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  • ‘From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook’ To Air On Select Public Television Stations In July

    A one-hour special of performances culled from the full "From Broadway with Love" special event at The Palace in Waterbury earlier this year will be broadcast on local public television stations on July. Plans are in the works for a two-hour CD, BluRay and DVD edition of the full concert to be released in September.

  • Fallen Educators Memorial Groundbreaking Included Former School Board Member

    Dr Gerard Brooker, second from right, a retired teacher and former Newtown Board of Education member, was invited to be part of the groundbreaking ceremony on June 13 for the first memorial that will honor teachers and education personnel who died protecting children while on the job.

  • Gestures Of Kindness, Part 12: Giving Back In A Positive Way

    From left are Margaret Walsh, Eric Swartz, and Maureen Gotowski at the Rock N Roll USA Marathon in Washington D.C., where the trio raised over $5,000 for The Chase Kowalski Memorial Fund.

  • ‘Time For A Period Of Rest’

    First Selectman Pat Llodra’s latest post at OneNewtown.org indicates it is time for all residents to move “into a quiet period of rest, recuperation, and healing.”

    On Thursday, June 27, Mrs Llodra used her blog to announce that while countless offers have been extended to residents in the days, weeks and months following 12/14, the town has decided that no additional special events will be added to the town’s calendar.

  • Stratford School Students’ Magical Garden Float Honors Sandy Hook

    Hundreds of brightly colored duct tape flowers were created for the Flood Middle School float.

  • Reaching Out To All

    To the Editor:

    On 12/16 at the Newtown memorial service, in the presence of the families of our loving children/teachers/administrators, with President Obama, Gov Malloy and our very own beloved selectwoman, Patricia Llodra, our local clergy men and women ascended the stage arm in arm, to offer prayers and reflections on behalf of the gallant “first responders” to the 12/14 tragedy …and for multiple services within the Newtown community. My prayer addressed the caregivers, counselors and clergy of the area.

  • Opinion: Resolved To Do Better

    Six months ago today we grieved along with families in Newtown and throughout the world, as we heard  the story of the twenty children gunned down as they learned, and the teachers who died trying to save them. 

    Our grief had a familiar feeling for both of us; a madman armed with an arsenal of dangerous weaponry changed our lives forever too. After shooting Gabby in the head and leaving her for dead, the gunman shot and killed Roxanna’s beautiful daughter Christina-Taylor, a bright, determined nine-year-old girl who had come to meet her congresswoman. 

  • From Newtown, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Pushes For Increased Gun Control

    A Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally for increased gun control drew several hundred people to the plaza in front of Edmond Town Hall on Friday morning. Organizers and attendees stopped for a moment of silence at 9:30, listening to the church bells of Trinity Episcopal Church and Newtown Congregational Church during the press conference.

  • Calendars And Continuity

    “Sandy Hook” was written in for June 14 in the daily planners of countless news editors and producers: a six-month reminder. Time for reflection. Time to take stock. Time to raise the profile of Newtown again. But here in Newtown, people wonder what it would be like to have to be reminded of the tragic events of that December day — to have to pencil something in on a calendar as if the date could escape our memory for a day, or even for an hour.

  • Talking It Through: Anything Can Be

    It was the evening of the day the threatening call was made to the Hawley School. We were gathering for our resilience workshop when I heard a quote I had used two weeks ago come back to me.

    A Sandy Hook resident who was the object of some pretty cruel attacks by hoaxers pulled me close to say, “My calamity is my providence.  Outwardly, it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly, it is light and mercy…”