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  • Town Presses Owner On His Plans For Condemned House

    The town’s building official has sent the owner of a decaying Berkshire Road house a letter informing him that the vacant, rundown building has been condemned by the town due to its deterioration, and is asking him whether he intends to improve the structure to bring it up to habitable standards.

    Chief Building Official John Poeltl said April 29 that he has sent homeowner Santiago Britt a letter requesting an immediate response about his intentions regarding the house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34).

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part Eight: "A Little Good" For Newtown, And Lessons For All Ages

    (Editor's Note: This story and one of its accompanying cutlines have been updated to show that Centennial High School is located in Ellicott City, Md.)


    (This is the eighth installation of a series of stories that share with readers special events that continue to take place as Newtown heals following the events of 12/14 at Sandy Hook School. It is also a continuation of anecdotes from across the country, of people offering kind gestures on behalf of our town.)

  • Monsignor Weiss To Be Honored At ARC’s 5th Annual "Keep The Faith" Celebration

    DANBURY — The Association of Religious Communities (ARC) has announced it will be honoring Monsignor Robert Weiss, the pastor of St Rose of Lima Church, during this year’s Keep The Faith Celebration.

  • "Viewing America" Through The Work Of Robert Cottingham

    “Candy,” by Robert Cottingham, 1984, pochoir; image size 20 5/8 by 20 5/8 inches (paper size, 26 by 25 5/8 inches).

  • Guilt And Excitement Rule The Opening Day Air As First Responders Are Honored

    BRONX, N.Y. — Being there for Opening Day is thrill in itself for any baseball fan. Standing on the famous Yankee Stadium grass, along with the players, and surrounded by 49,514 cheering fans — now that’s just a dream come true for any fanatic of the old ballgame.

  • Kent School Students Reach Out To Newtown

    Students at The Kent School were, like so many others across the state and country, upset when they heard the news of the shootings at Sandy Hook School on 12/14. And like others, many students of the independent coeducational boarding school in northwestern Connecticut began reaching out to the residents of Newtown with words of condolence.

  • Friends To Collaborate On Children’s Book With Post-12/14 Message Of Hope And Renewal

    Random House Children’s Books has announced the fall 2013 publication of Snowflakes Fall, a picture book written by Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. After 12/14, the author and illustrated were moved, reported Publishers Weekly, to create a book that would bring a message of hope and renewal to children and families affected by the tragedy. The book represents the first collaboration between the longtime friends.

  • Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Sandy Hook School Fraud Case

    BRIDGEPORT — A Bronx, N.Y., woman on January 17 pleaded not guilty in US District Court to a criminal charge of lying to FBI agents in connection with their investigation into a fraudulent fundraising scheme related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in Newtown.

    Nouel Alba, 37, pleaded not guilty to one count of making false statements to federal agents, an offense that carries a maximum prison term of five years and a fine of up to $250,000. Alba is represented by a public defender.