Road to retirement

Wilton’s recently retired public works director, Tom Thurkettle, holds a street sign with his name given to him at a retirement party on Sept. 14 at Cactus Rose Cantina. About 80 people attended including five first selectmen: Rose Marie Verrilli, who hired him in 1981, Bob Russell, Paul Hannah, Bill Brennan, and Lynne Vanderslice. — Contributed photo