Catherine Guarnieri, Register Citizen

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Past articles by Catherine:

Former Litchfield County Times editor Antoinette Bosco, of Brookfield, dies

BROOKFIELD - Former Executive Editor of the Litchfield County Times and award-winning author and journalist Antoinette "Toni" Bosco has died. Antoinette Gloria Bosco, 91, of Brookfield, died peacefully in her home on March 20, with her daughter, Margee Minier, by her side. She was born in Rome, N.Y., on Sept. 18, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Sgambellone) Oppedisano of Albany, N.Y.… → Read More

Litchfield’s Paola Prints brings nature indoors with colorful pillows

LITCHFIELD >> For artist and budding pillow designer Mary DuLude, “gardening has always been my salvation.” And so the Litchfield-based owner of Paola Prints found inspiration in her gardens and a creative outlet by using her plant → Read More

Washington Depot gas station to become arts center, park

WASHINGTON DEPOT >> For 12 years the gas station in the center of town has sat empty, a decaying eyesore that greeted everyone coming into Washington Depot. But recently, thanks to the Washington Park Foundation and generous funding from the lat → Read More

Bethlehem benefactor donates tractor to abbey; barn roof still needed

BETHLEHEM >> The 36 sisters at the Abbey of Regina Laudis take pride in being self-sufficient. According to Sisters Jadwiga and Alma, they are able to take care of about 75 percent of their needs on their own. → Read More

‘Run for Holly’ on Sunday to honor teen who died in stabbing

TORRINGTON >> Family and friends of 19-year-old Holly Aeschlimann, who was fatally stabbed April 17, 2015, are holding an event Sunday in celebration of her life, an → Read More

New Hartford children’s book author fueled by imagination

Childrens’ book author Donna LeBlanc is a sprightly woman, best described as the person you would want as your fairy godmother. When you first enter her New Hartford home, you are enveloped in welcoming sights, and smells that enchant and take → Read More

Litchfield Housing Trust settlement thwarted by ‘intervenors’

LITCHFIELD >> A settlement between the Litchfield Housing Trust and the Inland Wetlands Commission was thwarted in Litchfield County Court on Monday by two people seeking court status as intervenors in the case. → Read More

Local mixologist creating custom cocktails in Litchfield County

LITCHFIELD >> There’s a new mixologist in town, and she is looking to shake up the way cocktails are served in Litchfield County. Jamie Monahan, a recent transplant from New York City, is the newest addition to the Community Table team an → Read More

Music teacher opens studio in Bantam to inspire students across the globe

BANTAM >> James Lenger has built his music businesses much like the chords and arpeggios that he teaches to his students —constructing layer by layer until a strong foundation for a musical composition has been assembled. Over his 23 year → Read More

Torrington-area pair exemplifies ideals of Big Brothers Big Sisters

In the early 1960s, business man Bernie Fields, a leader in the retail jewelry business and Arthur Director, the founder of Connecticut Lighting Centers, created the first Connecticut Big Brothers Big Sisters in Middletown. That chapter became so succ → Read More

‘Eddie the Eagle’ flies into Salisbury

SALISBURY >> Since he was 8 years old, before he was “Eddie the Eagle,” Michael (Eddie) Edwards wanted to represent his native Great Britain in the Olympics. But he didn’t know in what sport or to what heights it would take → Read More

Litchfield County dog comes home without Westminster prize, but has blast in New York City

LITCHFIELD >> The town’s finest entrant in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show last week didn’t come home with the Best in Show honor, but she certainly had a great time trying. Hazel, a 2-year-old French Bulldog, is still a champ → Read More

Litchfield County matchmaker offers tips for successful dating just in time for Valentine’s Day

“Well, somebody has to arrange the matches, Young people can’t decide these things themselves.” — Fiddler on the Roof WOODBURY >> If you haven’t found your sweetheart yet, fret not. New Morning Market in Woodbury is hosting an online dating workshop Wednesday with certified dating coach and matchmaker Karenna Alexander. Alexander, a native of Waterbury, specializes in helping people be their… → Read More

Regional council proposes ‘responsible growth’ projects

GOSHEN >> At the January meeting of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments, Executive Director Rick Lynn and Community and Economic Development Director Jocelyn Ayer presented their proposed “Responsible Growth” project applica → Read More

Northwest Hills Council of Governments presents legislative priorities

GOSHEN >> Revising thresholds for prevailing wage, repealing the municipal spending cap enacted in 2015 and watching out for “sleeper bills” are some of the legislative priorities discussed at the January meeting of the Northwest H → Read More

Cable Advisory Board hopes to improve services to Litchfield County

LITCHFIELD >> Potential discounts for seniors and increased costs for cable access and add-ons were some of the topics discussed at the regular meeting of the Cable Television Advisory Council this week. → Read More

Official advises Litchfield County municipalities on how best to fund budgets

GOSHEN >> State funding cuts have hit the Northwest Corner hard, to the tune of $20 million, after local budgets had already been passed, leaving shortfalls for programs normally funded with that money, a state official acknowledge this week. → Read More

Litchfield man says donkey outside church was fed, watered

LITCHFIELD >> After a Northfield resident voiced concerns of a donkey left outside a church without food or water for more than 20 hours, a man identifying himself a → Read More

Donkey neglected at Litchfield church, concerned citizen says

LITCHFIELD >> At Christmas time, local parishes often put on Nativity plays using live actors and animals, a practice that delights church-goers and brings their faith to life. This Christmas, however, the practice was called into question by a → Read More

Regional council presents goals to Winsted selectmen

WINSTED >> After a special town meeting last week, Northwest Hills Council of Governments’ Executive Director Rick Lynn presented to the Board of Selectmen and the public the organization’s goals for the coming year. → Read More