• Free Yoga & Art Events For All Ages At The Graceful Planet

    Sandy Hook Peaceful Arts, Inc, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for the community to collaborate, create, express, and experience the arts under the guidance of teaching artists, will host two offerings of Yoga & Art at The Graceful Planet.

  • Study Suggests Better TV Might Improve Kids’ Behavior

    SEATTLE (AP) — Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers’ behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found. The results were modest and faded over time, but may hold promise for finding ways to help young children avoid aggressive, violent behavior, the study authors and other doctors said.

  • Congressman, Coalition Members Discuss Violence Against Women Act

    HARTFORD — It has been more than two years since the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expired, jeopardizing essential funding and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In Connecticut, that means that services for more than 57,000 victims of domestic violence and 7,000-plus victims of sexual assault could be at risk.

  • Rep Carter Promotes Bill To Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

    HARTFORD — On February 7 at a public hearing in Hartford, State Representative Dan Carter, who represents part of Newtown, advocated in favor of a bill to help prevent prescription drug abuse. The bill, HB 5484, requires the written consent of a physician in order to use a generic substitution for any drug designed in a tamper-resistant formulation.

  • New Center Offers Healing Through Sound And Music

    The Sound Center for Music, Creative Arts & Mindfulness opened as of Saturday, December 15, in the historic Hawleyville Chapel on Route 25, following renovations to the former wedding chapel and physician's office by director and owner Jennifer Zulli and her husband, John, of Newtown. Although open house plans for Sound, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, were postponed by the tragic turn of events Friday, December 14, at Sandy Hook School, Ms Zulli said that she was on site all weekend to greet the few curious passersby who stopped in. She is deeply saddened by the tragedy that temporarily derailed the opening days of Sound Center for Music, Creative Arts & Mindfulness, but believes that she is in the right place, to offer the right salve to Newtown's pain. In this time of darkness, Ms Zulli is hopeful that sound and music can deliver light and peace. "If anybody's town can heal and show the world how to live," she said, "it is our town."

  • Counseling And Support For Newtowners

    In light of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, several agencies are be offering open forums for parents, caregivers, nd educators on how to help children and their families. Other organizations will be offering special programs to help children and adul...

  • Sandy Hook Team 26 Will Walk For Mental Health

    Putting one foot in front of the other is the way that Newtown Action Alliance (NAA) is supporting changes to mental health accessibility, affordability, knowledge, and awareness. NAA is putting together a Sandy Hook Team 26 to walk in the National Allianc...

  • To Honor 12/14 Victim— The Doug Flutie, Jr Foundation For Autism Announces Inception of Joey’s Fund

    The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism has announced the opening of the Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program, a fund set up in honor of Josephine (Joey) Gay, one of the victims of 12/14. Joey’s Fund Family Grant Progra...