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  • Garner Inmates Learn Decisionmaking Skills Through Course

    The art of decisionmaking, involving the use of judgment to reach suitable conclusions, is a skill that comes slowly through one’s experience amid the situations of a lifetime.

    A volunteer group known as Thresholds Connecticut has been working to provide such decisional education for some inmates at Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at Nunnawauk Road.

  • Restoring The Charm Of An Old Main Street Home

    Diane Thompson was attracted to the old home’s charm.

    The 1899 Victorian at 54 Main Street, with its quaint front porch ideal for sitting and sipping iced tea on summer evenings, had been on the market for a long time. In the last couple of years she had watched the tan-colored house as its paint slowly crumbled and moss grew on the roof. She waited for the price come down.

  • Veterans Mural Gets New Names And Admirers

    Each letter was precise. Each name inscribed at the Newtown Municipal Center honored a veteran serviceman or woman from Newtown who has served in the military in the past several decades. Another tribute to veterans of prior years hangs in the Edmond Town Hall.

  • New Charter Commission To Be Led By Capeci, Hall

    A former Legislative Council chairman who helped direct Newtown’s last Charter Revision Commission and the individual who helped draft the original Charter in 1974 will lead the latest group of appointees charged with reviewing and revising the community’s constitutional document.

    Jeff Capeci and Robert Hall were unanimously elected chair and vice chair, respectively, during a brief initial meeting of the new Charter panel July 1.

  • Free Home Safety Checks For Newtown Seniors

    In recognition of National Safety Month, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving northern Fairfield County is offering a free home safety checks for area seniors and their families.

  • Five Vehicle Pileup Send Three To ER

    Motorists going westward on Interstate 84 experienced lengthy travel delays on the afternoon of Friday, June 27, following a five-vehicle accident that occurred on the highway near the Tunnel Road overpass.

    The collision resulted in three drivers being transported to Danbury Hospital for various injuries received in the multiple-impact incident, state police said. Also, another driver and a passenger reported pain, but refused medical transport, state police said.

  • 12/14 Recovery Partners Update Charitable Response Details

    In light of the recent report from the state Attorney General on the charitable response to the December 2012 tragedy, Brian Mauriello, Founder/Chair of the Newtown Memorial Fund, Inc. issued an update to the community on behalf of several charitable funds. That group includes the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, Inc. (NSHCF), Newtown Lions Club Foundation, Newtown Memorial Fund, Newtown Rotary Club and United Way of Western CT.

  • Fire Reports | June 26-July 1, 2014

    The radio dispatchers at the Newtown Emergency Communications Center at Town Hall South, 3 Main Street, report the following fire calls and the responders:

    Thursday, June 26: 12:06 pm, motor vehicle accident, near 54 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:16 pm, public service, 45 Main Street, Hook & Ladder responded; 6:21 pm, alarm, 23 Shepard Hill Road, Hook & Ladder responded.

  • State Releases Report on Charitable Response To 12/14 Tragedy

    HARTFORD — The charitable response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, was immediate, worldwide and exceptionally generous. But challenges emerged for both newly established and existing organizations as they struggled to manage the volume of donations, identify the needs of the community, and coordinate with other organizations.

  • Distribution Outlined Of 12/14 Funds By Largest Fundraisers

    A joint report released July 1 by the state regarding money raised and distributed following 12/14 showed organizations reporting unspent funds were among the largest fundraisers. Each of the top 10 fundraisers reported having some unspent funds.