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  • Collaborative, County-Wide Diaper Drive Will Benefit Ten Organizations In June; Newtown Collection Point Set Up

    CT-Moms Online, the only non-profit parenting forum in Fairfield County, has partnered with over a dozen parenting organizations around the area for the 7th Annual Diaper Drive.

    The drive continues through the end of May at all 17 area locations of Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool, The Little Gym, Tumble Jungle (including the Newtown location at 224 South Main Street) and KidVille, covering spanning the area from Stamford to Newtown with the help of over 20 town coordinators.

  • Main Street Flag Being Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, the national day to pay tribute to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

    The national observance is recognized annually during Police Week, which this year runs May 11-17.

    Members of Hook & Ladder Fire Co #1 will be lowering the Main Street flag within the hour, in response to a proclamation by President Barack Obama.

  • Booth Library Unveils Autism Resource Center

    Through laughter and tears, sisters Sarah and Hannah D'Avino and their mother, Mary, spoke briefly on May 10 about their late sister and daughter Rachel D’Avino, who was killed on 12/14. She was a teacher’s aide and behavioral therapist at Sandy Hook School. 

    “We’re going to help continue Rachel’s dream of helping [children with] autism,” said Mary D’Avino.

  • Boards Preview SHS Renderings

    Ahead of an expected June 5 town presentation on the plans for Sandy Hook Elementary School, representatives of Svigals + Partners unveiled some of the first renderings of the new building during a Public Building & Site and Board of Education joint meeting Wednesday, May 14.

  • Two Longtime Conservation Commission Members Leave A Legacy Of Accomplishments

    With more than 17 years of volunteer service between them, Mary Gaudet-Wilson and Marjorie Cramer stepped down recently from the Conservation Commission. Ms Gaudet-Wilson had served on the commission for seven years, and Ms Cramer had more than a decade to her credit.

  • Resident Named To Habitat For Humanity Advisory Group

    DANBURY — Fran Normann, executive director of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, has announced the appointment of David Moseman to the group’s Advisory Council.

    “The Advisory Council is a valuable resource to the affiliate in the areas of business development and operations,” said Ms Normann. “I am pleased to have David join this group of talented business professionals and community leaders to help guide Housatonic Habitat for Humanity forward.”

  • Multiple Organizations To Present ‘A Day Of Shared Experience’

    Six community organizations have come together to present “A Day of Shared Experience,” Saturday, May 31, from 9:15 am to 2:30 pm, at Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel.

  • New Dickinson Memorial Park Playground Taking Shape

    A wooden tower and series of ramps rose last Wednesday at Dickinson Park, filling the place where FunSpace used to be. The old playground, built in 1989, that had offered a place for recreation until it was closed in early October and razed soon after, is being replaced by another play space.

  • Sandy Hook Victim’s Foundation Poised To Receive 34 Acres From State

    With the endorsement of the Connecticut Senate in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session, the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is one step closer to establishing a permanent animal sanctuary in Newtown.

    Provided Governor Dannel Malloy signs off on the action and subsequent administrative reviews and approvals occur, the foundation established in the memory of the young 12/14 victim will receive a conveyance of 34.44 acres of state agricultural property adjacent to Newtown’s animal control facility and newly christened dog park.

  • Recording Artist Coming To Play And ‘Stay’ At This Year’s Relay For Life

    An aspiring recording artist whose first single is available on iTunes is committing his talents to help lift the spirits of attendees at this year’s Newtown Relay For Life. Gregori Lukas, also an accomplished dancer and actor, has committed to donating all April and May proceeds from the sale of his single, “Stay,” on the iTunes digital music service to benefit this year’s tenth Newtown Relay.