No Need To Be An April Fool

Published: April 04, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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.

When Violence Challenges Love

Published: March 28, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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.

A Season Of Growth And New Ideas

Published: March 21, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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

What’s Brewing In Newtown

Published: March 14, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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

A History Lesson For Today

Published: March 07, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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

The Cost Of Teaching And Learning

Published: February 28, 2019 at 04:30 pm
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

A Foot Down for A Step Up

Published: February 21, 2019 at 04:30 pm
He put his foot down, and it was not out of step. First Selectman Dan Rosenthal requested in early February that The Board of Education consider the legal firm retained by the board be released from its contract. It was

A Measly Request For Spreading Health

Published: February 14, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Americans love freedom. We love having freedoms that are stifled in many other countries. One of those freedoms, we have come to believe, is the right to say “No” to vaccinations. There are reasons to say “No” — medical situations

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