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 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.
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.
Since the latest Newtown property revaluation hit home in tax bills, particularly the tax bills of local seniors, Board of Finance Chairman John Kortze has been asked to attend several meetings of loosely organized senior groups to respond to their growing concerns.
The outcome of these informal meetings is a planned senior forum that is set for 7 pm, Tuesday, October 15, at Newtown High School, presumably replacing the regular finance board meeting already scheduled that evening.
Police report that after learning that they held a warrant for his arrest, Thomas Santaniello, 20, of 2 Fox Hollow Lane, went to the police station about 6 pm on September 19 and was charged with four offenses in connection with a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Sandy Hook on the night of December 13, 2012.
The Town of Newtown and the Newtown Public School District have partnered to offer a series of informational meetings for the public to answer questions about the referendum scheduled for Saturday, October 5. The referendum is to authorize the town government to spend money which has been granted by the State of Connecticut. The referendum question reads:
WESTPORT — Author Alena Dillon will celebrate the release of her debut book, I Thought We Agreed To Pee In The Ocean: And Other Amusings from a Girl Wearing Sweatpants,on Sunday, September 29, from 4-6 pm, at Arezzo Ristorante in Westport. The reception will feature appetizers, half-price drinks for purchase, door prizes, readings, and a book signing. A portion of the profits from book sales will benefit HealingNewtown Through the Arts.
School District and local Prevention Council representatives have teamed up to warn parents about a high-powered type of Ecstasy that has contributed to the deaths of four individuals in New York, Boston, and in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of September.
DANBURY — The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), presents the third annual DisH Photography Exhibition, an outdoor, year-round installation on Kennedy Avenue. The theme is “The DisH — Downtown IS Happening.”
Twelve photographs by seven photographers were selected to enhance Kennedy Park and Friday’s Danbury Farmers’ Market.