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  • Song Of Kindness Resonates With RIS Singers

    An excited but respectful group of sixth grade chorus and concert choir members crowded onto risers in the practice room at Reed Intermediate School (RIS) on Tuesday, November 26, the first of multiple sessions of music teacher Michelle Tenenbaum’s fifth and sixth graders to meet with the Connecticut-based indie rock band Alternate Routes.

  • Angel Of Hope Arrives At St Rose, Dedication Ceremony Planned

    Angels of Hope Inc’s website says their angels “serve as beacons of hope for those suffering from the emotional and physical absence of a child.”

    In October an Angel of Hope statue was delivered to Newtown. The angel has a face of a child and stands 4’ 3” with a wingspan of 5’ 2”. Inside its wing is written the word Hope.

  • Caroline Previdi Toy Chest Will Carry On One Child’s Generous Spirit

    Caroline Previdi was the kind of child who was always thinking of others.

  • Theater Review: 'Chicago' The Latest Reason To Take Advantage Of A Good Thing At WCSU

    DANBURY — Western Connecticut State University sits so quietly in the center of Danbury that we sometimes might be tempted to take it for granted, and in so doing, miss out on its depth as a powerhouse in the fields of theatre arts and music. All you need do to discover this, however, is to take in one of their annual musical productions at the Berkshire Hall Theater.

  • Snapshot: Richard Frankonis

    Occupation: I’m a pharmacist and do some compounding, and I’m also a board certified clinical nutritionist. I work as a pharmacist as needed, per diem. I have my office behind Starbucks on Church Hill Road, where I do nutritional counseling.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Julie Hasselberger’s son, Daniel, who lives a severely medically restricted life with polymicrogyria, celebrated his 16th birthday recently. Julie had put out a request for birthday cards to brighten her wheelchair-bound son’s day, and found herself plastering his room with 845 cards received from all over the world — and they keep coming, says Julie. “A local 7th grade Girl Scout Troop came and sang to him at his school, STARR, at RIS, each holding a balloon and a card.

  • The Way We Were

    December 9, 1988

  • Annual Holiday Festival Offers A ‘Trolley’ Good Time For Guests

    The 28th Annual Holiday Festival on brought both a touch of tradition and something new to guests this year.

  • Christmas Trees Arrive For Annual Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Fundraising Sale

    Members of Sandy Hook Fire & Recue, along with many friends and family members, helped to unload the 500 Christmas trees that arrived at the firehouse on Riverside Road on November 29. 

  • 'Snowflakes Fall' Authors Helped Each Other Through Emotional Creative Process

    Award-winning children’s author Patricia MacLachlan said she became very concerned the first time she heard indirectly from her colleague, illustrator and former Sandy Hook resident Steven Kellogg, following the 12/14 tragedy.

    “It wasn’t until Steven sent a note through my agent and his, saying, ‘I think I have lost the optimism to do what I do.’ And that struck me as a horrible thing to have happen,” Ms MacLachlan said.