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  • Draft Of Sandy Hook Commission Report Released Ahead Of Friday Meeting

    The February 12 release of a draft report of Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has come one day ahead of a meeting where the panel was scheduled to vote on its formal release.

  • Community Center Review Envisions Components, Usage, Costs

    About a year ago, on the heels of a $15 million gift to Newtown from General Electric, the Board of Selectmen appointed an advisory committee to look into the scope, logistics, cost, and future usage potentials of a community center that would be developed and operated through that generous donation.

  • RCN Offering New Session Of ‘Creative Insight’

    Upcoming programs at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN) include a new session of “Creative Insight : Taking the Next Step,” an effective and inspirational life skills program which successfully helped families directly impacted by the events of 9/11 move forward with their lives. Through the sponsorship of Tuesday's Children, more than 400 family members have had the opportunity to experience the program.

    Offered by RCN in September, October and November 2014, a new session will begin Wednesday, March 4.

  • Nourishments: The Best Valentine Is A Healthy Heart

    Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and whether your heart is pounding with new love, broken to pieces, or keeping a steady beat, you need to take care of it.

    Choosing heart healthy foods is one way to do so. It is pretty well agreed upon by nutritionists and doctors that variety is not only the spice of life, but the key to longevity, when it comes to food.

  • Wine And Chocolate Warm A Wintry Afternoon At The Vineyard

    Among the guests at the February 8 wine and chocolate tasting were Shelton residents Rich and Kathy Meehan, who took tips about pairing their drink and appetizers from Donelle Toner of Grandma Jose’s chocolate shop, right.


  • A Long Winter Storm Eases Up On Newtown

    A pair of state plow trucks head east along Church Hill Road (State Route 6) late Monday morning. Snow was falling by daybreak February 9, slowed during the mid morning hours, but picked up again by late morning and remained steady all afternoon.


  • Family Of 12/14 Victim Seeking Social Media Shelter

    (AP) The family of a 12/14 victim has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media.

    Victoria Soto was one of the teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the shootings there 26 months ago.

    Jillian Soto says people have set up fake accounts using her sister’s name, many of which promote conspiracy theories about the massacre.

  • Lunch And Learn About Bone Health At Masonicare

    Masonicare at Newtown will host a Lunch and Learn session on Friday, February 27, on the topic of keeping bones healthy.

    Dr Hana Hulinska, a board certified physician in rheumatology and internal medicine, will discuss preventing osteoporosis, lifestyle changes, and available treatments.

    The session begins at 11:30 am in the Lodge Room at Masonicare, 139 Toddy Hill Road. This program is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

  • Harlem Wizards Returning For Comedy Game

    The Harlem Wizards are coming back to Newtown for a comedy basketball game on Sunday, February 22. The game will be played at Newtown High School beginning at 3 pm. The Wizards will take on a team of Newtown teachers and school staff as they have done in the past.

  • Chamber, Rotary Business Of The Year Kickoff Event Planned

    Newtown Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Newtown will host a joint networking event Monday, February 16, from 6 to 8 pm, at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. Along with fostering relationships between both groups, the purpose of the meeting is to kick off the 11th Annual Newtown Business of the Year recognition program.