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  • Bond Refunding Exceeds Expectations, Nets Over $1M Savings

    What started as a projected savings of around $925,000 ballooned to more than $1 million on January 29, as Newtown refunded or refinanced 16 of its general obligation bonds. According to documentation provided by Newtown Finance Director Robert Tait, the total savings generated to offset debt service costs for local taxpayers is $1,013,258.22 to be precise.

  • A Small Basket Has Yielded A Steady Supply Of Donations For Food Pantry

    In October 2013, Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) joined a special club: those who regularly provide items to FAITH Food Pantry. WIN members had long been encouraged to bring donations for the secular food pantry to meetings (the organization’s acronym stands for Food Assistance Immediate Temporary Help). During late summer/early autumn of 2013, WIN member Corey Kondas suggested the club set up an outreach project that would offer visitors to a popular location in the center of town the opportunity to also help the food pantry.

  • Assistance Is In Place When Help Is Needed At SHS

    “We are the central place for support and resources for all community members, whether 12/14-related or not,” said Melissa Glaser. Ms Glaser is the community outreach liaison for the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, funded through December 2015 by a Department of Justice grant.

  • Historical Society Program Postponed; Additional Closings Announced

    Due to the weather today, Newtown Historical Society has decided to postpone tonight’s scheduled program, “Women’s Work In WWII.” A new date for the program will be an-nounced.

  • State Revenue Commissioner Says Anthem Customers Should File Taxes ASAP

    HARTFORD (AP) — In the latest update to information concerning a major data breach of Anthem Inc that may have compromised personal information of millions of its customers across the state, Connecticut’s tax commissioner is urging taxpayers expecting federal or state income tax refunds who may be affected by the Anthem data breach to file their taxes quickly.

  • School Bids OK’d, SHES Construction Likely Starting In March

    Site work being performed at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School site in February includes installing retaining wall #4; beginning foundation excavation (late February); and continuing storm drainage pipe and structure installation.

  • Regional Hospice Opens New Center For Comfort Care & Healing

    One by one, officials came to the podium delivering welcoming remarks, compliments, and proclamations celebrating the ribbon-cutting and official opening of Regional Hospice and Home Care’s new Center for Comfort Care & Healing in Danbury January 26. And after enduring countless challenges involving virtually every aspect of the center’s development, it was not until President and CEO Cynthia Roy began talking about her dedicated staff that tears began to flow.

  • "Angels On Game Day": Sandy Hook Bracelet Made It To The Super Bowl

    Shane Vereen remembers hearing about the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He wears a green and white wristband inscribed with Angels of Sandy Hook on his right wrist, a daily reminder of a cold Friday morning in December 2012 when Sandy Hook suddenly became known around the world.

    “Our coach told us after practice,” the New England Patriots running back said Thursday afternoon. “He called the whole team together and he explained the situation, what was going on.”

  • ‘24 Hours That Changed the World:’ A Discussion Series For Lent

    Trinity Episcopal Church will host a discussion series for Lent based on the Adam Hamilton book, 24 Hours That Changed the World.

  • Severe Cold Weather Protocol Extended Again

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol to be extended and remain in effect through Monday, February 16, as dangerously cold temperatures continue to impact the state.

    The Severe Cold Weather Protocol activates a network of procedures among the relevant state agencies to ensure that the most vulnerable receive shelter from the cold.