the Month for January.  Amity High School Counselor Karen Waterman nominated Kyle expressing how “dynamic, genuine, brilliant and gracious he is”.  The Student of the Month Program is co-sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club and …

Progressions Salon “Warms the Hearts & Toesˮ of Woodbridge Community for Over 10 Years

Mario and Stephanie Cabral, owners of Progressions Salon in Woodbridge, generously organized a sock drive to benefit the Holiday Basket Program which is administered by the Town of Woodbridge Human Services Department. “Our 10th + Annual Sock Drive was again a huge success in keeping the Hearts and Toes of the Woodbridge Community warm. We …

Cast Your Vote and Buy Girl Scout Cookies!

Girl Scouts of Connecticut to host Election Day Booth Sales across the state Are you casting your vote this year? Don’t forget to buy your favorite Girl Scout Cookies! Girl Scouts in Connecticut will be hosting statewide cookie booths at a variety of locations starting on Saturday November 5 until Sunday, November 13. At the …

Local Lawmakers Help Raise Money for the Salvation Army

­­ State Reps. Themis Klarides, Lezlye Zupkus and Senator George Logan participated in the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, ringing the bells for donations at the Amity Stop & Shop, on Tuesday, December 12th. In the two hour period, the lawmakers raised over $200 dollars.  The money raised during the two hour period will …

Sunday Fun Day at the JCC

Start the New Year off right with a resolution to live your best life, have more fun and improve your wellbeing in 2019.  The JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, is hosting an all-day Sunday Fun Day celebration with a variety of fun activities for everyone in the family on Sunday, January …

Gayle Slossberg – 14th District State Senator Candidate Profile

Everywhere I go, people tell me they are frustrated and worried. Our national politics are in an unprecedented state, and so often, the news we hear about Connecticut is negative. I am running for reelection to the State Senate because in these uncertain times the people of the 14th district need an advocate who is …

December Holiday Basket & Adopt-A-Family Program

The Woodbridge Human Services Department needs sponsors to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Program.  This program provides holiday food baskets for the December holidays to Woodbridge families in need.  There are 17 remaining families that need to be adopted at this time.  Mary Ellen LaRocca, Director of Human Services stated “Due to the economy, we are …

Avoiding Injuries In Young And Growing Athletes

As the days of summer turn into fall, a new season is upon us.  And for most adolescents and teenagers, it’s the dawn of a new sports season.  In the past it also signified a transition from the end of summer sports to the beginning of autumn and winter sports.  However, in recent years, more …

From The First Selectman: Storm Response And Neighborly Actions

As January concludes and we turn the page of the calendar to February, we are cleaning up from the recent ice storm and preparing for more winter weather to come.  My thanks to all town residents for your patience and cooperation as Woodbridge experienced the bitter cold, high winds, ice, snow, rain and power outages …

No Ducks In A Row At Development Of The CCW

By Steve Falcigno – Woodbridge Republican Town Committee Chairman In a few short months the Administration, in its unrelenting pursuit of development of Woodbridge’s largest pristine tract of land, will most likely call for a referendum authorizing the sale. Based on the September 17 “News from Town Hall” email where the First Selectman called the …

Holidays See Sharp Increase In Local Virus Infections

Coronavirus infections spiked in this area over the holidays, according to the state’s Covid-19 data tracker.  The website, which tracks the average daily number of cases over two weeks, showed cases almost doubling in all three Amity towns, Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge, in the period from December 20 to January 2.  In Woodbridge, the number …

Board Supports 4.7% Increase for Elementary Education

The Woodbridge Board of Education, at its December meeting, unanimously supported a proposed 4.7% spending increase for the 2017-18 school year over the current budget.  The total budget as presented by School Supt. Robert Gilbert is for $14,418,502, up from this year’s $13.8 million. The increase reflects, in large part, contractual salary increases (2.6%) and …

Did You Know The Woodbridge Rec. Department Offers A Fitness Center?

