Newtown residennt and former Marine Captain Chris DiNoto and his wife, Trinh, helped rescue 19 people from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, including Karim Khan Ahmadi, DiNoto's interpreter when he served there.
After a half year of work and debate, the Charter Revision Commission has begun approving changes to the Charter.
By Shannon Hicks
Published: Oct 18, 2021 06:12 PM
President Joseph Biden has ordered flags lowered to honor General Colin Powell, who died earlier today.
Flags To Be Lowered For Colin Powell President Joseph Biden has ordered flags lowered to honor General Colin Powell, who died earlier today.President Joseph Biden has ordered flags lowered to honor General Colin Powell, who died earlier today.A former United States Secretary of State, an American politician, diplomat, statesman and four-star general, Powell died of COVID-19 complications. In announcing Powell’s death, his family said he had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Peggy Cifrino, Powell’s longtime aide, said he had also been treated in recent years for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that impairs the body’s ability to fight infection.At the White House Monday, President Biden said Powell “embodied the highest ideals of both warrior and diplomat.”Noting Powell’s rise from a childhood in a fraying New York City neighborhood, Biden said, “He believed in the promise of America because he lived it. And he devoted much of his life to making that promise a reality for so many others.”Biden’s proclamation called the late general “a patriot of unmatched honor and dignity. The son of immigrants, born in New York City, raised in Harlem and the South Bronx, a graduate of the City College of New York, he rose to the highest ranks of the United States military and to advise four Presidents. He believed in the promise of America because he lived it. And he devoted much of his life to making that promise a reality for so many others. He led with his personal commitment to the democratic values that make our country strong. He repeatedly broke racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow, and was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership. Colin Powell was a good man who I was proud to call my friend, and he will be remembered in history as one of our great Americans.”Biden called for American flags to be lowered to half-staff, and to remain so until sunset Friday, October 22.Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the US flag, all other flags — including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise — should also be lowered during this same duration of time.Newtown Hook & Ladder firefighters were scheduled for flag duty Monday evening. Firefighters were planning to lower the flag on the Main Street flagpole at 6 pm.
Newtown Police officers Sergeant Scott Ruszcyk, and Lieutenant Richard Robinson, and retired Lieutenant William Keegan of the New York Port Authority (NYPA) Police, received the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut Meritorious Service Award.
By Shannon Hicks
Published: Oct 15, 2021 08:31 AM
Due to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.
Grasso Festival Start Time Moved Ahead Of WeatherDue to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.Due to expected inclement weather tomorrow night, Newtown High School Marching Band & Guard has made the decision, with US Bands, to start their home show early.Gates for The 25th Annual Joseph P. Grasso Festival will open on Saturday, October 16, at noon. Opening ceremony will begin at 12:50, and the competition will begin at 1 pm.Newtown will perform at 3:15 pm, followed by senior recognition and awards.The Grasso Festival is the annual home show for the award-winning high school marching band and guard. It hosts competitive performances by visiting schools. The NHS Nighthawks offer a noncompetitive performance of their show for their home audience. This year’s show is called “Everest.”Admission is $12 for adults, $7 students and senior citizens, and free for children age 5 and under. The festival is named for retired Newtown High School music educator Joseph Grasso. While teaching music in the Newtown Public Schools, he created the high school band program in the late 1960s and later became the director of music for the Newtown school system.This year's festival will include a moment of silence to honor its namesake, who died last weekend. The schedule for Saturday, according to US Bands, includes competitive performances by The Gilbert School of Winsted at 1 pm; Robert E. Fitch High School of Groton, 1:15 pm; Bethel High School, 1:30 pm; and Westhill High School, 1:45 pm.Following a 30-minute intermission, the event will continue with New Milford High School taking the field at 2:30; Port Chester (NY) High School, 2:45; and Trumbull High School, 3 pm. NHS closes the field with its performance at 3:15,
Dear readers. As you may know, we as authors do not have the opportunity to choose titles for our letters. I would like to clarify that one of the points behind my letter is to encourage us to THINK LOCALLY as we vote on November 2. We are not casting our votes based on the national agenda of parties, but rather on what candidates have said they will do for us locally, here in Newtown. This is a locally election.
I've been searching high and low for your email address.
I'm a London-based Brit who was a close friend of David Egee. I’d like to share with you the David Egee “memorial” that I have put together online. I've taken the liberty of posting on the memorial site your tribute to David but you can always replace it with another .
Please get in touch with me - I can then send you a invitation link.
Truly sorry to hear of Moira's passing. Beautiful person. Rest In Pease Moira. You will be forever in our hearts.
Lisa and the rest of your family. My heart is with you all. Always look into your hearts. She will always be with you & watching over.