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  • Banned Books Week Is Annual Event; Freedom To Read Is Year-Round

    “Think for yourself, and let others do the same,” exhorts the American Library Association poster for the 2014 Banned Books Week.

  • Erardi Holds A Debriefing For Parents Following Threatening Phone Call

    Following a day that brought back fears for many in the community, Superintendent of Schools Joseph Erardi, Jr, held a meeting at Newtown High School for local residents on Wednesday, October 1.

    In a release that came just before the meeting, Dr Erardi explained Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated approximately at 10:45 am that morning, following a phoned in bomb threat.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.

    The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.

  • Five Agencies Probing ‘Terroristic’ Bomb Threat Against SHES

    MONROE — At least five law enforcement agencies are investigating a telephoned bomb threat to Sandy Hook Elementary School at 375 Fan Hill Road, which was received on the morning of Wednesday, October 1.

    The incident amounts to “a terroristic act” heavily punishable by federal criminal law, according to a spokesman for Monroe Police Department.

  • 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.