Join us for our next Steering Committee meeting Thursday, October 11 at 9:15 am at the Comstock Community Center, Room 31. Beginning at 10 am, Beverly Brokaw will provide WLWV with a preview of the proposed Wilton Blue Zone Program.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of Blue Zones, here is a brief explanation from the Wilton Blue Zones website: “A Blue Zone Community leverages the common principles discovered in Dan Buettner's reporting on the Blue Zones around the world - rare longevity hotspots. These areas include the Italian island of Sardinia, Okinawa, Japan, Loma Linda, California, Costa Rica's isolated Nicoya Peninsula, and Ikaria, an isolated Greek island. . . Initiatives focus on improving life in the place where you spend 90% of your time. They measure progress in terms of the quality of life enjoyed by our employers, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, faith organizations, and even in our homes. As an added bonus, Blue Zone Communities find that they attract both new employers and new residents who want to live in a community actively taking steps to ensure their health and happiness.”

For more information, see the Wilton Blue Zones web site or news coverage in Good Morning Wilton and The Wilton Bulletin.

Wilton League of Women Voters

CT State Legislative Candidate Forum

Senate District 26, House Districts 125 and 143

Tuesday October 16, 2018

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Middlebrook School Auditorium, 131 School Rd., Wilton, CT

The Wilton League of Women Voters, along with co-sponsors Wilton Library, Norwalk League of Women Voters, GOOD Morning Wilton, and student partners from WHS Model Congress, invite the public to their CT State Legislative Candidate Forum. Candidates for Senate District 26- Toni Boucher(R) and Will Haskell(D), House District 125- Tom O’Dea(R) and Ross Tartell(D), and House District 143- Gail Lavielle(R) and Stephanie Thomas(D) are slated to attend. They will engage in a modified town hall style format. The event is free and open to the public.

Jean Rabinow, a member of the Steering Committee of the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area, and Director/Outreach for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will moderate the evening's event. Questions about the forum please contact Karen R. Silverberg at 914-649-9844 or

The event is free and open to the public. Doors to Middlebrook Auditorium open at 6:30pm. With the change to a larger venue we are no longer taking preregistrations. However, if you did preregister you may take a seat in the reserved zone until 6:45 pm, after which time that area will be open to all. Waitlists requests are no longer valid. The forum will begin promptly at 7pm and entry to the auditorium will be limited after that time.

The forum will allow for written questions from the audience. In addition, the WLWV is soliciting questions ahead of the forum via email at from now until midnight October 13th. Here are some important guidelines for submitting questions via email:

  •  Anonymous emails will not be accepted. The sender must include his or her name. Only one question can be submitted per email.

  • All questions should be applicable to all candidates and pertinent to state issues. Questions targeted at one specific candidate–for example, 'Candidate Jane Doe, why did you vote for/against xyz?”–will not be accepted.

  • All questions will be screened for legibility, duplication, and may be combined or condensed.

    GOOD Morning Wilton has arranged to livestream the forum online. It can be viewed live in real time via the link at In addition, the event will be recorded for re-broadcast on and government access as available.

    The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate.

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National Voter Registration Day—Voter Registration Drives with Wilton LWV September 25, 2018

It’s a national movement! Hundreds of organizations and businesses are partnering today to encourage voter participation. Register to vote or update your voter registration. Wilton League of Women Voters will hold two voter registration sessions, in cooperation with the Wilton Registrars of Voters. Visit us today at Panera at Walmart Plaza, 12- 3 pm or Wilton Library at 3pm-6 pm.