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  • Boston Tragedy Prompts Temporary Support Center, Opening April 17 At Booth Library

    In response to the tragic events in Boston on April 15, the Town of Newtown is providing a space for the community to have an opportunity to gather for support, guidance, or simply to be with one another, Health District Director Donna Culbert has announced.

  • Talking With Newtown: Letting Go

    Art Hochberg, PhD, a teacher and author whose books encourage a creative, spiritual approach to self-awareness, will be at C.H. Booth Library on Wednesday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. His program, in the library’s meeting room, will be called “Letting Go.”

  • Auerbach Pediatrics Welcomes Patients Old And New

    On Thursday, April 4, Sandy Hook resident and local pediatrician Dr Richard Auerbach was looking over directions and assembling pint-sized furniture in the front waiting room of his new office at 25 Church Hill Road. All around him, boxes waited to be opened, a 150-gallon aquarium still hoped for water and occupants, and the scent of fresh paint was in the air. Contractor Asim Ceylan of Proficient Painting, LLC in Danbury hurried between rooms, adding the finishing touches to the renovations he had handled for the doctor.

  • Applications Being Accepted For Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund

    Pursuant to Special Act 13-1, the Judicial Branch’s Office of Victim Services has begun accepting applications for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Program. The fund is intended to provide immediate financial help for emergency responders, medical and mental health professionals, and ...

  • National Walking Day Spurs Perambulation In Newtown

    Seven people met outside Newtown Municipal Center to participate in a mile-and-a-half walk along the paths of the Fairfield Hills campus on Wednesday, April 3, as one of the local efforts to recognize the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. According to the AHA website, the special day is reserved for the first Wednesday in April and encourages employees to bring their sneakers to work and walk for at least 30 minutes during the day.

  • Attitude And Education The Best Medicines For Parkinson’s Disease

    Like many artists, sometimes Margaret Clark cannot resist the urge to put down everything else and just paint. “I get out my paints and daub on it a bit,” she said.For Ms Clark, though, “daubing on it” is not a style she purposely nurtured. Prior to a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, 24 years ago, she was a decorative painter, producing works filled with fine details. But while the effects of Parkinson’s have curtailed her fine motor skills, it has not curtailed her enjoyment of painting.

  • Survivors Of Homicide, Inc.-Newtown Chapter To Meet At NCC

    Survivors of Homicide, Inc. is a non-profit organization of people who have experienced the tragedy of murder. The group was formed so that members could help themselves and other people left behind after loved ones are taken by violence. The Newtown chapter of this organization will hold its next meeting on April 18 at Newtown Congregational Church.

  • Health Network Opening New Patient Service Center

    The Western Connecticut Health Network is poised to open its newest outpatient laboratory Patient Service Center in Newtown. Following the opening of the Bethel location at Mountain Laurel Plaza last fall, the newest location at 14 Church Hill Road will open on April 15. Services performed at the Patient Service Centers include phlebotomy (blood drawing) and specimen collection for a wide range of analysis and testing.

  • Newtown FUN Group Celebrating Autism Awareness Month; Special Event Planned For April 27

    April 2 was the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day. In tribute, blue lights burned brightly on the top of the Empire State Building in honor of individuals and families touched by autism. The Autism Society has celebrated National Autism Awareness sin...

  • Over 50? Screening For Colorectal Cancer Can Save Your Life

    HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Public Health is joining public health officials across the country by recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and encouraging people to begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50. Then, continue getting screened at regular intervals.