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  • A Successful Food Drive

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of Newtown Social Services and the Salvation Army Food Pantry, we would like to thank all the volunteers that donated their time to organizing and manning the annual Postal Workers’ Food Drive this past Saturday.  A special thanks to the postal workers who put in an extra effort to collect food while out on their busy delivery routes.

  • Lions Support WIN; Help From Residents Still Sought For Thanksgiving Baskets

    Newtown Lions Club member Dick Kovacs recently presented a check to Women Involved in Newtown (WIN) President Colette Ercole and Vice President Audrey Locorotondo (photo at right) to support the local group’s efforts.

    WIN benefits Newtown all year around. The club’s November program, “Thanksgiving Baskets,” is a townwide event involving Newtown’s Department of Social Services, Girl Scouts, various churches and businesses, and individuals.

  • Ann Piccini Thanked For 25 Years Of Service

    First Selectman Pat Llodra, left, thanked Director of Social Services Ann Piccini on Friday, April 12, for 25 years of service.

  • Community Giveaway Attracts Several Thousand To Reed School

    The town was so flooded with gifts of goodwill from across the nation and world following the December 14 Sandy Hook School shootings tragedy, that it accumulated a massive inventory of gifts, far exceeding the needs of the people most directly affected by the incident.

    To distribute those thousands upon thousands of gifts, many of them toys, the town conducted a Community Giveaway event during a six-hour period on Sunday, February 24, at the Reed Intermediate School. Several thousand people attended.

  • Spreading The Love

    To the Editor:

    This past Sunday, a Community Giveaway was held at Reed Intermediate School where donated items were distributed to the children of Newtown in the wake of the Sandy Hook School tragedy.  Our mission was to realize the intention of the donors by spreading love to our community during the healing process.