• A Successful Food Drive

    To the Editor:

    The Knights of Columbus, Saint John XXIII Council 5987, of St. Jude Church, Monroe recently completed a very successful food drive.  The drive was held at Stop & Shop locations in Monroe, Newtown and Trumbull over three weekends in August.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    I understand Newtown Board of Education Chair Keith Alexander, Vice Chair Laura Roche, member John Vouros, Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos, and Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, ventured across the town border Monday, May 18, to share their gratitude with the Monroe Board of Education during its meeting. As he said at the Newtown board meeting the following night, Mr Alexander said the group thanked the Monroe Board of Education for “lending us a school [and] for the town’s support.” If I had opposable thumbs, they would be up.

  • Business Buzz: Pemberley Designer Consignments Of Monroe

    The love of a good consignment piece is generational for Sandy Hook resident Leslie Troy, owner of Pemberley Designer Consignments in Monroe.

    “My mom raised me on consignments, taking us up and down the Gold Coast from Norwalk, where I grew up,” she said. “It was a way to look great and still have some money left. It’s the same now with my daughter. It’s an adventure going to consignment places with her,” said Ms Troy.

  • Sandy Hook School Says ‘Thank You Berry Much’ To Monroe

    Sandy Hook School parents, teachers, and students said “Thank You BERRY Much, Monroe!” at the 40th Annual Monroe Strawberry Festival, held June 14 and 15 on the Monroe Green.

    The annual event is hosted by the Monroe Congregational Church.

  • One Year Ago, Monroe Stepped Up To Help A Neighbor In Need

    As Interim Superintendent of Schools John Reed said recently, the effort Monroe went through to help Newtown following the events of 12/14 was “complex and extremely important.”

    Within days of the tragic shooting, Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra announced Monroe’s willingness to help by providing a new home for Sandy Hook staff and students at its then-mothballed Chalk Hill Middle School.