Community announcements: Monday, Sept. 7. Winsted teenager earns Eagle Scout rank

Eagle Scout Connor Rego from Troop 1027 of Winsted. Photo submitted.
Eagle Scout Connor Rego from Troop 1027 of Winsted. Photo submitted.

Winsted teenager earns Eagle Scout rank

WINSTED (VIA PRESS RELEASE) — Boy Scout Troop 1027 of Winsted, and parents Paul and Julie Rego, are proud to announce the achievement of the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout rank by their son Connor J. Rego on June 8. The Troop conducted his Court of Honor outdoors at the Peoples State Forest pavilion on Thursday, August 13. Connor completed his Eagle Scout service project by constructing and installing 6 trail benches on the Houlihan Woods property and 9 blue bird houses at Hurlburt Field for the Winchester Land Trust.
Connor Rego completed the 21 merit badges required for the Eagle Scout rank along with 11 additional to earn him 2 Eagle Palms. Connor has been in the BSA program since first grade as a Cub Scout in Pack 27 of Winsted. A highlight of his scouting career was attending the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at The Bechtel Summit in West Virginia. He is an active member of the Order of the Arrow in the Tschitani Lodge, serving as a Vice Chief. Connor also serves as a lifeguard and instructor as waterfront staff member at Camp Workcoeman.
Connor is a senior and National Honors Society member at University High School of Science and Engineering in Hartford, CT and is currently taking courses at the University of Hartford. His extracurricular activities, besides scouting, include swimming for the NWCT YMCA Lasers team, University High School’s swim and track teams, and competes each year at the Northeast National Science Bowl with his high school team. His future goal is to attend a college majoring in a STEM field and swimming competitively.

Torrington Historical Society to Host Virtual Program 

TORRINGTON — The Torrington Historical Society will offer virtual programs for the fall 2020 season. This series of programs is sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities. The first program, Pushing Past “No”:  Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to Success, will be presented by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., via Zoom. In order to view this online program, attendees must first download and install Zoom.  Registrants will be sent a link for the program.   Attendance is limited; to register for Pushing Past No, please visit the Society’s website,  

Pushing Past “No” is inspired by some of Connecticut’s remarkable women who overcame obstacles and objections to achieve great things! Learn from the determination of women in science and medicine like Barbara McClintock, Helen Smits and Emeline Roberts Jones; women pioneers in law like Constance Baker Motley and Torrington native Patricia Wald; female sports icons like Joan Joyce and Donna Lopiano, and others from across all fields of endeavor.

To learn more about upcoming programs or to add your name to the Society’s email list, visit the Torrington Historical Society website,

Virtual meeting on River Place bridge replacement in Norfolk
NORFOLK — On Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., the town will hold a virtual meeting about the River Place Bridge. Click here for information about joining the meeting. There will be a 14-day comment period after the meeting. You can leave a question or comment by phone for First Selectman Matthew Riiska at 860-542-5829.

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