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  • Upgrades A Draw For Top Performers— Jazz Pianist Fred Hersch To Play Edmond Town Hall

    UPDATE (January 9, 2014): This story has been updated to reflect the correct ticket price for the Fred Hersch performance.

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  • Nourishments: Sweet Christmas Memories

    One of the many interesting things about my Aunt Helen is that while she was a diabetic on a strict sugar-free diet, she was a fabulous baker. Her cookies, cakes, and quick breads were a staple in her kitchen, there for the pleasure of the many townspeople who paused in their day to sit at the table and chew the fat (and some goodies) with her. My Uncle Ferd did not fare so badly, either, with a plate of raisin cookies or cream puffs close at hand, always.

  • When Connecticut’s Budget Realities Follow Tragedies

    State legislators sprang into action after the Newtown tragedy, allocating nearly $19 million for an array of initiatives on school safety, mental health and gun control.

    For the third time in six years lawmakers spoke decisively – and in bipartisan fashion – about crucial reforms made in response to tragedy.

    But with a sluggish recovery and a significant budget deficit looming after the 2014 elections, will those Newtown initiatives survive?

  • Love Triumphs

    To the Editor:

    In March of this year, I unexpectedly lost a close friend. The details of her passing are irrelevant.  All the world needs to know is that she was a practical jokester who loved art, children, and America’s Next Top Model.

  • Sandy Hook Promise Launches ‘Parent Together’

    Sandy Hook Promise has announced the launch of Parent Together, a national grassroots campaign to educate and empower parents to prevent gun violence in their communities. Emphasizing mental wellness, connection to community and gun safety, the campaign will bring parents together around their common love for all children to help prevent not just the next Sandy Hook tragedy, but also thousands of other acts of gun violence every year.

  • Police Reports October 9 - 20, 2013

    DUI Incident

    Police said that at about 1:35 am on October 11, they received a report that an erratically driven vehicle may have been involved in an accident on Appleblossom Lane, so they went to that area to investigate. Appleblossom Lane is a side street off South Main Street.

  • Theater Review: ‘Room Service’ An Enjoyable Season Finalé At Westport Country Playhouse

    Ben Steinfeld is producer Gordon Miller, Eric Bryant is the young playwright Leo Davis, and Jim Bracchitta is the director Harry Binion in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of John Murrary and Allen Boretz’s classic farce, Room Service.

  • Husband/Wife Caregiver Teams A Plus For Clients And Each Other

    Home Instead Senior Care of Trumbull and Sandy Hook, owned by Sharon and Robert Massafra, is part of the network of franchises providing thousands of people worldwide with nonmedical companionship and care. The branch services clients in 33 area towns, and employs roughly 125 people, said Ms Massafra.

    Among those 125 employees are three husband and wife teams, Ms Massafra said, two of whom are from Newtown.

  • Police News September 28 - October 3, 2013

    Sugar Street DUI

    Police said that at about 10:43 pm on October 2, they stopped motorist Dana Bennett, 68, of Monroe to investigate on Sugar Street, near its intersection with Key Rock Road.

    Police said that they then charged Bennett with driving under the influence and with failure to drive to the right. Bennett was held on $500 bail for an arraignment on October 3 in Danbury Superior Court, police said.

  • Pole Bridge Preserve Trail Building Sessions

    Trails promote physical activity, fitness, and health. Studies in association with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 64 percent of the US population is clinically overweight, with more than 31 percent considered obese.

    This condition is directly tied to lack of physical activity resulting in increased heart disease, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and other costly health problems. Regular physical activity can lower rates of obesity and health care costs.