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  • Texting: A 21st Century Take On Communication

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Texting: A 21st Century Take On CommunicationBy Nancy K. CrevierIf the idea that your child is sending 3,000 text messages a month makes your hair stand on end, step back, take a deep breath, and relax. Even if each text took a minute — and most are just seconds long — that is 50 hours a month...Read Full Article

  • ‘Porcelain ArtIn Bloom’

    SHANNON HICKS
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    ‘Porcelain ArtIn Bloom’DERBY — Joan Smith-Walleck, an accomplished painter of porcelain, is presenting some of her creations through July 17 at Kellogg Environmental Center and Osborne Homestead Museum.Ms Smith-Walleck’s work features realistic representations from nature through a detaile...Read Full Article

  • June 29, 1984

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

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  • US Cancer Death Rate Drops ‘Modestly’

    JOHN VOKET
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    US Cancer Death Rate Drops ‘Modestly’ATLANTA (AP) — The US cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to declines in smoking, earlier detection, and better treatment....Read Full Article

  • UConn Professor Believes Autism Can Be ‘Cured’

    JOHN VOKET
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    UConn Professor Believes Autism Can Be ‘Cured’STORRS — When Deborah Fein, PhD, was a graduate student in clinical psychology three decades ago, she did not know much about autism. Today, the UConn professor of psychology is one of the leading researchers in the field....Read Full Article

  • Occupation: I’m a Starbucks barista, in Newtown. I graduated from Keene State in New Hampshire in 2008, with a degree in history education.

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Occupation: I’m a Starbucks barista, in Newtown. I graduated from Keene State in New Hampshire in 2008, with a degree in history education.Family: My mom, Adell Mastro, lives here in town and I have a brother, Thomas, who graduated from Newtown High School this month.Pets: Sadly, I have none. So...Read Full Article

  • Businesses And Health Professionals Support Proposed Nutritional Information Legislation

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Businesses And Health Professionals Support Proposed Nutritional Information LegislationBy Nancy K. Crevier...Read Full Article

  • Pool Party Promotes Town Facility

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Pool Party Promotes Town FacilityBy Kendra Bobowick.“The sun came out for us!” said RoseAnn Reggiano, assistant director of Parks and Recreation, with arms spread wide to catch the surprise burst of sunshine relieving days of rain. She watched light dance along Treadwell pool’s surface Frida...Read Full Article

  • Edward Tufte To Offer Abbreviated ‘Data & Info’ Course And Sculpture Tour

    SHANNON HICKS
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Three Organizations To Benefit—Edward Tufte To Offer Abbreviated ‘Data & Info’ Course And Sculpture Tour RIDGEFIELD — Acclaimed sculptor and design expert Edward Tufte will teach a three-hour version of his famous course, “Presenting Data and Information,” at The Ridgefield Playhou...Read Full Article

  • Let’s Improve Temperament

    GAIL SLUPATCHUK
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Let’s Improve TemperamentBy Mary Jane AndersonOne summer, Amy, my German shepherd dog, and I had the opportunity to participate in temperament testing sponsored by the German Shepherd Club of Greater New Haven. All dogs were welcome, purebred or mixed breed....Read Full Article

  • Saxophonist To Open Sandy Hook Concert Series

    SHANNON HICKS
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Saxophonist To Open Sandy Hook Concert SeriesThe first of several Sandy Hook Village Concert Series performances is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at 6:30 pm.Ron Jones, an accomplished saxophonist, will perform a selection of jazz and religious numbers. Mr Jones is from the Philadelphia area and...Read Full Article

  • Troop 770—Four More Young Men Have Attained The Rank Of Eagle Scout

    SHANNON HICKS
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Troop 770—Four More Young Men Have Attained The Rank Of Eagle Scout During a special ceremony on May 30, Troop 770 of Newtown awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to Michael Giglio, Devin Klein, Daniel Milot, and Peter Walsh. The troop is sponsored by St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church. Monsignor...Read Full Article

  • NHS Student Wins Fairfield County Idol Contest

    ELIZA HALLABECK
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    NHS Student Wins Fairfield County Idol ContestWESTPORT — Katie McMorran, a sophomore at Newtown High School, won the title of “Fairfield County Idol” and the top prize of $1,000 Sunday, June 7, when she competed against four other high school students during a Harmony on the Sound Chorus eve...Read Full Article

  • Historian Shares Sandy Hook’s Secrets

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Historian Shares Sandy Hook’s SecretsBy Kendra BobowickDoes Sandy Hook have a secret?“Well, which one,” replied town historian Dan Cruson. From the crowd around him came laughter. Joking again, he said, “I am funding my retirement on blackmail.” Not officially part of his walking history...Read Full Article

  • IRS Plans Licensing Recommendations For Tax Preparers

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    IRS Plans Licensing Recommendations For Tax PreparersBy Nancy K. CrevierIRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman announced the beginning of June that comprehensive rules requiring tax preparers to be licensed in every state would be presented to US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and President Barack...Read Full Article

  • Small Businesses Can Apply Now For ARC Loans

    JOHN VOKET
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Small Businesses Can Apply Now For ARC LoansWASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 15, the US Small Business Administration began accepting loans for a temporary new program called America’s Recovery Capital. ARC loans of up to $35,000 are designed to provide a “bridge” for viable small businesses wit...Read Full Article

  • Bank Offering Grants To Service Organizations

    JOHN VOKET
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Bank Offering Grants To Service OrganizationsDANBURY -— The Savings Bank of Danbury Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded in 2009. These grants are available to not-for-profit organizations serving both the greater Danbury and Waterbury areas in support of education,...Read Full Article

  • Concert Park To Host Open-Air Theater, Music & Cultural Festivals This Summer

    SHANNON HICKS
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Concert Park To Host Open-Air Theater, Music & Cultural Festivals This Summer DANBURY — Music, comedy, drama and dancing will be among the many art forms to take the stage at Ives Concert Park this summer....Read Full Article

  • Taking On The ‘Mile-A-Minute’ Vine—Newtown Selected To Receive Invasive-Fighting Beetles

    KENDRA BOBOWICK
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Taking On The ‘Mile-A-Minute’ Vine—Newtown Selected To Receive Invasive-Fighting BeetlesBy Kendra Bobowick“This is really neat stuff,” said Land Use Deputy Director Rob Sibley. One of several upcoming state-funded projects includes a new, federally approved approach to ridding the landsc...Read Full Article

  • Successful Fundraising At 20th Annual Newtown Chapter Regional Hospice Breakfast

    NANCY CREVIER
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    June 26, 2009, Friday

    Successful Fundraising At 20th Annual Newtown Chapter Regional Hospice Breakfast By Nancy K. CrevierSupporters, volunteers, and administrators of Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut filled 36 tables Wednesday, June 17, at the Waterview Inn in Monroe in celebration of the 20th Annual Newtown Ch...Read Full Article