Just as the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling prepared to kick off the March Problem Gambling Awareness Month, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Safety & Security Committee voted to draft four pieces of legislation concerning sports betting and casino expansion.
We have just celebrated April Fool’s Day this past Monday, a day of tom-foolery, jokes, and hijinks. Pranks played with no malicious intent can have a spirit-raising effect on the prankee (a new word coined here, perhaps) and the prankster.
The recent untimely deaths of two Parkland, Fla., youths and that of Avielle Foundation and Brainstorm Experience cofounder Dr Jeremy Richman here in Newtown is a reminder that violence has the patience to wait out the initial grief, that it is willing to stalk those most affected and strike when least expected.
March 20 brought us the first day of spring. It is hard, sometimes, to believe that beneath the icy surface, new life is awakening. Bulbs of daffodils and croci are nudged from winter’s slumber. Every snow-free surface begins to show
New development is brewing in Newtown, and this time it does not involve large tracts of wetlands being compromised, out of place tall structures, or the shifting around of already settled businesses. Reverie Brewing Company opened its doors to beer
March is National Irish-American Month; that pride reaches its apex on March 17, when the Irish and Irish Wannabes celebrate St Patrick’s Day with leapin’ leprechauns, pots o’ gold, and plenty of snifters of Jameson whiskey and mugs of Guinness
If you could give each schoolchild in Newtown 20 cents a day to spend on improving his or her education for a year, would it be worth it? Within the proposed $78,104,410 school budget for 2019-20 — one that, at