Emily M. Olson, Register Citizen

Emily M. Olson

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New Milford, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Torrington parents asked preference, hybrid or full distance learning, in survey

TORRINGTON - Superintendent Susan Lubomski is asking school district parents if they prefer to continue using a hybrid learning model or full distance learning in a new survey, included in a letter sent to families this week. Members of the Torrington Board of Education and school administration are keeping Torrington High School closed until Oct. 1, after a person was diagnosed with COVID-19.… → Read More

Winsted family reopens Villa’s Corner Gallery on Main Street

WINSTED - A longtime antique shop on Main Street has reopened, offering a wide array of treasures. Villa's Corner Gallery, at 304 Main St., reopened Sept. 18, welcoming treasure seekers to a shop filled with sculpture, memorabilia, collectibles, paintings and mirrors, jewelry and other vintage items. Richard Villa, now deceased, was the original owner of the shop that first opened in 2000. He… → Read More

Goshen in-person town meeting raises questions on virtual voting

Having an in-person meeting raised concerns for some residents, such as Leya Edison and Lynette Miller, who are questioning why there was no online option. → Read More

Torrington establishes Veterans Advisory Committee

The advisory committee will be responsible for local duties, including acting as a coordinating agency for veterans and their families. → Read More

Torrington, NWCOG to launch East Main Street corridor study

Economic Development Director Rista Malanca said Torrington and NWCOG received a grant from the state Department of Transportation to conduct the corridor study. → Read More

Winsted Town Manager Robert Geiger to retire in December

Mayor Candy Perez said Geiger's contributions to the town has helped Winsted move forward in the eyes of townspeople as well as the rest of the state. → Read More

Winsted special effects artist creates Kidz Box, unleashes new venture

Tyler Green FX Studio is making and marketing a Kidz Box, a kit for children to make a custom horror mask that closely resembles Green's own design. → Read More

Torrington dance school struggles to stay open, provide events, classes

"Right now, things are good," the owner said. "... The governor tied our hands with these restrictions. It was a struggle to get through the summer." → Read More

‘To help other people’: Winsted swears in new fire chief

"He's knowledgeable about the town, so it will make for a smooth transition," the mayor said. → Read More

Residents reminded of absentee ballot forms, voting

Residents in any municipality can also contact their town clerk's office or visit the town website for information on absentee ballots. → Read More

Hinsdale School plan hearing continued to Sept. 28

Members discussed issues surrounding variances, trees, landscaping and heating and cooling equipment. → Read More

Torrington Neighborhood Watch Committee plans blue light event Oct. 6

With the National Night Out event canceled, committee members still wanted to mark the occasion and raise awareness of the group, and to honor police. → Read More

We ‘help each other’: Torrington food bank busier than ever

The food bank provides food for close to 900 clients, mostly families, more than doubling the number of people they fed before the pandemic hit. → Read More

Photographer’s images of Nigeria featured at Wisdom House event

Cantelon's exhibit features photos taken during his three years of travel throughout Nigeria to document women and girls rescued or released from Boko Haram. → Read More

Retired attorney writes first book at home in Lakeville

"I started thinking, these cases are ridiculous. They clog the courts, and drive up the costs. That's what really got me interested in the class-action side of my book,' he said. → Read More

Torrington P&Z denies over-55 housing proposal

"The location, nature and height of the apartments are not in harmony with the existing development, and (would) significantly impair (property) values," Connor said. → Read More

Norfolk’s Botelle School gives students a bright welcome back

This year, the Botelle PTO and the Board of Education decided to find a better use for the space. → Read More

‘Heroes and angels’ keeps FISH, food pantry running through pandemic

The pandemic continues, but DiCara said she's not as worried as she was in March. "We are forever grateful," she said. "I feel that way, every day." → Read More

Torrington’s Chris Beyus running for 65th District state House seat

"We should use this election as a chance to put young people in Hartford who are here for the long run, to see the state doing better," the 24-year-old said. → Read More

Torrington BOE holds public forum on school construction project

Ahead of the $156 million effort appearing on November's ballot, residents were concerned with how it would affect their taxes. → Read More