The Newtown Prevention Council closed out its final meeting of the season, on May 21, with a presentation by resident Catherine Larson, owner of Tech Training CT.
Also during the meeting, Newtown Prevention Council Grant Coordinator Kim Killoy briefly discussed the council’s plans to use up its Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the federal Department of Health and Human Services funding, which she said the council has available until the end of September.
On Wednesday, May 20, the Newtown VFW Post 308 inducted new officers for the 2015-16 term. Walter Dolan became the new post commander. Mr Dolan served in the US Army in the Military Police Corps, and was overseas during Desert Storm. At the Newtown VFW, he served as post junior vice commander and adjutant.
A sampling of Newtown’s population gathered on the grounds of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308, Freedom Defenders Way, Monday morning, May 25, to honor the memories of service men and women who have died, as well as to recognize the service of current troops.
In the crowd were a number of veterans from earlier wars: Vietnam, Korea, and World War II, as well as from Iraq and Afghanistan.
In observance of Memorial Day, all United States and state flags should be lowered on Memorial Day Monday, May 25. In accordance with US Flag code, flags should be lowered from sunrise until noon on the day that Americans honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
Newtown VFW post will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, beginning at 11 am. The public is invited to join post members for the brief ceremony, which will take place at the post, 18 Tinkerfield Road.
Ferris Acres Creamery, a family-operated ice cream stand that opened for business at 144 Sugar Street (State Route 302) in 2004, has become a popular destination for both residents and out-of-towners, seeking to enjoy the pleasures of ice cream amid the bucolic setting of a working dairy farm.
Over the years, the creamery’s reputation has grown, attracting increasingly large numbers of people to the site.
Setting out flags in honor of veterans Friday were Newtown Woman’s Club GFWC members and volunteers, from left, Jan Happel, Betty Warner, Marion Thompson, Dave Thompson (with his back turned), and on the far right are Millie Anderson and Pat Bailey. Hidden from view is Coke Cramer. The women set the flags out at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument/The War Memorial at the intersection of Hannover Road and Main Street.
After failing to reach an acceptable settlement with the owner of a private residential road adjacent to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the town has sought and received court authorization to take an underground right of way to stretch new gas utility pipes to the school site by eminent domain.
Jeremy Richman introduced himself to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, May 19, before he explained an interest in a collaboration between The Avielle Foundation and the school district.
Dr Richman then said that as the parents of Avielle Richman, one of the victims at Sandy Hook School on 12/14, he and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, began the foundation to stop violent events and to answer why such events occur.