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  • A Turning Point For Struggling Youth

    We like to think of young adulthood as a time when the world is an exciting place in which to be. But for one out of five Connecticut residents, that world is fraught with anxieties and fears as mental health issues cloud the scene. That population includes teenagers and young adults. According to TurningPointCT.org, 14.6 percent of Connecticut high school students have had serious suicidal thoughts this past year. Count Newtown’s youth in that statistic.

  • An Opportunity To Help Neighbors

    To the Editor:

    Please join us in the community tag/vendor sale to benefit the Ayles family, on Saturday, October 11, from 10 am-2 pm, at 31 Pecks Lane, Newtown.

    Kenny Ayles was a big part of our community. He volunteered his time and did so much for our town. Kenny passed away on August 21st, fighting a valiant fight for 6 years with brain cancer. Now we’d like our community to rally round the Ayleses and join us in this event to help them.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    For the past year, Kim Fawcett has spent time in our community getting to know us. She has joined us at many community events and spent the summer going door-to-door listening to our needs and concerns.

    As a voter who doesn’t support a candidate without researching them first, Kim’s record speaks for itself.

  • Fourth Annual SHOP Passport Event Gearing Up

    The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Fourth Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 11, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 30 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages.

    To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued over $2,000, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 32 participating locations by 4 o. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor,

    For nearly 15 years, Mitch Bolinsky has been a force for good in Newtown. I say this not just as a constituent, but with pride because he’s also my father.

  • A Colorful ‘Protest’ At Head O’ Meadow

    Before entering school at Head O’ Meadow Elementary School on Tuesday, September 30, students first had to make their way through a protest.

    Head O’ Meadow Library/Media Specialist Bev Bjorklund explained that before the event, students at the Boggs Hill Road school had read The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt in class, and the staged protest was held as a celebration of that reading experience.

  • Letter Of Endorsement

    To the Editor:

    To mention all of Tony Hwang’s accomplishments would require too many words.

    In Fairfield, Tony has always been a very active and dedicated state Representative who puts his constituents first. His commitment to community is unsurpassed! His door is always open, and he makes time regardless — for events or issues, never too big or too small. 

  • Still Seeking Senior Survey Submissions

    To the Editor,

    I am a member of the outreach team for the commission on Aging. We sent out surveys to all registered voters between the ages of 60 and 95.  We had originally set a cut off date of August 30th. We have extended the cut off date so please mail them back in.

  • Making The World A Better Place, One Home At A Time

    One of the 17,000 people each year who volunteers with Appalachia Service Project, working toward a goal of providing “warmer, safer, and drier” homes for families in Central Appalachia (generally including counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina), is Katie Temple, a graduate of Newtown High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Masonicare Hosting Talk On Health Care Decisions

    On Thursday, October 16, at 5:30 pm, at Masonicare at Newtown, Nancy Petrosky, BSN, clinical hospice supervisor, will a present a free program titled “Health Care Decisions Shouldn’t Be Confusing.” 

    Ms Petrosky has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and education. She will discuss topics about health care and hospice such as advance directives, guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid, and the difference between home care and hospice.