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  • Gov Malloy: State Will Utilize $7 Million Federal Award To Improve Access To Drug And Alcohol Treatment

    HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 18 announced that the State of Connecticut has been awarded a $7 million federal grant to improve access to care for people seeking drug and alcohol treatment in the state.

  • Newtown Delegation Collecting Tattered US Flags

    In anticipation of Flag Day, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Dan Carter (R-2), J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) and state Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

    The US Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with VFW Post #308.

  • Boy Scout Crutch Drive, May 18-June 5

    Jeremy Perillo, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 42, is again organizing a crutch drive to benefit Crutches 4 Kids.

  • 'Grow Your Business' Event To Launch New Resource At Booth Library

    Connecticut public libraries are proving to be a vital player in helping businesses and entrepreneurs access information and services to help them succeed. Now there is another good reason for local small business professionals to stop by the local library.

    On Tuesday, June 23, C.H. Booth Library will launch its Virtual Small Business Development Center with a special business open house, “Grow Your Business.”

    The event will run from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street. 

  • Balcony Seats Replaced In Edmond Town Hall Theatre

    Unassembled new balcony theater seating sat waiting in an upper lobby at the Edmond Town Hall Wednesday, May 13. There for its delivery that morning was Board of Managers Chairman Jim Juliano, who noted the many parts that would require assembly. Moving those parts that will soon add up to 158 new seats for the balcony was building staff member Joe Collins, who will put them together.

  • Volunteers Place Flags To Honor Veterans

    13-year-old Ethan Hanna carries a box of American flags, ready to visit Zoar Cemetery and decorate the graves of veterans there. Ethan was one of many volunteers placing flags on veterans’ gravesites, Thursday afternoon, May 14.

  • Signs, Signals, And Codes: Newtown Resident On Development Team For Newest Boy Scout Merit Badge

    Emoticons, Braille, and Morse code are among the various forms of language featured in the Boy Scouts of America’s newest merit badge, Signs, Signals, and Codes. Introduced in February by Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the badge is the 135th addition to the merit badge program.

  • New Location For Boy Scout Coffee Stop

    Newtown Boy Scouts have been serving coffee and donuts to holiday travelers for about three decades. While coffee stops used to be set up for most major holidays, the program has dwindled down to Boy Scout Troop 370, who continue to offer free coffee and baked goods to travelers over Memorial Day weekend.

  • Nourishments: Pea Shoots Are Nature’s Way Of Rewarding The Impatient

    The seeds I try to get into the ground earliest in the spring, are my peas. Even when the ground is too cold for other crops, a little digging around loosens the soil enough so that peas can be dropped into the holes, with visions of pea plants and the coming harvest dancing in my head.

  • Three Arrested After Counterfeit Money Used At Walgreens Pharmacy

    Police said that while near Walgreens Pharmacy at 49 South Main Street about 6 pm on Saturday, May 9, a police officer noticed what he considered to be suspicious activity outside, resulting in the arrest of three people in connection with an incident in which $1,200 of counterfeit money was allegedly used to make purchases inside the store.