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  • Newtown Prevention Council Focusing On Resiliency

    At the Newtown Prevention Council meeting on Thursday, March 19, members reviewed a workshop conducted in January and worked on ways to continue its efforts to foster a resilient community.

    Prevention Council Vice Chair Donna Culbert said the January event involved 75 people gathering to work on the effort, “and there was a lot of really thoughtful discussion and a lot of concrete suggestions and ideas that were shared.”

  • Drug Sweep At The High School

    For 40 minutes last Friday morning a dozen K-9 narcotics teams toured the parking lots and hallways of Newtown High School. They were there by special invitation of the school’s administration, the Newtown Prevention Council, and the Newtown Police Department. Despite advance notice of the day’s “drug sniff” by the police dog teams, enough evidence was collected to support the arrests of three students and the issuance of an infraction to a fourth on drug-related charges.

  • ‘What Parents Should Know’ Presentation On Drugs Set For January 8

    The Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NEOA) has scheduled a presentation on Thursday, January 8, at 7 pm, at Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, for parents of middle school and high school age students in Newtown.

    The event will be held in the school’s auditorium.

    Newtown Public Schools, the Newtown Police Department, and the Newtown Prevention Council  have partnered with the NEOA to bring parents the workshop on teen substance abuse.

  • Internet Safety Presentation Offered At NMS

    Before Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts offered an “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens” presentation at C.H. Booth Library during the evening of Wednesday, October 29, he gave presentations for Newtown Middle School students.

    “I don’t think that even an hour goes by that we don’t use the Internet,” said NMS Principal Thomas Einhorn before he introduced Mr Driscoll to students, “and it is really important for you to know how to safely do so.”

  • Parent Lecture Slated On Internet Safety

    The Newtown Prevention Council and the Newtown Middle School PTA are set to host a Parent Lecture titled “Internet Safety for Parents of Teens & Tweens,” on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 pm, in the Memorial Room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

    Scott Driscoll of Internet Safety Concepts, a former youth officer and federal Internet Crimes Against Children task force member, will present the lecture.

  • Prevention Council Begins New Year Looking At ‘New Ground’

    Near the start of the Newtown Prevention Council’s first meeting of the new school year, held on Thursday, September 18, Co-Chair Judy Blanchard announced, “We’re moving ahead on some new ground, and we’re going to need everybody on board.”

  • Prevention Groups Hosting Annual Family Fun Night

    Newtown Parent Connection and the Newtown Prevention Council are set to offer the annual Make Mealtime Matter — Family Fun Night on Friday, September 26, from 6 to 8 pm, at Reed Intermediate School.

  • Prevention Council Reviews A Season Of Accomplishment

    During its final meeting of the 2013-14 school year, the Newtown Prevention Council reviewed work completed since last September.

  • Selectmen Updated On Hook & Ladder Plans, Parent Connection Lease, Facilities Study

    The Board of Selectmen on April 21 received an update on the progress of Hook & Ladder’s planned new headquarters, authorized a lease for Newtown Parent Connection’s (NPC) new offices at Fairfield Hills, and continued planning for a townwide municipal facilities analysis.

    Newtown Hook & Ladder representative Rick Camejo reported to the selectmen that he believed the signing of a contract to purchase property from Trinity Episcopal Church to site the company’s new headquarters was imminent.

  • Prevention Council Guest Speaker To Address Nature, Mentors & Community

    Community, nature, and mentoring all play key roles in raising healthy children, said Two Coyotes Wilderness School Executive Director Justin Pegnataro. He will present the talk “It Takes A Village To Raise A Child” on Wednesday, April 23, at the Newtown Prevention Council’s Parent Speaker Series at the C.H. Booth Library, 7 pm.