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.
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.