Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

POMFRET — The annual Saint Nicholas Victorian Fair at Christ Church in Pomfret will be a COVID-safe event, while still offering gifts at great prices and supporting local charities and agencies. The Fair will feature an on-line auction and shopping experience from through noon Dec. 2.
Purchases will be picked up in person at Christ Church on Dec. 5. Go to: the Saint Nicholas Fair Auction at
You may bid on items as well as purchase items outright.  Purchases must be picked up in person at Christ Church between 10 a.m. and noon Dec. 5. Snow date Dec. 12.
All proceeds from the Saint Nicholas Fair are allocated for outreach programs, including TEEG, the Access Agency, Day Kimball Hospital Hospice, Arc of Eastern Connecticut, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Deary Memorial Cancer Fund, and Community Kitchens of NECT and more.  
Questions? Call 860-315-7780 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Christ Church, visit Follow them on Facebook at @christchurchpomfretct.


Daily Bread monetary
donations needed
WOODSTOCK — CR Premier Properties, beginning Dec. 1, will be collecting monetary donations for the IHSP Daily Bread Food Pantry of Putnam. The company will match dollar for dollar up to $2,500.Donations can be dropped off at the office at 260 Rt. 171. Please make checks payable to IHSP and have all donations in by Dec. 21.


Pedestrian Bridge Work
Gagnon Construction Co. is nearly finished with the replanking of the Henry Breault pedestrian bridge off Kennedy Drive. The project was funded by a $9,000 donation from Downes Construction Company, the contractor building the town's Municipal Complex. Linda Lemmon photo.


WOODSTOCK — The fall season came to a close recently and several student-athletes from The Woodstock Academy received postseason awards from the Eastern Connecticut Conference.
The awards:
Boys’ Soccer: Sportsmanship – Colin Smith;  Scholar-Athlete- Marco Maluf
Girls’ Soccer: Sportsmanship – Brynn Kusnarowis;  Scholar-Athlete – Adeline Smith
Volleyball:    Sportsmanship – Annarose Avery;  Scholar-Athlete – Leila MacKinnon
Field Hockey: Sportsmanship- Olivia Ott; Scholar-Athlete – Alexia Adams
Boys’ Cross-Country: Sportsmanship- Seamus Lippy;  Scholar-Athlete- John Peabody
Girls’ Cross-Country – Sportsmanship- Leah Castle;  Scholar-Athlete- Stella DiPippo
Due to the changes in schedules made necessary by the pandemic, the ECC did not name All-League players this season.
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy



Woodstock Academy prep basketball player Shemani Fuller recently announced that he had verbally committed to play collegiate hoops for Fordham University. Photo by Marc Allard.

Another member of The Woodstock Academy Gold prep basketball team committed to play collegiate basketball recently.
Shemani Fuller, a 6-foot, 8-inch post player for the Centaurs from Mt. Vernon, N.Y., verbally committed to Fordham University in the Bronx, N.Y., recently.
The Division I program is a member of the Atlantic-10 Conference.
“It was the best choice for me. It’s close to home and a degree from Fordham is very powerful. It has the academics and the school was just perfect for me,” Fuller said.
Fuller said the Rams had been actively recruiting him for a while.
It was also a weight off his shoulders as he heads home to New York for the holiday season.
“The stress is gone now. I don’t have to worry about where I am going especially this year with Covid-19 really messing everything up. It feels good to be committed and to know that I’m going to college,” Fuller said.
Woodstock Academy prep basketball coach Jacque Rivera broke out into a smile when he mentioned the school’s name.
“It’s a great school academically,” Rivera said. “He lives in Mt. Vernon; his family is going to get to see him play. He could get an internship at Madison Square Garden. We’re talking about not only playing 40 college basketball games a season, but learn some things in the front office and where better to do that than at Fordham University.”
Rivera said Woodstock Academy alum, Ty Perry, is already a member of the Rams. “Shemani has a high floor and a high ceiling, so much untapped potential. He has a 7-1 wingspan, he’s 6-8, and he can run. He not only blocks shots but how many times have we seen him take a charge? He sacrifices his body and wants to win. I think he will continue to develop and to get better and I think, in his time here, he has already learned a lot about Shemani,” Rivera said.
The goal for Fuller, when he returns to Woodstock Academy after the holiday break is a simple one, get into the weight room. “That’s my number one priority- building up my body,” Fuller said. Fuller is the fourth member of this year’s Centaurs to commit to a college already joining Payton Shumpert (Stony Brook University); Raymond Espinal Guzman (Sacred Heart) and Jacob Duniver (St. Michael’s).
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy



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