The Woodbridge Recreation Department Fitness Center is open daily from 9 am to 12 noon, including Saturdays and Sundays., and is open in the evenings Monday through Friday 4 pm to 9 pm.  It is located in the Center Building at 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  There are memberships available, or a daily drop in fee.  The …

High Holy Days At Temple Emanuel Of Greater New Haven

The High Holy Days are a time of joy and reflection at Temple Emanuel. The schedule of services and related activities for 2016/5777 is as follows: Sunday, October 2                           8 pm               Erev Rosh Hashanah Oneg after the service Monday, October 3                         9:45 am         Rosh Hashanah Children’s Service* 10 am             Rosh Hashanah 1st Day …

Bulletin Board 3/9/18

Please Note:  If you have an event for the Bulletin Board, please send it alsong no matter how far in advance it is.  We will include it in the appropriate issue(s) until the event has taken place. Boy Scout Troop 63, meetings Monday nights 7:00pm-8:30pm, Our Lady of the Assumption “Mother” Church, 1700 Litchfield Turnpike …

Baldwin Road Farm Fundraising Campaign Extended as Trust Nears Goal

The Woodbridge Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has extended through Labor Day its fundraising campaign to Protect Scenic Baldwin Road Farm.  According to Land Trust Board President Bryan Pines, “We have achieved nearly 70% of our goal, with almost 200 individual contributions.”  The Trust hopes that the extended fundraising campaign will provide …

Acts Of Hate Have Defined My Amity Experience

Students, Parents Urge Amity Board to Embrace Diversity A group of current and former Amity students and parents addressed the Amity Board of Education at its June 14 meeting to impress upon board members, the administration and the public at large how many students struggle with a lack of acceptance and acts of bullying at …

Temple Emanuel Gives Back to Community

Tikkun Olam in Judaism means “helping to repair the world.”  This past September, during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Temple Emanuel did what it does every year – asks its congregants to give what they can to help the local community. Thousands of dollars were generously given for the sole …

The First Church of Christ Confirmation Class Forming

A new Confirmation Class for children in 7th – 9th grade is forming this fall as part of the First Church Christian Education program.  Confirmation provides youths the opportunity to learn about our denomination, to understand how a church works and to help them make a choice when the time comes of whether or not …

Town Marks Memorial Day

  As opposed to joyful parades with large numbers of participants, Woodbridge’s comparatively low-key celebration of its service members on Memorial Day and Veterans Day has its advantages; in particular, on rainy days the event can easily be moved indoors, and that is what happened this Memorial Day. Due to heavy rain and the prediction …

Community Health Improvement Plan Meeting Notice

  The Quinnipiack Valley Health District Community Health Coalition has completed the Community Health Assessment and will now begin to work on the Community Health Improvement Plan.  All members of the community are welcome to join in developing this plan.  If you would like to be part of this exciting initiative, please come to the …

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AT&T Awards $15,000 Grant to Support Woodbridge Youth Services’ Jobs Programs

The AT&T Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Woodbridge Youth Services to support the organizations’ career readiness program. Woodbridge Youth Services provides opportunities for local students between the ages of 12 and 18 to develop vital professional skills they will need to succeed both in the classroom and in their adult lives. The organization …

Maegan Genovese – Candidate for Woodbridge Board of Education

Town residents and Beecher Road School parents in particular will benefit from the experience and expertise of Woodbridge Board of Education candidate Maegan Genovese, the mother of a thriving, ‘third year’ MAG student. She earned a BA in Psychology from WCSU and an MS in Research, Statistics, and Measurement in the Behavioral Sciences from SCSU. …

Kim Giangrande – Candidate for Zoning Board of Appeals

  Kim grew up in Hamden and has been a Woodbridge resident since 2002.  She is married to Bill Giangrande and has three children.  Son Hunter DeFrank is a freshman at UCONN, daughter Spencer DeFrank is a senior at Amity Regional High School and daughter Gianna Giangrande is a 6th grader at Beecher Road School. …

The First Church Of Christ Planning For The Holidays

The First Church of Christ Woodbridge has begun planning for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season, including our annual Carol Sing on December 10th and Christmas Pageant on December 17th. In the meantime, we invite all members of the community to join us at 5 Meeting House Lane, Woodbridge for the following weekly services and …

Woodbridge Happiness Club Meeting!

