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  • FAITH Volunteers Are Counting On Generosity Of Passport Guests

    To the Editor,

    The scarce contents of the FAITH Food Pantry shelves are anxiously awaiting the donations that will come from the 4th Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11. The numbers of residents we are helping is growing every month, placing more of a demand on our volunteers to keep the shelves stocked. 

  • Re-Elect No One — No Exceptions

    To the Editor:

    This is a non-partisan message.

    Keep this in mind, as we approach mid-term elections for Congress. The incumbents have done nothing, except take care of themselves. Let’s give them a pink slip!

    Vote for the challengers with this proviso, you must serve the people and propose and fight to:

    *Insist on a balanced budget.

    *Resolve national problems such as immigration

  • Firm Seeks Tire Recycling Operation For High Bridge Road

    A firm that wants to create a tire recycling operation in an industrial building at 40 High Bridge Road is expected to submit a revised regulatory proposal to the town, which would seek to add that type of land use to the zoning regulations.

  • Silver Bridge Construction Bids Under Review

    The state Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to select by October the firm which will make major renovations to the steel-truss span over the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, commonly known as Silver Bridge. The bridge links Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury.

    DOT is reviewing five bids submitted for the bridge renovation project, according to DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick.

  • Meet Your Neighbor At A Bonfire October 4

    UPDATE (Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Please note this story has been updated to reflect a change in plans for refreshments for Saturday night’s event. 

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  • Rare Disease Advocacy Organization To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Unique Broadway Event; Two Residents Featured

    NEW YORK CITY — On Thursday, October 23, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (TS Alliance), a rare disease advocacy organization, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event on Broadway featuring the world premiere and reading of the play Four Decades|One Community.

    Newtown resident Martin Blanco will direct the play, and fellow Newtown resident David Wheeler will appear as a featured actor.

  • Theater Review: A Cast United By Strengths, In Sherman’s ‘Estate’

    SHERMAN — Stella Gordon vehemently believes that a house divided cannot stand. She ferociously protects her domain while her recalcitrant family dukes it out to get what they think they have coming to them. Thus is the premise of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, now being presented by The Sherman Players.

  • CEO Proposes Psychiatric Hospital For Fairfield Hills

    A new proposal for reuse that echoes Fairfield Hills’s origins has come before the authority overseeing that property.

    On Monday, September 22, Fairfield Hills Authority members and several town officials heard from HealthVest facility CEO Richard Kresch, MD, who discussed plans for a psychiatric hospital. He told authority members that his company acquires distressed facilities or develops new ones.

  • Theater Review: Broadly Comedic And Moving ‘Avenue Q’

    NEW MILFORD — TheatreWorks New Milford is currently offering the edgy, puppet populated and Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks, book by Jeff Whitty, and based on the original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marks. These are adult-only puppets with a message for the child in all of us.  

  • Second Man Arrested On 45 Counts For Alleged Copper Thefts

    Police report that they have arrested a second man on 45 criminal charges stemming from a recent string of 15 local burglaries, in which he and another man allegedly stole copper piping from unoccupied buildings so they could sell the metal for its scrap value.

    Police said that on September 18, they arrested Besmir Redzepi, 21, of Waterbury on a warrant, charging him with 15 counts of third-degree burglary, 15 counts of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, and 15 counts of third-degree criminal mischief.