- Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:15 am
The Story of the Stuff, a web documentary by Ashley R. Maynor, went live on April 16 at www.thestoryofthestuff.com. Consisting of brief videos and essays reflecting on tragedies such as the shootings at Virginia Tech and the bonfire disaster at Texas A&M, it primarily follows four Newtown residents who took on the task of dealing with the enormous physical outpourings of sympathy that came to Newtown following 12/14.
- Saturday, February 21, 2015
In 25 years as a librarian at C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison has served in numerous and valuable capacities. She has seen the library grow — and shrink, as digital options become equally preferred to hard copy volumes. She has worked side by side with a staff that she calls “wonderful.” She has also endeared herself to patrons and fellow staff members, through her dedication to her career.
Library Director Brenda McKinley calls her “one of the kindest people I know.
- Saturday, November 1, 2014
Newtown resident Andrea Zimmermann is one of 12 artists from Connecticut and New York featured in the “Missing Links” exhibit at The Gallery at the Institute Library, in New Haven.
Curated by Catherine Vanaria, who with husband Mark Savoia owns Connecticut Photographers in Danbury, the show opened Saturday, October 18 and will run through Saturday, November 29.
- Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Comfort Quilt is one of 250 quilts received by the Town of Newtown, following 12/14. The plaque that accompanied its arrival in Newtown tells a special story.
Created in 2001 by the children of St Hilary Catholic School in Fairlawn, Ohio, the 35-block quilt was first presented to the students of St James Catholic Grammar School in Red Bank, N.J. after 9/11, as a tangible display of the thoughts and prayers sent their way.
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
One Cool Correspondent submitted “articals” in a cheerfully decorated envelope.
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
More than once Andrea Zimmermann said she was surprised by what she learned recently while researching Fairfield Hills. Author, researcher and Newtown resident, Ms Zimmermann in October submitted to the town a preliminary 39-page report of narrative and photographs documenting the property history and specific buildings at the former state hospital.
“You could always keep talking about Fairfield Hills because it’s fascinating,” she observed.
- Wednesday, September 11, 2013
To the Editor:
Of the changes Newtown's new library director has instituted, one is especially catastrophic and should be reversed immediately.
- Tuesday, September 3, 2013
To the Editor:
Forty years ago, I moved to Newtown. I soon discovered the treasured resources, and the friendly and dedicated personnel of the C. H Booth Library. When I retired five years ago, my activity at the library increased as I became a member of several monthly reading groups. Over time, I borrowed numerous books and DVDs from the extensive collection.
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
To the Editor:
We have lived in Newtown since 1968, raised two children here, and I taught 33 years in our school system. The Cyrenius Booth Library has been a constant source of learning, fine reading, pleasure and friendship. Now that my husband and I are retired, the library seems like an extension of our home.