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  • Newtown Parents Back Study For Clues To Violence

    As parents, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel were plunged into grief when their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As scientists, they wanted answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence.

  • Support Center, Synagogue Open To Those Retraumatized By Boston Incident

    In response to the April 15 bombing incident in Boston, the Town of Newtown established a temporary support center at Cyrenius Booth Library, 25 Main Street. That support center is further extending its hours of operation through the weekend for community members to come for supp...

  • Benefit Concert To Promote Autism Awareness

    Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present a night of classical music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church. This concert will feature the music of Albeniz, Bach, Debussy, Sibelius, and Tàrrega. Performers will include Lindsey Jones on violin, Yossi Kohrman-Glaser on guitar, Wesley Morlock on piano, and Tristan Speed, also playing the guitar. Admission is free, but FUN will be accepting donations at the door for continued support of its program as well as autism awareness efforts.

  • Boston Tragedy Prompts Temporary Support Center, Opening April 17 At Booth Library

    In response to the tragic events in Boston on April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.

  • Auerbach Pediatrics Welcomes Patients Old And New

    On Thursday, April 4, Sandy Hook resident and local pediatrician Dr Richard Auerbach was looking over directions and assembling pint-sized furniture in the front waiting room of his new office at 25 Church Hill Road. All around him, boxes waited to be opened, a 150-gallon aquarium still hoped for water and occupants, and the scent of fresh paint was in the air. Contractor Asim Ceylan of Proficient Painting, LLC in Danbury hurried between rooms, adding the finishing touches to the renovations he had handled for the doctor.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    Pursuant to Special Act 13-1, the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services has begun accepting applications for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program. The fund is intended to provide immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and ...

  • Talking With Newtown: Letting Go

    Art Hochberg, PhD, a teacher and author whose books encourage a creative, spiritual approach to self-awareness, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. His program, in the library’s meeting room, will be called “Letting Go.”

  • National Walking Day Spurs Perambulation In Newtown

    Seven people met outside Newtown Municipal Center to participate in a mile-and-a-half walk along the paths of the Fairfield Hills campus on Wednesday, April 3, as one of the local efforts to recognize the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. According to the AHA website, the special day is reserved for the first Wednesday in April and encourages employees to bring their sneakers to work and walk for at least 30 minutes during the day.

  • Attitude And Education The Best Medicines For Parkinson’s Disease

    Like many artists, sometimes Margaret Clark cannot resist the urge to put down everything else and just paint. “I get out my paints and daub on it a bit,” she said.For Ms Clark, though, “daubing on it” is not a style she purposely nurtured. Prior to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, 24 years ago, she was a decorative painter, producing works filled with fine details. But while the effects of Parkinson’s have curtailed her fine motor skills, it has not curtailed her enjoyment of painting.

  • Survivors Of Homicide, Inc.-Newtown Chapter To Meet At NCC

    Survivors of Homicide, Inc. is a non-profit organization of people who have experienced the tragedy of murder. The group was formed so that members could help themselves and other people left behind after loved ones are taken by violence. The Newtown chapter of this organization will hold its next meeting on April 18 at Newtown Congregational Church.