Modeling Event Lands Town ‘Celebs’ On The Runway

On the evening of April 18, more than two dozen Newtown officials, staff, and local “celebrities” hit the runway at Rock Ridge Country Club to help support the C.H. Booth Library’s CHBMakers initiative. The event featured 3D printer-designed centerpieces and a grand prize jeweled necklace created by Quality Gem's Dennis Janofsky using the technology. Thanks to ticket buyers at the sold-out event, high participation in a silent auction, the pendent raffle, which was won by Judy Rosentel, and a live auction called by Monsignor Bob Weiss of St Rose of Lima Church, organizers of the event representing Booth Library Board raised more than $25,000.

Selectmen Reveal Charge, Possible Makeup Of New Community Center Committee

At a brief April 20 Board of Selectmen meeting, First Selectman Pat Llodra and Selectman Will Rodgers reviewed and briefly discussed a proposed charge and a possible list of appointees to a new ad-hoc Community Center Commission. Selectman James Gaston was not present. The planned early May seating of the panel will launch a new chapter in fact-finding and community surveying to eventually render a recommendation on how Newtown should utilize a $15 million gift grant from General Electric in the wake of the 12/14 tragedy. Selectmen will ask the Community Center Commissioners to engage other boards and commissions, including the Community Center Advisory Committee, Commission on Aging, Parks and Recreation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, the and the Strategic Plan for Municipal Facilities group.

Technology Spending Plan Presented To School Board

The Board of Education heard a long-term/five-year spending plan presentation from the district’s Director of Technology Carmella Amodeo at its Tuesday, April 21, meeting. “This is the continuation of the flattening or smoothing of technology spending over a five-year period,” Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, said near the start of the presentation. Ms Amodeo explained the plan takes the district’s practice of replacing obsolete equipment and makes some adjustments to estimate an average expenditure of $545,307 instead of different costs each fiscal year.

Tim Green Offers Reading Advice And Inspiration At Reed And NMS

Tim Green, a former NFL player, a lawyer, and an author, visited Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School on Thursday, April 3, sharing stories and reading inspiration with students at each school. “It’s my absolute pleasure to introduce to you, Mr Tim Green,” said library/media specialist Pia Ledina before students situated in the school’s cafetorium. Mr Green gave multiple presentations for Newtown’s students on April 3 and signed a number of his books. At Reed, which was his first stop for the day, students held copies of his books in their laps while he gave his presentation.

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