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WCSU Student Receives Fulbright Award

Waterbury native Krysta Scriven had never traveled beyond the eastern United States before attending Western Connecticut State University as a freshman in 2015. Currently a senior preparing to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a minor in Linguistics, Scriven has racked up plenty of frequent flier miles during her four years at WCSU with educational experiences that have included stops in Bulgaria, England, France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland.

Thomaston Savings Bank Wins Philanthropic Award

Thomaston Savings Bank received the Gold Award in their asset size category and was named “Best in Show” for community banks during the American Business Media’s Community Bank Heroes Awards Gala. American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines, has selected 18 community banks and credit unions from across New England to honor as Credit Union Heroes and Community Bank Heroes for their creation of unique community partnerships and going beyond the call to aid their communities in a special time of need.

NVCC to Host Dozens of Employers at April Job Fair

Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities (CJPCO) will be hosting its annual student and alumni Job and Career Fair on Thursday April, 11 2019. The Job and Career Fair will be held in Café West on NVCC’s Waterbury campus from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. A total of 40 area employers will be attending the fair this year. Employers will be searching for students and alumni for both job and internship opportunities.

Sacred Heart H.S. Student Achieves Top ACT Score

David Robillard, son of Ms. Lea Robillard of Waterbury, and a junior at Sacred Heart High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.

Approximately two-tenths of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2018, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.

Highlander Theater Co. Produces "Theory of Relativity"

Chase’s own Highlander Theater Company will be producing The Theory of Relativity, a moving and unconventional song cycle bursting with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life's shared experiences - from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. The Theory of Relativity will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 PM in the Fulkerson Arts Center on the Chase campus at 565 Chase Pkwy in Waterbury. Tickets are $10; $5 for senior citizens and students.

Woodbury Environmental Forum Takes Root

A group of committed environmentalists in Woodbury have established a new organization entitled the Greater Woodbury Environmental Forum. The Forum will be a venue for speakers and discussion panels focused on the challenges facing our environment. The group plans to invite prominent scientists and environmentalists to offer presentations and participate in moderated discussions with the audience. The aim of the series is to increase public awareness, stimulate debate and highlight emerging science and technology. They also want to ensure that these presentations focus on how the local populace, particularly our youth, can be part of the solution to the environmental challenges we face. The Forum was recently awarded a grant by Connecticut Community Foundation based in Waterbury. 

1st Executive Director Named for Health Partnership

On February 6th, local non-profit collaborative, Greater Waterbury Health Partnership (GWHP), began the new year by appointing the first Executive Director after a search conducted in the fall.   Angie Matthis, formerly of the Greater Waterbury YMCA, is now serving in the much-awaited position and has hit the ground running. Angie has over 12 years of experience working in health and human services in Greater Waterbury, most notably working in the onboarding of chronic disease programming, securing funding and operational leadership.  Originally from the Midwest, Angie brings a strong marketing and development background to the Partnership as well as a track record of excellence in project management and program scaling and dissemination.  

Wine & Beer Tasting to Benefit WARC

Diamond Sponsor Post University, in conjunction with several other generous local businesses, presents The Waterbury ARC’s Annual Wine & Beer-Tasting Fundraiser and Auction, on Wednesday, June 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Grand Oak Villa Banquet Facility, 550 Sylvan Lake Road in Watertown.

Gov. Lamont is Keynote Speaker at Economic Summit

Gov. Ned Lamont will be the keynote speaker for the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s 2019 Legislative & Economic Summit breakfast event, scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 7:30-9:45 a.m. at the Wyndham Southbury Hotel. “The Waterbury Regional Chamber is delighted that Governor Lamont will be able to attend and present his vision for Connecticut to the Greater Waterbury business community,” said Gary O’Connor, a partner with Pullman & Comley LLC and vice chairman at large for the Chamber.

Folk Singer Jesse Terry at Acts 4 Ministry Fundraiser

Acts 4 Ministry’s special “An Intimate Evening With Jesse Terry” fundraiser will be held Thursday, March 7 at the Acts 4 Ministry retail shop and headquarters at 1713 Thomaston Avenue in Waterbury for 50 attendees.Offering melodic and lyrically-driven Americana songs, singer Jesse Terry of Stonington, Connecticut will be the performer and musical storyteller at the non-denominational non-profit Acts 4 Ministry fundraiser on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM.

Top Notch Dry Cleaning Grand Re-Opening

Top Notch Dry Cleaning, located at 127 Scott Road in Waterbury, celebrated its grand re-opening on January 23, 2019 with a ribbon cutting. After a fire devastated the business in October, owner Steve Pullman was dedicated to renovating and reopening his business, which has been operating for 27 years. Free pickup and delivery available, call (203) 755-6499 to learn more.

Webster Bank on Forbes’ America's "Best" List

Webster Bank announced today it was included in Forbes’ America’s Best Banks 2019, ranked as number 68 and the highest-ranked bank in Connecticut. Forbes’ 10th annual list of America’s Best Banks ranks the 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts based on their growth, credit quality and profitability. The data is courtesy of S&P, but the rankings are done solely by Forbes.