• Sole Sisters Will Tie The Town Pink To Support Cancer Support Center

    In their fight against breast cancer, the Sandy Hook Sole Sisters (SHSS) & Friends have kicked off their third annual fundraising campaign to “Tie The Town Pink.” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the SHSS effort includes hanging large handmade pink bows throughout the community and as a special gesture to friends and family affected by the disease.

  • Snapshot: Nick Hoffman

    Occupation: I’m the new executive director at NYA Sports & Fitness Center. I came from Family & Children’s Aid in Danbury. The executive director role here has some fundraising elements, program development, and the day-to-day operations to oversee.

    Family: My wife, Robyn, is a psychiatric APRN, and works at Family & Children’s. We have two daughters. Zoe is 4½ years old, and Amelia is 19 months old.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The annual celebration of your right to read what you like, Banned Books Week, started this past Saturday, September 27, and runs through Saturday, October 3. For reasons that range from “anti-family” to “unsuited to age group,” to dozens of other supposed offensives, hundreds of books each year are targeted by groups and individuals for removal from school and public libraries.

  • The Way We Were

    October 5, 1990

  • NHS Grad To Be On 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Thursday

    Newtown High School 2015 graduate Alec Hersh is set to have his appearance on ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire air this Thursday, October 1.

    Alec is now a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn.

    He auditioned for the chance to be on the show last spring, and filmed his participation with the game show on Friday, July 31. He and his friends, Alec said, and family have been waiting to watch the episode ever since.

  • A Return To Grandeur For A Historic Main Street Property

    In renovating the building at the corner of West and Main Streets, the history of the property has been a priority for developers Chris Wilson and Chris Hottois, of Flint Ridge Development, LLC, in Monroe. Commonly known as “the Chase Building,” the structure was “a mess,” said Mr Hottois, when the partners purchased the building two years ago, and began restoration.

  • A Night To Shine With The Stars

    Newtown Middle School eighth grader Cooper McLaughlin returned home Sunday, September 20, with stars in his eyes and stars on his mind — famous stars, that is, like actor Alec Baldwin, comic Jim Gaffigan, actor/director Jim Naughton, and Broadway performer Cody Williams.

  • Massive ‘MEGA Body’ Heading To Newtown Next Weekend For Health Fair

    It’s hard for kids, or adults for that matter, to really understand what the dentist is doing in there when they’re working intently filling a cavity. And what the heck does asthma look like from inside your lungs?

  • Going Retro

    Golden Opportunities hosted a special Retro Fest program at Nunnawauk Meadows last week, when residents were invited to dress in the style of their favorite era for some dinner, dancing, and live entertainment. The VonZells provided the entertainment, performing music from the 40s to the 70s. From left are band members Kevin McDonough, Sue Leonard and Dick Hetrick, performing their pre-dinner set. The September 17 event also included a roast beef dinner, a trivia game, and more dancing.

  • Snapshot: Tara Tomaselli

    Occupation: I’m a fine art photographer with previous work experience in arts administration, art education, and museum education. I have a lot of my photos on my website, www.tomaselliphoto.com. Currently, I have an exhibit at Visual Impact in Danbury, and I’ll be in a show at Danbury City Hall toward the end of the year.

    Family: I’m from Pound Ridge, N.Y., where my parents still live. I have a sister, Christina, who lives in Oregon.