After months of research and analysis, a former and current Legislative Council member, who stressed they were not working for the council, recommended to the Board of Selectmen last month that the town go forward and determine “the best path” for joining a regional emergency dispatch system. In making their recommendation, Jeff Capeci and Neil Chaudhary emphasized that the town could potentially save 30 percent of the $1.03 million it now spends by consolidating Newtown’s dispatch services with the operations of a regional service in Torrington.
Two local volunteer fire companies have received approvals for their federal grant applications to acquire firefighting equipment.
Botsford Fire Rescue, at 315 South Main Street (Route 25) has received approval for $99,988 to buy portable fire radios, and Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Company #1, 34 Hawleyville Road (Route 25), has received approval for $37,487 to buy breathing apparatus for firefighters, according to a statement from US Representative Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District).
AVON — The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) is taking steps to ensure that love will always win.
In an effort to recognize the caring and compassionate nature of 12/14 victim Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, CREC announced on September 2 that it will rename the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Elementary School. The school, which is located in a temporary facility in Avon, will now be called The CREC Ana Grace Academy of the Arts Elementary School.
The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) announces “Essentials First,” a workshop on essential oils and their effects on emotional and physical health, to take place Thursday, September 4, from 1 to 2:30 pm.
Kristen Van Wey will present the program, which will share the therapeutic values of essential oils and supplements. Attendees will learn how to cleanse, support, and heal from the inside out. The program will have a focus on supporting emotional health and PTSD through the use of essential oils.
The Newtown Kennel Club (NKC) invites animal lovers of all ages for a fun-filled family evening featuring police K-9 demos, a cavalry drill ride, kids’ giveaways, and free pizza on Wednesday, September 10.
Meet members of the Newtown Police Department K-9 Unit, the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG), and NKC on 2GHG’s picturesque grounds at 4 Wildlife Drive, on the Fairfield Hills Campus.
RIDGEFIELD — New Hope Community Church Senior Pastor and author Jim Solomon will participate in a book talk with Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, concerning Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias.
Growing up in Minnesota in the 1960s, one of our favorite commercials shouted out, “I scream, you scream! We all scream for… ice milk!” Of course, ice milk was the only alternative to ice cream, and this commercial touted ice milk as the healthy alternative.