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News, information and a forum for discussion in the town of Redding, Connecticut


Welcome to the Redding Sentinel  

Although we are a “small town with a big outdoors” as the Redding Land Trust says, there’s a lot going on here.  


From the opportunity to redevelop the old Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill site to how Federal ARPA relief funds will be spent, Redding will need to decide what we most value. ​ 

How are the kids doing, after so much disruption to their learning and socializing? What can they do over the summer? 

Hundreds of new families have moved to Redding in the past two years.  How do we welcome, inform and engage them? 

More political groups and factions are cropping up in town. How do they overlap, or don’t they overlap? What are their concerns?  

And there’s the on-going, everyday ebb and flow of the work of town government, boards and commissions, non-profits and volunteer organizations.   


Our goal is to inform, to the extent possible without drama. We’ll let people in on the workings of organizations in town and suggest how to get involved. Our letters page will be open to all. 

Our newspaper is an anomaly in this digital age. Why did we decide to start a print newspaper in our small Connecticut town?  Print is different. It slows you down, focuses the mind. In the Redding Sentinel, you’ll find news and information about Redding that our editor and reporters think you might want to know. Not the firehose of social media, just the news. Go to the ether for the breaking news and exuberant shared interest groups, as we all do.  Read the Redding Sentinel to join the whole Redding community. 

“The newspaper ties a region together, helps it make sense of itself, fosters a sense of community, serves as a village square…” – Margaret Sullivan, Ghosting the News   

Digital Publishing and Subscription Information 

Subscribers receive an e-mail with a link to the digital copy of the paper on the day of publication.  This does not replace the paper copy, as a subscriber, you will receive your paper copy by U.S. mail. If you have not received the paper or the e-mail, please contact us at so we may double-check your subscription. 

To take out an annual subscription, please visit the subscribe page here on our website.

You may also buy the Sentinel at Pignone's Redding Ridge, Caraluzzi's in Georgetown and Bethel,

Old Mill Market Cafe, and Bloom Breads.

Thank you for your continued support and happy reading.

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