• Resident, Renown Theater Organist To Be Honored At Opera House

    THOMASTON — Landmark Community Theater 2015 season final spotlight volunteer Juan Cardona Jr, a renowned theater organist who has played in numerous venues across the county, will be honored this month with a special award from Thomaston Opera House. A Volunteer Spotlight Reception to celebrate his many years of talented service will be held at the opera house on Friday, November 27, from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Light refreshments will be served, and bar service will be available.

  • School Board Completes A Term; New Board To Convening December 1

    During her last regular meeting on November 4 with the Board of Education, Vice Chair Laura Roche was highlighted by a number of members for her efforts during her tenure.

    With the new Board of Education members set to start their terms in December, Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, also took a moment during the board’s meeting on Tuesday, November 17, to thank member David Freedman for his time with the board.

  • Nourishments: The Glory Of Side Dishes

    On one of our first Thanksgivings as a married couple, my husband and I decided to host his parents for the holiday. The thing is, we were pretty strict vegetarians at the time, and there was no way a turkey was going to grace the table. We rationalized that if need be, we would be able to catch a fish, so we settled on grilling a whole salmon for the Thanksgiving Day feast.

  • School Board Puts ‘Hold’ On Disclosed Information Discussion

    After deciding to refer two pieces of disclosed board communications to the local Board of Ethics for review and filing an appeal with the Freedom of Information Commission, the Board of Education voted at its November 17 meeting to delay its conversations on the topic until further information is gathered.

    Board members have discussed at multiple meetings an e-mail and a screenshot of a text message recently shared on social media.

  • Church Gets Wetlands OK; Housing & Diner Review Continues For Hawleyville Proposal

    Inland Wetlands Commission (IWC) members this week approved a wetlands/watercourses protection permit for Grace Family Church, Inc, which proposes the construction of a church on Covered Bridge Road to replace its existing church about one mile away at 174 Mt Pleasant Road (US Route 6).

    The IWC unanimously approved the permit on November 18, with members Kristen Hammar, Craig Ferris, Suzanne Guidera, and John Davin voting in favor.

  • Sandy Hook School Foundation Awards District $500,000 Grant

    Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, announced at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, November 17, that the Sandy Hook School Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the school district.

    The Sandy Hook School Foundation is a nonprofit organization run by the Sandy Hook Elementary School PTA. Its mission is to “support programs, resources, and enrichment that can make a positive difference in our school community,” according to its website, sandyhookschoolfoundation.org.

  • Sandy Hook Village Tree Lighting Planned

    The two trees in the center of Sandy Hook are shown shortly after both were lit for the first time last December. This year’s trees lighting ceremony, an event hosted by Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity, has been scheduled for Saturday, December 5. 

  • Danbury Man Pleads Not Guilty In Rebong Murder Case

    NEW HAVEN — A Danbury man has pleaded not guilty in federal court to three criminal charges alleging that he murdered a Newtown man in Danbury in 2000.

  • The ‘Silver Bridge’ Is Silver Again

    The intricate trusswork of the 308-foot-long Silver Bridge has been repainted, with the span again having a silvery color. Until recently, the bridge had been painted brown. The new paint job is part of an ongoing $4.47 million state renovation of the 1936 bridge, which spans the Lake Zoar section of the Housatonic River, connecting Glen Road in Sandy Hook to River Road in Southbury. The bridge, which has carried alternating one-way traffic for the past several months, will soon carry two-way traffic again.      

  • Sandy Hook Memorial Tree Dedicated

    UPDATED Friday, November 20, 2016: This story has been updated to include comments by Newtown resident Pat Tenney. Additional photos have also been added to the story.


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Residents of Charlotte gathered recently for a special ceremony in a park that features a playground built to honor those killed on 12/14. This time the gathering was to formally dedicate a sculpture, The Sandy Hook Memorial Tree, which was created to honor people most in Charlotte had never met.