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  • Newtown’s Hearts Of Hope Arrive In Boston

    Standing within the lobby of The Fairmont Crown Plaza Hotel, on the left are Newtown residents Michael Hadgraft and his father, Jeff. Fifth from right is Hearts of Hope Founder Judy Pederson; second from right and on the right are mother and daughter Kathleen and Rachel Cole, also from Newtown. Volunteers from New York Life Insurance, which had subsidized the costs for the majority of hearts that were painted in Newtown, joined the group on May 15.

  • US Education Department Awards $1.3 Million Grant To Newtown To Further Support Recovery Efforts

    The US Department of Education announced on Friday, May 24, it is awarding more than $1.3 million to Newtown Public School District to help with ongoing recovery efforts following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on 12/14. This grant, which is being made through the Department's Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program, will support school district leaders as they continue to restore a safe and healthy environment that is critical to teaching and learning.

  • Fire Reports May 9 - 16, 2013

    The dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications report the following fire calls and the responders:

     

    Thursday, May 9: 10:35 am, alarm, 34 Taunton Hill Road, Hawleyville and Dodgingtown responded; 7:40 pm, motor vehicle accident, I-84, Sandy Hook responded.

  • St John’s Donut Stop Returning

    St John’s Episcopal Church will have its Donut Stop, with just-cooked donuts served during the first hours of The Great Pootatuck Duck Race, on Saturday, May 25. The church is at 5 Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook, and the sale will run from 9 am until noon, or while supplies last.

  • The Sandy Hook Christmas Tree Will Remain Standing

    The Sandy Hook Christmas tree will remain standing, following  an eight-person unanimous vote by the executive board of The Newtown Forest Association (NFA) Thursday night.

    The board of the NFA, which owns the property where the tree grows, met May 9, and “reaffirmed a tentative decision” made in prior weeks to keep the tree up for an undetermined amount of time, said NFA President Robert Eckenrode.

  • Forest Association To Discuss Replacement Of Sandy Hook Christmas Tree

    The future of Sandy Hook’s iconic Christmas tree will be the topic of discussion Thursday evening, May 9, as the Newtown Forest Association (NFA) board members determine an appropriate time to take it down, said NFA President Bob Eckenrode.

  • Green Ribbon Ride Rolls Through Town

    Approximately 2,000 motorcycles participated in The Sandy Hook Green Ribbon Ride, a special motorcycle ride-fundraiser that thundered through Newtown on Sunday, May 5. The route brought riders into town along Route 34  — these riders were on Berkshire Road, just north of Old Mill Road — and then took them across Wasserman Way before turning onto Route 25 and heading south, toward Trumbull

  • "Strength For Service To God And Country:" NUMC Inaugurates Distribution Of Daily Meditations For First Responders

    The new books, like the originals, are meant to fit easily into large pockets. The paperback measures 4½ by 5½ inches.

     

  • Peace Flag Workshops: Four Opportunities To Create Banners For Boston

    If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.             —His Holiness The Dalai Lama