• Yoga Dimensions To Support Women’s Center

    Newtown resident Barbara Cottingham sits on the board of the Women’s Center, and is always trying to get the word out on the many services provided by the Danbury-based support service that assists more than 25,000 men, women, and children every year.

    “It is such an important community resource,” said Ms Cottingham, adding that among the many served last year alone, were more than 1,100 Newtown residents. “Letting people know about all of the good work [the Women’s Center does] helps in so many ways,” she said.

  • A Little Help From Friends

    To the Editor:

    I would like to thank everyone who helped make our vendor/tag sale event for the Ayles family a success.  I have to start with LeReine Frampton (a great friend) of LeReine’s Cuisine who initiated the idea.  John Voket for being such a wonderful DJ and friend.  My special friends from New Hope Church youth group, especially Hiram Orama, Amanda and Alexa.

  • Take The Great Pumpkin Challenge

    To the Editor,

    Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge - Can I count you in?

    For the fourth year, the Great Pumpkin Challenge is on! I encourage you to join us in what has become a Main Street Halloween tradition. 

  • Interact Clubs Donate To 12/14 Organizations

    With the money raised by the sale of 100 trees in the holiday season, the Newtown Middle School and Reed Intermediate School Interact Clubs are set to donate $125 to each of 20 foundations in memory of the children who lost their lives 12/14.

  • New Fundraiser Highlighted At Library Board Meeting

    At the regular monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the C.H. Booth Library May 12, trustees emeritus Mary Thomas and Kathy Geckle came to ask the board’s approval of a spring 2015 fundraiser they are proposing.

  • On The Road To A New Firehouse

    Kathy Holick tucked a small green and white Sandy Hook rubber duck into her leather jacket. She soon hopped onto her husband Steve’s motorcycle as the two joined the fourth annual Firehouse Ride to support the Newtown Hook and Ladder Co. #1 in its effort to build a new firehouse.

    This year’s event, which drew more than 100 motorcycles, and a larger than usual crowd for the pig roast and party that followed, was called The Ride To Remember, also benefiting the Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund.

  • Summer Breakfast Fundraiser A Success

    Regional Hospice president and CEO Cynthia Roy Squitieri presents NMS student Ryan Patrick with a Youth Leadership Award. Ryan donated $24,000 to the Hospice Healing Hearts Center program, earned by selling 8,000 blue and yellow “We R One” wristbands, following 12/14.

  • Green Ribbon Ride Cuts ‘Historic’ Route Through Newtown

    (Please note: This story has been updated with a larger number of riders than had originally been estimated by organizers for Sunday’s ride. Also, a slideshow has been added.)


  • A Successful Run For The Sandy Hook Families

    To the Editor:

  • Halstead Helps Unveil NASCAR, Swan Racing No. 26 Tribute To Newtown

    Sandy Hook Fire Chief and Newtown Fire Marshal Bill Halstead has been a fan of auto racing since his youth. So it may have been an understatement when he describes the experience of unveiling a brand new NASCAR vehicle at the site of the Daytona 500 as thrilling.

    Chief Halstead, along with his fiancé, Newtown Town Clerk Debbie Aurelia, were on hand February 14 as NASCAR, Swan Racing and two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip announced a special tribute to raise awareness and contributions for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund.