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  • A Thanksgiving Ceremony At Fraser Woods Montessori School

    Fraser Woods Montessori School Head of School Myriam Woods welcomed her entire school community to a gathering on Tuesday, November 25, to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    The assembly included a reading of a Native American poem “The Four Elements” by students, sharing the history of Thanksgiving, students performing the story of Stone Soup, and each grade level offering things for which they are thankful.

  • Having And Not Having

    When the holidays get started in earnest next week, the town will again embark on a season of heightened sensibilities with a celebration of Thanksgiving. Elsewhere, the fulsome holiday spectacle of twinkling lights and jingling cash registers seems to go a little farther over the top with every passing year. But in Newtown the sense of what we have, etched as it is in high relief by what we have lost, has an authentic value worthy of our deepest thanks.

  • Turkey Call to Action

    To the Editor:

    For the past 32 years the FAITH Food Pantry has provide food for Newtown residents in time of need.  During the Thanksgiving holiday, turkeys are also given out.  Despite the fact that the fall season food drives have been good we anticipate we will not have enough turkeys to give out.

  • WIN Holiday Basket Program Seeks Support

    Help feed families in need through the Thanksgiving Basket Program, now in its 50th year.

    Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) coordinates a program to feed families as identified by Newtown Social Services throughout the holiday season. WIN seeks individuals, organizations, and school groups to “adopt” each family and provide food, toiletries, and paper goods.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Is it a coincidence that American Diabetes Awareness Month, November, follows smack-dab on the heels of Halloween? Whatever the reason, the American Diabetes Association has made it a goal to help others understand diabetes and its consequences. Diabetes is the body’s inability to produce or use insulin, resulting in high glucose levels in the blood.

  • Grassroots Gratitude

    As the people of Newtown prepared for their Thanksgiving celebrations this week, the community once again found itself in the spotlight. This time, the nation’s attention was drawn to the release on Monday of a long-anticipated report by the state’s attorney investigating the 12/14 shootings at the Sandy Hook School — the event for which no one gives thanks.

  • State Police Preparing For Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement

    As Connecticut residents prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday the Connecticut State Police has also implemented plans to enhance public safety, enforcement and visibility on all of the highways and roads in Connecticut. Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is an intricate part of the highway safety plan.

  • A Generous Response

    To the Editor:

    I would like to thank the generous residents of Newtown for coming out this past Saturday the 23rd of November for the 13th Annual Fill the Fire Truck Food Drive.

  • A Gift Of Thanksgiving

    Six-year-old Lucia Rose St Lorenzo wants to make sure the Newtown Police Department on-duty staff will have a good Thanksgiving dinner.

  • An Eternal Thanksgiving

    To the Editor:

    If you could say something to those courageous teachers and to those 20 innocent children who were tragically killed on last December 14, what might that be?