- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm
BRIDGEPORT — The families of eight people who were killed and also two people who were seriously injured in the December 14, 2012, shooting incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed lawsuits against the estate of the mother of the gunman in the incident.
Through the two lawsuits, the ten plaintiffs, in effect, are seeking money damages from the insurance firm that provided coverage for the home of Nancy Lanza at Yogananda Street in Sandy Hook.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:51 am
After a monthlong campaign where the community was invited to submit its picks for favorite Newtown businesses in four different categories, The Chamber of Commerce of Newtown and The Rotary Club of Newtown announce the nominees for the 2015 Business of the Year award.
New Business: Bottle Stop, Green Crystal Massage, and Barnwood Grill.
Longevity: Bagel Delight, Taunton Press, and Newtown Savings Bank.
Philanthropy: Queen Street Gifts, TR Paul, and NYA Sports & Fitness
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am
Edmond Town Hall Theatre will debut its latest technological upgrade on March 19, when it hosts free airings of early games of this year’s NCAA Men’s Tournament.
- Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9:31 am
The Garden Club of Newtown will formally mark its 60th anniversary with a luncheon on Wednesday, April 1, at Rock Ridge Country Club.
The public is invited to join the club’s membership for the event, which will begin at 11 am with a social hour and silent auction. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the speaker’s program at 1.
- Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:36 am
A small group of women and men gathered in the Nunnawauk Meadows Community Building on March 8 to join a Human Rights Celebration hosted by the local Church Women United unit.
While small in number, those in attendance appeared to enjoy celebrating the afternoon’s theme, “Journey Toward Peace.” They also honored the late Jeanette Mayer, who had been invited to keynote on Saturday afternoon but died unexpectedly nine days earlier.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:06 am
Newtown resident Rachel Basch will read from her latest novel, The Listener, on Sunday, March 22, at C.H. Booth Library. The novel, recently published by Pegasus Books of New York, is the third book for Ms Basch. Degrees of Love, tracing the despair and love of a young couple accused of child abuse when their toddler is severely burned, was published in 1997. In 2003, The Passion of Reverend Nash, delving into love, loss and healing, was published.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am
St Rose of Lima School fourth grade students had projects on display in the school’s Gathering Hall on Thursday, February 26.
The projects are part of the school’s round of the Connecticut Invention Convention, and four student finalists, selected by judges at St Rose, will go on to the state level of the Invention Convention.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:48 am
Reed Intermediate School sixth grader Anika Ledina has been named by the National Geographic Society as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held Friday, March 27, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
- Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
Jackson Mittleman, center, set to play Shrek in the middle school's upcoming musical production Shrek The Musical Jr, with fellow castmates during rehearsal on March 9.
$1 Million Raised For Fairfield County Nonprofits During 2015 Giving Day; $39,151 For Newtown GroupsSaturday, March 14, 2015 at 9:20 am
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) Giving Day, held March 5, raised more than $1 million for nearly 400 nonprofit organizations in a 24-hour period.
Donations last Thursday totaled $960,991, while sponsorships from a prize pool added another $105,100, for a grand total of 1,066,091. Fifteen Newtown organizations raised a total of $39,151.
The second annual online day of giving was more successful than 2014’s event, which raised a total of $745,729.64.