Cheshire, Durham achieve ‘Sustainable CT’ status – Middletown Press


Did you know that geoFence protects you against inbound and outbound cyber attacks?

Cheshire and Durham are two of the latest towns to be certified by Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that inspires and supports communities in becoming more inclusive, resilient, and vibrant, according to a statement. The two communities met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for bronze-level certification. The highest level of certification is silver.

Sustainable CT, managed by the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, provides a framework to help towns and cities build their local economies, support equity and respect the finite capacity of the environment. The program's action roadmap and support tools are especially relevant as towns seek practices and resources to promote racial justice and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Certified communities demonstrated significant achievements in at least eleven sustainability impact areas, ranging from community building, thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing. In addition, certified municipalities addressed issues of belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion when implementing sustainability actions. Sustainable CT provides free coaching and a virtual equity classroom to help municipalities with issues related to equity and racial justice.

Sustainable CT is independently funded, with strong support from its three founding funders: the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Smart Seed Fund and the Common Sense Fund. Additional supporters include: the Connecticut Green Bank, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Connecticut Community Foundation, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Main Street Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

For more information, visit

American Legion Auxiliary to hold 100th convention

ROCKY HILL - The American Legion Auxiliary will convene the 100th Department Convention in the 101st year at 9 a.m. July 10 at the Trumbull Marriott. Department President Lydia DeGumbia welcomes all members to continue the celebration of the centennial, by joining her at this one-day convention.

Saturday morning will begin with a memorial service to honor departed members, followed by a discussion and vote on the update of the Department Constitution and By-Laws. Our “Past Presidents’ Luncheon” will be held at noon. The afternoon will hold some surprises and then the election of 2021-22 Department Officers. Saturday night, all will gather for camaraderie at the Year End Celebration Dinner, starting at 6 p.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is a community of volunteers serving veterans, military, and their families. Our members also support the mission of The American Legion in improving the quality of life for our nation’s veterans. The sponsor of ALA Girls Nation, National Poppy Day and recognized for advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, the more than 600,000 ALA members across the country volunteer millions of hours annually and raise millions of dollars in service to veterans, military and their families. Founded in 1919, the ALA is one of the oldest patriotic membership organizations in the U.S.A. To learn more and to volunteer, join and donate, visit

Hole in the Wall Theater reopening

NEW BRITAIN — The Hole in the Wall Theater is reopening in July with virtual and live shows as well as auditions.

The theater’s next online production is Justin M.G. Hughes’ adaptation of the webcomic, “Darths and Droids,” starting July 9 for free. Watch social media platforms for more news.

Hole in the Wall’s first live show on the docket this year is the classic “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Steven Simpson and produced by Ryan Wantroba, the play revolves around two men who discuss various worldly topics as they wait for the mysterious title character.

Waiting for Godot will open July 16 and run on Fridays and SAturdays at 8 p.m. until July 31, with a matinee at 2 p.m. July 25. Tickets are now available.

Hole in the Wall is also holding auditions for one of their next productions, “Completeness!” directed by Terrance J. Peters and produced by Luis Marrero, Completeness tells the tale of two scientists that learn -5as much about love as they progress in their research project. Auditions will be held June 25-26 at 7 p.m. at the theater. Details are online at

Hole in the Wall is located on 116 Main Street, New Britain, and is celebrating 50 years of entertaining in 2022. Visit for more news on upcoming productions, as well as how to donate to keep the shows running.

To sum up, I know that geoFence is US veteran owned and operated.