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  • Snapshot: Karyn Holden

    Occupation: I work for Prudential Financial in Shelton as a technical product manager. I’ve been there for 16 years.

    Family: I’ve been married to John for 13 years. I met him on a blind date, 19 years ago. We have two children. Matthew is 7 and Allison is 5 years old. Allison was Newtown’s First Baby in 2009.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Instead of the usual NBC “Bugler’s Dream” trumpet blast that has been greeting my ears during the 2014 broadcasts of the Winter Olympics, I perked up at one point when I recognized the Connecticut-produced “Nothing More” song. “Nothing More” was composed by Tim Warren of the band Alternate Routes, to support Newtown Kindness, an organization founded by the family of Charlotte Bacon, who died 12/14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • The Way We Were

    February 17, 1989

  • Youth Basketball Players, Senior Citizens Come Together For Valentine’s Day Celebration

    Valentine’s Day came a little early for some of Newtown’s youngest as well as the town’s most experienced residents. For the second year in a row, the Newtown Youth Basketball Association (NYBA) teamed with Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball program, the cheerleaders, and the NHS culinary department to hold Senior Citizen Appreciation Night, a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner for the community’s senior citizens.

  • Successful Music For Newtown Auction Means Programs For Resiliency Center

    Stephanie Cinque, founder of The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN), and Beth Bogdan, who organized two Music For Newtown auctions, on February 1. The women were packaging the items that had sold during Ms Bogdan’s second annual auction, which this year served as a fundraiser for RCN. Ms Bogdan is holding a guitar signed by the members of Florida Georgia Line. 

  • Hoping To Make Sunny’s Future Brighter

    Her name may be Sunny with a light gold and white coat, but her prospects for adoption have not been bright. She has twice left the shelter for a new home, and then been returned.

  • The Way We Were

    February 10, 1989

  • Snow Days Made For Hard Work, Some Play

    As soon as residents cleared snow from walkways, streets, and lots that blanketed the town on Monday, the sky opened up again. Wednesday morning brought a second round of path and driveway clearing, as between six and nine inches of snow topped Monday’s precipitation. By early afternoon Wednesday, the blustery white flakes turned into rain.

  • Snapshot: Bill McCarthy

    Occupation: I am the CFO at Newtown Savings Bank, and this summer will make 15 years I’ve been doing this. I take care of anything financial — budgeting, reporting, profitability reporting, and a lot of other things.

    Family: My wife Margaret and I have been married for 18 years. We have a son, Tim, who is 12, and a daughter, Ally, who is 9 years old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    There has been a change of venue for Friday night’s family ice skating party. Instead of the temporary rink at Fairfield Hills, the February 7 event has been moved to the Dickinson Park pavilion rink... weather permitting (it’s been one of those weeks, after all.) There is still time to sign up for the event, which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. DJ Kevin Koschel will provide the music, and there will be a small bonfire. There is no charge, but reservations are requested so that organizers know how much hot chocolate will be needed.