Join Bernie Siegel, M.D. & Lionel Ketchian for a discussion on Happiness for our well-being.  Lionel Ketchian is the co-host with Dr. Bernie Siegel on Mind Health Matters radio programs.  Lionel is also the co-host on “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Take part in getting valuable tools and techniques for …

Obituary: Anne Marie Pitou Holloway

Former resident of Woodbridge, CT and Sacramento, CA., Anne Marie Pitou Holloway 62, died January 27, 2017 at home in Sacramento, California.  Anne was born November 19, 1954 in Santa Monica, California to Kathryn and John S. Pitou.  Anne graduated from University of California, Hastings College of The Law and later went on to work …

Bark Bytes… How To Greet A Dog Gently And Safely

It’s hard to pass by a dog without a greeting because as dog lovers, we just love dogs!  Some dog lovers like to talk to dogs, pet them, scratch their ears and fuss with them. That’s great as long as you know the dog, the dog knows you, and you have established this behavior as …

History Corner: – Old News from the Flats – Sawconnck and the Quinnipiacs of Shushuck

Over the past sixty years I’ve accumulated a collection of prehistoric artifacts from the Flats which exceeds 1000 assorted pieces including projectiles, stone knives, and pestles for grinding corn and nuts and some well-worn stone hoes used in farming. The collection spans a time period of at least 8000 years and is dwarfed by the …

Temple Beth Sholom – 1/15/16

Rabbi Benjamin E. Scolnic For additional information contact: Debbie Braun, (203) 281-4791 or Temple Beth Sholom, (203) 288-7748 Temple Beth Sholom, Hamden, L’Chaim Series And Hamden Rehabilitation And Health Care Center Announce A Free Lunch And Lecture On “Do You Sometimes Feel Like You Are Swimming Against The Tide?” Temple Beth Sholom and Hamden Rehabilitation …

Woodbridge Center July 2021

Are you over 55 years old?  Contact The Woodbridge Center:  Call 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org for information and registration for all programming. Facebook:  Follow us on Facebook (The Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge CT) for current updates and local information. Email blasts:  Please be sure you are on our email blast list to receive Center updates. Summer …

Letter: Awareness & Opposition to Proposed Cell Tower on Newton Road

We are writing to alert you of a proposal for building a cell phone tower in the middle of a residential neighborhood at 118 Newton Road with the access road point entering through the Soundview Drive cul-de-sac.  While the final say is dependent on the CT Siting Council’s decision, we hope to prevent the application …

Woodbridge Recycling Reminders

Peanut butter and cream cheese are not allowed in mixed recycling, but their cleaned containers are!  Containers must be free of food debris.  Sometimes a quick rinse is enough, but sometimes it’s not.  And no plastic bags!  More info at RecycleCT.com.  Happy Thanksgiving from the Woodbridge Sustainability Committee.

Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education Winter 2018

Special Events Martin Luther King Commemorative Weekend The Shoreline Soul Gospel Choir led by Angela Clemens, Friday, January 18, 6:30 pm MLK Friday night service featuring the Shoreline Soul Gospel Choir, led by Angela Clemens, and the Sweet Singers of Congregation B’nai Jacob, led by Cantor Malachi Kanfer.  All are welcome to join us for …

Letter: Have the Woodbridge Republicans Shot Themselves In The Foot?

All set for the Woodbridge Polls on May 3rd, the Republican Party heads there with no candidate for First Selectman. Perhaps the tenure of the current Democratic leadership in town hall has left Republicans with the feeling of having no shot at filling the top of the ticket. Incumbent Beth Heller has done a “Heller” …

AMSB Robotics Team Wins 39 Awards at Annual Science Fair