There were SO many big events last night, that we’re briefly encapsulating the news here, and will update with full articles later today.

Wilton Police Present Awards

This year’s Annual Police Awards Ceremony was held at Wilton Library on Monday evening, March 25. Several officers were recognized for their actions on duty–including several important arrests, investigations and life-saving measures they took.

This year’s top awards–the Police Officer of the Year and the Community Police Officer of the Year–were both given to the school resources officers:  Officer Richard Ross received the first, and Officer Diane MacLean received the second. In addition, the team of volunteers serving on Wilton CERT received the department’s Civilian Blue Angel Award in recognition for their selfless dedication to supporting the efforts of Wilton’s law enforcement and public safety.

We’ll have a full story later today about all the awards and accomplishments that were honored last night.

Board of Finance Holds Public Hearing on Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

Only a handful of residents attended last night’s public hearing on the proposed school budget for FY2020. The presentation outlined the Board of Education‘s request for a 1.35% increase over last year’s budget–below the guidance of the Board of Finance. It also came with a warning from the Finance Board about the $14 million potential impact that proposed legislation in Hartford might have.

We’ll have a full report later in the day about the presentation–and remind everyone about tonight’s public hearing on the town budget–7:30 p.m. at Middlebrook Auditorium.

Wilton Dance Instructor Choreographs ‘Curtain Call’ Comedy

Wilton’s Conservatory of Dance owner Christine Titus has been expanding her repertoire of theatrical contributions. Not only is she often the choreographer du jour for the Wilton Playshop, but she has now added another theatrical choreography title to her resume, working with the current production at the Curtain Call Theater in Stamford.

For the past three months, Titus has been choreographing the musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. According to Titus, the British farce, which won many Tony Awards in 2014, is one that should not be missed.

“The cast is amazing and the show is hilarious. It’s a great night out in Stamford to see some wonderful community theater,” she says.

A Gentleman’s Guide runs five weekends starting March 29 until April 27. Opening weekend is also discounted 10%–use the code ACT10 when purchasing tickets online.

Wilton High School PTA Reflections Competition Winners Recognized at State Level

After recognition at the school-wide level, several Wilton High School students moved on to the state PTA Reflections Competition, and congratulations are due to the first place winners from Wilton High School who were recognized by the CT-PTA:  Zareen Reza, 2nd Place Visual Arts; Caroline Luciano, 4th Place Photography; and Edwin Gregory, 3rd Place Music Composition.

Future Business Leaders of America Club Bring Back Awards from State Competition

On March 12, members of Wilton High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Club (FBLA) competed at the annual state competition and brought home many awards. Congratulations to the students on their successes!

Raymond (RJ) Bartels:  1st place, Introduction to Business Procedures
Joe Eustace:  1st place, Introduction to Information Technology
Madison Tomas:  3rd place, Agribusiness
AJ Eustace:  2nd place, Economics
Rushil Jha and Jake Farnworth:  4th place, Emerging Business Issues
Rubin Jha:  2nd place, Global Business

Additionally, Allie Bartels, co-president of the WHS local chapter, won her election for vice president at the state level.