Fellow member Peter Mullen, a former Parks & Rec chairman, explained about the hardiness of newer varieties of elm and problematic soil conditions.

As the discussion dragged on, Councilman Bob Guendelsberger asked, "Is anyone against this grant?"

"We can talk about trees 'til the cats come home," he remarked, noting Parks & Rec will decide the tree type.

Fellow member Roger Szendy suggested Mr. Guendelsberger meant "'til the cows come home" and quipped that was more appropriate since historically cows used to graze on the Town Green.


The Roger Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, which serves the Greater New Milford area, recently installed officers for the new year.

The installation was held at the organization's annual Chapter Founder's Day luncheon, which marked the 114th anniversary of the local chapter, at Candlewood Valley Country Club.

Officers include Regent Joanne Chapin, Vice Regent and Librarian Marcella Martin, Chaplain Maryanne Ruh, Recording Secretary and Historian Judy Messer, Corresponding Secretary Kim Gabriel, Treasurer Susan Kustosz, Assistant Treasurer Maxine Mangifico and Registrar Jennie Rehnberg (see photograph).


Dr. Aileen Dever of New Milford has been selected to receive the 2007 Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students Award by Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

Dr. Dever is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Middlebury College in Vermont and the University of Connecticut.

She is an assistant professor of Spanish at Quinnipiac.